Rights Respected, People Protected
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’s Eastern Africa and Yemen operation comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across seven countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania). 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.
Role Specific Information
The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the ICLA project. Use actions words such as conduct or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.
- Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
- Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
- Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
- Ensure proper filing of documents
- Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
- Ensure that the project activities are implemented in accordance with approved proposals, budget, NRC policies, standards and donor requirements.
- Provide Housing, land property rights information (HLP) information sessions and counselling to internally displaced people and returnees in Somaliland in a factual and impartial manner.
- Facilitate the Post-eviction support assistance for Extremely Vulnerable Households
- Undertake Advocacy initiatives in the field particularly in the Eviction consultation forums
- Organize and facilitate the housing land and property rights trainings Undertake and facilitate the community-based dispute resolution mechanisms and Community dialogues to promote peaceful co-existence, Meetings and support to community committees.
- Raise ICLA PRs on AGRESSO and process payments on timely manner Ability to conduct surveys and gather data/information at the field level in an accurate and sensitive manner.
- Update the ICLA database and ensure the consistency of registration lists and ensure proper ICLA documentation for the results.
- Assist with the development of information leaflets, translate and distribute accordingly Help to monitor and supervise the Protection and return monitoring network partners in the field and verify displacement issues and protection incidents when needed.
- Undertake regular field visit in to the project areas and report Contribute to the monthly, quarterly and other timely reports Represent ICLA in all relevant coordination forums when assigned
- Assist all other departments for the identification and addressing of identified protection issues
- Undertake any other duty when assigned by the supervisor.
Our Ideal Candidate:
We are looking for a university graduate in law, Political/social science or equivalent, with a minimum of 2 years previous experience in protection, advocacy, and human rights with International Humanitarian and development organisations. Experience working in complex and volatile contexts. Fluent in English and Somali both written & verbal, able to work in a team as well as independently.
We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong interpersonal & communication skills, good computer skills, who can work well under pressure. Understands the statutory laws & has wide knowledge of the NGO operations and the dynamics of the humanitarian sector
In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.
Email and paper applications will not be considered.
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Contract period: up to December 2018 with possibility of extension
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Burco
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.
NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.