Jobs in Uganda - ICLA Specialist Job at The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

ICLA Specialist Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 01 July 2021

Hiring Organization: The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Details:

Job Category: Legal
Location: Kampala
Degree Level: Bachelor's Degree
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Description
About the context and the role
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organisation with over 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for people affected by displacement. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance through its core competencies (CCs): Camp Management, Education, Livelihoods and Food Security, Information Counselling and Legal Assistance, Shelter, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene.

Conflict, economic decline and food insecurity in neighbouring countries such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, South Sudan have caused a large number of refugees to seek sanctuary in Uganda. As of December 2018, Uganda is hosting 1,190,922 refugees, the largest of any country in Africa.

It is with this backdrop that we are seeking an ICLA Specialist for our Uganda Programme. The ICLA Specialist will be responsible for the technical development of ICLA, for setting the strategic direction of our programmes from an ICLA stand point and for quality control. The ICLA Specialist will further be responsible for mentoring, trainning and building the technical capacity of programme staff.

As the ICLA Specialist, you will be specifically responsible for:
• Ensuring overall quality of the programme, including through community based approach and continuous learning, in collaboration with M&E Unit;
• Continuing to seek new and innovate project interventions to ensure program diversification and expansion within context limitations;
• Ensuring compliance with donor commitments and requirements including through PCM;
• Supporting ICLA program teams in the implementation of ICLA strategy action plan;
• Ensuring the drafting and roll-out of the relevant guidance and tools for the provision of legal aid and protection services in consultation with the protection specialist;
• Producing regular evidenced-based policy briefing papers and analysis that contribute to the protection trends analysis and other advocacy initiatives;
• Carrying out regular analysis to ensure programme relevance, efficiency and impact;
• Provide capacity development initiatives to local partners on legal aid, case management and on refugees’ laws, rights and obligations, in collaboration with NRC Partnership unit.

To be successful in this role you must have:
• A minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery/development context
• Experience in human rights/access to justice programing
• Previous experience from working in complex contexts
• Documented results related to the position's responsibilities
• Experience working in coordination and liaising with external actors
• Ability to multi-task and work with short deadlines
• For the full job description please click this link.

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.

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Date Posted: 2021-06-21




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