NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council) ICLA Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council) ICLA Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

  • All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.

  • These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

    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 in Liban & Dawa zones of the Somali region

    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 ICLA programme activities 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

  • 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 HLP 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.

  • Input and update beneficiary data into ICLA’s case management tools.

  • Compile up-to-date information on relevant law, procedures and policies in Ethiopia.

  • Undertake regular monitoring and evaluation of ICLA activities, and contribute to monthly progress reports on activities, highlighting any technical or operational successes.

  • 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 for this position

  • 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 social sciences degree preferably paralegal qualification or university degree in law is a very strong asset, as is a background in protection related work

  • Minimum 3 years related work experience

  • Some familiarity with civil documentation and legal identity laws, procedures and practices operative in Ethiopia and the Somali region

  • Some experience in working with government authorities and vulnerable beneficiaries

  • Protection work experience in INGO in Somali Region 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 Somali and English

    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 9, 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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