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ICLA Coordinator Afghanistan Herat

Herat (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Herat (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Legal - International Law
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-27

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Overview of the position:

The Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Project Coordinator work with ICLA Officer to ensures the quality of all ICLA activities in the field through direct supervision of teams lead by Officers. The ICLA Coordinator is dedicated to oversight, technical support, case distribution and monitoring, capacity building, and coordination with legal stakeholders (Directorate of Justice, Bar Association). The ICAL Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that all ICLA activities and staff comply with the NRC Code of Conduct, national law, donor requirements, and ICLA’s overall objective to ensure that people affected by displacement can access their right to a durable solution. The ICLA Coordinator will also work closely with the House, Land and Property (HLP) regional – Task Force (TF) and assist with HLP advocacy, evidence collecting, and coordination.

for more information about this position, please click on Job Decription  and NRC Grade Structure.

Role and responsibilities:

Generic responsibilities

  • Line management of ICLA project field staff
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to ICLA strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps
  • Manage and implement delegated portfolio of ICLA project (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
  • Provide regular progress reports to PM (AM and ICLA Specialist if no PM)
  • Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes 
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
    Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy


Specific responsibilities:

         Team Management and Coordination (50%)

  • Manage and supervise ICLA Officers (performance appraisal): distribute activity targets to each team. Follow up and evaluate teams’ progress and professional development through weekly meetings and/or written reports.
  • Manage projects including: supervising implementation of activities, budgets, and reporting (including assuring quality and complete means of verification) according to project documents (project agreements, M&E matrixes, budgets, BVAs), donor requirements, NRC policies and principles, the ICLA strategy.
  • Report to ICLA Project Manager on project implementation through regular meetings and/or written reports. Encourage and communicate necessary changes and improvements to ensure quality service delivery.
  • Assure team capacity building and transfer key competencies to ICLA Officers.
  • Conduct regular field visits to observe teams and to assist with activity implementation.
  • Collaborate and communicate with other NRC CCs, local authorities, stakeholders, and other partners.
  • Create monthly forecasts for activities, transportation, spending plans, procurement requests per NRC Afghanistan’s models and follow up with support colleagues where necessary.
  • Any other task as assigned by the Project Manager (PM) or Area Program Manager (APM).

Legal Technical Support (50%)

  • Supervise and oversee the Officer’s case management system and organize regular case review meetings.
  • Oversee, review, and provide strategic input on legal assistance cases. While ICLA Officers will have the primary responsibility for reviewing their teams’ legal work, the ICLA PC will have final oversight and provide support for challenging cases.
  • Distribute cases to teams based on project needs and capacity and ensure the data being entered into the ICLA database regularly.  
  • Organize and/or conduct legal capacity building for ICLA team.
  • Represent NRC with legal stakeholders including the Bar Association, DoJ, Law Department as well as the other governmental departments like DoEc and DoRR.
  • Develop strategic and public litigation.


Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organization to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

1. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience within field of expertise (legal)
  • Technical specific knowledge from the humanitarian sector and work experience with people affected by displacement
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented technical competencies related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Strong command of English

Context related skills; knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):

  • University degree from faculty of law or Sharia and a thorough knowledge of Afghan law, Legal. Defense License from Afghanistan Independent Bar Association is an asset
  • Experience from working in a legal assistance implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context, including in case management and capacity building
  • At least 3-4 years’ experience in project management, including supervision of staff and ensuring compliance with internal policies and procedures
  • Significant experience in monitoring, evaluation and reporting on project activities
  • Prior experience of representing an I/NGO, and advocating on behalf of beneficiaries, in public forums (e.g. Protection Sector)
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook  

2. Behavioural competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Strategic thinking
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Analysing
  • Handling insecure environments


  1. Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework

We can offer:

  • Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale
  • Top up Credit card on monthly basis
  • Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labor law
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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