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ICLA Specialist Afghanistan Kabul


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kabul
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - International Law
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: Closed

An exciting, rrewarding opportunity for passionate Humantarian candidates, as we are seeking an ICLA Specialist to join our team in Kabul - Afghanistan. The purpose of the ICLA Specialist position is technical development of the Core Competency (CC), strategic direction and quality assurance, and quality control. The ICLA Specialist is responsible for the capacity building and mentoring of CC staff. 

What you will do:

  • Develop ICLA strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs;
  • Contribute to fundraising and lead on funding proposals, budgets and donor reports
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within ICLA, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation;
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support; 
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from ICLA implementation, and incorporate them across the CC including staffing development processes;
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff;
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors.

What you will bring:
•    Minimum 5 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/recovery context
•    Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
•    Core competency (ICLA) expertise
•    Fluency in English, both written and verbal 
•    Knowledge of the context in Afghanistan preferred;  
•    Experience of senior Cluster/TWG/TF coordination; 
•    Experience of technical legal advocacy;
•    Experience of implementing LID, HLP and ELP programming.

Female Candidates are encouraged to apply. 

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the people we exist to serve; and to each other, NRC Family. 

What Makes This Position Attractive?

  • The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. The organisation protects displaced people and supports them as they build a new future. The organisation began relief efforts after World War II, and today, works in both new and protracted crises across more than 40 countries.
  • The Asia and Latin America Regional Office comprises of a vast geographical area, and a diverse operating environment, encompassing a complex and multi-faceted set of humanitarian and recovery response needs in countries that are either fragile, environmentally vulnerable, or both.
  • Meaningful work that responds to the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns raised by beneficiary communities. NRC Afghanistan meets immediate humanitarian needs, prevents further displacement, and contributes to durable solutions.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.

What We Offer

  • Kabul, Afghanistan duty station.
  • 24 -months contract duration.
  • 50% travel, approximately to field. 
  • Grade 9 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, 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 Afghanistan here.
  •  To apply as an internal candidate, please 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For any queries, please email us at with “ICLA Specialist - Afghanistan” as the subject line.




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