Job Description


Our Ideal Candidate

The role of the ICLA officer is to deliver high-quality information, counselling and legal assistance services within the delegated thematic and geographical portfolio.

Key Task and Responsibilities

Facilitate the provision of information about the Legal Identity and Housing land and property (HLP) rights and entitlements of beneficiaries. Facilitate individual and group legal counselling from the Help Desk, ICLA-Hub and during mobiles visits  Support and mobilize beneficiaries for enabling them to address their legal issues relating to their Legal identity and HLP rights independently.  Provide follow-up and direct legal assistance on issues which cannot be addressed by beneficiaries independently.  Liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders. Conduct or assist training on Legal Identity, Housing land and property (HLP) rights and Collaborative Dispute Resolution (CDR) to NRC staff, stakeholders and 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 / PM.       

Key Education and Skills Requirements

University degree in Law, Social Work, social science, or another relevant field from a recognized institution. Extensive experience working in the field with displaced and/or vulnerable groups and communities and government authorities Previous experience in the Rohingya response  Fluency in English, both written and verbal  Excellent computer proficiency Proven expertise in protection, and HLP rights with strong knowledge of housing and land laws, procedures, and practices in Bangladesh Oral proficiency in the Chittagonian dialect. 

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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