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, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: ICLA Project Manager
Job Identification: 3449 Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Degree Level: Bachelor's Degree
Job Category: Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance
Reports to: Area Manager
Supervision of: ICLA Project Coordinator(s)
Project number: NGFM 1904, NGFM 2102, NGFM2103
Duration and type of contract: 1 year with the possibility of extension
NRC has been present in Nigeria since 2015 and has responded to the largest displacement waves in the country since August 2015. NRC contributes to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees in northeast Nigeria.
Through Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Core Competency, NRC supports efforts of the Government to increase access to Legal and Civil Documentation (LCD), and Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights for displaced and conflict-affected communities. Assistance focuses on the provision of information, counselling and legal assistance and collaborative dispute resolution services to displacement-affected communities.
The purpose of the ICLA PM is to lead, plan and implement ICLA activities in Borno State (Area North), Nigeria while working closely with the ICLA PM counterpart in Adamawa State (Area South).
Role and Responsibilities
Through Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Core Competency, NRC supports efforts of the Government to increase access to legal and civil documentation, and Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights for conflict-affected communities in northeast Nigeria. Assistance is focused on the provision of information, counselling and legal assistance and support to secure tenure/shelter to rights-holders, and capacity building for duty-bearers, in collaboration with local authorities, UN and NGO partners.
Under the overall supervision of the Area Manager and with the technical support of the ICLA Specialist, the Project Manager will be responsible for the implementation of activities in Borno North and central.
Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
Line management of project staff
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 in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
Provide technical direction to ICLA team, and ensure high quality of projects
Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the ICLA Specialist, highlight operational successes and challenges
Ensure that projects targets beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and assess better ways to assist
Develop and manage project budget, in cooperation with the Area Manager and ICLA Coordinators.
Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
Promote the rights of displaced persons in line with the advocacy strategy
Coordinate and Supervise the ICLA project team and programme activities
Coordinate preparation of work plans and progress reports for ICLA teams
Ensure activity deliverables are in line with project outputs and objectives
Identify synergies, needs and gaps in implementation and recommend appropriate actions
Expand and maintain NRC’s network of relevant stakeholders in all operational areas.
Identify best practices, lessons learned and provide inputs to the planning, design and implementation of projects
Develop and maintain relations with relevant stakeholders, and promote coordination and communication among local leaders and communities to ensure effective participation in NRC activities
Coordinate preparation of donor reports, GORs and monthly reports on activities and progress
Ensure that NRC’s programmes are guided by and effectively abide by the humanitarian principles
Any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor
Relevant interfaces for this position are:
Strategy, staff capacity building and project planning: ICLA Specialist
Area operations and implementation: Area Manager
Scale and scope of the position:
Staff: Project Coordinators, ICLA Team Leads, ICLA Officers, ICLA Assistants
Stakeholders: UNHCR, IRC, UNICEF, DRC, PLAN International, Save the Children, Legal aid Council of Nigeria, BOGIS, NBA, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, NIMC, NPC, NEMA, SEMA, Local Courts, other community decision-makers
This is a National role for Nigerian Nationals only.
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.