Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Icla Project Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


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1. Role and responsibilities

The Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Project Coordinatorwill be responsiblefor the implementation of the delegated ICLA project portfolio in selected areas of the Western Ukraine. The ICLA Project Coordinator will manage the ICLA team, ensure capacity building and transferring of key skills. The ICLA Project Coordinator will oversee legal service, capacity building delivery, development of the community-based paralegal network and ensure quality and alignment with NRCstrategies and procedures.

Generic responsibilities

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

1. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures

2. Contribute to ICLA strategy development, project proposals drafting and provide input on needs and gaps

3. Coordinate, manage and implement the portfolio of ICLA projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated by the ICLA Project Manager in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality

4. Support implementation of project cycle management activities according to NRC framework.

5. Oversee the provision of Legal Services to NRC beneficiaries in the relevant area

6. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in needof legal protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist

7. Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities

8. Supervise the ICLA teamlocated in Ternopilsub-office, ensuretheir capacity building and transfer key skills;

9. Contribute to protection needs and trends identification

10. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders

Specific responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of thejob location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

·    Manage, supervise andsupport ICLA teamthroughcapacity buildingactivities andon-the-jobtraining

·    Identifyappropriate locations for ICLA outreach work and establishment of activities in Coordination with ICLA team.

·    Monitor and follow-up on the quality of ICLA services provided

·    Monitor and supervise ICLA Partners activities, as delegated by the Project Manager 

·    Conduct field visits to targeted locations, including to ICLA Partners locations

·    Monitor, analyse and document issues of concern arising during legal case management

·    Monitor the project performance and progress towards set targets according to ICLA database and other monitoring tools

·    Assist in development and Design of the relevant reporting templates

·    Contribute to the development of SOPs, checklists and relevant ICLA tools.

·    Deliver timely and quality regular and ad hoc reporting on quantitative and qualitative aspects of the implementation.

·     Contribute to theproposals, report writing and budgets drafting process

 ·    Conduct CC specific technical assessment and present recommendations

·    Coordinate with project staff from other NRC programmes in relation to planning and implementation of programme interventions, ensure integrated programming responsewhen applicable

·    Coordinate with theAdvocacy unit and contribute to evidence-based advocacy efforts, built around legal protection programming

·    Contribute to organisational learning through the provision specific technical Analysis, lessons learned and reports

·    Prepare, organize and facilitate trainings, workshops,webinars and other events according to the plans/requests

·    Ensure effective use of internal and external referral mechanisms and pathways.

·    Provide regular progress and administrative reports to the line manager 

 ·  Ensure proper filing of documents

·    Represent ICLA in coordination fora and working groups (e.g. Protection cluster field coordination) 

·    Perform any other tasks as requested byline management

2. Competencies

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

1. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

·    Minimum 3 years of relevant job experience in a similar role, preferably within the humanitarian sector

·    Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

·    Proven experience in coordinating activities and liaising with external actors

·    Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

·    Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

 ·   Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

·    Bachelor degree in Law,Human Rights, international relations,political sciences or equivalent 

·     Understanding of laws and regulations related to internal displacement is an asset

·    In depth knowledge of the context in Ukraine

.    Knowledge of the context inthe targeted areas of Western Ukraine is anasset.

·    Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian language

·    Experience with start-up of legal protection programmes is an asset

2. Behavioral competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

·    Handling insecure environments

·    Managing resources to optimize results 

·    Empowering and building trust

·    Managing performance and development 

·    Planning and delivering results

Key Information - Please Take Note When Applying

Learn more about NRC here To apply as an internal candidate, please click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site. Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your experience, employment history, and education in your application. Ensure to attach your latest CV. Submit your application and CV in English. When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport. Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
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