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ICLA Specialist

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    Norwegian Refugee Council

    Closing date:
    12 Dec 2019

    All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

    1. Role Summary:

    The purpose of the ICLA Specialist position is to carry out the technical development of the ICLA Programme, provide strategic direction and ensure quality assurance, and direct the programme’s strategy and quality control. The ICLA Specialist is responsible for mentoring, training, and building the capacity of staff on all related technical matters.

    Generic Responsibilities:

    1. Develop the ICLA strategy and provide technical guidance that are both aligned with the regional and global strategies and priorities.
    2. Ensure compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.
    3. Contribute to fundraising, and develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports.
    4. Identify trends, technical standards, and donor priorities.
    5. Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within ICLA, and ensure high technical quality and synergies in the project implementation.
    6. Provide technical direction and project implementation support.
    7. Ensure that key learnings are extracted from the ICLA implementation, and incorporate them in the programme and staff development processes.
    8. Provide systematic training and build the capacity of technical staff including cash-based interventions and market based programming.
    9. Represent NRC in all relevant forums/clusters, including national authorities and donors.
    10. Oversee and be responsible of mainstreaming protection guidelines in the NRC’s related activities as per NRC’s Protection mainstreaming guidelines and ensure that all breaches/concerns reported are properly resolved.
    11. Receive the referral information related to protection cases on a monthly basis from the related focal points and take proper actions to ensure that the referral system is functioning to the best interest of beneficiaries as per NRC’s referral’s SOPs.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Ensure harmonisation and consistency across ICLA projects implemented in all field offices.
    • Follow up on the compliance with grants commitments (i.e. quality, timeliness, and use of resources), and provide recommendations and technical directions to the area management and related staff to achieve project targets and indicators.

    · Implement the national and ICLA advocacy strategy through collection of relevant data from ICLA programmes, analysis of evidence, and formulation of advocacy products including reports, briefing notes and fact sheets.

    · Manage the ICLA team in Beirut and provide technical management to the related technical staff in the field offices.

    · Lead on all related field assessments and contingency planning.

    · Coordinate with other programmes for synergies and integrated programming.

    · Develop and implement a strategy to work with local partners and other relevant stakeholders.

    Critical Interfaces:

    · NRC Lebanon: Country Management Group, Area Managers, Project Managers, Programme Specialists, Head of Programme Support Unit, Support Teams

    · Lebanon Protection Consortium Manager and secretariat team

    · Head Office: Core Competencies section

    · Middle East Regional Office: ICLA and Durable Solutions Advisors in MERO

    · Externally: External Fora and Working Groups, Related National Authorities, External Lawyers and Service Providers

    2. Competencies:

    1. Professional Competencies:

    These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in working as a senior Project/Programme Manager and/or Adviser in a humanitarian/recovery context
    • Proven expertise in Protection and Legal related issues
    • Previous experience in ICLA related interventions
    • Previous experience in the Syria response is an asset.
    • University degree or higher education relevant to the assignment
    • Proven skills and experience in report and proposal writing
    • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Prior experience and proven capability in training and capacity development
    • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
    • Knowledge of Lebanon context and response is an asset
    • Knowledge of Arabic language is an asset

    • Behavioral Competencies:

    · Handling insecure environments

    · Strategic thinking

    · Empowering and building trust

    · Influencing

    · Initiating action and change

    · Analysing

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