HLP Officer (National Position)Erbil/AO – Iraq

Job description

  • Generic responsibilities:
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  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated HLP aspects of the Shelter programme portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  • Specific responsibilities:
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  • Ensure shelter stakeholders – i.e. NRC, building owners, displaced tenants and/or local authorities – understand and agree to enter into and abide by NRC’s Shelter rehabilitation and security of tenure agreements, and ensure that all documentation in relation to these agreements is available before implementation of shelter rehabilitation works
  • Conduct post-rehabilitation occupancy monitoring to ensure ongoing security of tenure for Shelter beneficiaries
  • Providing legal assistance – i.e. facilitated negotiation – to the Shelter rehabilitation beneficiaries, where disputes arise between them and building owners or local authorities
  • Assist in identifying other displaced tenants to move into the rehabilitated buildings and facilitate their relocation, If existing displaced tenants vacate the rehabilitated property before the expiry of the rehabilitation agreement between NRC and the building owner
  • Compile up-to-date information on relevant HLP laws, procedures, and practices
  • Advocate for recognition of the HLP rights of displaced persons – particularly security of tenure – when engaging with building owners, local authorities and humanitarian partners
  • Undertake regular monitoring & evaluation of HLP activities, and contribute to monthly progress reports on activities, highlighting any technical or operational successes
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager


  • Generic professional competencies:
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  • Experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
  • Proven skills and experience in report writing, and representing an organization in public forums
  • Ability to prioritise responsibilities, carry out multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines
  • Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
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  • A University degree in law is preferred; alternatively a degree in social science, political science or related subject will be considered
  • Previous experience in the legal assistance or Shelter sector in Iraq, including familiarity with HLP laws, procedures and practices operative in Iraq
  • At least two years’ experience in negotiating with building owners and/or local authorities, or providing legal assistance to vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic/Kurdish

Education field

  • Law

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualities

  • Diplomatic;
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision in a challenging environment;
  • Pro-active, goal-oriented and results driven;
  • Flexible and creative;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • A sense of humor.


  • Arabic
  • English
  • Kurdish

We offer

  • The starting salary for the position is IQD 2,535,366
  • Health Insurance

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
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