ICLA Project Manager - Baghdad

Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.


The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs


Rights Respected, People Protected

The unfolding crisis in Iraq is one of the most complex humanitarian emergencies in the world today, with millions of uprooted Iraqis, and hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. For the past several years, millions of people have been displaced from and within Iraq as a result of military operations. At the end of 2015, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) began a military operation to enter and retake control of parts of the country under the control of armed opposition groups, especially in the Anbar governorate. Civilians have been caught in the crossfire.


NRC has been present in Iraq since 2010, with offices located in Anbar province, Baghdad, Erbil, Dohuk and Kirkuk.  We have scaled up our response across Iraq to meet the large-scale crisis facing the country, reaching Iraqis with emergency assistance and supporting Syrian refugees as they live in exile.  Our goal is to always be prepared to work in new settings, so we are establishing more local partnerships in Iraq.  Additionally, NRC is part of the UNICEF and WFP-led Rapid response mechanism (RRM), which enables us to reach newly displaced populations with the most urgent life-saving assistance.


Today, NRC is one of the biggest cash providers in Iraq. Our emergency assistance also includes distributing food rations, hygiene kits, water and basic non-food items (NFIs). In the winter months, we also provide blankets and heaters.  We pay particular attention to gender equality and ending gender-based violence (GBV).


More recently NRC in Iraq has been responding to the ongoing Mosul crisis, where large number of people are still in grave danger. NRC is now establishing the Area Office in Mosul to better assist the displaced population.

Information Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) – Project Manager

Role Specific Information


Key Responsibilities


Participate in relevant project start-up, progress review, and closing meetings

Ensure accurate and consistent implementation of ICLA case management and M&E tools

Actively participate in relevant humanitarian coordination meetings in Iraq

Actively promote and operationalize synergies between ICLA and other NRC programmes

Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills



Our Ideal Candidate:


Legal background, with a minimum of 3 years of experience from a senior level legal assistance project implementation in emergency context. Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, in particular in the Middle East. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.  Fluency in English, both written and verbal. knowledge of Arabic will be highly preferred


We are particularly looking for a humanitarian professional working with UN or INGOs, who have understanding of the Iraq context, and can bring in legal expertise and implement ICLA projects and address protection issues in the area of responsibility.


If this sounds like you, apply now to join one of the world’s leading NGO’s and be part of a team of highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world's biggest displacement crisis.




Additional Information:


Contract period: 12 months with possibility of extenstion


Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions


Duty station: Baghdad, Iraq


Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start


Recruitment process will be done on rolling basis.


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Job posted on 18 April 2017.

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