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Global Emergency Response Programme Specialist

  • Contractor
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Norwegian Refugee Council profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Norwegian Refugee Council

What we are looking for:

A highly qualified, resilient, and dynamic Programme Specialist to deploy to undertake programmatic assessments, coordinate with relevant stakeholders, design and start implementation of emergency programmes.

What you will do:

  • Together with other team members identify the most rapid and effective strategy of providing assistance to the people affected by the emergency.
  • Accountability for planning and start-up of NRC’s emergency Programme activities, through the deliverance of high-quality activities in line with NRC’s mission statement and policies.
  • Based on assessments, coordination, and available resources, and in consultation with affected communities, select and implement programme mechanisms suited to the humanitarian context and ensure the implementation of relevant technology and methods.
  • Provide input on programme strategies, area or country strategy, relevant work plans, progress towards objectives of deployment, and operational constraints to Emergency Team Leader, as applicable.
  • Responsible for developing and quality compliance of donor proposals, budgets and donor reports as well as for approved project compliance control (i.e. quality, timeliness, use of resources, donor commitments)
  • Until longer-term NRC staff is present, responsible for the selection of emergency material; developing and supervising the distribution plans for these materials.
  • Select and train key national staff.
  • Define indicators and proposed end point/exit strategy.
  • Ensure proper hand-over of programme details before conclusion of the deployment.
  • Actively participate in coordination mechanisms involving UN agencies, other NGOs, government authorities, and local organizations, and to report back to the Global Emergency Response Team Leader on the discussions and outcomes.
  • Reference to specific responsibilities is outlined in a separate Terms of Reference (TOR) which will be developed for each assignment.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring:

  • Minimum first level university degree/bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • 3-5 years operational experience within emergency programme development and management
  • International NGO experience
  • Experience in strategic thinking and planning skills, be able to set priorities, prepare manageable work plans and to evaluate progress.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in two or more of the following programmatic areas: Shelter and NFIs, Camp Management or UDOC approach, WASH, Education in Emergencies, Emergency Food Assistance and Livelihoods
  • Familiarity with rules and regulations of main humanitarian donors
  • Practical knowledge of protection mainstreaming, market-based delivery mechanisms, large scale distributions
  • Experience in fast-paced and insecure work environments, including remote duty stations.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Working knowledge of Arabic, French and/or Spanish an asset.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Global Roving
  • Contract: 24 months (Renewal is subject to performance and funds availability)
  • Travel: Up to 75%.
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. 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.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Why NRC?

  • The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.
  • You will gain global exposure through various emergency response deployments while working for a leading humanitarian INGO.
  • You will take leadership in your area of expertise, be deployed to humanitarian crises, and contribute to managing NRC’s emergency response in affected countries where NRC operates.
  • No two days are the same. You will face challenges that will push your limits to new levels of growth as well as find satisfaction in impacting people’s lives positively.
  • A challenging and rewarding opportunity with an international team of humanitarian experts.
  • NRC is dedicated to growing talent – you will have opportunities to develop professionally and unlock new levels of responsibility and growth within the organization.
  • You will work across various levels of the organisation and engage closely with your community of practice to share and gain knowledge and stay abreast with trends in the sector.
  • An international contract in a roving role, with an attractive roving allowance. You will be deployed 75% and non-deployed 25% of time, within your contract period.
  • NRC values its employees’ well-being and safety. You will enjoy comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits in line with NRC’s salary scale, terms and conditions. We also provide psychological support, recognizing the emotional toll of emergency response work.
  • NRC international salaries are now pegged to USD.

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We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

How to apply

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • 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.
  • We receive many applications for each vacant position and so only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Send in your application here by latest February 6, 2024.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email [email protected]with the job title as the subject line.

deadline: 6-Feb-24

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