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Core Competency Technical Assistants - Iran Nationals Only

Iran (Iran)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Iran (Iran)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-19

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About NRC     

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, food security, livelihoods, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 6000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. NRC runs the world's largest standby rosters NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs.  

NRC in the Islamic Republic of Iran 

NRC started operations in Iran in 2012. We currently deliver humanitarian assistance in 9 provinces in the sectors of Education, Food Security and livelihoods, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter construction, as well as Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA). We co-lead several technical inter-agency working groups and provide capacity building to humanitarian partners in country. Next to our programs, NRC Iran also built an advocacy unit to develop joint messages and initiatives among INGOs to improve rights of the displaced.   Following several recent breakthroughs, NRC Iran is scaling up substantially its activities in support of the Government of Iran efforts towards an estimated 3,6 million Afghans residing in country and is expanding its programme unit.

Call for Application – Core Competency Assistants in NRC Iran Offices

NRC Iran is now planning to hire eleven (11) Technical Assistants for different core competencies. However, your application will be stored in NRC Iran applicants’ database until the end of 2021 and it will be used for NRC future recruitment needs, once there is a new opening and available vacancy in the organization for any Core Competency Assistant role in NRC Iran Offices.

NRC works to improve protection and access to basic humanitarian services across nine provinces. NRC Iran has four (4) area offices in different cities. Below is the list of currently available positions in each Area Office, which are going to be recruited through this announcement:

Kerman – Area South
Livelihoods and Food Security Assistant
Shelter/WASH Assistant
Education Assistant

Zahedan – Area South
Shelter/WASH Assistant

Tehran – Area Central
Shelter/WASH Assistant
ICLA Assistant
Education Assistant

Mashhad – Area East
Livelihoods and Food Security Assistant
ICLA Assistant

Generic Responsibilities of Core Competency Assistants 

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the respective programme function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the respective programme function
  • Promote the rights of refugees and displaced in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Identify and report protection needs and gaps, explore and propose new and safer ways to assist
  • Work closely with local partners, government officials, service provider representatives, and other stakeholders and communicate with them with transparency and respect 

NRC Generic Behavioral Competencies for none Managerial Positions

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Analyzing
  • Coping with Change 

Are you qualified for any of above-mentioned positions? Please go through the attached file for each Core Competency Assistant to find out.

  • Education Assistant

Following the 2015 Supreme Leader Decree, NRC seeks to support the education system in Iran to absorb and meet the needs of the displaced Afghan population in addition to those of the Iranian students. To do so, we work together with our shelter and WASH teams to assess, identify, and rehabilitate schools that are hosting a large number of Iranian and Afghan students. We make sure that schools, teachers, and principals are working in a safe environment conducive to learning by equipping them with various materials.  We also work with the Ministry of Education to offer non-formal education programmes such as school readiness to students who may otherwise not have the means to join a preparatory course prior to enrolling in school. We work with the literacy Movement Organization to offer literacy and numeracy programmes to those who need them. We are also exploring ways with our LFS team to work with young Afghans to enhance their education.  
Please click HERE for more information on minimum requirement for this position.

  • Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance  (ICLA) Assistant

ICLA in NRC takes on activities to support targeted groups in order to claim and exercise their rights through information, counselling, legal assistance, collaborative dispute resolution, capacity building and advocacy. The purpose of the assistant position in ICLA is to assist in the regular implementation of the ICLA project according to action plan. That includes Identification of the most vulnerable households through regular field visits. furthermore, provision of information, counselling and legal assistance to targeted group on residency issues, civil documentation and essential services etc. as well as, Regular follow up on status of registered cases and ensuring accurate record of beneficiary registration in database and logs and contribution in administrative tasks within the team.  
Please click HERE for more information on minimum requirement for this position.

  • Shelter/WASH Assistant

The Shelter/WASH team are supporting Afghan refugees to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 in the community, access safe schools through safe buildings and water and sanitation facilities, and increase access to safe water and sanitation in communities. The team uses a combination of skills in engineering, public health and community engagement to achieve these goals.
These following skills, knowledge and experience are minimum requirement for this position:  

Please click HERE for more information on minimum requirement for this position.

  • Livelihoods and Food Security Assistant

NRC LFS teams will contribute in securing people’s ability to access sufficient, safe and nutritious food, achieve self-sufficiency and participate in economic activities. We do our best for people we serve, that are appropriately equipped to secure decent employment and income opportunities that strengthen self-reliance, well-being and household food security. LFS Teams explore ways, which would engage refugees in business practices that produce demand driven, marketable and affordable goods and services, add value to the local economy and promote sustainability.

Please click HERE for more information on minimum requirement for this position.

Recruitment Process – Pool of Applicants

The recruitment process in The Norwegian Refugee Council is thorough, and we place strong emphasis on our future employees' humanitarian and ethical principles and the importance of diversity and equality. Through this recruitment process, NRC will conduct three assessment phases as indicated below:

  1. Screening and Longlisting based on specified Minimum Requirements
  2. General Technical Test and Psychometric Test – Only Longlisted Applicants
  3. Shortlisting based on each position’s specific JD, Technical Test and Psychometric Test Result
  4. Behavioral and Technical Interview with the panel – Only Shortlisted Applicants
Attention: NRC reserves the right to start screening and assessment process before deadline, therefore if you are interested in any of above-mentioned positions you are highly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  

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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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