New Job Opportunity At NRC, ICLA Officer Nigeria Maiduguri,Nigeria

New Job Opportunity At NRC, ICLA Officer Nigeria Maiduguri,Nigeria


Job Description

Position:         ICLA Officer

Reports to:     ICLA Team Leaders

Supervision of:     TBC

Duty station:    Maiduguri

Travel:        60%

Project number:        NGFM 1904, NGFM 2103 & NGFM 2102

Duration and type of contract:   3 Months with possibility of extension, depending on grants approval

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the role of ICLA Officer is to provide support to the ICLA Team Leader and contribute to the direct field implementation of ICLA activities in Maiduguri, Jere, Mafa and Konduga Local Government Areas of Borno in line with strategies

Role and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities

Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines

  • Implement delegated CC projects according to plan of action
  • Ensure that project targets beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  • Actively facilitate and maintain Liaison and collaboration with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities to ensure accountability.
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required
  • Perform any other professional duties as requested by the ICLA Coordinators, ICLA Team Leaders and ICLA PM.

Specific responsibilities

Implement the legal assistance programs including HLP , CDR and identity documentation activities innovatively to adapt to location and context, in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements and optimise opportunities for synergies

Contribute to the planning procedures and tools for implementation of ICLA projects in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements

Document project achievements and deliverables

Monitor technical quality of ICLA projects and maintain transparency of implementation progress

Contribute to an effective M& E system in the country

Support and integrate gender, protection and advocacy priorities into ICLA programme design

Contribute to the development of the ICLA strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs for Nigeria

Contribute to the development of funding proposal, project budgets and donor reports

Contribute to coordination  and management of the  ICLA project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirement

Supervise Project Assistants , ensure transfer of relevant skills for quality program implementation

Provide technical assistance to the ICLA Project Manager and contribute to the development of a quality ICLA program in line with the Nigerian context.


Professional competencies

Bachelor’s degree preferably in Law and must have been called to the Nigerian Bar (be able to practice as a lawyer in Nigeria) and be conversant with international humanitarian and Human Rights law or related field

Technical specific  knowledge from humanitarian assistance and volatile context especially legal experience is an advantage

Experience from working independently in a results-oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment.

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Minimum 2 years’ experience from practice as a lawyer

Must have a good knowledge of the laws and policies governing HLP issues and Identity documentation

Excellent communication skills – written and spoken – in English and Hausa required.

Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages (Hausa, Fulani and Kanuri preferred)

Must be willing to work as a team member, take direction, and share technical skills with colleagues and counterparts

Computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheets is required

Must be able to work under pressure

Context related skills, knowledge and experience

•     Knowledge of the context in Borno State, Nigeria

•     Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue

•     Proven skills in report writing

•     Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods

•     Handling insecure environments

•     Political and cultural awareness

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 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 requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment.

About the Team

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 31 countries with approximately 14’000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.

NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC Geneva, with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), are NRC’s primary presence in Geneva.



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