Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance Programme Development Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships. Central African Republic (CAR) is experiencing a humanitarian crisis, with more than 600,000 internally displaced, and 500,000 of refugees in neighbouring countries, and many more affected. NRC started the current country programme in CAR in February 2014, and is currently operating in five field offices; Berberati in the South West, Dekoa in the Centre West, Kaga Bandoro in the Centre North, Ndele in the north, Alindao in the southeast, as well as the capital office in Bangui. The security situation is highly volatile and very difficult to predict. NRC’s geographical areas of intervention are stable at the moment but it is difficult to predict if they will remain stable, even in the short term. The programme portfolio includes all five core competencies of NRC. ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), Livelihood and Food Security, WASH, Shelter and Education, Mediation, as well as Protection and Community Based Planning programmes. The purpose of the Programme Development Manager (PDM) is to be responsible for design, develop and implement the Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance (ICLA) program in the Central African Republic (CAR). Duties and Responsibilities Develop ICLA Core Competency (CC) strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidelines,tools, and handbooks Responsible for the development and management of funding proposals, project budgets and donor reports Coordinate and manage ICLA project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills Liaise and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy Ensure high technical quality of projects and synergies with other CCs Design trainings for Humanitarian actors, government officials, community leaders and other stakeholders Identify Housing and Land disputes dynamics (Conflict Prevention and Conflict Resolution…) Research and analyse Housing, Land and Property (HLP) challenges in CAR Facilitate the CAR’s Housing Land and Properties Working Group Liaise with government officials, humanitarian/development actors, and civil society Provide internal reports on time and with high quality Qualifications Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts Expertise in legal assistance (collaborative dispute resolution methods, HLP rights, and civil documentation issues are strong assets) Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal Knowledge of the context in CAR is an asset Experience in Advocacy work Personal Qualities Handling insecure environments Strategic thinking Empowering and building trust Influencing Initiate action and change Analysing
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