Humanitarian Policy Technical Assistant at Norwegian Refugee Council

NRC Geneva is seeking a Humanitarian Policy technical assistant to provide administrative and technical support with the implementation of the various Humanitarian Policy portfolios.

The Humanitarian Policy technical assistant will support with the implementation of Humanitarian Policy portfolios according to plan of action, by providing analytical, administrative and logistical assistance.

Specific responsibilities for this position inlclulde:

  • Support the management and implementation of the Swiss-funded CT and sanctions project, as well as other relevant projects, including through administration and logistical support, and budget monitoring
  • Lead on production of relevant internal and external communications, including newsletters and briefing notes
  • Support NRC’s engagement at UNSC level, including by attending meetings, note taking, and supporting strategy implementation
  • Ensure that outputs from these portfolios are kept to a high standard, in line with NRC’s branding policy and through careful and effective editing of documents in line with NRC’s style guide.
  • Upon request from the line manager, provide support for other portfolios as relevant.

You will find the full job description here.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have the following:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant topic such policy, law, international relations, communication, or other relevant field.
  • Experience from working in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Documented relevant experience within the humanitarian sector, ideally in a role related to humanitarian policy.
  • Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards and coordination mechanisms, including the IASC, humanitarian principles, humanitarian access, and humanitarian financing.
  • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English, and proficiency in French is an advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven research, analytical and documentation skills

In addition, we are looking for someone with the following knowledge and experience:

  • Understanding and working knowledge of NRC’s key areas of focus for humanitarian policy, including principled humanitarian action, the impact of counterterrorism and sanctions on humanitarian action, protection of civilians, humanitarian access etc.
  • Knowledge of the workings of the UNSC, and of the UNSC as a policy and advocacy target
  • Working knowledge of NRC’s branding policy, style guide, and internal communications mechanisms
  • Knowledge of NRC’s operational work in relation to humanitarian access
  • Knowledge of data analysis and mapping is an advantage
  • Prior experience in the field of communications

This is a 12 months fixed term position.

All applications should be done through the NRC Vacancies page

Please note that for reasons related to the procedure for work permits in Switzerland, only candidates with an EU/EFTA nationality or a valid work permit for Switzerland can be considered for this role.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s values; To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive, and accountable are attitudes and beliefs that shall guide our actions and relationships.

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment.

About the Team

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 31 countries with approximately 14’000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.

NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC Geneva, with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), are NRC’s primary presence in Geneva.

How to apply

Interested candidates that meet the requirements for this position should kindly apply through the link in the advert on the NRC Vacancies page

We look forward to receiving your application.

Kind regards,


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