Humanitarianresponse Logo

Are you an experienced humanitarian professional seeking an opportunity to contribute to strengthening the humanitarian community’s protection response?

As a Senior ProCap Officer, you will be asked to provide senior-level expertise and leadership in protection.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) contractually administers the Senior ProCap Officers who remain employees of the NRC while deployed to the UN. Although not regarded as official UN staff members, Senior ProCap Officers perform their duties under the authority and in full compliance with the UN agency/agencies to which they are seconded. During deployment the Officers will officially be regarded as Experts on Mission, or “Type II Gratis personnel”.

The length of each contract/deployment is between six and twelve months.

Recruitment takes places on a twice-yearly basis. The vacancy announcement is widely published on international websites such as ReliefWeb and of course on the NRC's website vacancy page.

The recruitment process is extensive with multiple steps and the ProCap Support Unit and the ProCap Steering Committee takes part during the recruiment process which is managed by NRC.

Qualifications

  • Advanced University Degree in Human Rights or Humanitarian Law, Social Sciences, Humanitarian Affairs, Development Studies or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related area
  • Minimum 10 years of increasingly responsible professional expertise from the UN or INGO community within the fields of protection, humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness and human rights
  • Minimum 5 years field experience
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the institutional mandates of UN agencies and of their approaches to protection work
  • Demonstrated ability to provide principled, effective and sustainable responses to problems affecting the rights and legal status of internally displaced persons
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, in highly stressful situations
  • Experience in a competitive international environment
  • A history of effective management of conflicting priorities
  • Fluency in French and English is a requirement
  • Working knowledge of Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Russian or Portuguese will be considered an asset