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ICLA Officer ( National Position) Aden - Yemen

Aden (Yemen)

Reporting to the ICLA Coordinator, the ICLA Officer is responsible of acting as a focal point for the implementation of delegated ICLA activities according to the plan. In addition to providing direct supervision to the ICLA Assistants, the ICLA Officer is responsible of preparing regular reports on implementation progress on a timely manner as well as other project related documents. The ICLA Officer is also responsible of participating in liaising with all stakeholder to ensure smooth and successful implantation of the ICLA activities.

Job description

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Implement delegated CC project portfolio according to plan of action.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents .
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement.
  • Ensure that ICLA Project activities are implemented in accordance with approved proposals, donor requirements, NRC policies, international standards and local customs.
  • Act as a focal person for needs assessment and beneficiary selection.
  • Has oversight responsibility in ensuring smooth project cycle from implementation, project monitoring, verification of completion and evaluation.
  • Lead project activities, giving advice and information to beneficiaries on the processes involved, awareness sessions and managing local authorities’ capacity building programmes.
  • Apply participative and inclusive process in project implementation and in promoting local capacities to help them wherever possible.
  • Understand the situation, including the legal situation (according to national and international laws and principles), for displacement affected persons and migrants in Yemen.
  • Assist in developing and implementing case management system and database of cases.
  • Support preparing and updating of mapping of all service providers in the area of responsibility.
  • Conduct information and counseling sessions on ICLA thematic areas for beneficiaries.
  • Assist in conducting needs assessments for the selected target groups; including focus groups; questionnaires; surveys; and stakeholder interviews.
  • Prepare documents containing legal and related information for target communities.
  • Establish excellent relations with beneficiaries, including understanding the needs of beneficiaries through regular visits and frequent contact.
  • Document findings of ICLA needs assessments; including preparation of reports and other relevant documents.
  • Regularly meet with other relevant actors and stakeholders and coordinate work, including attending meetings in the field.
  • Identify awareness-raising and outreach opportunities for ICLA work and assist in conducting sessions.
  • Identify training needs for beneficiaries and stakeholders and, as relevant, prepare and conduct training.
  • Assist in conducting research as required.
  • Assist in strategic review; monitoring and evaluation activities and identification of other relevant ICLA activities.
  • Collation of information on government and NGO policies pertaining to IDP’s and monitors the general context through regular field access to identify issues affecting IDPs which relate to ICLA themes.
  • Contribute to the development of NRC’s Country strategy, action plan and activities plan and priorities in the ICLA sector.
  • Supervise, evaluate and appraise ICLA Project Assistant (s) in coverage area.


  • University degree in law, social studies, development studies / other relevant field/ the equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience with NGO, legal or international organization in the area of protection or human rights
  • Experience from working as a Protection Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience working with and implementing projects through local partners
  • Training skills
  • Reporting skills
  • Budget monitoring
  • Experience in research and data analysis
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own skills/profile

  • (Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Education field

  • Social studies
  • Law

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

  • Knowledge of the context in Yemen
  • Knowledge of the English and Local language
  • Experience working with government, local authorities, humanitarian actors, migrants host community and displaced populations (IDPs and Refugees)


  • English
  • Arabic

We offer

  • 50% travel to Lahj
  • 8 Months (with possible extension pending Donors funds).

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: More than 150 days travel
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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Aden (Yemen)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Legal - International Law
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-11

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