Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Housing Land and Property Technical Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the ICLA Technical Officer (HLP) is to deliver high-quality information, counselling, legal assistance and training services within the area of expertise and ensure synergies with other NRC Core Competencies, in particular the NRC Shelter programme. 

Key Task and Responsibilities

Facilitate the provision of information about the HLP rights and entitlements of beneficiaries.  Facilitate individual and group legal counselling relating to HLP rights during mobile visits and through the hotline. Support and mobilize beneficiaries for enabling them to address their legal issues relating to HLP rights independently. Provide follow-up and direct legal assistance on the issues which cannot be addressed by beneficiaries independently.  Conduct training on HLP rights and Collaborative Dispute Resolution (CDR)for NRC staff and beneficiaries. Contribute to the legal Analysis of HLP issues to inform NRC advocacy efforts, and evidence-based HLP policy papers and guide counselling sessions with beneficiaries. Contribute to the monitoring and Mapping exercises organized and/or participated in by NRC  Cooperate with relevant NRC core competencies and support units to develop integrated responses to the beneficiaries’ needs Perform any other tasks as requested by ICLA Coordinator / PDM.

Key Education and Skills Requirements

LL.B from a University recognized by the Bar Standards Board Extensive experience working in the field with displaced and/or vulnerable groups and communities and government authorities Previous experience in the Rohingya response  Proven expertise in housing, land and Property Rights with strong knowledge of housing and land laws, procedures and practices in Bangladesh Oral proficiency in Chittagonian language. 

Additional Information 

We welcome applications from qualified and interested candidates, particularly local candidates, from the Cox’s Bazar area.  Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.

Contract period:  12 months (extendable)

Duty Station: Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar
Salary and Benefits:  Competitive salary and allowances as per NRC’s salary scale, Life and medical insurance, maternity leaves and allowances, festival bonus, annual and others leave, etc. 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.

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