ICLA Project Coordinator (National Position), Erbil - Iraq
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, and emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors. NRC is operating in Iraq since 2010 to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable people affected by on-going conflict in the region. It has its country office in Erbil, KR-I and has area offices in Baghdad, Dohuk, Erbil and Kirkuk.
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
NRC national program strategy for 2016 takes a whole of Iraq approach focusing on CCCM, WASH, Shelter, Education, Emergency Cash modalities, housing and land property (HLP) and Information Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA). In 2016, NRC will continue to consolidate operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) by providing care and maintenance facilities in IDPs camps, strengthening the relevant government authorities and building systems more at community levels as opposed to household level for successful exit, while also considerably scaling up operations in the South-Central regions of Iraq (with focus on the Anbar and Baghdad Governorates). A further priority will be to reach populations in harder to access areas through working with implementing national partners, established community network contacts and UN-led Rapid Response Mechanisms (RRM). Target caseload will be people affected by displacement including IDPs in camps, IDPs outside of camps, host communities, returnees and refugees.
- Line management of ICLA Officers
- Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
- Contribute to ICLA strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps
- Manage and implement delegated portfolio of ICLA projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
- Provide regular progress reports to PM (AM and ICLA Specialist if no PM)
- Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
- Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
- Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
- Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
- Promote the rights of displaced persons in line with the advocacy strategy
- In consultation with the ICLA PM, coordinate and facilitate capacity building trainings for humanitarian partners, local authorities and displaced community leaders
- Ensure compliance by the Info/Counselling Officers, Legal Officers with ICLA policies, and implementation of ICLA case management and M&E tools;
- Implement human resources related processes (recruitment, orientation, training, performance appraisal) with respect to the Info/Counselling Officers, Legal Officers.
- Ensure compliance by the Info/Counselling Officers and the Legal Officers with NRC’s Human Resource, Financial, Logistics & Security policies and procedures, and amicably resolve any challenges that arise between the Officers and NRC’s support departments;
- Regularly attend relevant Protection Cluster/Sector meetings in area of operation to represent ICLA, gather and share information with partners, advocate on behalf of vulnerable displaced persons facing RCD & HLP challenges, and contribute to the provision of effective and timely humanitarian assistance to displaced persons
- Foster productive relationships between ICLA and local authorities / humanitarian partners
- Promote synergies between ICLA and other departments within NRC, particularly Shelter
- Previous experience from working in a humanitarian/recovery context
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
- Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills;
- Strong organizational and team building skills
- Ability to prioritise responsibilities, carry out multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines
- Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
- Ability to work independently whenever required
- A University degree in law, and a license to practice law in Iraq
- Good knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Principles, Protection Principles and frameworks, tools, and minimum standards.
- Experience from working in a Protection or legal assistance implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context, including the delivery of technical capacity building trainings
- At least two years experience in project management, including supervision of staff and ensuring compliance with internal policies and procedures
- Significant experience in monitoring, evaluation and reporting on project activities
- Prior experience of representing an I/NGO, and advocating on behalf of beneficiaries, in public forums (e.g. Protection Cluster/Sector)
- Advanced computer skills, especially in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook;
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic/Kurdish.
- College / University, Bachelor's degree
- Planning and delivering results
- Empowering and building trust
- Handling insecure environments
- Team work and team management
- The post will be for 4 months contract duration (with possible extension).
- The starting salary for the position is IQD 3,374,200
- Health Insurance
- Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.
- Travel: Some travelling must be expected
- Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
- Location: Erbil
- Grade: Mid level
- Emergency Aid
- Management, Administration and Finance
- Closing Date: 2016-12-10