Job Description

Paralegal – Las’anod (National Position)

Somalia, Norwegian Refugee Council

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Rights Respected, People Protected

Founded in 1946, today the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) works in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. Our 6,000 employees provide life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. NRC specialises in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend their rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena.

NRC’s expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. NORCAP experts help 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.

NRC in Somalia & Somaliland

NRC has been active in Somalia and Somaliland 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 competencies; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

NRC Somalia & Somaliland 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 seven countries (Kenya, Somalia & Somaliland, 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.

Application d…18/05/2020Full-time/par…Full-time
Employer:Norwegian Refugee CouncilEmployment …Percentage o… 100Temporary
Town/city:HargeisaWebcruiter ID:4232378904
Title:Paralegal – Las’anod (National Position)Positions:Social sharing :

Duties and responsibilities

The purpose and scope of the paralegals

The main purpose of hiring these paralegals is to timely respond and assist vulnerable people effected by forced evictions and displacement through the provision of legal assistance, counselling and lifesaving support when appropriate, monitoring and reporting. Paralegals will assist to when delivering registration exercises and co-facilitation of workshops and community meetings. The scope of their tasks depends on number of IDP population in their assigned regions and districts.

Main tasks of paralegal:

For timely response and better implementation of Somaliland’s ICLA projects, predominantly the eviction monitoring, reporting, beneficiary registration, legal assistance, counseling, tenure documents and delivering of structured HLP group information sessions, paralegals demeanor the followings:

  1. Monitor and collect field level information on risk of eviction or ongoing evictions on daily basis and report to Somaliland ICLA team.
  2. Register and assist vulnerable evicted families when needed and advised by NRC ICLA team.
  3. Monitor and document enough information on Housing, land property rights dispute and report to NRC ICLA staff.
  4. Facilitate collaborative dispute resolutions activities when assigned
  5. Refer cases to legal assistance to other service providers in case of need.
  6. Undertake community mobilization and advocacy activities
  7. Assist and participate with the ICLA team delivering activities on HLP/CDR trainings, information sessions and tenure documentations services.
  8. Organize community meetings and peaceful coexistence tasks

9.Any other duties assigned by supervisor.



Generic professional competencies:

  • Experience from working as a paralegal in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex, volatile contexts and specific experience in Sool region.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well with people from diverse cultures and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good computer skills and interpersonal skills.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in law or related field.

  • Minimum of one year relevant experience in INGOs or UN Organizations

Personal qualities

Handling insecure environment

Planning and delivering results

Empowering and building trust

Communicating with impact and respect

We can offer

You will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.

Email and paper applications will not be considered.


Contract period: 08 months, extension depends on performance and fund availability.

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Las’anod

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 .


Behind Ambassador Hotel , +252 Hargeisa

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 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 is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ul mate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

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.

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