NRC believes in a world where the rights of displaced and vulnerable persons are protected during a crisis. We do this through our programmes, where we provide assistance to meet immediate humanitarian needs, prevent further displacement and contribute to durable solutions. At the root of our programmes are our solid technical expertise and specific sectorial knowledge aiming for the highest possible quality, whether in stand-alone or integrated approaches.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is leading a consortium project ‘Presence, Proximity, Protection: Building capacity to safeguard humanitarian space together with Geneva Call, Action Against Hunger (ACF), Médecins du Monde (MdM), and Handicap International (HI). The action is co-funded by ECHO and covers Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and the Syrian Arab Republic for a duration of 24 months starting from June 2021.
The specific aim of the project is to increase the effectiveness of the humanitarian community’s efforts to promote and protect humanitarian space through capacity building, awareness-raising, and information collection in support of coordination and initiatives in relation to the impact of CT and sanctions, humanitarian access and engagement with NSAGs, and protection of humanitarian and health workers. There are three different thematic components to the project;
- impact of CT and sanctions on humanitarian space;
- Engagement with NSAGs and the role of access coordination mechanisms;
- The protection of humanitarian aid workers.
We are looking for a senior, experienced, strategic, high-energy, hands-on, results-oriented colleague to support the development and dissemination of tools, guidance, and analysis within the engagement with NSAGs and the role of access coordination mechanisms.
Come work with us!
What you will do
The main purpose of the Global Roving Access Adviser position is to support the development and dissemination of tools, guidance and analysis within the engagement with NSAGs and the role of access coordination mechanisms. Some of the responsibilities include:
- Develop a case study analysing the role of coordination mechanisms particularly on negotiating access and engagement with NSAGs.
- Identify best practice across prioritise countries on engagement with NSAGs, specifically the role of access working groups.
- Update the existing access coordination evaluation, including recommendations on different access coordination modalities (such as area-based approaches).
- Develop guidelines for NGO co-leads of access coordination mechanisms.
- Provide technical support to NRC COs, with a focus on those countries with co-leading or leading access coordination structures.
- Support COs and access working group co-leads in developing training on engagement with NSAGs.
- Create a community of practice of access working group NGO co-leads across INGOs to share lessons learned and best practices in coordination with existing working groups
- Contribute to the development of a toolkit for engagement with NSAGs
- Work with other sections, including Advocacy and CT teams, to clarify legal implications of engagement with NSAGs.
- Coordinate with Geneva Call on their work within this project.
- Contribute to the identification of possible collaboration opportunities with other actors in the thematic areas of engagement with NSAGs, IHL, and humanitarian access.
Whom you will work with
The Roving Access adviser is part of the global team supporting the organisation to achieve its ambition on hard to reach, with a particular focus on providing support to country and regional offices. The position is located within the Programme Strategy and Innovation Unit of the Global Programme Section in the Field Operations Department. Development Projects and Innovation Unit of the Programme Development and Support Section of the Field Operations Department in NRC.
What you will bring
- Technical expertise and practical field experience in humanitarian access, access negotiations, and coordination;
- Understanding of implications of sanctions regimes and counter-terrorism legislation;
- Proven ability to develop content for diverse teams;
- Knowledge of the humanitarian architecture developed to support access and relevant actors and their role;
- Ability to contribute to building team spirit and a good working environment across global, regional, and country-level functions;
- Minimum 5 years of relevant experience;
- Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;
- Ability to draft and encourage implementation of policy/strategic guidance and developing practical tools and resources;
- Experience leading or co-leading access working groups or task forces;
- Experience from engaging with key humanitarian stakeholders;
- Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal.
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What makes this position attractive?
- A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team dedicated to advocating for the rights of people forced to flee;
- A chance to increase the effectiveness of the humanitarian community’s efforts to promote and protect humanitarian space;
- A 2-year full-time international contract with 75% deployed and 25% non-deployed, home-based while non-deployed;
- Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
We are also looking for people who share our values:
- To be dedicated in what we do;
- To be innovative with our solutions;
- To act as one unified and inclusive team;
- To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.
We are happy about early applicants.
How to apply
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