ICLA Coordinator - Research ( National Postilion)
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 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
- Research and monitor current legal developments in Iraqi and/or international law including new and amended legislation related to Housing, Land and Property (HLP) and Residency.
- Undertake in-depth legal research on identified topics of law related to HLP and Residency.
- Coordinate dissemination of NRC research publications including; liaison with printers, translations, and events for publications of reports.
- Provide English language editing of documents prepared within ICLA team, especially for advocacy purposes.
- Act as a focal point for project research activities carried out by external consultants and provide legal editing and ensure all research meets NRC requirements in terms of quality, language, and format.
- Prepare legal memos, information sheets, factsheets and reports in relation to HLP and Residency law both Iraqi and international.
- Provide legal research support to the ICLA team on issues of Iraqi law relevant to Mosul as necessary.
- Assist in formulating policy recommendations in consultation with Advocacy.
- Liaise with other national and international NGOs, UN agencies in relation to areas of relevant research.
- Draft and update work plans and other tools for coordination of research to support ICLA projects and adhering to commitments to donors.
- Carry out any other relevant duties as requested by supervisor
- University degree in field of law, international law, management or other relevant fields.
- Minimum 5 years of work experience in legal or management fields.
- Knowledge of international law preferred.
- Knowledge of Iraqi HLP and Residency law.
- Knowledge of international law preferred
We can offer
- Contract Duration: 11 months
- Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
- Duty station: Nineveh.
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
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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.