Project Coordinator – Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Non-profit Jobs – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Organisation: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
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 sectors.
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 identified.
  • 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 reports
  • Document technical issues and questions,
Key Result Areas:
  • The Project Coordinator will formulate strategies for Education, Livelihoods, WASH and other programmes that may come at national level
  • Monitor the projects and ensure high technical quality and synergies
  • Prepare/verify proposals related to this sector
  • Evaluation, review and quality control of ongoing and completed projects
  • Identify trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities and assess better ways to assist
  • Training and development of staff
  • Ensure adherence to the CC tools and handbooks and other NRC policies
  • Develop partnerships in the humanitarian community and coordinate with authorities at regional and ministry level
  • Responsible for providing programme contextual analysis and needs assessment as input to Country Strategy and Contingency Plan
  • Accountable for development of Proramme strategies and Macro LFAs
  • Accountable for ensuring programme M&E according to NRCs standards
  • Lead local partners’ assessment, selection and capacity building
  • Responsible for development of funding forecasts for country programme and grants management calendar, including proposals and reporting to donors
  • Accountable for grants opening and closure meetings at country level
  • Accountable for development of grants proposals and budgets
  • In-country representation of NRC
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/refugees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Line management of project coordinators, M&E staff and other senior program staff 
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 language
  • 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: 14th January 2018

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