NORCAP seeks Specialists in Gender Equality and Mainstreaming - Expert Deployment/ NORCAP

Oslo

NORCAP is the Norwegian Refugee Council’s expert deployment mechanism. It consists of several, world-leading standby rosters, comprising more than 1000 highly qualified women and men. NORCAP strengthens international and local partners’ capacity to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crisis. We do this by delivering the right expertise, building strategic partnerships and advocating for more effective action.
NORCAP rosters’ experts work with UN agencies, humanitarian organizations, development actors and national stakeholders to build save lives, build resilient communities, ensure peaceful transitions from conflict and promote sustainable governance.

NORCAP is currently seeking gender specialists with significant technical expertise and proven skills in capacity building, coordination and advocacy and with specific competency in working with the resolution 1325, "Women, Peace and Security".

Job description

◦The exact job description will vary with each assignment. The responsibilities for a gender specialist may include conducting field assessments, coordination and/or situational analysis to determine needs and gaps for gender mainstreaming, security and equality;

◦Provide expertise and facilitate advisory and programme development services to the humanitarian leadership on gender mainstreaming and gender equality measures ensuring specific needs of girls, boys, women and men are addressed.

◦Ensure that gender mainstreaming is integrated into all relevant programmes as well as strengthen the capacity of implementing partners, clusters/sectors, authorities, UN agencies, international and local NGOS on gender equality in humanitarian action.

Qualifications

◦5 years of relevant humanitarian experience in gender equality and mainstreaming
◦Experience operationalising the resolution 1325.
◦Higher university degree in a social science or related discipline
◦Experience in capacity building and coordination
◦Demonstrable understanding of the UN agencies’ mandates, and the main humanitarian frameworks and tools
◦Fluency in English. French, Spanish and/or Arabic are considered strong assets

Education level

  • College / University, Master / Phd grade

Personal qualities

◦Ability to work in a collaborative manner with team members and with multiple stakeholders at various levels from national to sub-national and community levels.
◦Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity.
◦Demonstrated ability to work effectively in highly stressful situations.

Language

  • French
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

We offer

Being a NORCAP roster member gives you:
◦ A great opportunity to work in an international setting for a world recognised organisation.
◦ Significant life experiences through challenges and self-development.
◦ A meaningful job working with the world’s challenges on location.
◦ For more information about NORCAP, please go to our website https://www.nrc.no/

Practical information:
◦ Protection is at the heart of the work that we do; candidates selected for interview can expect for this aspect of their profile to be explored in some detail.
◦ Candidates are expected to be available for mission within the first 6 months of having been accepted to the roster.
◦ Shortlisted candidates will need to pass an English test as part of the selection process.
◦ Candidates from Norway and the Global South will be prioritized
◦ Kindly submit your CV and application in English and include your full name as written in your passport.
◦ All candidates will get feedback within three weeks after the closing date of this advertisement
◦ Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location

•NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidates

Job description

◦The exact job description will vary with each assignment. The responsibilities for a gender specialist may include conducting field assessments, coordination and/or situational analysis to determine needs and gaps for gender mainstreaming, security and equality;

◦Provide expertise and facilitate advisory and programme development services to the humanitarian leadership on gender mainstreaming and gender equality measures ensuring specific needs of girls, boys, women and men are addressed.

◦Ensure that gender mainstreaming is integrated into all relevant programmes as well as strengthen the capacity of implementing partners, clusters/sectors, authorities, UN agencies, international and local NGOS on gender equality in humanitarian action.

Qualifications

◦5 years of relevant humanitarian experience in gender equality and mainstreaming
◦Experience operationalising the resolution 1325.
◦Higher university degree in a social science or related discipline
◦Experience in capacity building and coordination
◦Demonstrable understanding of the UN agencies’ mandates, and the main humanitarian frameworks and tools
◦Fluency in English. French, Spanish and/or Arabic are considered strong assets

Education level

  • College / University, Master / Phd grade

Personal qualities

◦Ability to work in a collaborative manner with team members and with multiple stakeholders at various levels from national to sub-national and community levels.
◦Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity.
◦Demonstrated ability to work effectively in highly stressful situations.

Language

  • French
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

We offer

Being a NORCAP roster member gives you:
◦ A great opportunity to work in an international setting for a world recognised organisation.
◦ Significant life experiences through challenges and self-development.
◦ A meaningful job working with the world’s challenges on location.
◦ For more information about NORCAP, please go to our website https://www.nrc.no/

Practical information:
◦ Protection is at the heart of the work that we do; candidates selected for interview can expect for this aspect of their profile to be explored in some detail.
◦ Candidates are expected to be available for mission within the first 6 months of having been accepted to the roster.
◦ Shortlisted candidates will need to pass an English test as part of the selection process.
◦ Candidates from Norway and the Global South will be prioritized
◦ Kindly submit your CV and application in English and include your full name as written in your passport.
◦ All candidates will get feedback within three weeks after the closing date of this advertisement
◦ Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location

•NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidates

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: Oslo
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2017-07-30

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