Policy Advisor

at Norwegian Refugee Council
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted April 27, 2022
Category NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


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 NORCAP`s 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

Provide technical support policies interpretation and implementation

Perform regular analysis on all complex issues and assist in resolving them within required timeframe

Provide support to building and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders

Analyze and design solutions for issues at hand

Manage communication and provide efficient solutions for all policy requirements through collaboration with other AUC stakeholders

Drafting the memos for the Director signature and clearing incoming documents before submission to the Director attention

Provide internal and external reports as per requirements and develop all presentations and prepare content for same

Participate in all policy meetings and provide support to the PAPS and prepare presentations for events as needed

Provide support for annual work plan and budgeting

Designs and proposes an efficient administrative and logistical system in the Office of the Director

Reviews and provides advice on incoming documents.

Supports interface between the Director office and the RECs/RMs, ALOs as well as the international Partners

Contribute to drafting statements for the Commissioner Political Affairs, Peace and Security

Qualification and Experiences required

Minimum university degree in Public Administration and Social Policy, Economics, Anthropology, Philosophy, Politics and Internal Relations, Psychology, Sociology or similar fields.

At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in policy development, human resources, budget, general administration, project management or related fields

Please note:

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.  The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 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 is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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