ICLA Technical Assistant (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 2018). 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 programmes 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.
Information, counselling and legal Technical (ICLA) Assistant
The purpose of this is to support the day to day implementation of the ICLA program .
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Facilitate information sessions for ICLA beneficiaries to raise awareness and understanding on issues related to ICLA thematic areas. This may include legal identity, and related civil documentation; housing, land and property (HLP) rights; and employment law.
- If legally trained, receive the counselling cases after information sessions and where necessary, refer these cases to ICLA Officers.
- Provide support to ICLA Officers by contacting the beneficiaries and gathering information as well as organizing appointments with the beneficiaries to attend in the court and/or directorates.
- If legally trained, provide support to ICLA Officers in the process of preparation of the necessary documentation and follow up on the legal cases in the courts and/or other relevant administrative institutions.
- Support preparation for and if CDR focal point, co-facilitate ICLA trainings.
- lnput and update beneficiary data into ICLA's case management tools, and periodically dis aggregate and analyse data gathered during legal assistance activities in order to identify trends.
- Prepare/update service mapping.
- Adhere to ICLA policies, project descriptions, work plans, budgets and procurement plans.
- Adhere to NRC's Human Resource, Financial, Logistics & Security policies and procedures, and coordinate with these departments to ensure timely implementation of ICLA activities.
- Any other task relevant to the position and as requested by the line manager.
Our Ideal Candidate
- University or diploma degree.
- Prior experience with humanitarian organisation or similar organisation an asset.
- Demonstrable experience in negotiating with government authorities and/or building owners, and in promoting the interests of vulnerable beneficiaries before such stakeholders.
- Proven skills and experience in case management and conflict resolution.
- Experience in community mobilization and outreach.
- Computer skills, especially in Word, Excel and Outlook Knowledge in written and spoken English, and Arabic.
Contract period: 12 months.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
Duty station: Nineveh-Mosul and HAA Offices
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
For full position details please click on Job Description
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.
We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.
NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities
NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.