What we do?
NORDEM recruits, trains and deploys qualified personnel to international organisations and operations that work in the field of human rights and democratisation. We support several international mechanisms and collaborate with a number of organisations that provide civilian capacity. In addition, we offer advice, support the transfer of experience and contribute to research. NORDEM's expertise covers such fields as good governance, democratic institutions, independence of the judiciary, judicial and legal reform, human rights, election observation and election assistance.
NORDEM contributes with personnel to help foster good governance, democratic institutions and rule of law, with The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) as our major partners.
NORDEM is the Norwegian mechanism for providing personnel to international election observation missions. We recruit, train and provide Norwegian election observers to the EU, OSCE and other regional and international organizations around the world.
NORDEM's annual courses on human rights, democratisation and election observation integrate both practical and academic perspectives. NORDEM also develops and conducts specialised courses.
NORDEM manages an expert pool of approximately 250 experts who have completed more than 2,000 assignments since 1993. NORDEM aims towards gender balance in recruitment and deployment. We arrange recruitment based on demand. Recruitments will be announced here. Non-Norwegian residents/citizens may occasionally apply for specific long term vacancies.