NRC : Trainee

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping the worlds’ refugee and displaced populations. Whatever it takes. Wherever, and whenever, we're needed.  Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 30 countries, where we provide camp management, food assistance, clean water, shelter, legal aid, and education.
We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. When we witness injustices, we alert the world. We promote and defend displaced people's rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena.


What is NRC’s Trainee Programme?
NRC’s trainee programme is a development package designed for early-career humanitarian professionals, which offers participants the opportunity to follow a structured 12 month curriculum, combining classroom learning, with mentoring and on-the-job training. Participants will benefit from tailored training opportunities and early inclusion in the NRC field teams in a collaborative and supportive environment, responding to the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people. 
Who should apply to NRC’s Trainee Programme?
This programme is geared towards early-career humanitarians with a passion for improving the lives of refugees and other displaced persons forced to flee their homes. Prospective trainees should already have gained academic credentials and limited relevant experience in their chosen specialty.  Entrance into the programme is not limited by age, gender or nationality, in fact NRC welcomes diversity in all of its programming.  
 
Applicants should have the following minimum requirements:
University degree in a relevant discipline, from an accredited institution;
Two years of relevant work experience in the respective functional area;
Willingness to serve in conflict zones and field locations.
A passion to serve the needs of refugees and displaced persons.
 
The selection and appointment process
Applicants for the trainee programme will go through a comprehensive selection and appointment process, which includes:
Screening/shortlisting based on profile requirements;
Technical tests (languages, competency, etc.);
Video Interview;
Personality assessment;
Reference checks (professional and academic);
Skype Interview;
4-6 week Induction;
Deployment to the field.
The recruitment and selection process is expected to take 2-4 months.  Successful candidates will be invited to join the programme induction commencing August 2017
 
Trainee Grants Coordinator (Palestinian Nationals Only)
The NRC Trainee Programme is currently accepting applications from candidates with experience and interest in the area of grants.
Role Specific Information
Roles in grants can typically be exposed to the following responsibilities:
Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
Support to the GC to develop and maintain overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines, including filing of grant documents (including through the grants database - forthcoming)
Support the GC in the development of donor applications and reports, as well as ensuring donor compliance and quality control
Support the GC in the development and revision of funding proposals, budgets and donor reports
Be updated on donor priorities and track and share relevant calls for proposals
Support the GC to document, analyze, and share learning from proposal and reporting process, and compliance with donor rules and regulations
Provide strong administrative support to grant management systems
Support in the development and distribution of internal reports
Provide a high level of grants administration and undertake any other grant related tasks as specified by the GC or HoP
Promote the rights of beneficiaries in line with the advocacy strategy
 
Our Ideal Candidate:
We are looking for a university graduate with a minimum of 1 year of relevant or transferable experience in writing reports, grant support, or project support/management, also with experience in writing reports and/or proposals. A willingness to serve in potentially insecure environments. Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
Strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills, Strong analytical skills (data and financial), and excellent computer skills.
We are particularly looking for positive individuals with a strong commitment to developing their skills and contributing to the greater mandate of NRC.
In this programme you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world's biggest displacement crisis.
 
Additional Information:
Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the deadline
Programme length: 12 months – commencing August 2017
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s trainee salary and terms and conditions
Duty station: Jerusalem, Palestine.
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities.
NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
NB: Please enter the geographical location in the "Company name" field for both company and location on your application.
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