Legal Technical Professional - Jordan


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 5000 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

Rights Respected, People Protected

NRC in Jordan

“111,930 people benefitted from NRC Shelter programmes in 2015”

Established in 2012 NRC Jordan’s long-term outlook addresses the problems affecting life as a refugee. We work to build the resilience of Syrians, and to relieve the impact on the Jordanian communities that host them.  Syrian refugees in Jordan are struggling. As they contend with difficult living conditions across the country, the obstacles are complex. They struggle to remain registered as refugees, to provide for their families, and to access essential services – including education for their children. The Jordanian communities that host them, meanwhile, feel the impact of hosting high numbers of refugees – with each year that passes, local infrastructure becomes more strained.

Role Specific Information

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships. 

Generic responsibilities:

  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute with ICLA specific technical competence to the development of ICLA strategy, Macro Log Frame, and Plan of Action
  • Conduct ICLA specific technical assessment and present recommendations
  • Conduct ICLA specific technical research and document findings and recommendations
  • Provide ICLA specific technical input to coordination mechanism (e.g. cluster coordination) and working groups
  • Develop ICLA specific technical guidance, tools and mechanism
  • Contribute to organisational learning through the provision specific technical analysis, lessons learned and reports
  • Develop training modules and provide specific technical learning or/and training for project staff
  • Provide training to relevant stakeholders             

Specific responsibilities:

  • Oversight of the content and quality of legal information, counselling and assistance services provided by NRC and its implementing partners  
  • Ensure regular coordination and dialogue with a range of external stakeholders, including UN agencies, on legal issues;
  • Liaise with NRC implementing partners on legal issues
  • Conduct regular analyses of programme legal caseload;
  • Undertake legal research and production of briefs and reports on legal matters affecting refugees in Jordan.
  • Coordinate the ICLA training programme
  • Act as focal point for areas of new legal thematic engagement
  • Report on any relevant legal issues, trends or developments
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building to NRC Legal Officers

Our Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a university graduate in Law, with a minimum of 5 years previous experience of legal practice in Jordan. Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, Extensive knowledge of Jordanian legal framework and practice, with background in tenancy law, foreigners’ legal status law and civil documentation law and procedures, knowledge and experience in international human rights law, including refugee law, experience in legal research and legal case management, and ability to provide high quality briefs, both written and verbal, to a range of stakeholders and knowledge/ experience in of Sharia law and its application in Jordan is considered a strong advantage, native fluency in Arabic and work proficiency and excellent drafting skills in English, and experience of using desktop office software including MS Word and Excel and excellent report writing skills.

We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication, interpersonal and report writing skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.

In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world's biggest displacement crisis.

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Contract period:  Through 31st of December 2017

Salary/benefits:   2227 JOD

Duty station:       Amman

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities.

NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: Please enter the geographical location in the "Company name" field for both company and location on your application.

NRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). Offers of employment or job openings with requests for payment of fees are fraudulent. Victims of such scams should report them to their local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2017-01-26

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