Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Icla Programme Development Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


The purpose of the Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Programme Development Manager (PDM) is to be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing the ICLA programme in Somalia, provide strategic direction and quality assurance, develop, and implement the ICLA strategy and quality control. 

Generic responsibilities 

  1. Develop ICLA strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines, and Macro LFAs
  2. Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, ICLA core competency tools, handbooks, and guidelines
  3. Contribute to Fundraising, develop, and revise funding proposal, budgets, and donor reports.
  4. Coordinate and manage ICLA project implementation (activities, budget, and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements        
  5. Identify trends, technical standards, and donor priorities.
  6. Ensure that key learnings are extracted from ICLA implementation and incorporate them into ICLA and staff development processes.
  7. Contribute to the Institutionalisation of cash-based interventions and market-based programmes though Capacity Building, guidance and SOP development and interdepartmental engagement
  8. Ensure capacity building and transfer of key skills to ICLA staff across four areas of operation.
  9. Liaison and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups. 
  10. Promote the rights of IDPs and possible returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

    Specific responsibilities 

    • Technical oversight of all ICLA programming in Somalia, ensure Design and implementation of high quality ICLA interventions.
    • Contribute to development of the country strategy and develop CC strategy, technical guidance, and Macro LFAs that are aligned with Country, regional and global strategies and priorities.
    • Study ICLA-specific contextual aspects and issues in Somalia and produce strategic and programming analyses to initiate ICLA projects.
    • With the support of the regional ICLA Adviser, HLP AoR Adviser and the HoP, ensure that the necessary funds and resources are mobilized for growing ICLA needs
    • Assess ICLA -specific contextual Analysis as well as potential programming aspects throughout the country.
    • Develop high quality ICLA project proposals and reports for potential programming in those areas.

      Generic professional competencies: 

    • Relevant completed university degree (Social Sciences, Anthropology, Geography, Law, Development Studies, etc); Master’s degree or higher is an advantage.

  11. 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 Sound knowledge of HLP and Legal Identity rights in conflict or post-conflict communities, including forced displacement, Humanitarian Assistance and development  Effective communicator and trainer on HLP and related issues  Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Knowledge and skills in market analysis, cash-based interventions and market based programmes Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile  Manage time effectively, prioritizing tasks and able meet deadlines.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience: 

Previous International Development or Humanitarian experience, preferably with facilitation of groups in conflict, and interest-based negotiation Knowledge of working in an Emergency context Previous experience in geographical or operations Mapping  Fluency in English and excellent writing and communication skills Proven ability to operate under strict deadline and high level of discipline and professionalism Experience with start-up, exit or similar

For additional Information Kindly see the detailed Job Description

Additional Details:

Grade:                                             9

Reports to:                                      Head of Programme

Supervision of:                               N/A

Duty station:                                  Mogadishu or Baidoa (flexible)

Travel %                                           50 %

Duration and type of contract:   10 months (Renewable

We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.

Please note to attach your academic and professional certificates in your application.

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The role is open to internal national candidates only.

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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