ICLA Project Coordinator - HR - Syria
NRC Syria Response Office
The Syrian Crisis is well into its eighth year, but the level and intensity of conflict in the country remains high. Humanitarian and protection needs are overwhelming. According to OCHA, 13 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance inside of Syria and millions have been forced to flee. Approximately 6.2 million people in Syria are living in protracted displacement. Most IDPs have sought refuge with host families and in abandoned or unfinished buildings, which are often overcrowded. Elsewhere, they reside in tents or makeshift accommodation in informal settlements and camps. 6 million school-aged children and education personnel are in need of support. 1.8 million school-aged children are internally displaced and 2 million children remain out of school and disconnected from learning and their peers.
NRC’s programming in Syria is supported by multiple donors, including NMFA, SIDA, ECHO, SDC, DG NEAR, UNICEF and UNHCR.
The purpose of the ICLA Project Coordinator is to support the implementation of the Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) programme in the areas of Legal Identity; Housing, Land and Property (HLP); and Employment Law for the benefit of conflict-affected populations. The following is a brief description of the role.
Specific responsibilities related to the position include:
- Ensure compliance by ICLA Officers and Assistants to ICLA policies, and implementation of ICLA case management and M&E tools;
- In consultation with the ICLA PM, coordinate and facilitate capacity building trainings for humanitarian partners, local authorities and displaced community leaders;
- In consultation with the ICLA PM, regularly attend relevant Protection Cluster/Sector meetings in area of operation to represent ICLA, gather and share information with partners, advocate on behalf of vulnerable displaced persons facing challenges, and contribute to the provision of effective and timely humanitarian assistance to displaced persons;
- Contribute to the development of ICLA tools needed to enhance smooth and effective programme implementation;
- Foster productive relationships between ICLA and local authorities / humanitarian partners;
- Promote synergies between ICLA and other departments within NRC, particularly Shelter;
- Assist in the development/update of the ICLA strategy and work plan, and monitor progress against the work plan;
- Support the ICLA team to conduct legal research on Legal Identity, HLP and Employment law-related issues, including providing technical guidance to field teams and contributing to the development of technical tools and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager
- Represent NRC in relevant forums, including with national authorities and donors;
Our Ideal Candidate:
For this position we are seeking a candidate with a relevant university degree, preferably law and at least two years' experience working in a senior level position on legal assistance projects.
We are particularly looking for someone with significant legal technical expertise, including knowledge of Housing, Land & Property and/or civil documentation issues in emergency and return contexts. They have proven experience in working in stressful, politicized and restrictive environments. They also have experience representing organizations vis-à-vis local authorities, UN agencies, other NGOs etc. in coordination settings (clusters, working groups, sectors etc.) preferably with background and/or participation in protection sector/cluster mechanisms;.
For this position fluency in Arabic and English, both written and verbal, is also essential.
We welcome applications from interested and qualified candidates. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline
Duty Station: Within the Syria Response Office's area of operation.
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- Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
- Location: Syria (Syria)
- Grade: Mid level
- Human Resources
- Protection Officer (Refugee)
- Project and Programme Management
- Managerial positions
- Legal - International Law
- Closing Date: 2019-01-27