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UN Jobs: NRC – Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Specialist Cameroon

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This is a Professional contract (NRC) contract. More about Professional contract (NRC) contracts.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 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 is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

What we are looking for

NRC has been implementing its Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) programme in Cameroon since July 2017 in the Far North and East regions and has started in Northwest and Southwest regions in 2019 with a focus on the thematic areas of Civil documentation; Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights and Employment law and procedures for vulnerable displacement-affected populations in the country.

We are seeking for an ICLA Specialist whose responsibility will include provision of Technical Development of the ICLA programme, provision of Strategic Direction and Quality Assurance, and developing the ICLA Strategy. In this role you will be responsible for Mentoring, Training and Capacity building staff on ICLA technical capacity.

As the ICLA Specialist you will also be expected to represent NRC in coordination meetings and lead the HLP Areas of Responsibility (AoR) in Cameroon.

Find out more about NRC https://www.nrc.no/ and Watch this short video to see NRC in action https://vimeo.com/736782633 .

What you will do

  • Identify country programme priorities, problems and challenges from an ICLA perspective and adopt a problem-solving approach, solving them in collaboration with other core competencies, support department, and senior management.
  • Lead on assessment design and analysis for ICLA.
  • Support and contribute to multi sector assessments and response designs.
  • Identify, monitor and evaluate risks, constraints, technical issues related to ICLA. implementation for timely action by relevant management authority.
  • Enable and guide the mainstreaming of gender, protection and environment into the ICLA strategies and operational practices.
  • Lead on ICLA concept note and proposal developments.
  • Support and contribute to multi sector donor reports, narrative and financial.
  • Liaise with relevant donors and representatives.
  • Train and capacitate ICLA staff on technical procedures applied in project cycle management.
  • Contribute to the strengthening of the position of NRC in Cameroon, liaising with relevant authorities, UN agencies, donors, other NGOs and partners, and social cohesion and protection sector actors.
  • Ensure the coordination of HLP and Civil Documentation with coordination forums (working groups, Area of Responsibility, and protection cluster) at national and regional levels.

We would like you to please download the detailed JD_ICLA Specialist_Cameroon.pdf to learn more about the position.

What you will bring

  • Minimum 4 years of experience within human rights / legal assistance/displacement area of expertise in a humanitarian or recovery context.
  • Strong understanding of relevant human rights frameworks, including refugee rights, internally displaced populations’ rights and humanitarian law.
  • Solid knowledge of and experience applying protection principles within humanitarian responses.
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Professional Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal.

Deadline for applications: 14th June 2024

What we offer

  • Duty station: Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Contract: 12months
  • Travel: up to 60%
  • Salary&benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s scale
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC https://www.nrc.no/career/what-we-offer/

Kindly send any questions about the application process to: [email protected]. Applications sent via email will not be accepted. Please check your application status on your NRC application profile

, Apply now , Added 21 hours ago – Updated 3 hours ago – Source: nrc.no

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