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NORCAP is seeking Somali speaking Technical Adviser on IDPs and Durable Solutions

Mogadishu (Somalia)

*Further details of place of work will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

NORCAP is an 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, governments and other national stakeholders to build save lives, build resilient communities, ensure peaceful transitions from conflict and promote sustainable governance.

NORCAP is currently seeking Somali technical adviser on IDPs and Durable solutions with significant expertise and experience, with ability to adapt to complex situations.

Somalia experiences a situation with many Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and it is crucial to establish durable solutions for and with the displaced children, women and men. The expert position will be centrally placed to influence this work.

Job description

• Providing advice on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and durable solutions at a senior level.
• Contributing to establishing and developing long-term solutions for the displaced population across the country and in particular Mogadishu.
• Provide policy advice and technical inputs to the respective stakeholders for enhancing effective and efficient crisis response and coordination in Somalia.
• Proactively support and contribute to formulation of programme strategies and activities for crisis response coordination. Strengthen coordination mechanisms both at regional and national level.
• Promoting public outreach and communication with the displaced population, in order to strengthen community involvement and empowerment, e.g. consultations on durable solutions.
• Contribute the capacity development processes of centrally placed staff working on IDPs and durable solutions in Somalia.
• Identify gaps and challenges and come up with the way forward.
• Participate in Task Forces and other ad-hoc internal working groups on cross-cutting themes as requested


 Possess at least five years of international experience in a leadership role within the field of disaster risk reduction and resilience, preferably within a national level government agency or in an international organization;
 Proven leadership and experience in planning and managing technical co-operation strategies/investment frameworks and in disaster risk management;
 Knowledge of best practices related to disaster risk reduction and resilience;
 Demonstrated abilities and contributions to policy and guideline formulation;
 Proven ability to interface effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including senior decision makers;
 Proven experience in coordination skills with governments, donors and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs);
 Experience of operating in a complex political environment. Must be willing to travel and work in a challenging environment with security risks;
 Familiarity and proven interest in capacity building and developing practical mentoring processes;
 Oral and written fluency of the Somali language with awareness of local issues is required;

Education field

  • Humanities / Maths / Science
  • Administration / Organisation / Management
  • Social sciense

Education level

  • Academy college / University

Personal qualities

 Ability to think critically and strategically in difficult conditions to diplomatically challenge the status quo and encourage shared ownership of outcomes;
 Experience with, and commitment to, knowledge transfer and capacity building is central to the post;
 Excellent interpersonal communication, relationship building and networking skills;
 Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a conflict environment;
 Respect for gender equality and proven ability to integrate this in tasks carried out.


  • English
  • Somali

We offer

• A great opportunity to work in an international environment for a world- recognised organisation
• A meaningful job working in some of the world’s most challenging crises
• Significant life experiences through challenges and self-development
• A network of over 1000 professional humanitarian colleagues to discuss with and learn from
• For more information about NORCAP, please go to our website:

Practical information:.
• Candidates are expected to be available as soon as possible and for a 12 months period.
• 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: Mogadishu (Somalia)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-24

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