Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011. Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations. NRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by the ongoing conflict and more recently by the drought and famine. NRC offers a comprehensive response for Refugees, 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 Horn of Africa operation comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across eight countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Yemen), and most recently Eritrea, Uganda and South Sudan. NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to ensure a greater number of vulnerable people in hard to reach areas get access to humanitarian assistance, become resilient to future disasters and find durable solution. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardisation of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.
The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the ICLA project. The position will be based in Kakuma.
ICLA Assistants Reports to the Project Officer – ICLA
- Disseminate country of origin information at the Integrated return help desk.
• Maintain confidential records of beneficiary information and attendance at the Return help desk.
• Conduct housing, land and property rights awareness for returnees.
• Conduct mine risk awareness for returnees.
• Conduct Group Information sessions, participate in radio talk back shows and in drafting of radio spot messages.
• Assist in mobilization and creating awareness among beneficiaries on the Voluntary repatriation process
• Provide information and counselling on areas of return, legal identity and HLP
• Identify any protection concerns of returnees or refugees visiting return help desk and refer to appropriate partner organization for assistance.
• Compile daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly data of people provided with information, HLP rights awareness and mine risk awareness.
• Capture the data of returnees and their chosen area of return.
• Participate in ICLA continuous assessments, mapping and investigation
• Supervise data collection during ICLA surveys and assessments
• Consult with the PO for guidance and support.
• Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager.
University Degree or Diploma in Law with 2 years project implementation experience.
- College / University, Bachelor’s degree
- Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/recovery context
• Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
• Good knowledge of written and spoken English
• Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills.
• Proven skills in report writing
• Advanced computer skills; Word, Excel, Power point,
- Commencement as soon as possible
• Duty station : Kakuma
• Duration of contract 1 year with possibility of Extension
• Salary/benefits according to NRC general directions. The candidate will observe NRC’s Code of Conduct and working hours for the NRC Kakuma office.