Position: ICLA Project Assistant (National Only) – Tanzania
Deadline: 04th June, 2019
Number of positions: 3
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, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters, NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs.
In mid-April 2016, NRC conducted a pre-assessment mission in the refugee camps in north western Tanzania and the assessment revealed that the humanitarian situation for the refugees requires urgent intervention and NRC therefore decided to establish an operational office in Kibondo town, to respond in Mtendeli and/or Nduta refugee camps. The initial interventions will focus in three sectors; shelter, WASH and education (initially construction of permanent classrooms).
Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
Ensure that project activities are implemented in accordance with project agreements
Prepare and develop weekly, monthly and other status reports as required by management
Ensure proper filing of documents and keeping of records
Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need are identified, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist.
Promote the rights of refugees/returnees in line with advocacy strategy
Adherence to NRC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines in relation to provision of information, counseling, legal assistance and referral activities
Provision of information, counselling and legal assistance services in camp and surrounding host community
Completing relevant M&E procedures for the documentation of ICLA beneficiaries
Supporting the regular updating of IEC materials for dissemination
Conducting group information sessions and other outreach activities
Preparation of client intake and case management forms for counseling and legal assistance services and ensure confidentiality of client data
Supporting the provision of internal referrals from other ICLA/NRC core competencies and conducting external referrals to other service providers
Support the conducting of capacity building and training activities for communities, government officials and NGOs on ICLA thematic areas.
Supervise relevant NRC community staff supporting project activities
Participate in ICLA continuous assessments, mapping and investigation and supervise data collection during ICLA surveys and assessments
Experience from working as a Project Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Strong communication skills
Interpersonal skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
Proven skills in report writing
Advanced computer skills; Word, Excel, Power point
Knowledge of English
• Education title: Bachelor Degree in law
• Academy college / University
Handling insecure environment
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect
Duty station: Nyarugusu/ Nduta/Mtendeli
Contract period is for 7 months with possibility of extension. Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Kibondo.