Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance Adviser

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


NRC is looking for an Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance Adviser to join the Afghanistan mission. The role holder is responsible for contributing to the quality of the implementation of Legal Aid services through the Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance programme, and its strategic direction. The Adviser will provide Technical Support (develop tools and guidelines, provide capacity-building, and identify programmatic opportunities) to Project Managers and teams across Afghanistan.

If you are an action-oriented, execution-driven, and hands-on executive; an influential, interpersonal, and strategic leader; with strong communications skills; and a track record in in building constructive relationships with external parties, then this is the role for you! **This position is open to Afghan Nationals only**

What You Will Do

Strategy and proposal development. Project Implementation (activities, budget, and project documentation). Technical direction and assurance of high quality of projects. Technical guidance, systematic training, and Capacity Building through coaching and mentorships. Key learnings extraction and dissemination with relevant stakeholders. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.

What You Will Bring

Bachelor’s degree. Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance, legal aid, and/or Access to Justice experience position in humanitarian/recovery programming environment for displaced and/or conflict-affected people. Afghanistan displacement and legal context and humanitarian community response experience and knowledge. Access to legal identity; housing, land, and property rights; and employment Law rights track record. High risk, insecure, opaque, complex, and volatile context exposure. English fluency, both written and verbal. Knowledge of the local language (Dari and Pashto).

What Makes This Position Attractive?

The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is complex, protracted, and worsening. The country is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis with a risk of systemic collapse and human catastrophe.  This is an opportunity to contribute to the protection and assistance of vulnerable and crisis-affected women, girls, boys, and men. NRC Afghanistan maintains a presence in 14 provinces across the country and is the largest INGO in the country, at a programmatic, field coverage, and staff count level. Meaningful work that responds to the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns raised by beneficiary communities. NRC Afghanistan meets immediate humanitarian needs, prevents further displacement, and contributes to durable solutions. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.

What We Offer

Afghanistan duty station. 12-month contract duration (renewable, subjecting to funding and need). 50% travel, approximately. Grade 8 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. NRC 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. We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Key Information - Please Take Note When Applying

We highly encourage you to learn more about the role: please review the full Job Description here. Learn more about NRC’s operation in Afghanistan here. Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your employment history, experience, responsibilities, 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. To apply as an internal candidate, 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. This position is open to Afghan Nationals only. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. NRC is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. 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. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to give detailed feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted. For any queries, please email us at with “Information, Counselling, and Legal Assistance Adviser Afghanistan” as the subject line. 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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