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ICLA Officer Libya Ajdabia

Benghazi (Libya)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Benghazi (Libya)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Legal - International Law
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-24

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The Norwegian Refugee Council is an international, independent, humanitarian, non-governmental organization that provides assistance to refugees’ and internally displaced people in many countries worldwide including Libya. As a part of its assistance, NRC provides information, counselling and legal assistance (ICLA) services to empower beneficiaries and support them to claim and exercise their rights. NRC beneficiaries include: Refugees, internally displaced people, and members of host community. NRC’s ICLA program seeks to establish and implement information management systems that will enable improvement of internal management, program/project performance and evidence-based decision making. Within this context, the Information Management Officer will implement and support information management systems to support Core Competency project implementation.

 Generic responsibilities 

Role and responsibilities Generic responsibilities The ICLA Technical Assistant will provide information, counselling and assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs). This will encompass, in particular:

·         Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines

·         Assist a range of support with the implementation of the CC portfolio according to plan of action

·         Implements independently procedures and activities within own function or core competency as delegated

·         Responsible for organising and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards

·         Develop and maintain knowledge of the specialist area of work in which technical assistance and support is being provided, in order to be most effective in supporting the team

·         Use initiative in day to day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work

·         Prepare and develop status reports as required by management

·         Ensure proper filing of documents

·         Promote and share ideas for improvement in your area of expertise

·         Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards & principles within NRC and amongst beneficiaries served by NRC

Specific responsibilities

·         Stays updated regarding internal procedures and thematic guidelines

·         Literature review and stakeholder consultation on key challenges for IDPs, refugees and migrants in Libya in relation to legal matters;

·         Analysis of procedures and regulations governing housing land and property, and civil documentation under Libyan law;

·         Meetings with international, national and governmental actors working on legal issues for IDPs, refugees and migrants;

·         Contingent on full registration and qualification with the Libyan Bar Association, provision of counselling and advice to programme targets through outreach. Referral of cases requiring in-court work to partners and locally contracted private lawyers;

·         Conducting legal research and prepare written reports on legal issues.

·         Provision of trainings to NRC staff and relevant partners on legal and regulatory matters;

·         Provision of information, legal counselling and further legal support to ICLA beneficiaries

·         Case management of beneficiary cases including necessary follow up within agreed deadlines.

·         Close liaison with caseworkers in order to provide accurate and updated advise for ICLA beneficiaries.

·         Coordination of external partner relationships;

·         Oversight of referrals to local legal aid organizations;

·         Ensuring that partner organisations fully comply with agreed case management and client handling procedures;

·         Perform other tasks related to the position, as required.




·         Law degree;

·         Valid license from the Libyan Bar Association (preferred but not required);

·         Minimum 2 years of legal practice in Libya (preferred but not required);

·         Native fluency in Arabic;

·         Work proficiency and drafting skills in English is an added advantage

·         Extensive knowledge of Libyan legal system and practice;

·         Background in housing, land and property law and/or foreigners’ legal status law and/or civil documentation law considered a strong advantage;

·         Knowledge and experience in international human rights law;

·         Experience in legal research;

·         Experience in legal case management;

·         Excellent report writing skills;

·         Ability to provide high quality briefs, both written and verbal, to a range of stakeholders


Behavioral competencies:

·         Ability to prioritize large workloads and meet tight deadlines

·         Excellent analytical skills

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Ability to effectively plan to deliver results

·         Good stress management skills


Contract Period: 6 months (with possibility of extension subject to performance and availability of funds)

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty Station: Ajdabiya, Libya

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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