ICLA Project Manager Nigeria Yola At Norwegian Refugee Council

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment.



NRC has been working in north-east Nigeria since 2015. We work with livelihoods and food security, information, counselling and legal assistance, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, and camp/out-of-camp coordination and management. We also deploy emergency relief through the rapid response mechanism. People’s dignity and rights are key to our work and we strive to support durable solutions for conflict affected populations. In 2020, we assisted over 382,307 people. In 2021, we will expand our assistance to Plateau State, Nigeria.

NRC collaborates with authorities to improve access to legal and civil documentation for people affected by conflict. NRC also provides information, counselling, and legal assistance for issues related to housing land and property (HLP), including support for collaborative dispute resolution (CDR) mechanisms.

Our ICLA teams work closely with government agencies to issue legal and civil documentation, such as ID cards and birth certificates, to displaced people and those in host communities, assist with cash-for-rent, land access negotiations and the facilitation of tenancy agreements to ensure security of tenure, conduct awareness raising sessions on basic rights and responsibilities, provide training and technical support to government agencies and community leaders on HLP rights and CDR strategies.

Role and responsibilities

Through Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Core Competency, NRC supports efforts of the Government to increase access to legal and civil documentation, and Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights for conflict-affected communities in northeast Nigeria. Assistance is focused on provision of information, counselling and legal assistance and support to secure tenure/shelter to rights-holders, and capacity building for duty-bearers, in collaboration with local authorities, UN and NGO partners.

Under the overall supervision of the Area Manager and with technical support of ICLA Specialist, the Project Manager will be responsible for implementation of activities in Borno South and Adamawa.

Generic responsibilities:

  1. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  2. Line management of project staff
  3. Contribute to the development of Country, Area and ICLA strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant ICLA projects
  4. Coordinate and manage ICLA project implementation in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  5. Provide technical direction to ICLA team, and ensure high quality of projects
  6. Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the ICLA Specialist, highlight operational successes and challenges
  7. Ensure that projects targets beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and assess better ways to assist
  8. Develop and manage project budget, in cooperation with the Area Manager and ICLA Coordinators.
  9. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  10. Promote the rights of displaced persons in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate and Supervise the ICLA project team and programme activities
  2. Coordinate Preparation of work plans and progress reports for ICLA teams
  3. Ensure activity deliverables are in line with project outputs and objectives
  4. Identify synergies, needs and gaps in implementation and recommend appropriate actions
  5. Identify best practices, lessons learned and provide inputs to the planning, design and implementation of projects
  6. Support capacity building of staff and other stakeholders to improve the implementation of the project
  7. Develop and maintain relations with relevant stakeholders, and promote coordination and communication among local leaders and communities to ensure effective participation in NRC activities
  8. Coordinate preparation of donor reports, GORs and monthly reports on activities and progress
  9. Any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor


Professional competencies:

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Law, International Relations, Human Rights or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in project management, ideally in a displacement context
  • Experience with work in the humanitarian context is an asset.
  • Knowledge of protection principles and familiarity with legal assistance programming will be an added advantage
  • Experience in managing staff
  • Excellent command in Microsoft Applications
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context related skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in North East Nigeria
  • Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue
  • Proven skills in report writing
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Political and cultural awareness

What We Offer

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

  • 12 months fixed term contract renewable subject to funding
  • Grade 8 in NRC scale
  • Duty station: yola with 45% travelling
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

The role is open ONLY to national candidates who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.

Find the full job description here. https://norwegianrefugeecouncil.sharepoint.com/:w:/s/JDsforNRCPeople/EVmzLHXyc-pMvN9w-qcpHvkBGccNZ–CeO4prqtf6RhgvA?e=Ga4uBZ


How to apply

Please apply at this link. https://ekum.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/3108