ICLA Officer-Legal Assistance

Norwegian Refugee Council, Duhok, Iraq

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th March, 2020

Job Description


We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those experiencing protracted displacement in camps, and people returning to and living in hard-to-reach places by improving their chance of obtaining a durable solution.  NRC runs integrated programmes across Iraq to respond to people in need using our shelter and settlements, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, and cash activities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide mobile legal assistance to beneficiaries who are unable to claim or realize their Registration/Civil Documentation (RCD) or Housing, Land & Property (HLP) rights and employment rights on their own, through legal representation in court, representation in administrative proceedings, or through Collaborative Dispute Resolution (CDR) methods e.g. negotiation on behalf of beneficiaries;
  • Assess the need for the provision of financial assistance to vulnerable IDPs, returnees and refugees to cover administrative or legal fees, or transportation allowance to attend administrative or court proceedings;
  • Input and update beneficiary data into ICLA’s case management tools, and periodically disaggregate and analyze data gathered during legal assistance activities in order to identify trends;
  • Compile up-to-date information on relevant RCD & HLP laws, procedures, and practices;
  • Advocate for recognition of the RCD, HLP rights and employment rights of displaced persons when engaging with stakeholders, including building owners, local authorities and humanitarian partners;
  • Undertake regular monitoring & evaluation of ICLA activities, and contribute to monthly progress reports on activities, highlighting any technical or operational successes;
  • Adhere to ICLA policies, donor agreements, work plans, budgets, and procurement plans;
  • Adhere to NRC’s Human Resource, Financial, Logistics & Security policies, and procedures, and coordinate with these support departments to ensure timely implementation of ICLA activities;
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated ICLA program activities according to the plan of action
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Prepare and develop progress reports as required by management
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
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