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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Oslo
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Security and Safety
    • Peace and Development
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2018-01-14

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NORCAP seeks gender experts with experience in the field of Women, Peace and Security/SCR 1325 - Expert Deployment/ NORCAP

Oslo (Norway)

We are looking for candidates with a passion for the women, peace and security agenda, in particular for increasing the participation of women at all levels of decision-making in conflict related settings. Successful candidates are strong advocates for gender equality and gender mainstreaming with the ability to translate words into action. The need for this expertise is in high demand and we are now expanding our pool of experts in order to effectively meet deployment requests from our partners.



  • University degree within a relevant field of study, (eg social sciences, human rights, gender studies, peace and conflict studies,  international development)

  • Experience with programme development, management and implementation, ideally from the UN

  • Experience with gender mainstreaming in a coordination role in a conflict or post-conflict setting

  • Experience from strategic communication and advocacy work aimed at enhancing women’s political participation, women’s role in peacebuilding and gender equality  

  • Seasoned networker with a track-record of developing effective multi-sectoral partnerships

  • Abreast with the most up-to-date developments and strong technical competency within one or more of the four pillars of Resolution 1325:

  1. Participation (increased participation of women)

  2. Protection (sexual and gender based violence)

  3. Prevention (violence against women, women’s rights)

  4. Relief and Recovery

  • Proven ability to conduct technical analysis and to integrate key findings in strategic planning and decision making processes

  • Hands-on experience with implementation of capacity building initiatives

  • Management experience at senior level from different contexts is highly desirable

  • Ability to effectively negotiate with internal and external counterparts

  • English language skills at professional level are required, French/Spanish/Arabic skills at professional level are desirable


Personal Qualities

  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with team members and with multiple stakeholders at various levels

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in highly stressful situations and contexts

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong analytical and strategic planning abilities

  • Highly developed advocacy skills

  • Innovative thinking


We offer

  • An opportunity to work in an international setting for a globally recognized organization

  • Significant life experience, professional and self-development through exposure to varied contexts and settings

    • Good staff care and training opportunities

    • The possibility of professional networking within your area of expertise and interest


Practical information

  • Candidates need to be available for deployment within the coming six months

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview within shortly after the closing of this advertisement

  • Kindly submit your CV and application in English and include your full name as written in your passport

  • 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

    • Background checks on all candidates may be conducted


We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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