Information Counselling&Legal Assistance (ICLA)Specialist, Cameroon Yaounde (Readvertised), Information Counselling & Legal Assistance (ICLA)Spécialiste, Cameroun Yaoundé (Readvertised), Yaoundé, The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Information Counselling&Legal Assistance (ICLA)Specialist, Cameroon Yaounde (Readvertised), Information Counselling & Legal Assistance (ICLA)Spécialiste, Cameroun Yaoundé (Readvertised), Yaoundé, The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Identification


Job Category

Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance



Posting Date

09/29/2021, 04:35 AM

Apply Before

10/20/2021, 04:59 PM

Degree Level

Bachelor’s Degree

Job Schedule

Full time

Job Description


Cameroon is compounded by three conflict-related humanitarian crises: in addition, the secondary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have further exacerbated the needs in-country. Incursions by Armed Organized Groups (AOGs) in the Lack Chad Basin have resulted into 114,000 Nigerians seeking refuge in Cameroon and a further 322,000 Cameroonians as IDPs in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Cameroon’s Eastern regions are still home to over 290,000 refugees from the Central African Republic and the third crisis is the on-going violence in the two English-speaking regions of North-west and South-west where nearly one million Cameroonians have been displaced due to this crisis.

NRC has been operational in Cameroon since April 2017, and currently has five field offices; Maroua and Kousseri in the Far North; Buea in the South-west; Bamenda in the North-west and Batouri in the East.

NRC has been implementing its Information Counselling and Legal Assistance programme in Cameroon since July 2017 in the Far North and East region and has started in North West &South West region in 2019 with a focus on the thematic areas of civil documentation and housing, land and property rights for vulnerable displaced populations and host communities in the country.

The purpose of the Infromation Counselling &Legal Assistance (ICLA) Specialist position is technical development of the ICLA programme, provision of strategic direction and quality assurance, and developing the ICLA strategy. The ICLA  Specialist is responsible for mentoring, training and capacity build staff on ICLA technical capacity.

Role and responsibilities

Identify country programme priorities, problems and challenges from an ICLA perspective and adopt a problem solving approach, solving them in collaboration with other core competencies, support department, and senior management

Lead on assessment design and analysis for ICLA

Support and contribute to multi sector assessments and response designs

Assess and analyse context, identify constraints, opportunities, and priorities of the ICLA core competency

Identify, monitor and evaluate risks, constraints, technical issues related to ICLA implementation for timely action by relevant management authority

Enable and guide the mainstreaming of gender, protection and environment into the ICLA strategies and operational practices

Lead on ICLA concept note and proposal developments

Support and contribute to multi sector donor reports, narrative and financial

Liaise with relevant donors and representatives

Support in the recruitment of ICLA staff and development of their work roles and responsibilities

Train and capacitate ICLA staff on technical procedures applied in Project Cycle Management (PCM)

Promote culture of shared learning within the ICLA core competency and across core competencies

Contribute to the strengthening of the position of NRC in Cameroon; liaising with relevant authorities, UN agencies, donors, other NGOs and partners, and social cohesion and protection sector actors

Support the area teams with advice on ICLA project implementation challenges

Ensure the coordination of Housing, Land and Property (HLP)/Civil Documentation working group under the national protection sector and in coordination with the regional protection sector (Far North) and cluster Nord Ouest Sud Ouest (NOSO)


Minimum 4 years of experience within human rights / legal assistance / displacement area of expertise in a humanitarian/recovery context

Strong understanding of relevant human rights frameworks, including refugee rights, IDP rights and humanitarian law

Solid knowledge of and experience applying protection principles within humanitarian responses

Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

Professional Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal

Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience

Knowledge of the context in Cameroon and/or the region

Experience engaging in/related to legal reform processes

Experience in gender issues and programming

Experience from protection and advocacy work within ICLA/legal assistance sector

Solid experience form managing and implementing ICLA-type of responses

High level of experience in programme management associated to legal assistance, HLP rights, and civil documentation

Strong capacity in leading proposal development

Documented experience working with donors and conversant with their technical frameworks, strategic priorities and reporting requirements (e.g. EU, AFD, NMFA, SIDA)

Experience from leading multi sector assessments and analysis

Ability to work closely together with other field staff and across sectors

High level of communication, representation, analysis, drafting and negotiation skills

To learn more regarding this role, please click on ICLA Specialist Cameroon Yaounde

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

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

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.

**This is a readvertisement – If you previously applied to this role, kindly do not reapply**

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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.

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