Project Coordinator – Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) NGO Careers – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Organisation: Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About Us:
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, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Project Coordinator will undertake
    regular visits to settlements, local authorities, and partners (as and
    when security allows) and government officials to identify needs and
    provide support through legal assistance, capacity building and advocacy.
  • Identify knowledge gaps and needs of
    target beneficiaries, partners and other key stakeholders relevant to ICLA
    thematic areas.
  • Identify external resources as required
    in consultation with ICLA Project Management Team (PMT).
  • In consultation with the ICLA Regional
    Adviser, develop and implement a training schedule and organize all
    logistical needs and support.
  • Conduct trainings and induction to new
    staff joining NRC and local partners on ICLA.
  • Compile ICLA activity reports.
  • Develop best practice documentation on
    methodologies and techniques.
  • The jobholder will also facilitate
    training and awareness sessions on ICLA thematic areas.
  • Budget and administrative responsibility
    for geographic and/or thematic areas as within the ICLA project
  • Implementation of the ICLA project in
    accordance with agreement applicable to the grant from the donor(s) and
    NRC principles and ways of work.
  • Identify national staff to implement the
    projects objectives.
  • Ensure that activities are in line with
    budget lines and limitations.
  • Keenly monitor, evaluate and suggest
    changes and improvements
  • Prepare and submit monthly summary
  • Document technical issues and questions,
    and report to the PMT. 
  •  Communicate with and obtain necessary
    agreements and understanding from local authorities and partners in the
    areas of responsibility in line with the NRC protocol for
  • Communicate, exchange information and
    co-operate with relevant external actors in the areas of responsibility as
    determined by the PMT. 
  • Communicate and coordinate work and
    tasks with the donor, the UN system in general, UNHCR in particular in the
    areas of responsibility determined by the PMT. 
  • Actively contribute to the development
    of NRC’s country strategy, action plan and activities plan and priorities
    in the ICLA sector as directed by the PMT. 
  • Guide and delegate tasks to NRC
    personnel associated with the organization’s ICLA activities. 
  • Assess needs for capacity building among

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee
    Council (NRC) Project Coordinator – Information, Counseling and Legal
    Assistance (ICLA) job opportunity should hold a University degree in law,
    social studies, development studies / other relevant field/ the equivalent
  • At least three years of related work
    experience with NGO, legal or international organisation in the area of
    protection or human rights
  • Experience from working as a project
    coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience working with and implementing
    projects through local partners
  • Reporting and analytical skills
  • Experience in conducting assessments
  • Community mobilization skills
  • Previous experience from working in
    complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the
    position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own skills/profile
  • Knowledge of the context in South West
    and Kampala/ West Nile
  • Knowledge of the English and local
  • Experience working with government,
    local authorities, humanitarian actors, migrants, host community and
    displaced populations (IDPs and Refugees)
How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified Ugandan candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading relief
organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) should apply by visiting the web
link below.
Deadline: 31st May 2018
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