Norwegian Refugee Council : Vacancy Announcement

Norwegian Refugee Council

Vacancy Announcement

International law component & research coordinator - Jerusalem

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 worlds largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

The ICLA programme is seeking an International Law & Research Coordinator to coordinate and undertake legal research on domestic (Israeli Civil Law & Military Law) and international law related activities in-line with the objectives of NRCs ICLA programme. And will be responsible for producing a variety of publications, ranging from brief legal memos to extensive, in-depth, topical reports; providing regular verbal advice for NRCs staff and partners; and enhancing the capacities of NRCs staff and partners on international humanitarian law (IHL) and/or international human rights law (IHRL).

The Coordinator will assist in the delivery of policy analysis and advocacy activities for ICLA in the oPt in cooperation with the ICLA Project Manager, Core Competency Specialist and the Advocacy unit. The Coordinator will be responsible for drafting, editing and policy revision of all ICLA related materials and information. The Coordinator will prepare analysis, updates and briefing materials by gaining a wide familiarity with policy debates in the oPt relevant to NRC.

-In order for the candidate to accomplish the below responsibilities, he/she has to have University degree in the field of Israeli domestic law
-University degree and extensive knowledge of IHL and/or IHRL
-Expertise in housing, land and property law
-Masters Degree in the same field is an advantage
-Minimum of 7 years of relevant work or post-graduate experience
-Excellent research, analytical, and drafting skill.
-Good communication and interpersonal skills
-Excellent command of English (written and oral)
-Excellent command of Hebrew (written and oral)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor new and amended Israeli legislation related to housing, land and property (HLP);

  • Undertake in-depth legal research on identified topics of law related to HLP from a domestic and International law perspectives;

  • Act as focal point for project research activities carried out by external consultants, provide legal editing, and ensure that all research meets NRCs requirements in terms of quality, language and format;

  • Contribute to ICLAs strategy, especially in relation to research and international law;

  • Prepare brainstorming sessions for national lawyers engaged in HLP issues;

  • Identify cases and themes that require an international legal opinions or research;

  • Arrange and lead HLP symposiums;

  • Draft legal documents and legal correspondences as required;

  • Provide training and advice for ICLA, humanitarian agencies and diplomatic missions;

  • Formulate policy recommendations in consultation with ICLA and the Advocacy Unit;

  • Liaise with ICLA partners, and other NGOs / INGOs to identify remedies for HLP violations;

  • Identify potential cases from ICLAs caseload suitable for international non-litigious justice mechanisms and follow-up on cases that are selected;

  • Coordinate, in coordination with NRC Advocacy team the use of the special complaints procedures amongst ICLA and its partners;

  • Conduct legal analysis and research on international laws that may be relevant to the ICLA programme (West Bank and Gaza Strip);

  • In coordination with NRC Advocacy team organize workshops for ICLA, ICLA partners and NGOs / INGOs on specific aspects of IHL and IHRL in cooperation with the Information Team;

  • In strict coordination with NRC Advocacy team, prepare reports for advocacy purposes, including communications to UN bodies;

  • Monitor and report on any developments in international law relevant to the programme;

  • Maintain up-to-date records of all research conducted by ICLA;

  • Carry out any other relevant duties as requested by supervisor

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