Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Project Manager - Syria

Norwegian Refugee Council Middle East
  • Location
    Syrian Arab Republic
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 02

Position description

For this exciting role our ideal candidate is:

A university post-graduate (preferably in law) with a focus on international human rights, international humanitarian or refugee law. A minimum of 3 years of relevant project management and/or technical advisory experience in a humanitarian/recovery context, and particularly in the protection / legal assistance field. A strategic thinker, who can identify, plan and oversee the implementation of key ICLA activities needed. Technical experience with Housing, Land & Property (HLP) rights or civil documentation issues desirable. 

Role and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities 

  • Line management for project staff
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to the development of Country, Area and ICLA strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant ICLA projects 
  • Coordinate and manage ICLA project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Provide technical direction to ICLA team, and ensure high technical quality of projects
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the ICLA Specialist, highlighting operational successes and challenges                             
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and assess new and better ways to assist
  • Develop and manage project budget, in cooperation with Area Manager 
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and partners and transfer key skills 
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders in coordination with Area Manager 
  • Promote the rights of displaced persons in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities 

  • Participate in relevant project start-up, progress review, and closing meetings 
  • Ensure accurate and consistent development and implementation of ICLA case management and M&E tools
  • Ensure the development and implementation of a capacity building plan for the ICLA team including a learning by doing component 
  • Actively participate in relevant humanitarian coordination meetings particularly those related to housing, land and property and the protection and shelter sectors 
  • Actively promote and operationalize synergies between ICLA and other NRC programmes and relevant humanitarian organizations 
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the Area Manager or ICLA Specialist

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Syria

Please note this is non-family duty station 

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

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