NRC - NGO ICLA Officer Jobs in Ethiopia
NRC - NGO ICLA Officer Jobs in EthiopiaRoles & Responsibilities: 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 Somali region, with focus on implementing programming related to Housing, Land, and Property (HLP) and legal identity and civil documentation related issues.
Duties and 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
Initiate and implement HLP programming in the Somali region
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
Conduct a legal analysis of HLP issues in the Somali region to inform information provided and guide counselling sessions with beneficiaries.
Assess HLP issues in IDP sites as well as in return and/or relocation sites and work collaboratively with local authorities to address these HLP issues
Conduct Group Information Session to beneficiaries on issues and procedures that regulate enjoyment of 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.
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 the Somali region, particularly laws and procedures related to HLP and civil documentations.
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 Somali.
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
For more information and job application details, see; NRC - NGO ICLA Officer Jobs in Ethiopia
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