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Technical Legal Professional (Lawyer) - Jordan


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

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) established its presence in Jordan in November 2012 in response to the conflict in Syria and resulting refugee influx. NRC Jordan currently employs over 450 national staff in Jordan and is now one of the largest INGOs in the country. In 2016 the Country Office continues to focus on provision of protection, assistance and access to essential services for vulnerable Syrian refugees in formal camps and host communities. NRC strives to combine its programmatic activities with evidenced-based advocacy work focused on policy change and strong external communications and media engagement and. The Country Office also works to ensure safe and integrated programming through ensuring protection is effectively mainstreaming across all programming. 

Minimum Qualifications:

The Technical Legal Professional must be a lawyer (holds a law degree). He/She is fluent in Arabic and holds business-level proficiency in English (written and spoken).

She/he has an extensive knowledge of international human rights frameworks coupled with a good knowledge of Jordanian legal frameworks.  A background in refugees’ international law and civil documentation issues is an asset.

Position Description:

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Undertake legal research and production of briefs and reports on legal matters affecting refugees in Jordan;
  • Oversight of the content and quality of legal information, counselling and assistance services provided by NRC ICLA and its implementing partners; 
  • Ensure regular coordination and dialogue with a range of external stakeholders, including UN agencies, on legal issues; 
  • Liaise with NRC implementing partners on legal issues; 
  • Conduct regular analyses of programme legal caseload; 
  • Undertake legal research and production of briefs and reports on legal matters affecting refugees in Jordan; 
  • Act as focal point for areas of new legal thematic engagement; 
  • Draft reports and policy briefs on any relevant legal issues, trends or developments; 
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building to NRC Legal Officers. 

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Contract period: 6 months with possible extension

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

NB: Please enter the geographical location in the "Company name" field for both company and location on your application.

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: Amman
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2017-07-31