NRC Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance Officer Jobs in Ethiopia
NRC Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance Officer Jobs in EthiopiaJob DescriptionAll NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.
These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.
Roles & Responsibilities
The purpose of the officer position is to ensure the qualitative implementation of the Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance (ICLA) programme in the Assosa refugee camps, with a particular focus on implementing programming related to Housing, Property (HLP), civil documentation and Identity documents issues.
The ICLA officer is responsible for the implementation of project plans, policies and solutions.
S/he contributes to issue resolutions, research and analysis activities and planning and day to day implementation of activities.
The Legal Officers are responsible for assisting in monitoring and tracking the project deliverables and outcomes including preparation of highlight and checkpoints reports in relation to budget, schedule and resources at field level.
This role also ensures compliance with methodologies, change management process, security policies, and quality assurance policies and procedures.
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
Initiate and implement ICLA programming in the zones
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
Support and conduct researches, assessment and studies under its portfolio, to inform information provided and guide counselling sessions with beneficiaries.
Assess ICLA issues (including HLP issues) in IDP sites as well as in return and/or relocation sites and work collaboratively with local authorities to address these issues
Conduct Group Information Session to beneficiaries on issues and procedures that regulate enjoyment of civil documentation, identity documents and HLP rights, provide case specific counselling and/or legal assistance as required
Assist beneficiaries to obtain documentation and/or corroborative evidence regarding land ownership and other legal identity documents.
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.
Where relevant, 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
Where relevant lead mobile group information sessions, designed to raise awareness and provide information to displaced persons and host community, on access to civil documentation, legal identity documents, and related issues.
Provide beneficiaries who require more detailed information on civil documentation, legal identity documents, and related issues with mobile counselling services and technical assistance
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.
Qualifications and Competences
Generic professional competencies
Experience from working in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience in the humanitarian sector in Beninshangul Gumuz is an asset
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 3 years related work experience
Familiarity with laws, procedures and practices operative in the Somali region, particularly laws and procedures related to HLP.
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
Behavioral & Personal Competencies
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect
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
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 www.ethiojobs.net OR www.webcruiter.no (If it is possible, attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials).
Applications should reach NRC latest by May 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
“Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and on-the-job training will be provided!”
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