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NRC is looking for a qualified and engaged Regional ICLA Adviser (Information Counseling and Legal Advise) for its Regional Central & West Africa Office (CWARO) based in Dakar, Senegal.

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

The NRC Central and West Africa region (CWARO) is composed of country offices in Mali, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), North-east Nigeria, and Cameroon, with the start-up of programming in Niger and Burkina Faso ongoing. All countries are experiencing a deterioration of the security situation, increasing humanitarian needs and displacements numbers due to conflict. Displacement across the region is fluid and complex. Across the region new displacements occur alongside secondary displacements of people who are trying to return home, but often find themselves unable to reach their place of origin. An increasing number of people across the region live in protracted displacement and are dependent on humanitarian assistance for survival.

The Central and West Africa Regional Office (CWARO) is overseeing the country programmes in the region, and provides strategic guidance across core programme, advocacy and support functions.

The Regional Programme department, led by the Regional Programme Director, supports with development of capacity in core competencies and cross-cutting themes, working collaboratively and in a matrix structure with the Regional Support, Regional Advocacy, and the global Programme Development and Support Section in HO, and not least with Heads of Programme in Country Offices.

The Regional ICLA Adviser for CWARO is the organisation’s regional expert within the ICLA core competency.


Generic responsibilities

  • Technical CC support: Responsible for the provision of strategic advice and guidance to the Country Offices in relation to the core competency to ensure that NRC delivers high quality, effective and relevant programming.
  • Capacity development: Accountable for the capacity development along the technical reporting lines (to COs and RO) within the ICLA core competency including the mentoring and development of key staff in the country offices. Contribute to the recruitment and induction of appropriately qualified core competency staff.
  • Technical CC development:Responsible for the further development of NRC’s country office ICLA programmes ensuring that NRC remains a relevant actor.
  • Programme integration:Contribute to the identification and utilization of programmatic synergies between ICLA and the other core competencies as well as the development areas through the integrated programme approach.
  • Learning and information sharing:Responsible for the documentation, analysing and dissemination of ICLA learning from the country programs including the sharing of best practices, resources and tools ensuring coherence, efficiency and effectiveness of the operation.
  • Networking and representation:Responsible for the networking and representation of NRC in regional policy debates in relation to ICLA. Contribute to the participation of the core competency in country clusters and representation in various fora when requested and relevant. Contribute to the identification, development and maintenance of relationships with relevant stakeholders (e.g. donors, UN agencies, NGOs) related to ICLA in the region and the related countries.
  • Resource mobilization:Contribute to the resource mobilisation and fundraising for regional programme development related to ICLA.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation:Contribute to the development and facilitate the use of effective assessment and M&E systems ensuring compliance with NRC program policy, quality standards and technical guidance. Contribute to the overall analysis, strategic use and dissemination of relevant data for ICLA. Contribute to the alignment of M&E and PCM systems with the ICLA core competency.
  • Advocacy: Contribute to the identification, prioritization, development and documentation of advocacy issues related to ICLA
  • Programme Policy compliance:Responsible for the monitoring of country programme compliance with the Programme Policy and to activate procedures to obtain approval/rejection of context specific deviations from the programme policy in country offices.

Specific responsibilities

  • Policy and strategies: Contribute to the development of policies and strategies related to ICLA. Contribute to development of Programme Policy and related governing documents to reflect new needs and emerging humanitarian trends.
  • Technical CC development: Contribute to the adaptation of NRC’s global ICLA programme approaches and the development of guidelines, tools and innovative approaches based on research of trends and the learning from the country offices.
  • Core competence pilots: Responsible for the identification of pilot projects for the further development of the ICLA core competency in the region. Contribute to the communication of results and the development of recommendations.
  • Program development projects: Responsible for the management of program development projects that are relevant for the region, including the spending of earmarked funds and reporting requirements

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant primary interfaces for this position are:

  • Interface with Global Team Leader ICLA
  • Interface with Global Adviser ICLA
  • Interface with all Regional CC Advisers
  • Interface with Regional Programme Advisers and Regional M&E Adviser
  • Interface with CCS, PDM and PM ICLA in the region
  • Interface with Global and Regional Advocacy Advisers
  • Interface with Global and Regional Media Advisers

Required Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience as a manager within the humanitarian field, including (ideally) experience of working as an adviser
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, and ability to work independently in a result oriented, multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
  • High level of professional expertise in the core competence
  • Experience in drafting and encouraging implementation of policy/strategic guidance, and developing practical tools and resources
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Able to represent organisation at a strategic level
  • Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal

We Offer:

  • Fixed term contract of 12 months extendable based on performance and funding
  • Start date: September 2nd 2019
  • Duty Station: Dakar, Senegal
  • Designation of family duty station: Family posting
  • Designation of position: Non-accompanied position (i.e. non covered family benefits)
  • Travels: up to 40%
  • Salary: Grade 9 according to NRC’s salary scale


Application deadline: August 7th 2019

Application process: Please apply directly on NRC’s Website under the vacancies section at the following link: https://www.nrc.no/vacancies/

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