NEW ICLA Technical Assistant Afghanistan Zabul Junior level – Junior NRC – Norwegian Refugee Council Closing in 14 days Afghanistan

NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council

Purpose of the Job

The purpose of ICLA Technical Assistant position is to implement ICLA activities in the field. The Assistant is responsible for ensuring that all ICLA activities comply with the NRC Code of Conduct, national law, donor requirements, and ICLA’s overall objective to ensure that people affected by displacement can access their right to a durable solution.

You can read more about this position at Job Description & NRC Grade Structure

Generic responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines. 
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action. 
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management. 
  • Ensure proper filing of documents.  
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function. 

Specific responsibilities

  • Provide legal information, counseling and assistance to displaced affected people in accordance with the ICLA strategy, project documents, and applicable laws and procedures.
  • Identify and select beneficiaries, collecting relevant documents (copies of claim files, customary or title deeds, client request form, NRC contract with client, village leader certification or any other relevant documents).
  • Enter all activity information into ICLA electronic database and maintain hard copies of all means of verification documents.
  • Conduct legal awareness sessions for beneficiaries in communities, in hard-to-reach areas and/or at border areas. 
  • Assist officers and Team Leader in legal cases including in the preparation of petitions and lawsuits, defense letters or any other legal letter if requested by clients in accordance with laws. Where appropriate, and under the supervision of the Officer and Coordinator, represent clients in their legal case.
  • Assist officers and Team Leader in the preparation and execution of capacity building trainings as per project documents.
  • Provide individual counselling services to beneficiaries per ICLA standards and report outcomes, challenges, and progress to direct line of supervision.
  • Collaborating with ICLA Officer and Team Leader in uploading the Methods of Verifications to the monitoring and evaluation tracker on a regular basis. 
  • Preparing and presenting the weekly and monthly progress report to the ICLA Officer on a timely manner. 
  • Conduct legal research and analysis as assigned by the Officer, Coordinator or Project Manager.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.


Generic professional competencies

  • University degree from faculty of law or Sharia, or a related field and a thorough knowledge of Afghan law. 
  • Technical specific knowledge from the humanitarian sector and work experience with refugees.
  • Willing to travel to the “hard to reach areas” covered under ICLA projects in Zabul Provinces. 
  • At least 2 years’ experience from working in legal assistance implementation position.
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation and reporting on project activities.
  • Prior experience of representing an I/NGO, and advocating on behalf of beneficiaries, in public forums (e.g. Protection Sector).
  • Knowledge of English Language is essential.
  • Working knowledge of context-relevant languages.
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Good comprehension of computer programs specifically in MS. Office
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented technical competences related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market-based programs.


Behavioral competencies

  • Strategic thinking 
  • Planning and delivering results.
  • Working with people 
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Analysing
  • Handling insecure environments


We Offer

  • Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
  • Mobile Phone with Top up Credit card.
  • NRC will cover staff plus four (4) depended for medical insurance.
  • Pension Allowances on monthly basis.
  • Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labor Law.

At NORCAP, we work to better protect and empower people affected by crises and climate change. With expertise in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, we collaborate with local, national and international partners on finding solutions to meet the needs of people at risk. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

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