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Norwegian Refugee Council Job Vacancies

Norwegian Refugee Council Job Vacancies

Norwegian Refugee Council Job Vacancies

Norwegian Refugee Council Job Vacancies

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

Regional Access Adviser EA & Yemen


  • Access to people in need remains one of the greatest challenges in order to reach the most vulnerable people. Deteriorating security and limited physical access have left many of those most in need with limited or no assistance. Given the global conditions of highly dynamic security, political and conflict situations, humanitarians are preparing for increasing complexity in reaching the most vulnerable populations in hard to reach areas. NRC aims to expand its access into new areas in East Africa and Yemen Region, to address unmet needs and respond to new emergencies. The goal is to ensure that NRC is present and able to provide assistance in areas with the highest needs. In cases where the Country Office does not intend to expand into a new area, access goals shift toward the quality improvement of existing operations.
  • The Regional Access Advisor is responsible for contributing to the development and assessment of the thematic area as an emerging part of programme development and delivery at NRC. The Regional Access Adviser will provide specialist advice and guidance to the Country Director and/or Head of Programme, and any Thematic Specialists at Country level where the thematic area is a programme priority, ensuring that optimal programme strategies, structures, systems, policy, tools and practices are in place.  The Regional Access Adviser will also contribute to funding bids from the thematic perspective and assist the Country Office (CO) to ensure that donor opportunities are identified, and donor obligations and requirements are met.
  • The Regional Access Adviser will provide a range of advisory support, technical oversight and capacity building to CO staff in relation to their own specialist area of expertise.

General Responsibilities:

Policy and strategy and programme development;

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures in relation to the thematic area while contributing to the development of policies, strategies, tools and new approaches with a focus on innovation and piloting.
  • Responsible of supporting the development of country/regional access strategies and implementation plans.

Technical development, support and capacity building;

  • Responsible for providing strategic advice, technical support and capacity building support to the Country Offices in the region on thematic area or cross-cutting issues, across Country Offices in the region and the Regional Office.
  • Ensure that access-based programming approaches contributes to integrated programming and analysis and that these interventions are measured

Quality standards, data analysis and M&E;

  • Responsible for ensuring that best practices within access are identified, documented and disseminated both within the region and beyond.
  • Work in partnership with the M&E staff to ensure the alignment of the programmatic areas in the M&E and PCM systems in relation to own thematic area.

Networking, representation and relationships;

  • Responsible for identification, development and maintenance of relationships with relevant stakeholders (e.g., donors, UN agencies, NGOs, research- and educational institutions, private sector) related to programmes in general and more specifically as related to NRC’s thematic activities.
  • Work in partnership with the regional and country office advocacy leads to identify and develop regional advocacy issues related to the thematic area and relevant cross-cutting issues.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Guide NRC’s work to increase humanitarian access in hard to reach areas with high needs and limited humanitarian response in the East Africa and Yemen region.
  • Advise the NRC Country Office on how to plan for and deliver programmes in high risk and/or hard to reach areas, with an aim to maximize assistance, protection, programme quality and duty of care and support the practical implementation of this advice.
  • Support the NRC Country Offices and Management Groups in making strategic, informed decisions related to humanitarian access and the practical application of humanitarian principles.
  • Ensure capacity building of staff in areas related to humanitarian access (i.e., humanitarian principles, negotiation, etc).
  • Expand and maintain NRC’s network of relevant contacts through direct liaison as well as strategic support to stakeholder engagement.
  • Oversee the development of the region Access Strategy in coordination with key staff.

Professional Competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge and expertise of humanitarian access
  • Several years of documented experience working within the Access field
  • Extensive experience in programming in complex and volatile contexts
  • Experience of strategic approaches to programme development
  • Experience of developing practical tools and resources
  • Experience of programme quality assessments, programme development and delivery
  • Understanding of and commitment to organisational learning, and the role and contribution of M&E to quality management and development
  • Understanding and experience of the specific demands of humanitarian access within the East Africa and Yemen contexts
  • Understanding of and commitment to integrated programming approaches

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Regional Communications Intern EA & Yemen (Kenyan Nationals Only)


  • Are you highly motivated and passionate about communicating and storytelling. Prepared to work collaboratively with a team and be able to meet deadlines, then this is your chance!
  • This internship is designed to provide an opportunity for students or recent graduates to gain practical experience in media and communications in a professional setting. The intern will work closely with the department to support key regional communication initiatives and contribute to the overall advocacy strategy.


  • Assist the Regional Media and Communications Adviser in the development of communication materials, including press releases, media packages, fact sheets and social media content
  • Support country offices in the production and finalisation of communications products
  • Produce content in line with NRC standards, branding, compliance
  • Produce content for use by global fundraising
  • Undergo in-house training in NRC’s branding and house style, digital asset systems, ethics, and other relevant areas
  • Conduct research on key regional issues and compile reports for internal use
  • Support the planning and implementation of communication campaigns and events
  • Monitor media coverage and social media trends relevant to the region
  • Assist in the maintenance of the department’s online presence, including the website and social media accounts
  • Travel to field locations in for content gathering (video, photo and text)


  • Recently graduated from a degree program or training institution in communications, journalism, international relations or a related field

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent English writing skills and attention to detail
  • Sound photography and filming skills
  • Knowledge of digital storytelling techniques
  • Knowledge of and interest in regional humanitarian issues
  • Experience in using social media for advocacy and outreach
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite (photo, audio and video editing, and design)

Personal Qualities

  • Passionate about storytelling, communicating and innovative techniques
  • Able to work independently and take initiative
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and tasks
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and humanitarian principles

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