NEWS: NRC seeks Legal experts and Security Advisors to the Middle East

Nrc is present in anbar delivering clean water, food parcels, hygiene kits, blankets, mattresses and heaters to new arrivals. photo  nrc iraq

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is responding to the Syria crisis, assisting refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq as well as people displaced inside Syria. NRC are now looking for several motivated talents in the legal area, and they present a new interesting initiative for the position as Security Advisor in Iraq.

"We work in shelter, emergency distributions, education, water and sanitation and legal assistance. Our response on the ground has grown rapidly with the dramatic rise in displacement and we now have around 1,200 staff members working on the regional response to the Syria crisis", says NRC.

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. Read more about NRC here.

NRC are now seeking additional staff to support their teams in the Middle East in these areas:

Legal/Emergency Aid (4 positions)

Legal Aid Project Manager Erbil - Iraq

  • Location: Baghdad
  • Grade: Middle / line manager
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-03-20

Ideal candidate is:
A university graduate (Law/Social Studies or similar), with a minimum of 3 years' experience in a senior level legal assistance project implementation position in a humanitarian/ recovery context.  Someone with a good knowledge of the displacement context in Iraq and the Middle East, experience with start-up and expansion programmes and experience working in a complex and volatile context. Read more about the job here.


Legal Aid Project Manager Baghdad - Iraq

  • Location: Baghdad
  • Grade: Middle / line manager
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-03-20

 Ideal candidate is:
A university graduate (Law/Social Studies or similar), with a minimum of 3 years' experience in a senior level legal assistance project implementation position in a humanitarian/ recovery context.  Knowledge of the displacement context in Iraq and the Middle East and experience working in a complex and volatile context. Read more about the job here.


Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance Programme Manager - Jordan

  • Location: Beirut
  • Grade: Senior executive
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation
    • Human Resources
    • Legal - Broad
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-03-23

Ideal candidate has:
A strong legal and protection background with a minimum of 3 years' experience in a senior level legal assistance project implementation position in a humanitarian/ recovery context. Project cycle management experience and competent drafting skills (English). Knowledge of the displacement context in the Middle East and some Arabic. Read more about the job here.


Housing, Land & Property (HLP) Sub-Cluster Coordinator based in Erbil

  • Location: Erbil
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Architecture, Building and Property Management
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-03-20

NRC is looking to recruit an experienced Housing, Land & Property (HLP) Sub-Cluster Coordinator to Country Office in Iraq. This position will be placed in Erbil with some travelling to Area Offices in Dohuk, Baghdad & Kirkuk. The Housing, Land & Property (HLP) Sub-Cluster Coordinator reports to the Head of Programmes.

Ideal Candidate is someone who has strong representation skills and technical experience with housing and property issues. This person should be a strategic thinker and have experience in working with developing strategic plans. The Housing, Land & Property (HLP) Sub-Cluster Coordinator position will be working closely with Donors, partners, and Government agencies and the ideal candidate he should have a very strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills. Read more about the job here.


Security Advisors 

In an effort to support an enhanced work/life balance, NRC is introducing a pilot scheme which aims to split our Security Advisor, South Central Iraq role into two equal functions.  This initiative proposes to employ two Advisors working on rotating 6 week cycles between the duty station and their place of home leave.  

Security Advisor - Split Post - Iraq

  • Location: Baghdad
  • Grade: Middle / line manager
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-03-16

Ideal Candidate is:

A University Graduate in a relevant discipline (Security, Risk & Crisis Mgmt or similar), a seasoned professional with a strong Military, Police or Security background and an individual with significant political and cultural awareness and experience working in settings where insecurity is a major issue.  Additionally, we are looking for a professional with proven experience liaising with civilian and military government authorities as well as with regional, national and international institutions, who possess strong analytical skills, as well as demonstrated leadership and management skills

The Security Advisor roles will work under the supervision of the Country Director of NRC Iraq, and the guidance of the Global Security Coordinator at HQ. Further information about this position can be found here 

Many more NRC vacancies here 

 
Photo: NRC is present in Anbar province, Iraq, delivering clean water, food parcels, hygiene kits, blankets, mattresses and heaters to new arrivals. By NRC Iraq