Duties and responsibilities: • Contribute to the development of ICLA Sudan, as well as NRC’s activities plan, in collaboration with the PM, PC and APC; • Provide Land and Property Officers of the ICLA project in all areas of operation with relevant support, technical guidance and feedback on their performance; • Provide training and direct technical assistance to the land and property units of the ICLA project in all areas of ICLA operation in South Sudan; • Participate actively in the development and improvement of existing training materials in cooperation and collaboration with key stakeholders and other ICLA training officers and in accordance with ICLA activities; • Provide technical support to the land and property training carried out by the ICLA project; • Take the lead in the provision of legal assistance carried out by the Land and Property Officers to individual clients or groups bringing up land related disputes and inform them on correct procedures on how to address a land dispute through the appropriate channels; • Take the lead in providing technical guidance to the traditional and local authorities on land related issues, particularly when involved in mediation of land and property disputes; • Regularly research, and comment on documents and developments on statutory and customary law relevant to housing, land and property rights; • Facilitate land and property training workshops with traditional and local authorities as well as communities to improve awareness of the national legislation pertaining to land rights and international legal standards and influence customary law procedures and decisions to be in line with national and international standards on the rule of law; • Ensure the production of accurate and thorough reports on land and property training workshops delivered, documenting analysis of discussions, identifying any challenges and achievements, and highlighting any necessary follow-up activities; • Liaise closely with the Southern Sudan Land Commission and any other relevant government authority that has a stake in land legislation, administration or management; • Liaise with NRC partners, especially local authorities, and other stakeholders including returnees, host community, IDPs, community leaders, CBOs, NGOs and the UN on land and property issues, advocating for IDP, refugee and returnee rights in relation to land; • Actively participate in the Juba Land Coordination Forum and/or any other local land related coordination mechanisms and maintain excellent working relationships with all land stakeholders; • Provide detailed and accurate reports on the work of the land and property team, as required by management; • Cooperate closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the development and improvement of evaluation techniques to assess the level of understanding of key training material and messages, the impact on beneficiaries of the activities carried out by the land and property team and the team’s own working processes; • Ensure organised, detailed and updated filing of individual and group cases undertaken by the land and property team; • Perform any administrative and logistical duties required for land and property activities; • To represent NRC in a professional manner in meetings with partners; • Monitor, evaluate and suggest improvements to the ICLA project based on observations, assessments and discussions with the ICLA staff and ICLA Management Team (PM, PC and APC); • Other relevant tasks as assigned by supervisor.
- Qualifications/ Experience / Skills / Personal Qualities • University degree in law or other relevant education combined with legal professional experience, including completed training as a paralegal • Very strong understanding of protection principles, human rights and humanitarian principles and practices • Very good knowledge of Sudanese legislation, including of the Southern Sudan Land Act, 2009 • Previous experience working with customary law systems as well as land and property issues • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision • At least two to three years experience providing legal assistance or working on legal issues. • Significant understanding of complex emergencies and crisis contexts • Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue • Proven communication, interpersonal, representation, and negotiation skills • Flexibility and resourcefulness, Fluency in both spoken and written English, Arabic and any other South Sudanese language is an asset. • High-level competency in computer skills (common Microsoft Windows and Office applications) • Proven skills and experience in report writing and case management • Holder of a valid national identification, motorcycle licence (the employee will be required to use a motorcycle for movements in Juba)
Application Procedure: • The applicant must provide a detailed CV as well as an application letter with an explanation as to why you would like to work for NRC, and why you believe you are the best candidate for this position. • DO NOT SUBMIT ORIGINAL CERTIFICATES! Submitted application documents will NOT be returned.
• Applications must be submitted by 23rd July 2012 to any of the NRC offices in Juba, Aweil or Warrap, in an envelope clearly marked, or by email to email@example.com, ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted, preferably by e-mail, or by phone.
The position is open for South Sudanese National only and Women are strongly encourage to apply