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Trainee - Camp Management (External)

Amman (Jordan)

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

Rights Respected, People Protected

NRC Humanitarian Trainee Programme


Who is NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping the worlds’ refugee and displaced populations. Whatever it takes. Wherever, and whenever, we're needed.  Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 30 countries, where we provide camp management, food assistanceclean watershelterlegal aid, and education.

We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. When we witness injustices, we alert the world. We promote and defend displaced people's rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena.

What is NRC’s Trainee Programme?

NRC’s trainee programme is a development package designed for early-career humanitarian professionals, which offers participants the opportunity to follow a structured 12 month curriculum, combining classroom learning, with mentoring and on-the-job training. Participants will benefit from tailored training opportunities and early inclusion in the NRC field teams in a collaborative and supportive environment, responding to the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Who should apply to NRC’s Trainee Programme?

This programme is geared towards early-career humanitarians with a passion for improving the lives of refugees and other displaced persons forced to flee their homes. Prospective trainees should already have gained academic credentials and limited relevant experience in their chosen specialty.  Entrance into the programme is not limited by age, gender or nationality, in fact NRC welcomes diversity in all of its programming. 

Applicants for the NRC Trainee programme should have the following minimum requirements:

  • University degree in a relevant discipline, from an accredited institution;

  • Two years of relevant work experience in the respective functional area;

  • Willingness to serve in conflict zones and field locations.

  • A passion to serve the needs of refugees and displaced persons.

The selection and appointment process:

Applicants for the trainee programme will go through a comprehensive selection and appointment process, which includes:

  • Screening/shortlisting based on profile requirements;
  • Technical tests (languages, competency, etc.);
  • Video Interview;
  • Personality assessment;
  • Reference checks (professional and academic);
  • Skype Interview;
  • 4-6 week Induction;
  • Deployment to the field.

The recruitment and selection process is expected to take 2-4 months.  Successful candidates will be invited to join the programme induction commencing August 2017



Trainee - Camp Management

The NRC Trainee Programme is currently accepting applications from candidates with experience and interest in the area of Camp Management

Role Specific Information

Roles in Camp Management can typically be exposed to the following responsibilities:

  1. Camp Management strategy development, project proposals, needs and gaps
  2. Reports to Camp Management Manager
  3. Contribute to projects targetting beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  4. Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  5. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  6. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Our Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a university graduate with Master/ Bachelor degree or equivalent in relevant field, with a minimum of 2 years’ previous experience in the field of Shelter/Camp Management.  A willingness to serve in potentially insecure environments. Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

We are particularly looking for positive individuals with a strong commitment to developing their skills and contributing to the greater mandate of NRC.

In this programme you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world's biggest displacement crisis.


Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the deadline

Programme length: 12 months – commencing August 2017

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s trainee salary and terms and conditions

Duty station: Middle East Region.

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities.

NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: Please enter the geographical location in the "Company name" field for both company and location on your application.

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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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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-21

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