Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) – Global Roving Access Advisor.

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Access to people in need remains one of the greatest challenges for humanitarian organizations working to reach vulnerable communities. Shrinking humanitarian space and deteriorating security has left many of those most in need with limited or no assistance. Given the operational conditions of highly dynamic security, political, and conflict situations, humanitarians are preparing for increasing complexity in reaching the most vulnerable populations in hard-to-reach areas.

NRC is looking for an experienced Global Roving Access Adviser to contribute to on a two-year project: “Enhanced capacity for frontline humanitarian engagement, enabling safe humanitarian access and programming in hard to reach areas.” The project supports the global humanitarian community through four main program areas:  Capacity building, Research and evidence gathering, Learning events, and Operational field support.

Are you looking to support NRC and its partners through the articulation of an integrated approach between programmes, security, advocacy and access, with an emphasis on enabling and sustaining access in volatile, high risk or hard-to-reach areas?

You will be required to provide practical support and guidance to the rest of the team on humanitarian negotiations, remote programming approaches, and partnerships with local organisations. 

What you will do

Some of your day-to-day tasks will include:

  • Serve as a key member of the global project team delivering BHA/USAID funded grant.
  • Develop and deliver humanitarian access trainings within the region to a diverse audience including frontline staff and key decision makers.
  • Support to research quality and evidence gathering on topics related to access and negotiations.
  • Logistics, financial management, M&E and reporting as appropriate
  • Clearly articulate humanitarian principles and how they can be operationalized; to generate support for principled humanitarian action
  • Represent NRC externally in access coordination mechanisms, including contributing to collaborative approaches, drafting access SitReps, joint operating principles, and more.
  • As needed, provide support to NRC regional and country offices: Advise the NRC Country Offices on how to plan for and deliver programmes in high risk and/or hard to reach areas, particularly supporting programme criticality determinations at country level, and the practical implementation of this advice. Draw on this experience to contribute to the evidence and curriculum development within the OFDA project outputs. This may include “gap filling” missions for Regional Advisors.

What you will bring

  • Minimum 5 years experience in humanitarian work in conflict/post-conflict environments/volatile contexts
  • Master’s Degree in related field (or Bachelor’s with equivalent work experience)
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of humanitarian access and familiarity with industry access tools, resources, and methodologies
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Experienced trainer and mentor with knowledge of skills development capacity
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills and profile
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of humanitarian principles and how to operationalize them within programming
  • Demonstrable technical knowledge of and experience managing and/or advising on humanitarian access
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience dealing with protection concerns in high risk settings
  • Direct experience negotiating with parties to conflict and advocating for principled responses.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including capability to negotiate with stakeholders
  • Experience in project management, particularly budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. French, Spanish, Arabic (or other critical language) an asset.

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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 to support NRC and its partners through the articulation of an integrated approach between programmes, security, advocacy and access, with an emphasis on enabling and sustaining access in volatile, high risk or hard-to-reach areas.
  • Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions in Washington USA.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated to 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.


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07/26/2022, 01:59 AM

We will be assessing candidates on an ongoing basis; therefore early applications are recommended.




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