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NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).
NRC Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across Ten countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania and Sudan). NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.
Generic responsibilitiesLine management of CC project field staff Adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures Contribute to CC strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps Manage and implement delegated portfolio of ICLA projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality Provide regular progress reports to PM (AM and CCS if no PM) Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills Represent, Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders including Protection cluster, Shelter clusters and The HLP Sub-cluster. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
Specific responsibilitiesUndertake regular visits to IDP camps, local authorities, and partners (as and when security allows) and government officials to identify needs and provide support through legal assistance, capacity building and advocacy. Identify knowledge gaps and needs of IDPs, partners and other key stakeholders relevant to ICLA thematic areas. Identify external resources as required in consultation with ICLA Project Manager. In consultation with the ICLA Project Manager, develop and implement a training Schedule and organize all logistical needs Conduct trainings and induction to new staff joining NRC and local partners on ICLA. Compile ICLA activity reports To develop best practice documentation on methodologies and techniques Facilitate training and awareness sessions on HLP Budget and administrative responsibility for geographic and/or thematic areas as within the ICLA project identified by the PM. Implementation of the ICLA project in accordance with agreement applicable to the grant from the donor(s) and NRC principles and ways of work. Identify national staff to implement the projects objectives. Ensure that activities are in line with budget lines and limitations. Monitor, evaluate and suggest changes and improvements in the project and materials based on observations and discussions with the ICLA staff and the PM. Prepare monthly summary reports for Project Managers Programme report. Document technical issues and questions, and report to the PM. Communicate with and obtain necessary agreements and understanding from local authorities and partners in the areas of responsibility determined by the PM in line with the NRC protocol for communication. Communicate, exchange information and co-operate with relevant external actors in the areas of responsibility determined by the PM. Communicate and coordinate work and tasks with the UN system in general and UNHCR in particular in the areas of responsibility determined by the PM. Contribute to the development of NRC’s Country strategy, action plan and activities plan and priorities in the ICLA sector as directed by the PM. Guide and delegate tasks to NRC personnel associated with the organization’s ICLA activities. Assess needs for capacity building among staff.
Our Ideal Candidate:
We are looking for a University degree in Social sciences, Bachler of law is added advantage. Experience from working as ICLA/humanitarian protection project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context.
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.
In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.
What We Offer:
Contract period: Until December 2023 with possibility of extension
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Kismayo
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.
Incomplete, email and paper applications will not be considered.
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.