Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Vacancy for a Graduate Lawyer in Maiduguri, Borno

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, emergency food security, 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: ICLA Officer
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: ICLA Coordinator
Supervision of: ICLA Technical Assistant
Duty station: Maiduguri
Travel: 25%
Project number: NGFM 1801 and NGFM 1802
Duration and type of contract: 6 Months (With possibility of extension)
Background

  • NRC is looking for an ICLA Officer for our area office in Maiduguri in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the ICLA Officer is to ensure the Implementation and impact of ICLA programme activities in Maiduguri and in the field offices
  • NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Livelihoods and Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and Education in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

Job Description

  • Implement the legal assistance programs including Housing, Land and Property, Conflict Dispute Resolution and identity documentation activities innovatively to adapt to location and context, in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements and optimise opportunities for synergies
  • Monitor technical quality of ICLA projects and maintain transparency of implementation progress
  • Contribute to an effective M&E system in the country
  • Support and integrate gender, protection and advocacy priorities into ICLA programme design
  • Contribute to the development of funding proposal, project budgets and donor reports
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities to ensure accountability.
  • Contribute to the Development and planning procedures and tools for implementation of ICLA projects in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Document project achievements and deliverables

Qualifications

  • Minimum: Bachelor of Law Degree and must have been called to the Nigerian BAR (be able to practice as a lawyer in Nigeria) and be conversant with international humanitarian and Human Rights law
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a practicing lawyer.
  • Fluency in written and oral English
  • Computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheets is required
  • Knowledge of the context in Nigeria
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages (Hausa and Kanuri preferred)
  • Experience with humanitarian activities
  • Knowledge of the laws and policies governing Housing Land and Property issues and Identity documentation is mandatory
  • Experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Education field:

  • Law

Education level:

  • College / University, Master / Phd gradelocated in Ikeja, Lagos State

Personal Qualities:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Communicating with impact and respect: 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.
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environment
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.

Language:

  • Hausa
  • English

We Offer

  • Commencement: October 2018
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions – Grade Level 5 Step1(Officer).
  • Duty station: Maiduguri, with frequent travels. Travel outside Maiduguri is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
  • Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start.

 

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application procedures and CV Registration

  • 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

 

 

Application Deadline   8th October, 2018.

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