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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 responsibilitiesImplementation of NRC’s ICLA program policy at the office level Ensure that ICLA is an integral part of program activities Train and advice staff and partners on ICLA activities Produce data collection, reports and analysis as required Provide, in consultation with field teams, recommendations on ICLA actions and response mechanisms Represent NRC in Protection and Shelter Cluster meetings and cooperate with relevant partners Be updated on local and national news and provide briefings to NRC staff on relevant information Be alert to the security implications of NRC’s activities relating to protection and Human Rights concerns
Specific responsibilitiesIn consultation with the ICLA team, develop information, education and communication (IEC) materials on HLP In consultation with the ICLA team, organize, facilitate and compile ICLA biweekly meeting minutes , biweekly project reports, monthly, quarterly, bi annual and annual project reports in accordance with donor requirements and NRC standards Provide information on Housing Land and Property rights and other ICLA thematic areas to clients, local authorities, beneficiaries and relevant stakeholders. Ensure that Information on ICLA Housing Land and Property (HLP) Project activities are captured and disseminated in accordance with the ICLA program policy, approved proposals, donor requirements, NRC policies, international standards and local customs. Conduct needs assessments and beneficiary selection. Have oversight responsibility in ensuring proper documentation and management of ICLA data on activities and beneficiaries. Conduct HLP activities, giving advice and information to clients on the processes involved, awareness sessions and managing local authorities’ capacity building programmes. Research, compile and disseminate information on HLP including the legal situation (according to national and international laws and principles), for refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons in Somalia. Update and Maintain ICLA case management system and database. Compile a service providers map for humanitarian actors in Jubbaland Conduct information and counseling sessions on HLP for beneficiaries. Mobilize target groups for Advocacy, focus groups; questionnaires; surveys; and stakeholder interviews. Compile documents containing legal and related information for target communities. Compile research reports, studies and findings on HLP. Develop fact sheets and leaflets on HLP and other ICLA thematic areas for awareness-raising and outreach Conduct individual and group information sessions for IDPs and key stakeholders on HLP and other ICLA thematic areas Create awareness amongst NRC staff and teams on ICLA activities Support ICLA Implementing Partners(IP) with information counseling and legal assistance on HLP and other thematic areas Perform other relevant tasks as assigned by the ICLA Project Coordinator/Team Leader. Apply participative and inclusive process in the implementation of project activities
Our Ideal Candidate:
We are looking for a university degree graduate in law, social studies, development studies / other relevant field/ the equivalent with 2 years of work experience with NGO, legal or international organization in the area of protection or human rights. Experience from working as an advocacy, information, data or protection Officer 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: Dollow
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.