ICLA Assistant – Garowe, Puntland, Somalia
NRC in Somalia
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 Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across nine 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.
Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines Implement delegated ICLA project portfolio according to plan of action Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
Ensure proper filing of documents
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
Participate in the expansion, development, coordination and management of NRC’s Information Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) projects in the designated region
Break down the annual work plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly plans
Monitor, evaluate and ensure that the project activities are consistent with plans, budget lines, NRC’s policy, and standards.
Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function.
Ensure that ICLA HLP project activities are implemented in accordance with approved proposals, donor requirements, NRC policies, international standards and local customs.
Work with the implementing partners and monitors to verify and triangulate PRMN reports
Act as a focal point for needs assessments and beneficiary selection Undertake regular field visits (as and when security allows) to conduct ICLA activities.
Ensure smooth project cycle from implementation, project monitoring, verification of completion and evaluation.
Lead HLP activities giving advice and information to clients on the processes involved, awareness sessions and managing local authorities’ capacity building programmes.
Apply participatory and inclusive processes in project implementation and in promoting local capacities to help themselves wherever possible.
Understand situation including legal situations (according to national and international laws and principles) for refugees, returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Somalia.
Assist in developing and implementing case management systems and databases of cases. Support preparing and updating case management systems and database of cases.
Support in the preparation, update of, and mapping service providers in the area of responsibility.
Conduct group information sessions for ICLA beneficiaries through outreach, awareness campaigns and advocacy initiatives.
Undertake verification of all PRMN reports submitted online by PRMN partners and approving them for uploading in the NRC Database.
Under take monthly coordination meeting with support ICLA project coordinator.
Undertake regular field visits (as and when security allows) to verify information with monitors and other concerned parties.
Maintain regular communication with monitors to answer any queries they have with regards to PRMN issues.
Analyse and produce bi-monthly quantitative and qualitative PRMN summary reports.
Bring to the immediate attention of the PO emergency support issues requiring immediate action and support.
Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline
Email and paper applications will not be considered.
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Contract period: Untill December 2021
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Garowe
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.
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