ICLA (Legal) Programme Development Manager (Tegucigalpa, Honduras)

  • Added Date: Monday, 07 June 2021
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Please note fluency in both Spanish and English is required for this position


The purpose of the Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Programme Development Manager is to be responsible is to be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing the ICLA programme in North of Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) and Mexico. The ICLA PDM manages the ICLA teams across the various countries of the operation and ensures capacity building and transferring knowledge to the technical team. The ICLA PDM will also supervise the implementation of a series of House, Land, and Property (HLP) needs assessment across the various countries.

In the current structure, the ICLA PDM will be directly supervised by the Country Director. The Country Director is responsible for Programme Development at Country level. The Programme implementation is delegated to the Programme Manager who will collaborate closely with the ICLA PDM on this.

The following is a brief description of the role.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Development of ICLA strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and macro-logframe.
  2. Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  3. Responsible of development of ICLA funding proposal, project budgets and donor reports.
  4. Overall management of project staff.
  5. Coordination and management of ICLA project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
  6. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  7. Liaison and collaboration with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and representation of NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups.
  8. Promotion of the rights of displaced people and people affected by violence in line with the advocacy strategy.
  9. Ensure participation in Project Cycle Management (PCM) key events.
  10. Responsible for the oversight of M&E of the project including data collection, analysis and evaluation.

Specific responsibilities

  • Collaborate closely with Programme Manager on implementation of ICLA projects
  • Contribute to the development of Country and Area strategies.
  • Ensure that ICLA programmes address both programmatic and relevant policy issues and contribute to national, regional and global ICLA tools, guidelines and policy and research studies.
  • In close coordination with the Advocacy team, articulate concerns and organize evidence relevant to ICLA issues for populations affected by violence and displacement in the North of Central America and Mexico.
  • Design trainings for humanitarian actors, government officials, community leaders and other stakeholders.
  • Research and analyse HLP challenges in the various countries of operation and identify HLP disputes dynamics (Conflict Prevention and Conflict Resolution).
  • Liaise with government officials, humanitarian/development actors, and civil society.
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from implementation of protection programmes, and incorporate them in programme and staff development processes.
  • Lead the development of alliances with key actors in the Protection sector as well as across sectors.
  • Work closely with the M&E team to strengthen existing M&E systems based on NRC tools and train ICLA staff in their use, and how to use evidence to inform programme design and management
  • Under the direction of the Head of Programme Support, help identifying new funding and partnership opportunities for the ICLA programme.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of experience within Legal Assistance in a humanitarian/ recovery context.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant field experience in international project management.
  • Advanced academic qualification in a relevant field (law, social sciences or related disciplines).
  • A clear understanding of protection issues, legal frameworks and professional standards in humanitarian and displacement contexts.
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the positionโ€™s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish, both written and verbal.
  • Experience and knowledge of the Latin American context.
  • Knowledge of Legal Identity civil and national documentation and Housing, Land and Property Rights.
  • Knowledge of relevant legal and policy frameworks (domestic, regional and international), including International Humanitarian Law.
  • Experience with start-up programmes, including assessment, developing programme strategies and proposals.
  • Ability to use ICT software to develop proposals, budgets, work plans, and monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Experience in training and capacity building of staff, and aptitude for community mobilization.

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What we offer:

  • Type of contract:** 18 months international contract
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions
  • Duty station:** Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Travel:** 40% across Area Offices

NRC might review applications before advert deadline, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early

Please note fluency in both Spanish and English is required for this position

This vacancy is archived.

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