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ICLA Officer Legal Assistance (National Position), Duhok - Iraq


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

Rights Respected, People Protected


NRC is operating in Iraq since 2010 to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable people affected by on-going conflict in the region. It has its country office in Erbil, KR-I and has area offices in Baghdad, Dohuk, Erbil and Kirkuk. 

NRC national program strategy for 2016 takes a whole of Iraq approach focusing on CCCM, WASH, Shelter, Education, Emergency Cash modalities, housing and land property (HLP) and Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA). In 2016, NRC will continue to consolidate operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) by providing care and maintenance facilities in IDPs camps, strengthening the relevant government authorities and building systems more at community levels as opposed to household level for successful exit, while also considerably scaling up operations in the South-Central regions of Iraq (with focus on the Anbar and Baghdad Governorates). A further priority will be to reach populations in harder to access areas through working with implementing national partners, established community network contacts and UN-led Rapid Response Mechanisms (RRM). Target caseload will be people affected by displacement including IDPs in camps, IDPs outside of camps, host communities, returnees and refugees. 



ICLA officer Legal Assistance is responsible for day to day implementation of the ICLA programme and also to Promote and share ideas for technical improvement, the officer will primarily be ensuring adherence to NRC policies, handbook, guidelines. The officer will be responsible to ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist

The officer will report to the project coordinator and the officer will be responsible to Implement delegated ICLA program activities according to plan of action.

The position will be based in Dohuk with frequent visits to the fields.


Ideal Candidate Profile:

A university graduated in Low and a license to practice law in with experience from working as a project Officer in humanitarian and recover/context. The candidate ideally should have previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts. The candidate should have ability to documented results related to the position’s responsibilities as well as the ability to priorities responsibilities, carry out multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines. Fluency in spoken written English, Arabic and Kurdish. Knowledge of humanitarian principles and code of conduct.


Key Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Prepare and develop progress reports as required by management.
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement.



  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with legal representation in civil law matters in Iraqi courts, including familiarity with RCD and/or HLP laws, procedures and practices operative in Iraq.
  • Demonstrable experience in negotiating with government authorities and/or building owners, and in advancing the interests of vulnerable beneficiaries before such stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable experience in negotiating with government authorities and/or building owners, and in advancing the interests of vulnerable beneficiaries before such stakeholders.
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.


The post will be for 4 months contract with possibility of extension - Subject to fund.

Salary: 5/1 According to NRC-Iraq's salary grade

Benefits: Health insurance

Duty Station: Dohuk with Frequent visits to other area offices


For more information, please find attached the Job Description


Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Duhok
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-08

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