Norwegian Refugee Council
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.
- Role and responsibilities
The purpose of the Paralegal position is to assist with the day-to-day implementation of the Information, Counseling, and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Programme in Assosa Zone.
- Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
- Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in activities
- Cooperate with relevant partners and local authorities
- Work with ICLA officers to implement delegated ICLA program activities according to the plan of action
- Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
- Demonstrate commitment to NRC’s mission, vision, and value
- Act as a liaison between the targetted community and the ICLA team.
- Working with ICLA officers, help lead mobile group information sessions, designed to raise awareness and provide information to displaced persons, on access to civil documentation, legal identity documents, and related issues.
- Be available to respond to questions from community members on civil documentation, legal identity documents, and related issues, and to refer community members who require more detailed assistance to ICLA Officers.
- Manage and maintain communication with beneficiaries.
- Assist with the organization, management, and support of cases and awareness campaigns, including administrative tasks, and review of documents, and information.
- In coordination with ICLA officers, develop and execute outreach strategies to the community, community partners, and stakeholders.
- Support community partners/and stakeholders to raise concerns about issues affecting their community.
- Plan/facilitate community outreach and education.
- Adhere to ICLA policies, donor agreements, work plans, budgets, and procurement plans.
- Adhere to NRC’s Human Resources, Financial, Logistics & Security policies, and procedures.
- Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager.
Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organization to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:
Professional competencies These skills, knowledge, and experience are important for effective performance.
Generic professional competencies:
- Minimum 3 years’ experience
- Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
- A University degree in law is a strong asset; a social sciences degree with a paralegal qualification and/or a background in protection related work may be considered in lieu of a law degree
- Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical, and negotiation skills
- Ability to prioritize responsibilities, carry out multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:
- BA degree and above
- Some experience working on community mobilization or protection activities in a humanitarian/recovery context
- Some experience in working with government authorities and vulnerable beneficiaries
- Skills and experience in case management and conflict resolution
- Fluency in written and spoken English, Amharic, Oromifa, and Rutani (Benishangul)
- Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision in a challenging environment
- Pro-active, goal-oriented, and results-driven
- Flexible and creative
- Excellent communication skills
- Empowering and building trust
- Communicating with impact and respect
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
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