ICLA Technical Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council, Nimruz, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th January, 2020

Job Description

Purpose of the Job:

The ICLA Assistant implements ICLA activities in the field. The Assistant is responsible for ensuring that all ICLA activities comply with the NRC Code of Conduct, national law, donor requirements, and ICLA’s overall objective to ensure that people affected by disp

Duties and responsibilities

Generic Responsibilities:

Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
Ensure that ICLA projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection and contribute to new approaches for assisting target populations.
Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
Ensure proper filing of documents
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and market based programmes
Promote and share ideas for technical improvement

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal information, counseling and assistance to displaced affected people in accordance with the ICLA strategy, project documents, and applicable laws and procedures.
  • Identify and select beneficiaries, collecting relevant documents (copies of claim files, customary or title deeds, client request from NRC, NRC contract with client, VRF or village leader certification or any other relevant documents).
  • Enter all activity information into the ICLA electronic database and maintain hard copies of all means of verification documents.
  • Conduct legal awareness sessions for beneficiaries in communities, in hard-to-reach areas and/or at border areas.
  • Legal assistance: Assist officers in legal cases including in the preparation of petitions and lawsuits, defense letters or any other legal letter if requested by clients in accordance with laws. Where appropriate, and under the supervision of the Officer and Coordinator, represent clients in their legal case.
  • Assist officers in the preparation and execution of capacity building trainings per project documents.
  • Provide individual counselling services to beneficiaries per ICLA standards and report outcomes, challenges, and progress to the supervising officer.
  • Collaborating with ICLA Officer in uploading the Methods of Verification to the M&E tracker on a regular basis.
  • Preparing and presenting the weekly and monthly progress report to the ICLA Officer on a timely manner.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis as assigned by the Officer, Coordinator or Project Manager.
  • Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies
  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses


  • University degree from faculty of law or Sharia, or a related field and a thorough knowledge of Afghan law. Holding Legal Defense License from Afghanistan Independent Bar Association is an asset
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience within field of expertise
  • At least 1-2 years’ experience from working in a Protection or legal assistance implementation position
  • 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)
  • Technical specific knowledge from the humanitarian sector and work experience with refugees
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented technical competences related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Familiarity with NRC work in the region
  • Knowledge of English and computer literate (MS Office)
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes
  • Willing to travel to the “hard to reach areas” covered under ICLA projects in Herat and when needed to Nimroz and Badghis Provinces.
  • Working knowledge of context-relevant languages
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook

Personal qualities

  • Strategic thinking
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Analyzing
  • Handling insecure environmentslacement can access their right to a durable solution.


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