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Project Assistant Job in Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council 

Project Assistant - Information Counselling and Legal Assistance, Kenya
Kenyan Nationals Only

 Ref. No: 3023665260

Commencement: As soon as possible
Duty Station: Mandera
Duration of Contract: 1 year contract with possible extension

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).

NRC’s Horn of Africa operation comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across eight countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Yemen), and most recently Eritrea, Uganda and South Sudan. 

NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to ensure a greater number of vulnerable people in hard to reach areas get access to humanitarian assistance, become resilient to future disasters and find durable solution. 

The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardisation of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination. 

In Kenya the head office is based in Nairobi and we have field offices in Dadaab, Kakuma and Mandera.

The Project Assistant is responsible for follow up of ICLA activities in Mandera County under the supervision of the Project Officer.

The position holder reports to the Project Officer- Information Counseling and Legal Assistance.

Job description
  • Monitor and report on the project activities and ensure compliance with plans and NRC standards
  • Work with the community committees in the planning and enrollment of the activities
  • Suggest new methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities
  • Report all protection related concerns
  • Carry out data collection as required
  • Prepare field reports
  • Prepare and file relevant documents
  • Participate in the regular meetings at the field level for common feedback of ICLA activities to ensure information is shared across all actors
  • Help in creating awareness about the project activities, scope and mandates.
  • Regularly up-date and maintain the database.
  • Bachelors degree in Political Science, Social Sciences
  • Experience from working with rights based projects (ICLA)
  • Experience in humanitarian/recovery contexts
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Demonstrable results relating to position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
Education field
  • Political science
Education level
  • College / University, Bachelor's degree
Personal qualities
  • Knowledge of the political and security situation in Mandera
  • Knowledge and ability to fluently speak Somali language
  • Experience working in remote hardship areas.
We offer
Salary / Benefits: According to NRC's general directions. The candidate will observe NRC's code of conduct and working hours for the NRC office in Mandera.

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E-mail and paper applications will not be considered.

Deadline for application: 19/04/2016

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