All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

1. Role and responsibilities

The following is a brief description of the role.

Support access innovation initiatives, including development of strategies, workplan, tools and guidelines for management of NRC’s access in Somalia Provide access analysis based on program operation demand and in consultation with field staff  Provide area-based access analysis supporting operational implementation or program development, including recommendations on how to address issues as they arise Work with program unit to ensure access elements are included in program design and reporting  Identify training needs, and support or conduct training initiatives for field staff in Somalia for humanitarian access, including humanitarian principles, and negotiations Contribute to advocacy efforts related to access, in close coordination with the Protection and Advocacy Advisers  Collaborate with Security to monitor, analyze and respond to overlapping access and security constraints and incidents Support NRC Global to refine and further develop and field test strategies, trainings, tools and guidance (access strategy and negotiations) Contribute to NRC regional and global access discussions, development of tools and strategies, and documentation and organizational learning through sharing lessons learned and best practices from Somalia CO

1. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a Security/Humanitarian Access Manager/Advisor in a humanitarian/recovery context Masters level education or related Field  Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/skills, knowledge and experience:

Excellent command of English  Knowledge of the context in of Somalia or similar contexts  Somalia language is an asset 

For more information see the attached Job Description

Additional Information:

Reports to:                       Country Director

Technical line with:         Regional Access Advisor

Supervision of:                 Local Access Officers/Community Engagement officers

Duty station:                    Mogadishu        

Travel:                               40%

What We Offer

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

12 months fixed term contract An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.  

To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site

Click this email to contact the recruitment team; quote the full name of the advert on your subject line. Applications sent via email will not be accepted. Please check your application status on your NRC application profile.

This position is open to Somalia nationals.

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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