Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Project Manager - 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
Country Office Background
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) established its presence in Jordan in November 2012 in response to the conflict in Syria and the resulting refugee influx. NRC Jordan currently employs over 500 staff in Jordan and is one of the largest INGOs in the country. Since 2012, NRC has worked to build the resilience of Syrian refugees in Jordan, and invest in the Jordanian communities that host them. NRC supports Syrian refugees in Zaatari and Azraq refugee camps, as well as vulnerable refugees and Jordanians in north and central Jordan (Irbid, Jerash, Ajloun, Mafraq and Amman governorates). In Jordan, NRC provides services in five of NRC’s global core competencies: Shelter, Education, Youth, Livelihoods and Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA). NRC strives to combine its programmatic activities with evidenced-based advocacy work focused on policy change and strong external communications and media engagement. The Country Office also works to ensure safe and integrated programming through ensuring protection is effectively mainstreamed across all core competencies.
The purpose of the Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Project Manager position is to oversee the implementation of the ICLA project portfolio across central and northern Jordan. Specific responsibilities related to this position include:
- Consolidate and strengthen ICLA programming in the areas of intervention through the management of the ICLA programme in Jordan.
- Explore areas of thematic growth for ICLA programming in Jordan based on operational opportunities in the field, and in line with the agreed ICLA Strategy.
- Lead the efforts of the ICLA programme to include refugees from countries other than Syria into the current portfolio.
- Work with other managers to identify holistic programme opportunities and ensure integrated NRC programming in Jordan.
- Represent NRC Jordan in field coordination bodies related to the implementation of relevant thematic programming, specifically developing strong relations with UN, partner NGOs, and local government representatives.
- Ensure all stages of the project management cycle and programme quality are implemented in coordination with the ICLA Specialist and within the agreed NRC ICLA Strategy (including beneficiary participation, mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues, value for money etc.)
- Ensure systematic capacity building for ICLA staff at all levels, relevant both for programme implementation and staff development.
- Manage ICLA’s local partnerships with legal aid actors and community based organisations.
Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline
Duty Station: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 12 months