Norwegian Refugee Council ICLA Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Norwegian Refugee Council ICLA Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 212722

Category: Legal
Location: Bule Hora and all fields, Oromia Career Level: Junior Level (1+ - 2 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: xxxx

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement (Re-Advert)

Only female applicants will be considered for this position

Job Title: ICLA Officer (Female candidates only)

Reporting to: ICLA Project Coordinator

Job Based at: Bule Hora with travel to the Daily travel to non-camp locations where beneficiaries reside, as well as to other locations within Ethiopia

Being an employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Ethiopia the ICLA Officer is expected to represent NRC in a responsible manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Conduct.

NRC is fully committed to promoting equality and eliminating all forms of discrimination for our staff.

This means that as an integral part of the way we work; NRC seeks to ensure that there is an inclusive and diverse workforce that provides a female friendly workplace.


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.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The purpose of the officer position is to assist with day-to-day implementation of the Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance (ICLA) programme.

Generic responsibilities:

  • 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 Housing, Land, and Property (HLP) aspects of the Shelter Programme 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

    Specific responsibilities:

  • Ensure shelter stakeholders – i.e. NRC, displaced owners, displaced tenants and/or local authorities – understand and agree to enter into and abide by NRC’s Shelter agreements, and ensure that all documentation in relation to these agreements is available before implementation of shelter rehabilitation works
  • Assist beneficiaries to obtain documentation and/or corroborative evidence regarding land ownership.
  • Assist beneficiaries to obtain legal identity documentation.
  • Provide facilitated negotiation and other CDR approaches to beneficiaries where disputes arise between them and other members of the community or local authorities
  • Compile up-to-date information on relevant HLP laws, procedures, and practices.
  • Help design and conduct legal
    identity, HLP, and CDR workshops with relevant stakeholders.
  • Undertake regular monitoring & evaluation of activities, and contribute to monthly progress reports on activities, highlighting any technical or operational successes
  • Input and update beneficiary data into ICLA’s case management tools.
  • Work with relevant line bureaus, local administration and other humanitarian organizations operating in the region 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.

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications and Competences:

    Generic professional competencies:

  • 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
    Some familiarity with laws, procedures and practices operative in Ethiopia and the Oromia and SNNP regions.
  • Some experience in working with government authorities and vulnerable beneficiaries

  • Protection work experience with an INGO is an asset

  • 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 and Amharic, with Oromifa and/or Gedofa an added advantage.

    Personal Qualities:

  • 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

  • A sense of humor

    Behavioral Competencies

  • Planning and delivering results

  • Empowering and building trust

  • Communicating with impact and respect

    How to Apply

    All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send in their application letters including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees only through OR (If it is possible, attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials). Applications should reach NRC latest by July 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

    NB: only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    “Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply and on the job training will be provided!”

    Norwegian Refugee Council ICLA Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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