Norwegian Refugee Council Regional ICLA Core Competency Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council
Regional ICLA Core Competency Advisor

Ref. No: 2932098996
 

Duty Station: Nairobi

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. 

NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

 

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. 
In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. 
NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within Shelter, Education, and Food security, Legal Assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The purpose of the Regional Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Core Competency Adviser position is to provide all rounded ICLA technical support in the region in planning, implementation, proposal development, monitoring and Evaluation, capturing impact evidences, introducing innovations and capacity building in line with the regional strategy and the respective country strategies.


Job description
  • Provide guidance and capacity building across countries in the region to ensure that NRC delivers high quality, effective and relevant programming in line with Programme Policy and strategic CC priorities in the region.
  • Establishing and supervising technical lines, communication and knowledge sharing on relevant core competency or cross-cutting issue across countries in the region
  • Conduct periodic field visits for problem solving and ensure that implementation of ICLA programme is sustainable and in compliance with agreed donor’s requirements and NRC and government policies and global standards.
  • Contribute to adapting NRC’s programme approaches through innovation and development in the relevant CC or cross-cutting issue, in close cooperation with the Global CCA (Team Leader) and the field
  • Support the consolidation of a learning culture – documentation, operational research, and capturing best practices to enable regional countries to achieve and/or surpass established targets and standards.
  • Contribute to strategic development of ICLA Programme in the Region by supporting Countries in developing CC strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs
  • Contribute to global programme development projects and manage regional programme development projects, including fundraising, budgets and reporting to partners according to deadlines and quality requirements
  • Represent NRC in relevant humanitarian forums at both regional and global levels
  • Scoping, facilitating and encouraging innovative approaches to programming in the region.
  • Identify regional advocacy issues related to the relevant CCs and cross cutting issue
  • Contribute with advice and technical inputs on recruitment of country level CC staff
Specific responsibilities
  • Provide technical oversight of ICLA activities in the Region, with a major focus on Housing, land and property (HLP).
  • Identify and monitor risks, constraints, technical issues and escalate issues related with ICLA based on evaluations, field visits and periodic reports for timely leadership action.
  • Design multi country projects and identify various donor priorities and funding opportunities for ICLA interventions in the region.
  • Develop appropriate technical training packages and modules for ICLA to enhance the capacity of NRC staff and partner NGO’s engaged by NRC in its implementation of ICLA interventions.
  • In collaboration with other Regional CC Advisors, identify and promote synergy between the CCs and further these through suitable project conceptualization and designing
  • Standardize technical approaches and guidelines within the region around ICLA interventions as well as processes such as assessments, monitoring and evalu11
  • Exploring opportunities to grow and expand ICLA programme while developing new initiatives linked to addressing issues of mixed migration in the region ation.
Qualifications
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant leadership/management experience within the humanitarian field
  • Experience in ICLA Core Competency (CC) implementation, with a minimum 4 years within ICLA (or similar fields) in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Solid ICLA expertise in Housing, land and property, Legal identity and civil documentation
  • Experience in working on issues of mixed migration and Durable solutions for the displaced
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training and development approaches
  • High level of communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the context in the Greater Horn of Africa Region
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Experience with project development, especially from an emergency and post-emergency phases
  • Experience working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies (eg. UNHCR, DFID, SIDA, ECHO, EU etc.)
  • Experience in capacity building and community mobilization
  • Experience in advocacy work
  • Experience with coordination mechanisms (cluster and sectorial)
  • Experience in resource mobilisation and in particular working with EU donors, American donors and UN agencies
  • Experience in capacity building and community mobilization
  • Experience in advocacy work
  • Experience with coordination mechanisms (cluster and sectorial)
Education level: College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Strategic thinking and diplomatic
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Initiating action and coping with change
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision
  • Able to present and represent an organisation
  • Culturally sensitive and coping with a changing environment
  • Flexible and creative
  • Good communication skills
We Offer

Commencement: ASAP
 

Contract period: 1 Year
 
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
   
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.

Miscellaneous info

Travel: Some travelling must be expected

How to Apply
 

Candidates should apply on line by going through www.nrc.no.

Email and paper applications will not be considered.
 

Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location

Deadline for application: 19/02/2016 

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