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Project Officer Job in Kenya – NGO

Norwegian Refugee Council
Job Vacancy: ICLA Project Officer
Ref. nr.:3498627272

Full time

Number of Position: 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, Information counselling & legal assistance (ICLA), and water,sanitation and hygiene (WASH) 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.

ICLA Project Officer reports to ICLA Coordinator.
Job Description
  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards
  • Ensure compliance with ICLA CC strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards.
  • Responsible for implementation of technical activities in the ICLA project in Kakuma
  • Responsible for tracking of financial expenditures of the project.
  • Responsible for the quality control and monitoring of the Voluntary Return activities.
  • Responsible for Voluntary Return project documentation.
  • Provide technical support and capacity building towards project staff.
  • Provide specific technical analysis and feedback to NRC representatives in coordination forums
  • Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Responsible for updating of Somali country of origin information to ensure it is relevant and accurate.
  • Responsible for the quality assurance of the translation of the information in Somali language and production of high quality pamphlets.
  • Ensure regular information sharing, mine risk awareness and HLP awareness for returnees.
  • Ensure all returnees have received return assistance package at departure from Kakuma.
  • Develop ICLA proposals, ensure effective implementation and documentation of lessons learnt. Ensure proper project budget monitoring and efficient utilization of the funds.
  • Supervise, evaluate and appraise the Project Assistant(s), providing technical guidance when needed.
  • University graduate in Law or Social Work with 2 years Experience in related field.
  • Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Core competency expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Education field: Law

Education level: College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities
  • Knowledge and experience in serving refugees in harsh and insecure environment.
  • Having knowledge and experience of conducting voluntary repatriation project start up.
  • Experience in durable solution activities for IDPs and refugees
We Offer
Duty station: Kakuma
Contract period is up to December 2017 with possibility of extension.
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 Kakuma

How to Apply

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Search Criteria: 
  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance
  • Role: Worker
Deadline for application: 14/07/2017 

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