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
“A seven-year-old child in Gaza has already witnessed three wars in their lifetime. This is unacceptable.”
Jan Egeland, NRC’s Secretary General
Large-scale displacement took place during the wars of 1948 and 1967, when Israel occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Many of those displaced have never been able to return. There are currently over 5 million Palestinian refugees spread across Palestine, as well as in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
Through our programme in Palestine, we protect and assist those affected by or threatened with displacement. NRC Palestine has offices in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Hebron and Gaza, where we provide legal counselling to promote access to human rights, shelter, water and sanitation, and quality education. Nationally and globally, we advocate for the rights of displaced Palestinians. We work to reach Palestinians who are displaced or who face imminent threats of displacement. Together with local authorities and community-based organizations, we establish mechanisms monitoring the needs of displaced Palestinians, and promoting community-owned solutions.
Established in late- 2009, the ICLA programme aims to improve access to justice for Palestinians on housing, land and property (HLP) rights with the aim to enhance security of tenure. In addition to the legal counselling provided through the Legal Aid Centre in Gaza city or through mobile legal clinics that cover all the Gaza strip, ICLA provides information and awareness-raising sessions on HLP law to grassroots communities throughout Gaza as well as offers legal training and building the capacities on HLP rights to lawyers, trainee lawyers, law students, community leaders and humanitarian workers in Gaza. In addition, ICLA also co-chairs the Legal Task Force (LTF) in Gaza, whose members include local legal aid organizations, human rights organizations, legal academic institutions and women’s organizations that provide legal aid.
The Legal Officer is responsible for the implementation of legal assistance services and capacity building activities of the ICLA Project in the Gaza Strip. The Legal Officer will keep up to date with legal developments and current ICLA cases, needs and trends, identify potential new cases, conduct training and outreach, provide legal counseling and information sessions, draft documents and work closely with local NGOs and other partners on relevant legal issues.
- Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
- Implement delegated ICLA project portfolio according to plan of action
- Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
- Ensure proper filing of documents
- Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
- Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
- Maintain relevant legal knowledge in relation to Housing, Land and Property (HLP) law in Gaza
- Provide sound written and oral legal advice on rights to HLP legal matters
- Conduct ICLA field activities including beneficiary outreach and follow up, information sessions, legal counselling and assistance services and trainings
- Contribute to drafting legal documents, factsheets, case studies and analysis
- Data entry into ICLA database
- Coordination with other NRC CCs on activity implementation
- Any other tasks as required by management
Our Ideal Candidate:
We are looking for a qualified lawyer, preferably registered with the Palestinian Bar Association, who have some knowledge of English, holder of a Bachelor of Laws Degree (L.L.B) with a minimum of 3 years’ previous experience working in a humanitarian/recovery context and legal practice.
We are particularly looking for an individual with good legal writing and drafting skills, good 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 vulnerable people in one of the world's most complex humanitarian crisis.
Interested and qualified candidates can apply online through Apply Now - تقدم الآن لهذه الوظيفة