What is NORCAP?
NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate aim is to strengthen the resilience and protect the lives, livelihoods and rights of vulnerable people and communities. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
For nearly 30 years, we have worked to provide experts at short notice to the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors.
Over this period, crises have become increasingly complex. Giving food and shelter is not enough. Those hardest hit by displacement, conflict and disasters want to be involved in the response and in decision-making. Recognizing the complexity, we realised we could do more than just providing additional personnel.
Our independence and flexibility enable us to bring together key stakeholders across sectors and mandates, always with the goal of protecting lives, rights and livelihoods.
We partner with the UN, national, regional and global partners to find joint solutions to challenges affecting vulnerable people and communities. We promote more effective ways of working at the global level and in the field, to enable affected people and communities to make choices based on their needs and aspirations.
In the beginning, we were a standby partner – responding to the needs of our partners. Today our approach is proactive and much more strategic. We develop projects with better understanding of needs on the ground, and with a focus on capacity building and sustainability.
- we develop partnerships with international organisations and national actors to reach common goals;
- we use our leverage to promote more effective ways of working;
- and, as always, we deploy experts to strengthen and develop partner capacity.
We deploy more than 600 experts annually to strengthen and develop our partners’ capacity. We believe that working together in a coordinated and sustainable manner is the best way to reduce needs, risks and vulnerability over time and to make a change for people in need. Learn more about what we do here.
Who can become a NORCAP expert?
We are constantly looking for people with the right professional background, personal skills and motivation to join NORCAP.
We recruit new experts continuously. The recruitment process is the same as for NRC positions, however each recruitment is targeted towards certain areas of expertise, based on crucial needs in the humanitarian, peace and development sectors. In some cases, we also do recruitment for specific positions required at short notice.
Following a recruitment process, successful candidates are invited to register in our system as experts and thereby make themselves eligible for missions. Missions typically last for six months, but they can also be shorter or extended based on the needs of our partners. Our ambition is to have experts that are active and available for missions on a regular basis.
Why work for NORCAP?
- A great opportunity to work in an international setting for a world recognised organisation.
- A meaningful job working with the world’s challenges on location.
- Access to a unique network of humanitarian professionals.
- Significant life experiences through challenges and self-development.