Iraq, with a long history of displacement, has seen an unprecedented rise in recent years. Of the more than 5.8 million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, two million remain displaced. Over four million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, utility services, and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges include lack of security, community rejection, housing, property and civil documentation issues and lack of educational opportunities.
The UN estimates that more than 8 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2018, and 3.2 million children attend schools irregularly or not at all. Humanitarian agencies are asking for 569 million USD to deliver basic assistance to Iraqis (HRP 2018). With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace.
Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, and host communities in Ninawa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, and Anbar. We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those in lengthy displacement in camps and those in hard-to-reach places. In 2018, NRC scaled-up programmes across Iraq to respond to the large-scale displacements and returns, especially in Anbar governorate, around Kirkuk and in Ninewa using our water and sanitation, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, camp management, and cash activities.
ICLA Assistant-Technical (National Position), Kirkuk-Hawija base
The purpose of the assistant is to support the day to day implementation of the ICLA programme.
Role Specific Information:
- Facilitate information sessions for ICLA beneficiaries to raise awareness and understanding on issues related to ICLA thematic areas. This may include legal identity, and related civil documentation; housing, land and property (HLP) rights; and employment law.
- If legally trained, receive the counselling cases after information sessions and where necessary, refer these cases to ICLA Officers.
- Provide support to ICLA Officers by contacting the beneficiaries and gathering information as well as organising appointments with the beneficiaries to attend in the court and/or directorates.
- If legally trained, provide support to ICLA Officers in the process of preparation of the necessary documentation and follow up on the legal cases in the courts and/or other relevant administrative institutions.
- Support preparation for and if CDR focal point, co-facilitate ICLA trainings.
- input and update beneficiary data into ICLA’s case management tools, and periodically disaggregate and analyse data gathered during legal assistance activities in order to identify trends.
- Prepare/update service mapping.
- Adhere to ICLA policies, project descriptions, work plans, budgets and procurement plans.
- Adhere to NRC’s Human Resource, Financial, Logistics & Security policies and procedures, and
- coordinate with these departments to ensure timely implementation of ICLA activities.
- Any other task relevant to the position and as requested by the line manager.
Our Ideal Candidate:
A university graduate in a relevant field with Previous experience as an assistant in a humanitarian/recovery programme and especially in complex and volatile environments. Fluency in Arabic, Kurdish and some knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of humanitarian principles and code of conduct.
Contract period: 6 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions/Health Insurance
Duty station: Kirkuk- Hawija base