Norwegian Refugee CouncilClosing Date : 2017-01-20
Duty Station : Aden, Yemen
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Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 20 Jan 2017
Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance Specialist - Yemen
Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

NRC s Horn of Africa & Yemen operation comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across nine countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, South Sudan and Yemen), and most recently Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania. 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 standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.
In Yemen, NRC commenced operations in June 2012, with a focus on the timely response to the needs of communities affected by displacement and conflict. As a result of the current conflict an estimated 21.1 million people are in need of assistance of which 2.3 million are displaced. NRC s strategy in Yemen is to ensure that vulnerable populations in hard to reach areas are included in NRC s humanitarian and durable solutions programming. NRC is currently operating in 7 Governorates in Yemen from bases in Sana a, Aden and Hodeida delivering life-saving interventions in WASH, Shelter and Food Security. Based on its programming NRC is focusing its advocacy efforts in Yemen on improved humanitarian access, the protection of IDPs, refugees and conflict-affected populations and the right to education. In 2016 NRC will also respond in the sector of Education.
Reporting to the Head of Programme the ICLA Specialist is responsible for technical development of the ICLA core competence, strategic direction and quality assurance, the ICLA strategy and quality controll. The ICLA Specialist is responsible for mentoring, training and capacity building staff on the specific core competence technical capacity.
Applicants for this position may be considered for similar positions in other countries within the region.

Job descriptionGeneric Responsibilities:Develop the core competence strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAsCompliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and proceduresContribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reportsIdentify trends technical standards and donor prioritiesFollow up on compliance with contractual commitments within core competence, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementationProvide technical direction and project implementation supportEnsure that key learnings are extracted from core competence implementation, and incorporate them in the core competence and staff development processesProvide systematic training and build capacity of technical staffRepresent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donorsPromote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategyQualificationsMinimum 4 years of experience within technical area expertise in a humanitarian/ recovery contextExperience from working in complex and volatile contextsICLA Core competency expertiseDocumented results related to the position s responsibilitiesKnowledge about own leadership skills/profileFluency in English, both written and verbalValid driver s licenseContext/specific skills, knowledge and experience:Knowledge of the context in Yemen and preferably in other arab conflict settings.Experience in capacity building and community mobilization.Excellent analytical, representation and influencing skills with the ability to convey messaging across diverse organizations.Experience with coordination mechanisms (cluster and sectorial).Knowledge of Arabic language is an asset.Personal qualitiesBehavioral competencies:These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. The following are essential for this position:Handling insecure environmentsStrategic thinkingEmpowering and building trustInfluencingInitiate action and changeAnalysingWe offerCommencement: ASAPContract period: 12 monthsSalary/benefits: According to NRC s general directionsDuty station: Yemen , Sana'a.Approved health certificate will be requested before contract startNRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and to check that its partners/employees have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location
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