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Deadline for applications 31.05.2016

THIS POSITION IS RE-ADVERTISED 

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. 

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 4000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs 
The NRC in Kenya has its country office in Nairobi and has refugees and IDP operations in Dadaab, Kakuma and Mandera respectively 

The purpose of the Core Competency Specialist position is technical development of the specific core competency, strategic direction and quality assurance, the core competency strategy and quality control. The Core Competency Specialist is responsible for mentoring, training, and building the capacity of staff in the core competency. 

The Information Counselling and Legal Assistance Specialist will report to the Head of Programme for Kenya.

Job description

  • Develop Core Competence strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
  • Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within Core Competence, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from Core Competence implementation, and incorporate them in Core Competence and staff development processes
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Provide hands-on technical assistance to Collaborative Dispute Resolution (CDR), Housing Land and Property (HLP) and Legal identity and Civil Documentation (LCD) programming in Mandera
  • Travel regularly to Dadaab, to assist the Information Counselling and Legal Assistance team in the development of programming associated with the Voluntary Returns (Volrep).
  • Represent the Kenya Country Programme in relevant fora and meetings.
  • Act as the main gender advisor to the Kenya Country Programme
  • Assist in the development of cross-border programming (principally with Somalia) and fundraising

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in LAW and any other related field
  • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Legal background and experience managing legal assistance projects
  • Experience and knowledge on HLP, CDR, LCD programming
  • Experience in engaging with both statutory and customary justice systems
  • Knowledge of the context in Northern Kenya an advantage
  • Previous experience from long-term refugee contexts
  • Experience from advocacy work
  • Understanding of gender mainstreaming
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Core competency expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Education field

  • Political science
  • Law

Education level

  • Academy college / University

For more information and application, click here

Contact Info:

Location: Gigiri, UN Complex
Office: NOF South Wing Block 3
Telephone: +254 207623858
Email: gltn[at]unhabitat.org

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