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Monday, 3 June 2013

Norwegian Refugee Council NGO Careers in Kenya

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 67 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. 

NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the Shelter, Education, Food security, Information, Counseling and Legal assistance, and Water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 3000 committed and competent

employees involved in projects across four continents.

In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 850 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Horn of Africa is expanding its operations and are seeking new staff

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011.
Since 2004, the NRC has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations. 

NRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by the ongoing conflict and more recently by the drought and famine.

The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab, Kakuma and Molo), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Dolo Ado, Shire and Asosa) and Yemen (Sana’a and Aden).

The NRC Horn of Africa mission is an expanding programme.

NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007 and initiated shelter activities targeting Post-Election Violence IDPs in the Rift Valley region of Kenya in 2011.

NRC then expanded its refugee programme in Kenya to Kakuma camps where it initiated sanitation and hygiene activities in the first half of 2012.

Prioritized activities focus on shelter and infrastructure construction; water, hygiene and sanitation; emergency education including youth education; protection; food security and livelihoods. Programmes target both emergency responses to acute crises as well as the capacity to address recurring protection needs of refugee or IDP populations through durable solutions.
Obtaining and maintaining access to the displaced populations remains the main operational challenge in the Horn of Africa region and in particular in Somalia.

We are looking for committed and skilled staff in various fields that would like to contribute to NRC’s work in Kenya.

Are you interested in joining NRC?

Please go to www.nrc.no for an overview of all vacant positions and online application.

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