ICLA Specialist Yemen

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    2 months ago
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Females are highly encouraged to apply.

What we are looking for:

The purpose of the ICLA Specialist / HLP WG Co-Lead is twofold:

  • To lead on the technical development, strategic direction, and quality assurance of the ICLA core competency
  • To co-lead the HLP WG, alongside UNHCR and UN Habitat
  1. Role and responsibilities:

Generic responsibilities 

  1. Develop ICLA strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs that are aligned with regional and global strategies and priorities.
  2. Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
  3. Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports.
  4. Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities.
  5. Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within ICLA, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation.

Specific responsibilities

  • Lead on the development, implementation, and quality assurance of the Yemen ICLA Strategy.
  • Advise and support the Head of Programme, on the roll out of the 2022 – 2025 Safe and Inclusive Programming action Plan.
  • Provide training, oversight, mentoring and other support for the field teams implementing ICLA programming.
  • Develop SOPs, guidance, training manuals and any other technical documents for ICLA.
  • Lead on research on relevant topics and work closely with the Advocacy Team to support ICLA related advocacy initiatives.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position. As the above responsibilities are just a snapshot from the Job description.

What you will bring:

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

  • Bachelor degree in law, human rights, international relations, political sciences or equivalent Minimum 5 years of experience within protection, legal protection and specifically on HLP issues in Yemen.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Experience in coordination and liaison with external actors.
  • Experience with IDPs /refugee related programmes.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Demonstrated understanding of humanitarian principles and minimum protection standards, humanitarian coordination mechanisms, applying protection standards to vulnerable communities.
  • Expertise in HLP rights.
  • Knowledge of relevant concepts of international refugee and human rights law and understanding of protection principles.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Sana’a, Yemen
  • Contract: national contract for 1 year.
  • Travel: Frequent travel to field locations, some internal and regional travel (40% in total)
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process:

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • This position is only open for candidates holding the Yemeni nationality and who are considered internal NRC staff.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email EAY Recruitment eay.recruitment@nrc.no with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

NRC has been operating in Yemen since 2012 and implements programming across various sectors including Livelihoods and Food Security, Protection from Violence, WASH, Shelter and Settlements, Education, and Information Counselling and Legal Assistance. NRC is also the co-lead of various working groups include the Housing Land and Property working group (alongside UNHCR and UN Habitat).

Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) is one of NRC’s Core Competencies. In Yemen, our ICLA teams focus on:

  • awareness-raising on legal rights-related civil documentation and housing, land and property rights
  • providing legal counselling and assistance to access critical legal and civil documentation
  • providing legal assistance to displaced communities on housing, land and property rights, though negotiation with authorities and landowners to reduce evictions
  • post-eviction support
  • providing technical support and training to clusters, authorities and partners on housing, land and property rights
  • capacity building of local authorities, including the Civil Registry Authority and community leaders
  • advocating for positive policy changes that affect peoples’ rights

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC

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.
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