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Norwegian Refugee Council 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.

The NRC Somalia Country Programme is part of the NRC Horn of Africa, Yemen, Uganda and South Sudan regional mission. Operations in the region began in Somali land in 2004, expanded to Puntland in 2006, South Central Somalia and Kenya in 2007. Since 2011, five more programmes have been established in the region: Ethiopia, Yemen, Djibouti, South Sudan & Uganda. Prioritized activities focus on shelter construction; water, hygiene and sanitation; education; food security; protection and information, counseling and legal assistance (ICLA). The Regional Office is situated in Kenya (Nairobi), with a country offices in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Juba (South Sudan), Mogadishu (Somalia) and Sana’a (Yemen), Djibouti and Adjumani (Uganda) .

NRC is currently seeking qualified Somali national to fill the below full time national position for the NRC South Central Somalia Office.

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Position:    ICLA Project Assistant

Application deadline:  15.10.2020
 Employer:  Norwegian Refugee Council
 Town/city:  Hudur
 Title:  Project Assistant- ICLA (Hudur), National Position
 Full-time/part-time:  Full-time
 Employment type:  Permanent position
 Percentage of full-time:  100
 Webcruiter ID:  4297802535
Duties and responsibilities

Role and responsibilities
The ICLA Project assistant (PA) will be based at Xudur taking regular field trips to carry out ICLA outreach activities and work with protection actors and other concerned parties in the field.

Generic responsibilities
Monitor and report on the project activities and ensure compliance with plans and NRC standards.
Work with the implementing partners to provide legal assistance to ICLA beneficiaries.
Suggest new methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the ICLA activities .
Report all protection related concerns.
Conduct joint Protection Analysis Workshops with community representative.
Carry out data collection as required.
Prepare field visit reports to verify and report protection reports.
Prepare and file relevant documents as required by line manager.
Conduct advocacy related activities.

Specific responsibilities
Ensure that ICLA HLP project activities are implemented in accordance with approved proposals, donor requirements, NRC policies, international standards and local customs.
Undertake regular field visits (as and when security allows) to conduct ICLA activities.
Ensure smooth project cycle from implementation, project monitoring, verification of completion and evaluation.
Lead HLP activities giving advice and information to clients on the processes involved, awareness sessions and managing local authorities’ capacity building programmes.
Apply participatory and inclusive processes in project implementation and in promoting local capacities to help themselves wherever possible.
Understand situation including legal situations (according to national and international laws and principles) for refugees, returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Somalia.
Support in the preparation and update of and mapping service providers in the area of responsibility.
Conduct group information sessions for ICLA beneficiaries through outreach, awareness campaigns and advocacy initiatives.
Provide legal counseling for ICLA beneficiaries seeking legal assistance.
Take part in mobilization and conducting of needs assessments, studies and researches using focus group discussions, interviews and questionnaires.
Assist in strategic review and monitoring and evaluation of ICLA activities.
Contribute to the development of NRC’s country strategy, action plan and activities plan and priorities in the ICLA sector.
Prepare and distribute materials on ICLA thematic areas to target communities.
Establish excellent relations with beneficiaries including understanding the needs of beneficiaries through regular visits and frequent contact.
Document findings on HLP assessments and studies.
Analyze and produce quantitative and qualitative activity reports.
Bring to the immediate attention of the PO emergency support issues requiring immediate action and support.
Provide analysis on the Protection issues facing Displaced People, highlighting key concerns and durable solutions regarding land/property/Programs.
Undertake regular field visits (as and when security allows) to verify information with monitors and other concerned parties.
Maintain regular communication with monitors to answer any queries they have with regards to protection issues.
Bring to the immediate attention of the PO emergency support issues requiring immediate action and support.
Perform any relevant tasks assigned by the supervisor.


University degree in law, Political, Social science or other relevant discipline. Diploma with experience will be considered.                                                                                                                                                  Minimum of 3 years work experience with specific experience in protection monitoring, protection or human rights.                                                                                                                                                Experience of using desktop office software including MS Word and Excel.
Context related skills; knowledge and experience:
Knowledge of the context in Somalia
Knowledge of the English and Somali language
Experience working with government, local authorities, humanitarian actors, host community and displaced populations (IDPs and Refugees)

Personal qualities


Value driven competencies

You must be committed to the following NRC values:
Inclusive and Accountable.

Behavioral competencies

The following are essential for this position:
Handling insecure environments
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust

Professional competencies

Generic professional competencies for this position:  
Thorough understanding of humanitarian protection and legal provisions and procedures in Somalia.
Knowledge and experience with human rights issues and an understanding of international law.
Maturity, results orientated and willing to work long hours
Experience working with and implementing projects through local partners, paralegals, local authorities and community dispute resolution committees
Experience in enumeration, research and data analysis
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.

We can offer
Contract period: 1 year with Possibility of extension
Contract length :12 months
Candidates currently in Hudur are highly encouraged to apply.                                                                                                                                                                                 Interested applicants are required to specify their present location on their Application
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Hudur