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Technical legal ICLA Officer

Job Description and Requirements

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

1. Roles and Responsibilities

The Technical Legal Officer is responsible for providing legal support to ICLA beneficiaries, including through counselling and further legal actions.

Generic responsibilities (max 10)

  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards.
  • Ensure compliance with Core Competency strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards.
  • Responsible for implementation of technical activities of Core Competency project(s).
  • Responsible for tracking financial expenditures for technical activities of Core Competency project(s).
  • Responsible for technical quality control and monitoring of project activities.
  • Ensure project documentation of technical activities of Core Competency project(s). Provide technical support and capacity building towards project staff.
  • Provide technical analysis and feedback to NRC representatives in coordination forums.
  • Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
  • Promote the rights of internally displaced/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards & principles within NRC and amongst beneficiaries served by NRC.
  • IF APPLICABLE: Monitor and document the implementation of project activities done by implementing partners and/or contractors (plan of action activities, contracts, financial expenditures and project documentation).
  •  IF APPLICABLE: Conduct quality control and provide technical support to implementing partners and/or contractors.

 

Specific responsibilities

  • Provision of information, counselling and further legal support to ICLA beneficiaries
  • Case management of beneficiary cases inclduing necessary follow up within agreed deadlines. Close liaison with caseworkers in order to provide accurate and updated advise for ICLA beneficiaries.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis when necessary and developing training materials.
  • Coordination with partners and legal aid providers, including joint case management of cases. Other tasks required by Project Coordinator

 

Critical Interfaces

  By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant         interfaces for this position are

 

  • Relevant core competency implementation staff Core Competency Specialists
  • Support teams, Finance, HR, Admin and Logistics Communications staff
  • Protection staff
  • M&E department

 

Scale and scope of position

Staff: NA

Stakeholders: Legal Aid Partners, Governmental Institutions and Courts

Budgets: NA

Information: ICLA Database

Legal or Compliance:

2. Competencies

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

1. Professional Competencies

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Core competency expertise.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

 

Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Qualification requirement: Bachelor degree or equivalent in law
  • Years of Experience: 3
  • Mafraq residence
  • Valid license from the Jordanian Bar Association;
  • Native fluency in Arabic;
  • Work proficiency and good drafting skills in English.
  • Knowledge of the displacement context in Jordan;
  • Extensive knowledge of Jordanian legal system and practice; Background in housing, land and property law, and/or foreigners’ legal status law and/or civil documentation law and/or labour law considered a strong advantage
  • Knowledge of Sharia law and its application in Jordan considered an advantage.

2.Behavioral Competencies (max 6)

Planning and delivering results

Working with people

Analyzing

Communicating with impact and respect Coping with Change

Influencing

3.Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The work and Development Plan
  • The NRC Competency Framework

Our Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a university graduate in Law with previous experience. Experience working in complex and volatile contexts and experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context. Valid license from the Jordanian Bar Association and to have knowledge of the displacement context in Jordan. Extensive knowledge of Jordanian legal system and practice and Background in housing, land and property law, and/or foreigners’ legal status law and/or civil documentation law and/or labour law considered a strong advantage. Knowledge of Sharia law and its application in Jordan considered an advantage. Native fluency in Arabic and Fluency in English, both written and verbal. 


We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.

In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world's biggest displacement crisis.

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Salary/benefits:    1347 JOD "subject to social security and Income tax"

Duty station:         Mafraq 

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities.

NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

B: Please enter your specific city of residency in Jordan in your application.