Mohammed Arouki is seconded from NORCAP to support UN´s response to the crisis in Greece. Here he is distributing food to refugees who have just arrived in Chios together with Nicholas Panteloukas from NRC. Photo: Tiril Skarstein, NRC
Read caption Mohammed Arouki, NORCAP protection officer, handing out food to Syrian refugees on the island of Chios in Greece during the European refugee crisis last year. Photo: NRC/Tiril Skarstein.

Our rosters

Ida Sem Fossvik|Published 13. Jun 2016
NORCAP operates several rosters with standby personnel consisting of 900 hand-picked, experienced men and women from all over the world.

The roster members’ areas of expertise range from education, protection, health and nutrition to cluster coordination, camp management, legal affairs and peacebuilding.

At any given time, around 200 roster members are on assignment to a crisis or emergency situation somewhere in the world.

The NORCAP roster is our largest roster. It was established after the Gulf War in 1991, and today is one of the most used standby rosters in the world. 

In addition to the NORCAP roster, we also operate several thematic rosters, which provide high-level support through specialised expertise.


Thematic rosters operated by NORCAP



In 2015, the Cash and Markets Capacity Development Roster (CashCap) was established to increase the use and effectiveness of cash and markets programming in humanitarian aid. CashCap is governed by a steering committee of representatives from the United Nations and various non-governmental organisations.  Read more: Building cash capacity

Request experts


The Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Protection Standby Capacity Project (ProCap) was created in 2005 to build the capacity of relevant actors to strengthen the humanitarian protection response. ProCap is a UN inter-agency project, with a steering committee and support unit in the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). 

Request experts

Become an expert


The Inter Agency Standing Committee Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap) was created in 2007, in collaboration with the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The project deploys senior gender experts to humanitarian country teams. The GenCap experts seek to strengthen the ability of humanitarians to promote and undertake gender equality programming.

Request experts

Become an expert


The Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS) was established in 2009 to strengthen coordinated humanitarian needs assessments before, during, and after crises. ACAPS is led by a consortium of the Norwegian Refugee Council, Action Contre la Faim and Save the Children International.


The NORCAP partnership with the Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster started in 2012. Camp coordination and camp management experts are deployed for cluster coordination and technical support. CCCMCap includes rapid response teams, tools and capacity development for camp, urban and out-of-camp settings.


The Norwegian Standby Roster for Civilian Observers (NOROBS) is a sub-roster of NORCAP and provides observers to monitoring mechanisms and civilian capacity to peace support operations.