NORCAP is the Norwegian Refugee Council’s expert deployment mechanism. NORCAP strengthens international and local partners’ capacity to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crisis by deploying highly qualified women and men from its world leading standby rosters. The deployed experts work with UN agencies, humanitarian organizations, development actors and national stakeholders to save lives, build resilient communities, ensure peaceful transitions from conflict and promote sustainable governance.
NORDEM is NORCAPs programme on human rights, democracy and peace. We support international organisations and operations that work in the field of human rights, democratisation and peace with qualified personnel. In addition, we offer advice, support the transfer of experience and contribute to research. Our expertise covers such fields as good governance, democratic institutions, independence of the judiciary, judicial and legal reform, human rights, election observation and election assistance.
African Union. Since 2013 NORCAP has worked in partnership with the African Union Commission Peace and Security Department (PSD) to meet their growing demand for qualified and specialized civilian experts. NORCAP have supported peace and security initiatives specifically in the area of peace support operations, conflict prevention, and post-conflict reconstruction and development. Based on the AUC need of continued expertise support NORCAP is expanding the support within and beyond PSD, to also include governance and development. NORCAP and the AUC work together in choosing deployments that will further the work of the AU towards Agenda 2063.
This position is for applicants with citizenship from member states of AU only.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Monitor and analyse the economic and social policies, plans and programmes of the Government of Central Republic at the national and local levels, and advice the Head of Mission (HoM) on decisions, implementation strategies, operational modalities, and follow-up, in line with the AU’s vision in the Policy Framework on Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD)
- Act as the Mission’s focal point to the revitalization of the agreement on the resolution of the Conflict Secretariat (RCPCA)
- Participate in / accompany the work of the Sectoral Working Groups created within the framework of the revitalization of the implementation of the RCPCA
- Ensure that the AU policy on PCRD is taken into account for RCPCA strategy
- Accompany, analyze and contextualize the economic dynamics of the CAR and the implementation of ongoing projects
- Accompany the sub-regional dynamics in this case the cooperation between CAR and ECCAS, CEMAC, ADB, within the framework of regional integration and socio-economic development
- Support the dynamics of cooperation between CAR and its strategic partners
- Propose the sectors in which the AU could intervene directly and their budgeting
- Identify, develop, and lead the implementation of quick impact projects (QIPs) in areas prioritised by the Government, including social amenities and peacebuilding, and accounting for gender, youth, and other vulnerable communities
- Ensure the timely preparation of analytical and background reports on PCRD activities as pertains to Central Republic, and developing the Mission’s inputs to reports of AU Commission
- Undertake evaluations to identify and advice the Mission on the trends and options to promote post-conflict recovery including through the African Solidarity Initiative and other relevant AU interventions
- Participate in the programmes of the AU Commission on PCRD and related activities including assessment missions, and advice the Mission
- Convene dialogues and consultations for relevant national and local actors and partners to identify opportunities for enhancing the resilience of the country State against structural threats
- Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with Government and relevant departments and institutions at the national and community levels
- Advise the Mission on all budget matters of PCRD programmes and projects, ensuring compliance of Implementation Partners with AU Financial Rules and Regulations
- Supervise the day-to-day activities of the PCRD programme, including managing Mission logistics towards PCRD goals
- Contribute to the overall shared understanding of the post-conflict environment in Central African Republic
Qualifications and Experiences Required
- University Master’s Degree in Political Science, International Relations, Project and Programme Management, Law, Economics, Public Administration, Peace and Conflict Studies, Security studies, or any related discipline, from a recognized institution of higher learning
- A higher qualification and/or expertise in change management will be an added advantage
- The candidate should have at least 7 years’ experience in project and programme management in political and economic development contexts, including change management
- S/he should also possess knowledge of the continental post-conflict landscape, including peace agreements
- Experience in political affairs, and the role of the AU in PCRD in field missions will be an added advantage
- Kindly submit your CV and application in English and include your full name as written in your passport.
- Please include all relevant employment history and education when completing your application. Uploaded CV’s will not be considered.