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ICLA Project Manager Lebanon BML - National Position

Beirut (Lebanon)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Legal - International Law
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-31

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Commencing in March 2012, the NRC Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance Programme (ICLA) in Lebanon has been providing assistance to refugees, mainly refugees from Syria (including Lebanese returnees and Palestinian refugees from Syria) and Palestinian refugees already in Lebanon.  Currently, ICLA Lebanon has two main areas of work: (1) the Syrian refugee response and (2) the Palestinian refugee response.  ICLA is present in the Bekaa, South, North and in Beirut, Mount Lebanon. 

ICLA works closely with the other NRC Lebanon programmes and activities in order to build on existing relationships, encourage an integrated response, develop joint activities and benefit from NRC’s comprehensive understanding of the context.

ICLA services are provided by ICLA staff and ICLA consultants and lawyers, mainly through NRC community centres and extensive outreach work in the surrounding areas (which include mobile legal clinics in informal tented settlements).  As part of the ICLA programme, NRC provides assistance (including advice and representation) on legal matters, with a focus on (a) legal status; (b) civil/legal documentation; and (c) housing, land and property (HLP) issues. 

This position is open to Lebanese Nationals only

Role and responsibilities

 The ICLA Project Manager is responsible for the implementation and delivery of ICLA project activities in BML (Beirut and Mount Lebanon) in line with NRC’s strategy and standards. The position encompasses team direct line management, donor grants with budgets and development of strategy, policy and standards within ICLA Program.

Generic responsibilities

  1. Contribute to the development of strategies for the area and ICLA projects in the relevant area
  2. Implement ICLA projects in the relevant area and ensure high technical quality consistent with ICLA Lebanon strategies and synergies with other core competencies
  3. Support preparation of proposals (technical, financial and narrative aspects) related to ICLA projects in the BML
  4. Develop, manage and monitor the budget(s) according to Financial Handbook and donor requirements
  5. Evaluate, review and perform quality control of ongoing and completed ICLA projects in the relevant area
  6. Contribute to identification of trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities and assess better ways to assist refugees
  7. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  8. Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the ICLA Specialist
  9. Ensure adherence to the ICLA tools and handbooks and other NRC policies
  10. Represent ICLA in internal and external fora, develop partnerships in the humanitarian community in the relevant area and coordinate with authorities at local level
  11. Oversee and take responsibility of mainstreaming protection guidelines in the NRC’s related activities as per NRC’s Protection mainstreaming guidelines and ensures that all breaches/concerns reported are properly resolved.

Specific responsibilities

  • Consolidate the ICLA projects in the BML, in coordination with ICLA Lebanon priorities and strategies
  • Understand context of refugee and host communities in the BML and work with ICLA team to ensure that ICLA project responds to the context and identified needs
  • Develop and follow up on detailed project work plans, procurement plans, spending plan, M&E plan and recruitment plan for ICLA projects in the BML
  • Strengthen the framework of the ICLA team in the BML, including working with the ICLA Coordinator to identify strengths and weaknesses within the team and adapt team accordingly
  • Train and coach ICLA Coordinator and other relevant ICLA staff members on project cycle management aspects of ICLA project in the BML
  • Represent ICLA and co-chair the protection working group on behalf of NRC and ICLA

Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Project management
  • Management of staff
  • Managing budgets
  • Designing and implementing training on project management and operational issues, including training of trainers to staff from a range of backgrounds
  • Providing on-the-job coaching

2. Behavioral competencies

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Influencing

Extra Information


Reports to: Area Manager, BML

Supervision of: ICLA Coordinator

Duty station: Beirut and Mount Lebanon, Lebanon

Travel: 50% (BML  day trips)

Type of contract: 12 months Fixed term, renewable based on funding and performance 

This position is open to Lebanese Nationals only 

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