Norwegian Refugee Council ICLA Project Assistant Job in Kakuma, Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council

Job Vacancy: ICLA Project Assistant

Kenyan Nationals Only

Ref. No: 3546764675

Full time

Number of positions: 1

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

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011.

Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations. NRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by the ongoing conflict and more recently by the drought and famine.

NRC offers a comprehensive response for Refugees, returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

ICLA Project Assistant reports to ICLA Project Officer.

The purpose of Information Counselling & Legal (ICLA) Assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the ICLA project activities.

The position will be based in Kakuma.

Job Description

  • Disseminate relevant information on ICLA services including country of origin information at the Integrated return help desk.
  • Maintain confidential records of beneficiary information. Conduct housing, land and property rights awareness for returnees.
  • Conduct Group Information sessions, participate in radio talk back shows and in drafting of radio spot messages.
  • Assist in mobilization and creating awareness among beneficiaries on ICLA services
  • Provide counselling and Legal Assistance on legal identity and HLP
  • Identify any protection concerns of returnees or refugees and refer to appropriate partner organization for assistance.
  • Compile daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly data of people provided with information, HLP rights awareness and mine risk awareness.
  • Capture the data of ICLA beneficiaries in accordance with NRC policy Participate in ICLA continuous assessments, mapping and investigation.
  • Supervise data collection during ICLA surveys and assessments.
  • Consult with the Project Officer for guidance and support.
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager


  • University Graduate in Law with 2 years project implementation experience.
  • Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Education Field: Law

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor’s degree
  • Academy college / University

Personal qualities

  • Knowledge and experience of conducting repatriation project is an added advantage. Capable of working in harsh environment under minimum supervision.
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills. Proven skills in report writing
  • Advanced computer skills; Word, Excel, Power point

We offer

  • Commencement as soon as possible
  • Duty station: Kakuma
  • Duration of contract 1 year with possibility of Extension
  • Salary/benefits according to NRC general directions. The candidate will observe NRC’s Code of Conduct and working hours for the NRC Kakuma office.

How to Apply

Candidates should apply on line by going through Email and paper applications will not be considered.

Search criteria:

  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Rule of law / Legal Counselling
  • Role: Assistant

Deadline for application: 16/07/2018

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Turkana County


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