Global Advocacy and Media Expert Adviser

Norwegian Refugee Council, Oslo, Norway

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationPolicy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th March, 2020

Job Description

Working closely with Field Operations and representative offices, you will provide strategic guidance, counsel and leadership to country offices so they can identify, document, analyse and address factors that prevent displaced people from accessing their rights. You will always be on the lookout for innovative opportunities that allows NRC to engage and communicate more effectively with our targets.

You will be just as comfortable discussing complex issues at high level private meetings to speaking out publicly on behalf of those who don’t have a voice.

You are a sharp, confident and influential change agent who refuses to accept the status quo and believes in the power of possibility!

Duties and responsibilities

  • Function as NRC’s organisation-wide expert on public advocacy strategy, providing guidance through using existing or developing new material and tools.
  • Support with the development of public advocacy risk assessments and decision-making processes that enable country teams to determine whether and how public advocacy could be used safely and effectively
  • Lead the development of NRC’s global advocacy strategy and an action plan. Work collaboratively with senior colleagues to facilitate and ensure the implementation of the strategy and action plan at global, regional, country and representative office level.
  • Be accountable and responsible for building NRC’s capacity to do public advocacy, including through the development of global procedures, supporting the design and delivery of regional and global trainings and seminars and creating strong interdepartmental links that support NRC’s global ambitions.
  • Develop and disseminate tools to enable informed risk assessments for advocacy in cooperation with relevant stakeholders within field operations and security and provide strategic guidance to country offices to employ them.
  • Ensure public advocacy products include clear, concrete advocacy messages in line with NRC’s global positions.
  • Support NRC’s contingency crisis communications plan to protect NRCs brand.
  • Function as NRC’s organisation-wide expert on public advocacy strategy, providing guidance through using existing or developing new material and tools.


  • In depth knowledge, expertise and experience of public advocacy, campaigning, or similar and within the humanitarian sector
  • Relevant university degree, and may have post graduate specialist qualifications, within a relevant field
  • Substantial experience, minimum five years, within the humanitarian field
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of humanitarian sector, including policy and practice
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills, with experience of senior level networking, representation and negotiation
  • Experience in representing an NGO, donor or UN agency - high level of strategic and evaluative skills
  • Proven ability to analyse complex political and humanitarian contexts
  • Experience in developing complex and sensitive advocacy strategy and ensuring effective implementation
  • Excellent writing, editing and language skills and experience in editing wide-reaching public humanitarian documents.
  • Demonstrated communication and media performance on high strategic levels, and ability to act as the advocacy representative of NRC in highly visible forums.
  • Ability to identify and deliver advocacy recommendations on global level.
  • Fluency in Norwegian, verbal and written

Personal qualities

  • You possess high level interpersonal and relationship building skills, including networking, collaborative working, and with a ability to engage others!
  • You have a natural authority that reinforces your ability to provide strategic advice to senior colleagues. Furthermore you are flexible and have and ability to adjust to changes and new requirements. It is of utmost importance that you have both possibility and willingness to travel as the position requires this.


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