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Legal Assistance (ICLA) Project Manager North West Myanmar

Yangon | Sittwe

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Yangon | Sittwe
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Legal - International Law
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

NRC is looking for a Legal Assistance (ICLA) Project Manager to join the Myanmar mission. The role holder will be responsible for the implementation of the Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance (ICLA) projects for the North-West Area Office in Myanmar.


If you are an effective communicator who has a passion for capacity building and leading and inspiring large and diverse teams and the ability to collaborate with others while building sound relationships, then this is the role for you!


What You Will Do

  • Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance (ICLA) strategy development.
  • Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance (ICLA) project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation).
  • Technical direction and assurance of high quality of projects.
  • Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance (ICLA) projects development, coordination and management, in line with strategies, proposals, and donor requirements.
  • Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance (ICLA) programme activities management in the North-West Area Office.
  • Technical themes monitoring, analysing, and reporting.
  • Emergency and protracted displacement legal aid response input, participation, and analysis.
  • Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance (ICLA) programme design and delivery.
  • People leadership by identifying and recruiting staff; as well as providing mentorship and support; and capacity building and training.
  • Stakeholder relations.
  • Forums/cluster/working groups participation and representation.


What You Will Bring

  • Humanitarian legal aid programme management experience.
  • Legal assistance expertise.
  • Legal identity documentation and statelessness; and Housing, Land, and Property rights knowledge and expertise.
  • Project management experience (including people management and motivation, project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation analysis, and donor reporting).
  • Complex and volatile context exposure.
  • Myanmar, or sub-regional Bangladesh/Myanmar, context exposure and knowledge, pertaining to displacement and humanitarian needs will be an added advantage.
  • English fluency, both written and verbal.


What Makes This Position Attractive?

  • NRC works in Rakhine State, supporting displacement affected population and vulnerable host communities. Its programmatic interventions embrace different areas. Currently NRC implements programs on Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Education, Shelter, Protection, and Camp Management and Coordination (CCCM) in this area office.
  • Rakhine state continues to face significant humanitarian challenges. Issues of statelessness, inability to access legal identity documentation for ethnic minorities, barriers against Housing, Land, and Property (HLP) rights, camp closures and camp reclassification, access to essential services, and barriers against freedom of movement are the main thematic areas of concern.
  • The Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance (ICLA) program in Rakhine provides both direct services and cooperates with downstream partners. NRC Myanmar works in collaboration with a diverse portfolio of local, national, and international organisations.
  • This is an opportunity to join one of the most respected humanitarian actors in Myanmar that has a strong reputation with donors, embassies, clusters, and peer agencies.
  • The chance to work with a diverse portfolio of donors and partners.
  • Exposure to a diverse range of sectors and programming modalities.
  • Meaningful work, with a high-quality integrated programme, that that responds to the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns raised by beneficiary communities.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.


What We Offer

  • Sittwe, Myanmar duty station, subject to receiving a visa. The successful candidate may be expected to work from home/remotely for extended periods of time.
  • 12-months contract duration.
  • 25% travel, approximately.
  • Grade 8 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. In the selection of our staff, we are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.


Key Information - Please Take Note When Applying

  • We highly encourage you to learn more about the role: please review the full Job Description here.
  • Learn more about NRC’s operation in Myanmar here.
  • Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your experience, employment history, and education in your application.
  • Ensure to attach your latest CV.
  • Submit your application and CV in English.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport.
  • To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site.
  • Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. NRC is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role and you meet most, but not all the requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered.
  • Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to give detailed feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.
  • For any queries, please email us at with “ICLA Project Manager North-West Myanmar” as the subject line.
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