ICLA Project Manager At Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


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, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: ICLA Project Manager

Job Identification: 728
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Reports to: Area Manager
Supervision of: ICLA Project Coordinators
Travel: 25%
Project number: NGFM 1911, NGFM 1819, NGFM 1904, NGFM 1912
Duration and type of contract: 1 year with possibility of extension
Job Type: Full time

Role and Responsibilities

  • The purpose of the ICLA Project Manager position is to implement delegated ICLA project portfolio.

The following is a brief description of the role:
Generic Responsibilities:

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

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and Supervise the ICLA project team and program activities
  • Coordinate Preparation of workplans and progress reports for ICLA teams
  • Expand and maintain NRC’s network of relevant stakeholders in all operational areas
  • Coordinate establishment of client outreach, screening and identification procedures
  • Coordinate establishment of case documentation management systems
  • Support development and strengthening of synergies between all NRC programs
  • Document case studies and best practice for facilitating secure land tenure and identity documents for IDPs
  • Prepare presentations and papers demonstrating lessons learned
  • Support the preparation of funding proposals
  • Coordinate Preparation of donor reports, GORs and monthly reports on activities and progress
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor
  • Ensure that NRC’s programmes are guided by and effectively abide by the humanitarian principles

Critical Interfaces
Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • Strategy, staff capacity building and project planning: The ICLA Specialist
  • Area operations and implementation: The Area Manager

Scale and Scope of Position:

  • Staff: Project Coordinators, ICLA Officers, ICLA Assistants
  • Stakeholders: UNHCR, IRC, UNICEF, DRC, Save the Children, Legal aid Council of Nigeria, Ministry of Lands and Survey, NBA,Ministry of Women’s Affairs, National Identity Commission, NEMA, SEMA, Local Courts, other community decision-makers
  • Information: GORS, Agresso, Webcruiter, Intranet


  • 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:

Professional Competencies
These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance:


  • Bachelor’s degree level education in Law.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience within field of expertise
  • Technical specific knowledge from the humanitarian sector
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Experience in working independently in a results-oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment
  • Experience in managing staff
  • Excellent command in Microsoft Applications
  • Documented technical competences related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context related skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in 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

Behavioural Competencies
These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

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

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 Professional Development Plan
  • The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template
  • The End-term Performance Review Template
  • The NRC Competency Framework.

Application Closing Date
7:53 AM; 17th February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: 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.


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