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ICLA Technical Assistant (Female only)

Activation Date: 23 May, 2021   Announced Date: 23 May, 2021   Expire Date: 06 Jun, 2021

Job Location: Khost
Nationality: National
Category: Legal
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Based on NRC salary scale
Vacancy Number: VA-2021-079
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Years of Experience: At least 1-year relevant experience with NGO/INGO
Contract Duration: up to end of Dec 2021 (Extendable)
Gender: Female
Education: University degree from faculty of law or Sharia and a thorough a basic knowledge of Afghan law.
Close date: 06 Jun, 2021

About Norwegian Refugee Council:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee.
We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. We specialize in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend displaced people’s rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

We respond quickly to emergencies. Our expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. Our experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.

Around 6,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.

NRC Afghanistan established operations in 2003, and currently maintains five area offices in Balkh, Hirat, Kabul, Kandahar, and Nangarhar, as well as field offices in hard-to-reach, displacement-affected provinces: Badghis, Faryab, Khost, Kunar, Kunduz, Nimroz, Sar-e Pul, and Uruzgan. NRC employs over 1,400 staff in Afghanistan, and works through direct implementation of programmes, to provide both emergency response and durable solutions for internally displaced Afghans, as well as returning Afghan refugees, and Waziristan refugees in southeastern Afghanistan.

Job Description:

Generic responsibilities:

  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
  • Ensure that ICLA projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection and contribute to new approaches for assisting target populations.
  • Development of holistic and needs based programs, including cash-based interventions and market based programs.
  • Look out for advocacy, access, and protection needs from the field and report regularly to the ICLA Officer.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Provide legal information and counseling to IDPs & returnees from Pakistan in accordance with the ICLA strategy, project documents, and applicable laws and procedures.
  • Enter all activity information into the ICLA electronic database and maintain hard copies of all means of verification documents.
  • Conduct legal awareness sessions for beneficiaries in project locations.  
  • Provide individual counselling services to beneficiaries per ICLA standards and report outcomes, challenges, and progress to the supervising officer.
  • Conduct needs for community based capacity building trainings and other assessments as required.
  • Organize and conduct capacity building trainings on legal related subject to ICLA team.
  • Identifying and selecting beneficiaries, collecting relevant documents (copies of claim files, customary or title deeds, client request from NRC, NRC contract with client, VRF or village leader certification or any other relevant documents).
  • Updating the database and share with ICLA Officer on a timely manner.
  • Providing regular support to the ICLA Officer, while Liaise with governmental, non-governmental organizations and UN agencies to establish and maintain networks for referrals.
  • Preparing and presenting the weekly and monthly progress report to the ICLA Officer on a timely manner.
  • Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies
  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses.

Job Requirements:

Generic professional competencies:

  • Technical specific knowledge from the humanitarian sector and work experience with refugees.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of Pashto and Dari.
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programs.
  • University degree from faculty of law or Sharia and a thorough a basic knowledge of Afghan law.
  • At least 1-year experience from working in a Protection or legal assistance implementation position.
  • Legal Defence License from Afghanistan Independent Bar Association.
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation and reporting on project activities.
  • Prior experience of representing an I/NGO, and advocating on behalf of beneficiaries, in public forums (e.g. Protection Sector).
  • Working knowledge of context-relevant languages.
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Strategic thinking.
  • Planning and delivering results.
  • Working with people.
  • Communicating with impact and respect.
  • Analysing.
  • Handling insecure environments.

We Offer:

  • Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
  • NRC has medical coverage for staff plus 4 dependents. 
  • Eid Bonus once per year.
  • Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labour Law.
  • Top up Credit card on monthly basis. 

Submission Guideline:

How to apply:

1st Option: For applying online, and more information, please click on below link:

https://ekum.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/1877

2nd Option: Based on the policy, only for this position hardcopies of the CVs can be submitted on below address:

House# 94, Street#1, Azadi Mina, 1200 Families, near Taniwal Park, Khost, Afghanistan.

3rd Option: Female candidates can also submit their CVs along with Cover Letters to [email protected] by typing the position title and vacancy number in the subject line of the email.

Submission Email:

[email protected]

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