Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance, Coordinator (National Position)
Rights Respected, People Protected
NRC in Iraq
Iraq, with a long history of displacement, has seen an unprecedented rise in recent years. Of the more than 5.8 million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, two million remain displaced. Over four million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, utility services, and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges include lack of security, community rejection, housing, property and civil documentation issues and lack of educational opportunities.
The UN estimates that more than 8 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2019, and 3.2 million children attend schools irregularly or not at all. Humanitarian agencies are asking for 569 million USD to deliver basic assistance to Iraqis (HRP 2019). With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace.
Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, and Anbar. We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those in lengthy displacement in camps and those in hard-to-reach places. In 2018, NRC scaled-up programs across Iraq to respond to the large-scale displacements and returns, especially in Anbar governorate, around Kirkuk and in Ninewa using our water and sanitation, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, camp management, and cash activities.
Duties and responsibilities:-
- In consultation with the ICLA PM, coordinate and co-facilitate capacity building training for humanitarian partners and local authorities Ensure compliance by the ICLA team with ICLA policies and implementation of ICLA case management and M&E tools.
- Contribute to the running of the ICLA activities in assigned locations and establishment of new activities as per identified needs.
- Take the lead in developing guidance notes, leaflets and other information materials around selected legal issues.
- Support staff in improving community consultation processes in new locations and preparing activities and work plans in light of assessment results.
- Contribute to the planning of future ICLA activities in Ninewa by providing the ICLA PM with relevant data for donor proposals, budgets, work plans, and procurement plans.
- Foster productive relationships and facilitated networking and coordination with local authorities, humanitarian partners and other protection actors.
- Promote synergies between ICLA and other departments within NRC.
- Ensure compliance by the ICLA team with ICLA policies and implementation of ICLA case management and M&E tools.
- Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the ICLA PM
Our Ideal Candidate:-
- Experience from working in a similar projects in a humanitarian/recovery context.
- A University degree in law, social science, public administration or related subject.
- Prior experience in supervising staff, and ensuring compliance with internal policies and procedures.
- Significant experience in monitoring, evaluation and reporting on project activities.
- Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal
Contract period: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
Duty station: Nineveh
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.