Localisation Expert – OCHA at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Localisation Expert – OCHA

Job Identification: 10596
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Category: Coordination
Job Schedule Full time


  • The main purpose of the position of Localization Specialist/ Organisational Development expert is to systematically build up the organizational capacity civil society organizations and networks, to build up strong local civil society able to define their agenda and deliver quality humanitarian and development projects relevant to the needs of affected people.
  • The Localization Specialist/ Organizational Development expert will work in close collaboration with M&E, finance management and GBV/AAP experts, ensuring a holistic approach to address organizational and programmatic needs.
  • Localisation experts are responsible for the achievement of NORCAP’s localisation strategy in their countries of deployment. This includes organisational capacity strengthening of NORCAP Local and National Actor partners in governance and other areas; supporting the participation of Local and National in coordination and decision making structures; encouraging country structures to adopt a more systematic and coordinated approach to localisation and ensuring NORCAP plays a relevant and leading role within this area.

About the Team

  • At NORCAP, we work to better protect and empower people affected by crises and climate change.
  • With expertise in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, we collaborate with local, national and international partners on finding solutions to meet the needs of people at risk. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enabling Participation and Coordination by Local and National Actor partners
  • Development and delivery of a capacity strengthening programme
  • Leadership, Governance and Advocacy
  • Accountability, Learning and Compliance
  • Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (PMER)
  • Financial management

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience within the humanitarian, development, or peacebuilding sectors within national/international NGOs, UN bodies or Government institutions.
  • Seven years (cumulative experience) in some or all of the following: localisation, coordination, community engagement, partnership/partner brokering, civil society (or local/national authority) capacity strengthening, organisational development is mandatory
  • Master’s degree and/or equivalent work experience and skills, particularly in the engaging and working with civil society groups in different countries and contexts.
  • Documented results within organisational development within a humanitarian or development organisation.
  • Experience from strategy work, fundraising, project management or advocacy.
  • Demonstrable professional knowledge of the humanitarian / development / peacebuilding sectors at both policy and operational level and results related to the post’s responsibilities.
  • Demonstrable experience with planning, initiating, implementing, and managing projects in the relevant sector.

Health Experience:

  • NORCAP is also looking to potentially work with health partners on localisation. Therefore, candidates with a background in health are also encouraged to apply.

Desirable Health Experience:

  • An Advanced University Degree (Master’s level or above) in Public Health, Medicine or International Health or related fields.
  • Relevant experience at the national and/or international level, demonstrated engagement and knowledge of the health cluster
  • NB: experience in health is only required to fulfil requests from (future) health partners; it should not dissuade candidates with no experience in health / this is not a screening criterion.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency and proficient writing skills in English for all countries
  • French fluency or working knowledge is strongly desired.

What we offer

  • Rewarding work for a renowned global organisation
  • Access to a network of humanitarian, peace, and development professionals
  • Join NORCAP’s team of experts and be considered for future assignments elsewhere
  • A dedicated Staff Care Unit

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2023; 08:59

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

When submitting your application, kindly register in English your full employment history and education. Please include your full name as written in your passport. Uploaded CVs alone will not be reviewed

  • NORCAP values diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.
  • NORCAP reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidates
  • Approved Health Certificate will be required prior to contract commencement and assignment
  • Feedback will be given to all applicants within four weeks after the closing of this advertisement.
  • Note that the job description is indicative only; when posts arise a specific ToR will be shared.
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