Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
NRC in Iraq
Iraq, with a long history of displacement, has seen an unprecedented rise in recent years. Of the more than 5.8 million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, two million remain displaced. Over four million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, utility services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges include: lack of security, community rejection, housing, property and civil documentation issues and lack of educational opportunities.
The UN estimates that more than 8 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2019, and 3.2 million children attend schools irregularly or not at all. Humanitarian agencies are asking for 569 million USD to deliver basic assistance to Iraqis (HRP 2019). With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace.Since 2010,NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra and Anbar.
We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those in lengthy displacement in camps and those in hard-to-reach places. In 2018, NRC scaled-up programmes across Iraq to respond to the large-scale displacements and returns, especially in Anbar governorate, around Kirkuk and in Ninewa using our water and sanitation, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, camp management, and cash activities.The purpose of ICLA officer position is day to day implementation of the ICLA Programme. The main duty of ICLA Officer is to provide mobile legal assistance to beneficiaries who are unable to claim or realize their Registration Civil Documentation (RCD) or Housing, Land and property (HLP) rights on their own (i.e. irregular cases or those with particular vulnerabilities). ICLA Officer will be reporting to ICLA Coordinator
Duties and responsibilities
Our Ideal Candidate
A University degree in law, and a license to practice law in IraqMinimum of 2 years’ experience with legal representation in civil law matters in Iraqi courts, including familiarity with RCD and/or HLP laws, procedures and practices operative in Iraq. Fluency in written and spoken Arabic; a working knowledge of English will be an advantage.