Position Title: ICLA Officer (Afghan Nationals Only)
Activation Date: 03 June, 2021 Announced Date: 08 March, 2021 Expire Date: 20 June, 2021
About Norwegian Refugee Council:
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee.
We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. We specialize in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend displaced people's rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
We respond quickly to emergencies. Our expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. Our experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.
Around 6,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.
NRC Afghanistan established operations in 2003, and currently maintains five area offices in Balkh, Hirat, Kabul, Kandahar, and Nangarhar, as well as field offices in hard-to-reach, displacement-affected provinces: Badghis, Faryab, Khost, Kunar, Kunduz, Nimroz, Sar-e Pul, and Uruzgan. NRC employs over 1,400 staff in Afghanistan, and works through direct implementation of programmes, to provide both emergency response and durable solutions for internally displaced Afghans, as well as returning Afghan refugees, and Waziristan refugees in southeastern Afghanistan.
- Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
- Ensure that ICLA projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection and contribute to new approaches for assisting target populations.
- Responsible for organizing and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards.
- Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes.
- Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.
- Overseas day to day activities of ICLA Technical Assistants, particularly the legal information, counseling and assistance to ensure the quality of services provided to displaced affected people are in accordance with the ICLA strategy, project documents, and applicable laws and procedures.
- Manage and supervise Assistants: Using the tools provided by Project Coordinators, determine weekly and monthly planning for his/her team. Distribute activity targets to team members. Follow and evaluate Assistants’ progress and professional development through weekly meetings and/or written reports (performance appraisal). Ensure that Assistants participate in tailored capacity building.
- Supervise the ICLA Technical Assistants in referral cases and ensure that there is consistency in follow up on the related cases.
Legal Counselling and Assistance 40%
- Assist ICLA TA in identifying and selecting beneficiaries, collecting relevant documents (copies of claim files, customary or title deeds, client request from NRC, NRC contract with client, VRF or village leader certification or any other relevant documents).
- Counselling: Provide individual counselling to beneficiaries where the issue is complex, especially for cases related to Housing, Land and Property matters.
- Legal assistance: Identify LCD and HLP legal cases and assist beneficiaries as needed. Represent clients before Justice and Judicial offices including preparing petitions and lawsuits, defense letters or any other legal letter if requested by clients in accordance with laws
- Organize and conduct information sessions with the team per ICLA standards and project documents.
- Providing information and assist beneficiaries on Afghanistan Labor law based on the ICLA strategies.
- Conduct legal research and analysis.
- Conduct needs and other assessments as required.
- Organize and conduct capacity building trainings and related mentorship sessions for external stakeholders.
Staff Capacity Building 10%
- Organize and conduct capacity building trainings on legal related subject to ICLA Technical Assistants
- Provide on-job training to ICLA Technical Assistants on cases records to the database, lawsuits preparing, and defense letter.
Integrated Programing 10%
- Work closely with other core competencies in finding touching points for ICLA integrated programing.
- Working with ICLA TA on creating co-ownership for integrated programing.
Administrative and Reporting 10%
- Supervise, monitor, and ensure his/her team’s data entries in the electronic database each month and verify and organize hard copies of sources of verification.
- Look out for advocacy, access, and protection needs from the field and report regularly to the ICLA PC.
- Raise PR and follow up with the logistics department as needed.
- Coordinate with local stakeholders as needed, including with government officials and humanitarian partners.
- Liaise with governmental, non-governmental organizations and UN agencies to establish and maintain networks for referrals.
- Updating the M&E matrix regularly and share with ICLA PC on a timely manner.
- Send weekly and monthly reports on her/his team’s progress to the PC.
Qualification and Education:
Generic professional competencies for this position:
- Minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience within field of expertise
- Technical specific knowledge from the humanitarian sector and work experience with refugees
- Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
- Previous experience in supervising teams
- Documented technical competences related to the position’s responsibilities
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
- Familiarity with NRC work in the region
- Knowledge of English and computer literate (MS Office)
- Context related skills; knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):
- Legal Defense License from Afghanistan Independent Bar Association
- Experience from working in a Protection or legal assistance implementation position
- At least 1-2 years’ experience in project management, including supervision of staff and ensuring compliance with internal policies and procedures
- 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 Sector)
- Willing to travel to the “hard to reach areas” covered under ICLA projects in Badghis Province.
- Advanced computer skills, especially in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
- Planning and delivering results
- Problem solving and solution oriented.
- Team player & working with people
- Flexible and creative
- Empowering and building trust
- Communicating with impact and respect
- Handling insecure environmen
We can offer:
- Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale
- Top up Credit card on monthly basis
- Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labor law
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Note: All applicants are supposed to create and properly fill online CV profile in the NRC people site, example (personal, education, experience background etc..) and only attaching CV won’t be enough