Saturday, 18 February 2012

NRC Project Coordinator ICLA Job Vacancy in Faryab Province, Afghanistan

NRC has been working in Afghanistan since the late 2002, focusing on provision of information, counselling and legal assistance (ICLA), shelter and education. The Project Coordinator in Faryab will be responsible for all ICLA programming and a gender-based violence (GBV) program. The main objective of the ICLA programme is to contribute to durable solutions for refugees, IDPs and returnees and to assist them in obtaining their rights. The GBV program includes emergency support for GBV survivors, a referral system, case monitoring, community training, and income generation training.

Job description Management
â- Coordinating and supervising all ICLA activities, including legal, information and gender-based violence case management, internal and external capacity building and advocacy initiatives
â- Ensuring high-quality project and programme implementation in conformity with donor agreements, stipulated goals and objectives
â- Conducting regular budget tracking and reporting

Capacity Building
â- Designing and implementing training plans for individual staff
â- Assisting in capacity building for relevant authorities through training and other joint activities

â- Liaising with appropriate authorities and civil society to resolve problems identified through the legal casework
â- Identifying obstacles to refugee/IDP returns and advocating appropriate local responses
â- Participating in general advocacy work in consultation with PM and Protection and Advocacy Advisor
â- Preparing and presenting position/research paper(s) on a selected area of study related to and based on the ICLA experience and casework

â- Developing and maintaining working relationship with relevant UN staff
â- Serving as an NRC field representative for donor visits in English language
â- Maintaining positive and supportive relations with local government

Personal qualities:
â- All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

â- University degree in law, management, human rights, refugee studies, international relations or other similar degree
â- At least three years of work experience in the legal field, displacement, emergency and/or development context, preferably in international organizations
â- Good working knowledge of international protection principles and their practical implementation
â- Demonstrated experience in project/programme management, including supervision and mentoring of the staff
â- Solid experience in general management, including finance, budget, administration, logistics and human resources â- Solid experience in working with the displaced populations
â- Solid work experience in Afghanistan and/or the region
â- Experience in liaising with governmental authorities as well as with local/national, regional and international organizations and institutions
â- Familiarity with NRC work

We offer:
â- Commencement: April 2012
â- Contract period: 12 months with possible extension
â- Salary/benefits: According to NRC's general directions, approximately NOK 50600 ,-(€ 6600 ) per month, and free housing of moderate standard.

Please note that tax fees may occur for some countries.
â- Duty station: Maimana, Afghanistan is a non-family duty station. The security situation is changeable which results in limited movement and recreation facilities are minimal. Comfortable shared accommodation is provided.

How to apply:
Contact info.: Toril Rindahl Jørgensen Adviser - Recruitment and Selection (+47) 90 82 64 75
Ingebjørg Kårstad Programme Coordinator

Closing Date: Monday, 27 February 2012

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