Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) – NORCAP Climate Accelerator Expert.

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Job Description

NORCAP is the world’s largest provider of expertise to the humanitarian sector. With more than 300 experts in the field at any given time we offer our experts the opportunity to work with a range of organisations and clusters across different geographic locations. NORCAP has since 2015 provided Experts to support climate services and climate change adaptation activities and is currently looking for Climate Experts under the Climate Accelerator program. 

The Climate Accelerator Expert is responsible for supporting the program portfolio within the area of climate services delivery. The accelerator missions will take place in headquarters, regional and country offices for national, regional and UN partners NORCAP is directly supporting, such as regional climate centres, UN organisations and national meteorological and hydrological stations in East and West Africa. 

The Climate Accelerator program will engage women professionals as a priority as well as other interested women professionals with different nationalities in the climate sector and encourage their participation in NORCAP activities to deliver better climate services to vulnerable communities to build resilience. Each Expert participating in the Accelerator will work alongside experienced Experts. They will work with national, regional, and UN agencies for six months. The goal is to deploy them on full missions at the end of the program, thus increasing the number of women Experts supporting climate services to build climate resilience.

The Accelarator program is only dedicated to women, the selected candidates through the accelerator program will be working with an experienced Expert in a partner organisation, targeting access to climate services to reach the end-users to enable decision-making processes to ensure activities are undertaken as per tailored climate information. Most NORCAP Climate Experts are coming from different backgrounds in meteorology, climate communication, climate services, DRR, CCA and are equipped with technical and social skills and experience not only in the humanitarian sector but also in the development and research sector. The Accelerator Experts shall work closely with beneficiaries, mainly women and girls who are most affected by climate change, through different activities (interviews, FGDs, field visits) to address their needs, try to brainstorm for possible solutions, and document their stories. 

In addition, NORCAP will collaborate with research organisations such as NORCE for potential training for the Experts. Positions will be 70% on the job training and 40% training through different training and workshops.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support NORCAP Climate Experts in:
    • Developing, monitoring, running climate projects related to climate services, climate communication and DRR for institutional capacity strengthening as well as supporting communities to build climate resilience.
    • Support climate services delivery to end-users and community engagement activities for climate services co-production
    • Planning, budgeting, monitoring, reporting (narrative and financial) in compliance with the host agency and NORCAP requirements for projects and programs.
    • Support needs assessment, Focus Groups Discussion, and M&E activities for UN and national/regional partners.
    • Support collaboration between UN and governmental organizations on climate data utilization for program development and support joint potential joint programs development.
    • Participating in necessary relevant meetings with management, partners, governments and follow up discussions.
       
  • Communication:
    • Documenting the running activities by taking pictures and writing stories from the field as per the NORCAP and Host agency communication procedures, to be used as part of the advocacy plans.
    • Reporting to NORCAP HQ the progress of work and any other issues as per the agreed timing and communication channels.
    • Support in participating and presenting work progress and lessons learnt in climate sector in events.
    • Raising   awareness   for   the   benefits   of using climate services for climate change adaptation in vulnerable communities and importance of women engagement in the humanitarian and development sector, for general audience (students, UN Agencies, government agencies) by participating in events, conferences and writing reports, blogs.
  • Training:
    • Completing all requested training from NORCAP and Host agency side.
    • Attending workshops and training proposed (Online and Physically) by NORCAP and reflect the knowledge gained during the mission.
       
  • Conduct field mission(s) as per the proposed schedule by NORCAP and host agency during the contract period
  • Perform other tasks within the department as required and relevant to the mission.

Specific responsibilities

  • Ensuring that climates cross-sectorial for all sectors in different situations – climate information used for different sectors health, DRR, agriculture and food, energy, water.
  • Supporting the program team with the development of technical guidelines and best practices in the implementation of climate programs and interventions.
  • Supporting the Climate Experts in establishing and maintaining strong links stakeholders, positioning NORCAP as a key player in complementing the global climate resilience agenda.
  • Analysing data and produce monthly and Adhoc reports; provide content for updating general communication materials related to NRC’s activities in climate

Essential criteria:
Qualification requirement:

  • Master’s degree
  • 1 – 3 years of experience in “climate change/ environmental studies/ DRR/development studies.

Personal qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with team members and multiple stakeholders at various levels. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in highly stressful situations and contexts. 
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Cultural sensitivity. 
  • Strong analytical abilities. 
     

What we offer
Being a NORCAP expert gives you: 

  • A great opportunity to work in an international setting for a global organisation 
  • Significant life experiences through challenges and self-development
  • A steep learning curve  
  • Access to a unique network of humanitarian, peace and development professionals 
  • A meaningful job working with the world’s challenges on location

Eligibility

  • The vacancy is open to any nationality
  • Only women are eligible to apply for this vacancy.
  • Candidates with medium-level careers and want to enhance their experience in the humanitarian and climate field are encouraged to apply.   

How to apply

  • Kindly submit your CV and application in English and include your full name as written in your passport.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY
  • Apply Before: 02/01/2022, 01:59 AM
  • Fill in the mandatory fields when registering your profile. 
  • NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidates. 
  • Approved Health Certificate will be required prior to contract commencement and deployment. 

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