Norwegian Refugee Council Jobs in Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011. Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations.


The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab and Kakuma ), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Dolo Ado, Shire,Gambella and Asosa), South Sudan (Juba, Awil, Alek and Aweril) and Yemen (Sa’naa and Aden).

The NRC Horn of Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007. NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counseling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab.

1. Norwegian Refugee Council ICLA Project Assistant Jobs in Kenya

The purpose of the assistant position is to support the day-to-day implementation of Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) projects in Kakuma camps.

The ICLA Project Assistants (Legal) are responsible for supporting the provision of counselling and legal assistance services to refugees. Assistants will also support the roll out of provision of information and outreach services and the roll out of identified technical training opportunities in line with ICLA’s thematic focus areas.

The ICLA project Assistant reports to ICLA Project Officer.

Job description
• Ensure that project activities are implemented in accordance with project agreements
• Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
• Ensure proper filing of documents
• Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
• Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist.
• Promote the rights of refugees/returnees in line with advocacy strategy
• Adherence to NRC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines in relation to counselling, legal assistance and referral activities.
• Provision of direct counseling and legal assistance services by ICLA in Kakuma camps and coordination with legal aid partners on complementary services.
• Supporting the provision of internal referrals from other ICLA/NRC core competencies for refugees in need of counselling and legal assistance services.
• Preparation of client intake forms for counselling and legal assistance services and ensure confidentiality of client data
• Regular liaison with legal partners/legal aid providers on case management for ICLA beneficiaries.
• Preparation of referral forms for referrals to external partners and ICLA Somalia.
• Support the conducting of awareness raising, capacity building and training activities for communities, government officials and NGOs on ICLA thematic areas including housing, land and property rights and collaborative dispute resolution
• Prepare and compile weekly, monthly and mid and end term reports.
• Supervise relevant NRC community staff supporting project activities.
• Participate in ICLA continuous assessments, mapping and investigation and supervise data collection during ICLA surveys and assessments
• Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications
• University degree in law, political science, social science or other relevant discipline. Diploma with experience will be considered.
• Minimum 2 years humanitarian experience with refugees/internally displaced persons (IDPs) at field level with an NGO or other international organization.

Education field
Law

Education level
College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities
• Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/recovery context
• Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
• Good knowledge of written and spoken English
• Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills.
• Proven skills in report writing
• Advanced computer skills; Word, Excel, Power point,

We offer
• Commencement as soon as possible
• Duty station : Kakuma
• Duration of contract 1 year with possibility of Extension
• Salary/benefits according to NRC general directions. The candidate will observe NRC's Code of Conduct and working hours for the NRC Kakuma office.

For more information and job application details, see; Norwegian Refugee Council ICLA Project Assistant Jobs in Kenya

2. Norwegian Refugee Council ICLA Project Officer (Community Mobilisation) Jobs in Kenya

The ICLA Community Mobilisation Officer is responsible for supporting NRC’s ICLA work in Dadaab including in the context of the voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees.

The Project Officer (Community Mobilisation) will provide day-to-day support and oversight of ICLA staff’s activities in the context of community outreach including group information sessions, mass information campaigns and development and dissemination of relevant information, education and communication (IEC) materials.

The Officer will coordinate with relevant partners in the development of ICLA’s information and community outreach approach and identify new areas and opportunities for NRC engagement in relation to the provision of information.

The Officer will represent NRC at relevant community mobilisation working groups/other coordination forums. The Officer with support of the ICLA Project Coordinator will identify and conduct relevant technical training/awareness raising opportunities in Dadaab.

The ICLA Project Officer (Community Mobilisation) will report to ICLA Project Coordinator.

Job description
• Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards
• Ensure compliance with ICLA core competency strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards
• Responsible for implementation of relevant technical activities in the ICLA project in Dadaab
• Responsible for tracking of financial expenditures of the project
• Provide technical support and capacity building towards project staff
• Ensure relevant data collection and produce reports and analysis as required
• Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
• Represent NRC in relevant coordination forums and build relationships with key stakeholders
• Management and oversight of ICLA community outreach approach in line with project agreements.
• Ensure proper budget monitoring and efficient utilization of funds.
• Development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and relevant guidelines for implementation of NRC group information sessions and mass communication activities.
• Develop and continuously update relevant IEC materials.
• Implement and develop M&E activities and ensure timely reporting of relevant activities in line with NRC guidelines.
• Coordinate with relevant partners for the development of ICLA’s information and community outreach approach. Represent NRC at relevant community mobilization working group and other coordination forums.
• Develop and conduct relevant technical training/awareness opportunities with local community and key stakeholders.
• Supervise, evaluate and appraise the Project Assistant(s), providing technical guidance when needed.
• Perform any other relevant tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications
• University degree in law, political science, social science or other relevant discipline. Diploma with experience will be considered.
• Minimum 5 years humanitarian experience with refugees/internally displaced persons (IDPs) at field level with an NGO or other international organization.
• Knowledge of international refugee law and national law applicable to refugees
• Knowledge of SPHERE standards and durable solutions

Education field
  • Political science
  • Law
  • Social science

    Education level
    College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities
    • Experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
    • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Strong communication, analytical and negotiation skills.
    • Interpersonal skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Proven skills in report writing
    • Advanced computer skills; Word, Excel, Power point
    • Knowledge of English. Knowledge of Somali is an asset

    We offer
    • Duty station: Dadaab
    • Contract period is up to May 2017 with possibility of extension.

    For more information and job application details, see; Norwegian Refugee Council ICLA Project Officer (Community Mobilisation) Jobs in Kenya

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