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Senior Gender Capacity Advisers - GenCap

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location:
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-29

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GenCap seeks Senior Gender Capacity Advisors - GenCap
Norwegian Refugee Council

Senior Gender Capacity Advisers - GenCap

The IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap) is aiming to expand and further diversify its pool of roster members and encourages interested candidates to apply. The Project deploys Senior Gender Advisers in an inter-agency capacity to support the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), the Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs), cluster coordinators, other programming staff (international and national) and national governments.
The purpose of the GenCap Adviser is to facilitate, coordinate and advocate for gender mainstreaming throughout all humanitarian operations. As a GenCap, you will provide technical leadership and support on gender-sensitive humanitarian programming and analysis, working in close collaboration with humanitarian country teams, sectors/clusters, UN agencies, governments, NGOs and civil society.
GenCap is a small but active roster, with approximately 20 deployments per year and close to 200 deployment months. The project is specifically looking at diversifying its roster pool.
For more information on the GenCap project, click here

Job description

  • Provide technical support to the HC/RC and UNCTs on gender mainstreaming
  • Coordinate and bring synergies between the programmes being implemented by UN Country Teams
  • Strategise at inter-agency level to identify opportunities and implement practical solutions for ground-level challenges
  • Facilitate the integration of gender perspective into the cluster/coordination mechanism
  • Enhance a coherent, gender sensitive, approach to planning, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of interventions based on the needs on the ground, at the inter-agency level


  • Minimum 10 years progressively responsible work experience focused on gender equality and human rights at national, regional and international levels
  • Demonstrable understanding of the UN inter-agency mechanism, UN agencies’ mandates, and the main humanitarian frameworks and tools
  • Proven ability to effectively advise, negotiate and strategically influence change with a wide range of stakeholders (including at senior level) through team/coalition building, advocacy and capacity building
  • Deep knowledge of gender-sensitive and gender equality humanitarian programming including practical experience within humanitarian programming
  • Higher university degree in a social science or related discipline
  • Fluency in English is required (oral and written); working knowledge of French, Russian and / or Arabic is an asset

Personal qualities

  • Adaptable: to new contexts, cultures, settings and dynamics.
  • Versatile: to work in and guide different teams of various educational and social backgrounds
  • Creative: identify innovative and practical ways of influencing and building the capacity of a variety of humanitarian stakeholders
  • Resilient: able to maintain a positive outlook in a high pressure environment, often in difficult circumstances


  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Russian

We offer

  • Work in a variety of humanitarian operations in an inter-agency capacity
  • Flexible and attractive contracts offering annual workshops/training and personal follow up
  • Access to network of similarly experienced experts with a desire to effect meaningful change
  • GenCap Advisers are inter-agency staff following mission specific Terms of Reference approved by the inter-agency Steering Committee of the project. Advisers are employees of the NRC while deployed, but perform your duties under the authority of the UN agency hosting you. During deployment you will be regarded as Experts on Mission or “Type II Gratis Personnel.”
  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please submit your full application in English. Please enter the geographical location for all your previous positions when registering your CV. Whilst there is no specific field for this information in our CV form, please include it in the "Company name" field.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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