The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. The organisation protects displaced people and supports them as they build a new future. The organisation began relief efforts after World War II, and today, works in both new and protracted crises across more than 40 countries.

NRC is recruiting internationally for an ICLA Specialist in Uganda Kampala and 4 Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinators to be based in Ukraine

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1.Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinators ( 4 Positions) – Deadline: May 23,2023

We are looking for (4) Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator(s) to establish and implement systems to promote evidence-based decision-making, programme and project performance, and internal management across NRC’s country and area offices in the North (Kyiv), South (Odesa), and West (Lviv).

What you will do: 

Build and strengthen the capacities of M&E staff on conceptual areas of M&E to plan and implement required activities using quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

  1. Support and contribute to the development and implementation of M&E framework and SOPs, guidance and tools and establishing area level M&E systems.
  2. Participate in programme design and proposal discussions, including theory of change development, log frame design and budgeting for M&E.
  3. Support programme staff in planning for and executing M&E, including, data collection methodology and tools and data management, analysis and use.
  4. Support the implementation, dissemination and use of evaluations, assessments and monitoring data in programme development, adjustment or review.
  5. Contribute to organisational learning through producing area-specific M&E SoPs, guidance documents, and systems to ensure M&E activities are implemented throughout the project cycle.
  6. Support in developing data collection methodology and tools, and in actual data collection, as needed.
  7. Support in data management and development of clear information flow between program and M&E staff, as needed.
  8. Contribute to the design of M&E staffing structure and resourcing, including collaboration with programme staff to identify and plan for M&E needs.

We highly encourage you to learn more about the role: please review the detailed Job Description here.

What you will bring: 

  • University bachelor degree in related field, such as social science, economics, statistics, demography, quantitative analysis or another related fields.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with at least 1 year of experience in an international/local non-governmental organization (I/NGO) preferably in an emergency or post-conflict setting, including M&E capacity and systems development.
  • Thorough experience with and knowledge of principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in relief and development programs, using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Understanding of data and information needs for program management and decision making.
  • Experience in facilitating the capacity building efforts of diverse colleagues, including local partner agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods.
  • Experience in managing a team.
  • Experience with and knowledge of principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in relief and/or development programmes, using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian.

What Makes This Position Attractive?

  • The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. The organisation protects displaced people and supports them as they build a new future. The organisation began relief efforts after World War II, and today, works in both new and protracted crises across more than 40 countries.
  • Meaningful work that responds to the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns raised by beneficiary communities. NRC Ukraine meets immediate humanitarian needs, prevents further displacement, and contributes to durable solutions.

What We Offer

  • Duty Stations: Odesa, Lviv, and Kyiv. Please state your first two preferences in your application.
  • Contract duration: One Year (without extension for international candidates).
  • 40% to field locations
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. In the selection of our staff, we are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Key Information – Please Take Note When Applying

  • Learn more about NRC here and NRC Ukraine
  • To apply as an internal candidate, please click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site.
  • Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your experience, employment history, and education in your application.
  • Ensure to attach your latest CV.
  • Submit your application and CV in English.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered.
  • Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.


ICLA Specialist Uganda Kampala – Deadline: May 19,2023

The purpose of the ICLA Specialist is technical development of ICLA, strategic direction and quality assurance, the ICLA strategy and quality control. The ICLA Specialist will be responsible for mentoring, train and capacity build staff on ICLA technical capacity.

NRC has had a presence in Uganda since 1997 with its Country Office in Kampala and two areas offices; 1). In Arua that oversees operations for West Nile refugee hosting districts of Yumbe, Terego, Madi Okollo, Arua (urban) and Adjumani and 2). Southwestern Area Office in Kampala that responds to programmes in the Districts of Kampala (urban), Kikube, Kisoro, Bundibugyo, and Isingiro.

The NRC Uganda country actions contributes to interventions in WASH, Education, Livelihood and Food Security and, Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA). The overall objective of the NRC Uganda programme is to provide relevant, timely humanitarian assistance and protection to vulnerable displacement affected communities through integrated and durable solutions-focused programming, supported by advocacy actions.

NRC leverages on Community-Based Approach (CBP) relying on local community structures and leadership to identify and prioritize beneficiaries using specific beneficiary targeting criteria. NRC Uganda uses the multi-sectoral methods to implement its core programme. The response design promotes dignity of the targeted population through improved access to basic needs using cash and/or voucher grants across sectors. The accountability mechanism feeds into the UNHCR managed Feedback, Response and Referral Mechanism (FRRM).

Currently through 150 staffs, NRC Uganda is implementing a total of 12 projects. For the last Five years, NRC has reached 1,257,574 beneficiaries in the different areas of operations with education last year alone reaching over 65,000 beneficiaries on AEP, Primary and Vocational learners.

NRC has localized its operations in the country through partnerships with local and international Implementing partners to foster its programme implementations and ensure all beneficiaries are reached. Among the partners include Government institutions like Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Education and local NGOs that include CAFOMI, Refugee law Project among others. International Organizations include UNHCR, UNICEF, Save the children. NRC is a member of various coordination groups both at national, districts and at settlement levels.

ICLA Specialist; 

General Responsibilities: 

  • Develop ICLA strategy, technical guidance, and Macro LFAs that are aligned with regional and global strategies and priorities.
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop, and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports.
  • Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities.
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within ICLA, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation.
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support.
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from ICLA implementation and incorporate them in ICLA and staff development processes.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure overall quality of the programme, including through community-based approach and continuous learning, in collaboration with M&E Unit.
  • Continue to seek new and innovate project interventions to ensure program diversification and expansion within context limitations.
  • Ensure compliance with donors’ commitments and requirements including through PCM
  • Support ICLA program teams in the implementation of ICLA strategy action plan.
  • Ensure drafting and roll-out of the relevant guidance and tools for the provision of legal aid and protection services in consultation with the protection specialist.
  • Produce regular evidenced-based policy briefing papers and analysis that contribute to the protection trends analysis and other advocacy initiatives.
  • Carrying out regular analysis to ensure programme relevance, efficiency and impact.

Professional Competencies:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in legal, Social, Humanitarian or community development
  • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery/development context
  • Experience in human rights/access to justice programing
  • Previous experience from working in complex contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Experience working in coordination and liaising with external actors
  • Ability to multi-task and work with short deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and proactively with limited daily support and supervision

For more information, here is the detailed job description 

Additional Information 

Duty station:   Kampala, Uganda

Travel:         30%

Duration and type of contract:  1 year renewable based on funding and need for position

Salary: Based upon NRC Grading System

This position is open to candidates of all nationalities!


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