ICLA Technical Assistant(National Position)
NRC in Iraq
Since the Government of Iraq declared that combat operations against the Islamic State Group (IS) had ended in 2017, Iraq has been recovering from the significant damage and destruction caused by the armed conflict. Of the more than six million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, 4.5 million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin and 1.4 million remain internally displaced. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges returnees and secondarily displaced people face include the lack of security, community acceptance, housing, property, and civil documentation issues as well as critical educational and health service gaps. Throughout this, Iraq continues to host over a quarter of a million Syrian refugees.
The UN estimates that more than 4.1 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2020, 1.77 million of them in acute need. 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, returnees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, Salahdeen and Anbar Governorates.
We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those experiencing protracted displacement in camps, and people returning to and living in hard-to-reach places by improving their chance of obtaining a durable solution. NRC runs integrated programmes across Iraq to respond to people in need using our shelter and settlements, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, and cash activities.
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 disaggregate and analyze 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.
- University or diploma degree.
- Prior experience with humanitarian organization or similar organization 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.
- Diplomatic and works well in a team
- Ability to work under pressure in a challenging environment
- Pro-active, goal-oriented and results driven
- Flexible, creative and good at problem solving
- Excellent communication skills
Contract Duration: 7 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
Duty station: Mosul
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.