ICLA Officer at NRC, Kabul, Afghanistan

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Deadline: 20 April 2019

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance (ICLA) Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan. The duration of this post is 9 months.

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NRC provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The ICLA Officer will perform the following functions:

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  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Implement delegated project portfolio according to plan of action.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement.
  • Provide free legal information, counselling and assistance to Returnees and IDPs consistent with the Relevant laws and procedures, including timely and appropriate follow-up, loading appeals etc.
  • Remain updated on current legislation and legal developments in Afghanistan.
  • Accurately register cases in the electronic database.
  • Maintain and update hard copy files of documents and pleadings in individual cases.
  • Participate in mobile teams, when scheduled.
  • Bring legal problems of clients to the attention of relevant departments.
  • Represent NRC in national and internal meetings, when requested.
  • At all-time respect the anonymity of clients approaching NRC and the confidentiality of information received from any clients.
  • Provide legal counselling to clients and represent them in courts, at attorney departments and other relevant departments.
  • In coordination with the ICLA Coordinator, support the provision of legal assistance services in complex legal cases.
  • Regularly visit returnee and IDP communities as well as Encashment Centre to provide information/counselling on rights awareness and durable solutions to displaced persons; disseminate information about NRC’s mandate.
  • Liaise with governmental, non-governmental organizations and UN agencies to establish and maintain networks for referrals.
  • Collect and record information about socio-economic, security and general conditions within the ILAC’s AOR for returnees and IDPs.
  • Conduct assessments as required.
  • Identify problems facing returnees both before and after return, and record the experiences of returnees.
  • Participate in NRC staff seminars and training, when scheduled.
  • Represent NRC in national and international meetings, when requested and promote exchange of information with relevant external actors.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University degree from faculty of law or Sharia.
  • 3 -5 year’s Work experience in the field of law.
  • Preferably experience in working with clients.
  • Work experience from national or international organizations (Experience with returnees/IDPs issues is an asset).
  • Fluency Dari and Pashto Language.
  • Familiarity with NRC’s work in the region is an asset.
  • Work experience with refugees and IDPs.
  • Familiarity with humanitarian’s work.
  • Good Level of English (oral and written).
  • Computer literate (MS Office).
  • Nationality of Afghanistan.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit NRC.