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If you require senior level support for your agency and the country team, GenCap Advisers may support you in developing and implementing gender-sensitive programming. Requests from country offices should form part of a strategy to strengthen the overall humanitarian response. They should be made in consultation with the Gender Focal Point, the GenCap Steering Committe Representative, the Working Group for Gender including UN agencies and NGOs, and endorsement by the Humanitarian Coordinator is also a prerequisite.

If you wish to request for a Senior GenCap Adviser, please find below the following guidelines, and for any additional information please do not hesitate to contact us:

  • All UN entities with a MoU with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) can request the deployment of a GenCap Adviser.
  • Following consultation with actors within HCTs, a written request with ToRs is completed. Deployments are usually for 6 months, with possibility of extension depending on needs.
  • The formal request should be submitted to and reviewed by the GenCap Support Unit, who will present it to the Inter-Agency GenCap Steering Committee for approval.
  • The GenCap project covers salary, DSA, insurance, and travel to duty station. NRC is responsible for administrative aspects of the deployment.
  • Host agencies are responsible for security arrangements, office space and equipment, and in-country travel. Several agencies can agree to share costs.


Requests for deployments can be received twice a year (January and July) through the GenCap Call for deployment requests, introduced in December 2014. You can find more information about this call for requests here. Requests for surge deployments to L-3s, other sudden onset or severely deteriorating emergencies can still be received throughout the year.

You may access to the latest Call for Requests Package here (next Call for Requests will be in September 2017).