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NORCAP seeks Communication Specialists - Expert Deployment/ NORCAP

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 30 Jul 2017

Job description

The exact job description will vary for each assignment. The responsibilities of an Communication Specialist may include:

• Support preparedness and response activities and work with relevant sector/clusters such as Health and WASH coordination mechanisms.

• Contribute to response strategies and action planning processes with key sectors.

• Promote and enable environment for freedom of expression, press freedom and journalistic safety.

• Support communication with affected communities and ensure that their perspectives are taken into account at all levels in humanitarian programming and decision making processes.

• Lead and manage communication and advocacy processes at national and sub-national levels for UN agensies.

• Ensure appropriate communication- and coordination channels between the different thematic areas involved, cluster participants and government/government officials.

• Produce written and visual materials, including talking points, articles, pictures, press releases for a wide range of audiences, including donors, humanitarian organisations and the general public.


• Relevant university degree or equivalent experience, preferably in journalism, mass communication, or communications for development or relevant social science

• Knowledge of the humanitarian community, including donors, NGOs/INGOs, governments, the UN system and relevant international and regional organisations.
• Experience interacting with government in humanitarian contexts.
• Strong written and oral communication skills in English. The ability to work in at least one other international language – French, Spanish or Arabic would be an asset.

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.


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • French

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:
• 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

How to apply: