Norwegian Refugee Council Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance Project Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Norwegian Refugee Council Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance Project Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 10 Jul 2019

Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance Project Manager - Ethiopia
Norwegian Refugee Council
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation 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 specialise 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 in the East Africa & Yemen Region prides itself on being a leader in the service of refugees, internally displaced people and displacement communities.

We strive to be a rapid responder and a pioneer in Hard to Reach areas. We unlock durable solutions and make deliberate efforts towards a more sustainable impact in our programming.

We aim to deliver the best possible service through commitment to our regional hallmarks: evidence based programming; advocating for change; cash and markets-based programming; driving innovation; collaborating with other actors for greater impact; integrating our programmes to achieve synergy and maximum efficiency; and valuing staff diversity.

Job description
NRC in Ethiopia is looking for an Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance (ICLA) Project Manager to oversee the ICLA programme implementation in Bule Hora.
The position will be responsible for:
  • Line management and building capacity of ICLA project field
    staff including direct supervision of the ICLA Project Coordinator
  • Ensuring that activities are in line with budget lines and limitations.
  • Monitoring, evaluating and suggesting changes and improvements in the project and materials based on observations and discussions with the ICLA staff and the ICLA Specialist.
  • Conducting regular meetings with beneficiaries, community management committees, local authorities and partners on HLP and other related issues.
  • Contributing to the development of NRC's Country strategy, action plan and activities plan and priorities in the ICLA sector as directed by the ICLA Specialist and AM.
  • Supervise and train the ICLA project team focusing on efficient planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the project activities
  • Plan and follow the project activities with the team such as field assessments, information provision on Housing Land and Property (HLP), and counseling of individual IDPs on HLP.
  • Assist the ICLA Specialist and the AM in identification of new project areas of intervention.
  • Actively promote the rights of IDPs/returnees, be protection and advocacy oriented and ensure gender mainstreaming in ICLA programming.

    *A full job description is attached below*


  • Minimum first level university degree in law or relevant and related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical ICLA expertise, especially in the fields of information dissemination, Collaborative Dispute Resolution (CDR), HLP, and civil documentation
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Solid understanding and experience of refugee crisis contexts
  • Knowledge of the context in Ethiopia
  • Knowledge of the legal infrastructure in Ethiopia
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

    Personal qualities

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments

    We offer

  • Duty Station: Bule Hora, Ethiopia
  • Travel: Frequent travel to nearby IDP locations, and some country and regional travel
  • Contract Duration: 12 months, with possible extension
  • Salary/Benefits: Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • NRC may be required to verify the identify of its partners and check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activity.

    NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

    How to Apply:
    Please refer to below email to apply:

    Norwegian Refugee Council Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance Project Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

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