Job Description


Through our rapid response mechanism (RRM), we provide immediate assistance during emergencies. We have 370 staff members and we are present in strategic locations such as Maiduguri, Yola, and Jos. This allows us to respond to the needs of those affected by the conflict across the North-East and North Central regions of Nigeria.

Our strategic locations also enable us to promote equitable access to basic services and strengthen the rights of displaced people and returnees. In addition to our country office and area offices, we also have sub-offices in Dikwa, Monguno, Biu, Mubi, Pulka, and Gwoza.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about supporting refugees and people forced to flee their homes.

NRC Is looking for an ICLA Officer Nigeria Pulka at NRC's Pulka Offices, to fill one position.

The Information Counselling and Legal Assistance Officer's purpose is to support the 

day-to-day implementation of ICLA core competency project activities in Pulka, Nigeria Borno States. 

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development Plan.

  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines
  • Implement delegated CC projects according to the plan of action
  • Ensure that the project targets beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  • Actively facilitate and maintain Liaison and collaboration 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 
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities to ensure accountability. 
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly, and quarterly implementation plans
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required
  • Perform any other professional duties as requested by the ICLA Coordinators, Field Coordinator, and ICLA PM.
  • Implement the legal assistance programs including HLP, CDR, and identity documentation activities innovatively to adapt to location and context, in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements and optimize opportunities for synergies
  • Contribute to the planning procedures and tools for the implementation of ICLA projects in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements
  • Document project achievements and deliverables 
  • 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 the ICLA strategy, technical SOPs/ guidelines, and Macro LFAs for Nigeria.
  • Contribute to the development of funding proposals, project budgets, and donor reports 
  • Contribute to Coordination and management of the ICLA project implementation (activities, budget, and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirement
  • Supervise Project Assistants, and ensure the transfer of relevant skills for quality program implementation
  • Assess new locations for ICLA outreach activities
  • Oversee Data Management, ICLA database, and documentation related to ICLA services
  • Provide technical assistance to the ICLA assistant and contribute to the development of a quality ICLA program in line with the Nigerian context.
    • Experience from working as an Officer in a humanitarian context, especially legal experience is valued
    • Minimum 2 years experience from practice as a lawyer or 2 years Experience working in the field of Humanitarian Assistance, preparedly protection.
    • Must have a good knowledge of the laws and policies governing HLP issues and Identity documentation
    •  Must possess a Bachelor of Law degree or an equivalent in Social Sciences or Humanities and be conversant with international humanitarian and Human Rights law  
    • Excellent communication skills – written and spoken – in English required. 
    • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages (Hausa)
    • Must be willing to work as a team member, take direction, and share technical skills with colleagues and counterparts
    • Computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheets is required, 
    • Must be able to work under pressure Fluency in Hausa and one or more other local languages of Gwoza LGA.

      Context/Specific Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

    • Knowledge of the context in the geographical area of responsibility is desirable.

  • Knowledge of the local languages.

    B. Behavioral Competencies 

  • Handling insecure environment
Planning and delivering resultsEmpowering and building trustCommunicating with impact and respect

What we offer;

Grade 5 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.Location: PulkaNRC is an equal opportunities employer. In the selection of our staff, we are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.

Deadline for applications: 20 July 2023

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

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