Program Officer, Asia Programs

Country: United States of America Organization: Freedom House Closing date: 14 Jul 2021 Freedom House is a non-partisan non-governmental organization that monitors, strengthens, and defends human rights and democracy worldwide through programs that support civic activists, research, and advocacy. Freedom House is seeking to add a new Program Officer to our Asia Programs team. This is an opportunity for a rising professional in international program management to further develop their expertise in designing and implementing programs in the Asia region. The Program Officer will provide critical support to several projects, including tracking and managing diverse tasks and deliverables, responding to the needs of field-based staff, drafting reports and other communications, drafting language for subgrants and contracts, and tracking and managing project finances. The PO serves as the key liaison between field staff and the leadership of the Asia team as well as FH’s finance team. The

Director Protection, Peace and Democracy Section NORCAP

Country: Norway
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 25 May 2021

NORCAP, part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, solves challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors in order to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights. We build partnerships, promote more effective ways of working and provide skilled experts to develop capacity. Since 1991 NORCAP has provided expertise to approximately 10,000 missions across the globe.

We work with and through our partners to address challenges via three core activities:

  • We develop partnerships with regional and global organisations and national stakeholders. We believe working together in a coordinated and sustainable manner is the best way to reduce needs, risks and vulnerability over time.
  • We seek and promote more effective ways of working at the global level and in the field. Our aim is not only to reduce needs, but also to create choice and opportunity for vulnerable people.
  • We deploy skilled experts to develop our partner’s capacity. Given their independence from agendas and interests of the organisations they are deployed to, our experts are well placed to identify and address challenges, improve collaboration and encourage new and innovative approaches.

To better promote and protect democracy, credible elections, human rights, rule of law and peace, NORCAP recently established the*Protection, Peace and Democracy Section.* The section will further develop NORCAP’s ongoing projects and programmes and initiate new projects within the areas of protection, gender, human rights, peacebuilding and peacekeeping. With the new set-up, NORCAP aims to improve our response, including increased focus on prevention and preparedness, across the humanitarian, development and peace nexus. To this end, the section will also be following global and regional trends closely and produce relevant sectoral analysis.

Your role

As Director of the Protection, Peace and Democracy Section you will assume overall accountability for the strategic leadership and results of NORCAP’s protection, peace and democracy efforts. Protection and human rights make out the foundation for all the work NORCAP engage in and you will be spearheading our continued engagement in this work. To further develop and expand our reach, NORCAP needs to explore opportunities with a wider range of international donors. Representing NORCAP in relevant fora and develop new strategic partnerships will therefore be an important part of your job. The skills you apply when building these relationships will also serve you well when establishing the new section. To succeed in this part of the role, you are expected to lead by example, actively engage in building effective teams and facilitate for inter-departmental collaboration

As the Director of the Protection, Peace and Democracy Section you report to the Executive Director and are a permanent member of the NORCAP Management Team.

To learn more about the specific responsibilities, please see the full Job Descriptionhere

Your profile

  • Relevant higher education
  • More than five years of relevant senior management/leadership experience within the field of operation
  • In depth knowledge of and experience from the fields of Protection, Peace building and Democracy development, preferably from international and senior roles
  • Significant experience in project management, planning, budget processes and organisational development
  • A strong track record working with fundraising, donor relations and external advocacy/communications
  • Professional credibility to represent NRC/NORCAP with senior stakeholders
  • Knowledge and insight about own leadership skills/profile
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English, other Norwegian and/or other UN languages are an advantage
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and motivate
  • Ability to adapt and thrive under changing circumstances

We can offer:

  • A strongly committed, challenging and international work environment in a large, world-renowned humanitarian organisation
  • A full-time, permanent position at our Head Office in modern locations in central Oslo
  • Salary by agreement, good pension and insurance schemes

Please note:

  • Complete CVs needs to be registered in the online recruitment tool. Applications that only include attached CVs will not be considered
  • The deadline to apply is 25.05.2021, but applications will be assessed consecutively and relevant candidates may be invited for interviews prior to the closing of the advertisement
  • For more information about the role, please contact Benedicte Gi?ver, Executive Director NORCAP: phone +47 905 50 121, email:or Peder Apall-Olsen, Head of Recruitment and Development Unit: phone +47 995 20 503, email:

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation's values; To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable are attitudes and beliefs that shall guide our actions and relationships.

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