NRC Job in Ethiopia
Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Officer
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is present in five regions in Ethiopia, providing refugees and internally displaced people with emergency relief and help them to rebuild their lives. NRC works within the sectors of Education, Shelter, WASH, Livelihood and Food Security, ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), and Child Protection.
The purpose of the officer position is to assist with day-to-day implementation of the Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Programme in the Pugnido Refugee camps and surrounding host community areas.
Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
Develop annual activity and work plans
Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in activities
Cooperate with relevant partners and local authorities
Implement delegated ICLA programme activities according to plan of action
Ensure proper filing of all project documents
Prepare and develop progress reports as required by management
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
Demonstrate commitment to NRC’s mission, vision and value
Lead mobile group information sessions, designed to raise awareness, provide information to displaced persons, and host community, on access to civil documentation, identity documents, and child protection related issues.
Provide beneficiaries who require more detailed information on civil documentation, legal identity documents, and related issues with mobile legal counselling services and technical assistance.
Input and update beneficiary data into ICLA’s case management tools.
Compile up-to-date information on relevant law, procedures and policies in Ethiopia.
Undertake regular monitoring and evaluation of ICLA activities, and contribute to monthly progress reports on activities, highlighting any technical or operational successes.
Work with relevant line bureaus, local administration offices and other humanitarian organizations operating in the Woreda to ensure effective targeting is done to select the most vulnerable beneficiaries.
Adhere to ICLA policies, donor agreements, work plans, budgets and procurement plans.
Adhere to NRC’s Human Resource, Financial, Logistics & Security policies and procedures, and coordinate with these support departments to ensure timely implementation of ICLA activities.
Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager.
Experience from working in a humanitarian/recovery context
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
Ability to prioritise responsibilities, carry out multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
A university degree in law is a very strong asset; a social sciences degree with a paralegal qualification and/or a background in protection related work may be considered in lieu of a law degree for exceptional candidates
Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience is required
Some familiarity with civil documentation and legal identity laws, procedures and practices operative in Ethiopia and the Gambella region
Some experience in working with government authorities and vulnerable beneficiaries
Protection work experience with an INGO in the Gambella region is an asset, particularly child protection related experience.
Proven skills and experience in case management and conflict resolution.
Advanced computer skills, especially in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
Fluency in written and spoken English is mandatory.
Knowledge of both Nuer and Anyuak languages is an advantage.
Empowering and building trust
Handling insecure environments
Team work and team management Diplomatic
Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision in a challenging environment
Pro-active, goal-oriented and results driven
Flexible and creative
Excellent communication skills
We can offer
Contract period: three months with possibilities of extension
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
Duty station: Pungido, Gambella with travel to the fields
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