Norwegian People’s Aid Department for Humanitarian Disarmament seeks 4 new advisors
Wars and armed conflicts come to an end; however, the remnants of war continue to terrorize millions of people for decades to follow. Humanitarian Disarmament’s vision is a world where people and communities are safe, resilient and protected before, during and after armed conflict. Together with national authorities and other stakeholders, we are working to resolve problems faced by local communities caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war. Currently NPA has more than 20 Humanitarian Disarmament Programmes ongoing in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Balkans and the Middle East. We are mainly a self-implementing organisation.
Do you want to join our professional and committed global team in our mission to protect civilians from exposive weapons?
As advisor you will join the Head Office team in Oslo with frequent travels to programmes and operations. You will be met with high expectations in a dynamic work environment. You will be working in teams to support and develop the programmes in an assigned region. Your main responsibility willl be to ensure that strategies and plans are implemeneted with quality, effectiveness, relevance and impact. The Department for Humanitarian Disarmament is hiring 4 advisors for its 3 regions: Central Asia, South East Asia and Pacific, Middle East and Europe, and Africa and Latin America. These positions are additional to the current 5 advisors.
In this position your main responsibilities will be:
- Maintaining a strategic overview of context, sector and programmes
- Providing assistance to the external offices on various issues spanning from technical operations, logistics, finance, management and HR.
- Sparring partner for the programme management
To be succesfull in this role you must have/be:
- Relevant higher education and/or relevant exeprience from operational or project work
- Have strong coordination skills
- Ability to work under stress
- Fluent in English
We consider it an advantage if you also have:
- Leadership and/or managerial experience
- international experience
- Experience from humanitarian work, Mine Action or other relevant sectors
- Tehcnical experience from Mine Action/Explosive Ordnance Disposal
- Norwegian language skills
For advisors for Africa and Latin America, Spanish, French or Portoguese language is an advantage.
For advisors for Middle East and Europe, Middle East area knowledge and Arabic language are an advantage.
In return we offer:
An interesting, challenging work environment. You will be covered by our comprehensive insurance scheme. We offer five weeks annual holiday*. 1 position is permanent, 1 position is for 2 years, 1 position for 1 year and 1 position for 6 months. All with posibility for extension.
The positions are based centrally in Olslo.
In general we emphasize the importance of strong health. One of NPA’s overall objectives is to promote gender equality in our organization, and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Start-date is flexible but as soon as possible.
Please note that recruitment may take place continuously.
For more information about NPA, please see our website at https://www.npaid.org/Our-Work/Humanitarian-Disarmament or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.
* Terms for annual leave follow the Norwegian Annual Holidays Act
The vision of Norwegian People’s Aid is Solidarity in Action. We are a politically independent membership-based organisation working in Norway and in more than 35 countries around the world. Founded in 1939 as the labour movement’s humanitarian solidarity organisation, NPA aims to improve people’s living conditions and to create societies that are more just and more democratic. NPA’s international work covers three core areas: Humanitarian Disarmament, Democratisation and Just distribution of power and resources and Humanitarian Action and Crises Response.