Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Regional Communications Adviser

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Do you want to work for a busy, dynamic team and across a wide and diverse range of humanitarian country contexts? Do you want to ensure the voices of displacement-affected people are heard at all levels? Are you an excellent communicator, with proven experience in delivering innovative and quality media and communications outputs?

Background :
The NRC Asia, Europe and Latin America (AELA) Regional Office is based in Oslo and oversees Country Programmes in Colombia, Venezuela, Ukraine, Iran, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

The Regional Communications Adviser (RCA) will be responsible for supporting AELA Regional Office with the development, Coordination and effective delivery of communications and media activities in line with regional advocacy priorities.
Working closely with communications and advocacy staff in Head Office and Country Offices, the RCA will initiate and help deliver high-quality communications products and resources to a wide and diverse range of audiences.
The RCA will play a key role in strengthening cross-organisational coordination to maximise efforts to work strategically and creatively in order to profile key needs to target audiences.

Duties and responsibilities

For detailed job description, please see Job Description in We can offer section below.

  • Develop and maintain strong media networks for the Regional Office, including building relations with journalists across countries in the portfolio.

  • Initiate, produce and support the production of strong communications and media products, including web stories, photos and video in accordance with set objectives for the region and in line with Regional Office protection guidelines.

  • Produce, collect and edit material for NRC’s social Media Platforms from the countries in the region. Additionally, utilize innovative and emerging tools to produce relevant content to these platforms.

  • Establish good working relations with communication counterparts in other organizations and the UN across the region, with a view of doing joint communication work to amplify humanitarian issues.

  • Mentor, train and support NRC staff in the region on media and communications.

  • Any other communication and media work as arise.


  • 3-4 years’ work experience as a media/communications adviser or journalist – preferably related to development/humanitarian crises/foreign affairs

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English (Norwegian and Spanish an advantage)

  • Demonstrated ability to find new creative media angles

  • Proven ability in multi-media and story-gathering and digital communication

  • Experience in producing photos and videos, and in editing is an advantage.

  • Experience in producing Social Media content

  • Media and communications training skills

  • Field experience from Complex Emergencies is desirable

Personal qualities

  • Good communicator and strong networking skills.

  • Good understanding of Public Advocacy work.

  • Ability to handle a large workload, to cope with stress and work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.

  • Organised, good initiator and with an ability to deliver on short deadlines.

  • Patient, flexible and creative, and it helps to have a sense of humour.

  • Diplomatic and able to communicate openly and with respect.

  • To work effectively with others across a broad range of topics and contexts.

We can offer

Job Description

  • This is a temporary position with a 1-year contract

  • The duty station is Oslo/Norway

  • Challenging, meaningful and varied work!

  • A strongly committed, international team in a well-known humanitarian knowledge organisation.

  • Salary by agreement, good pension and insurance schemes.

Important Note: Please submit your application in English. The applications that are not submitted in English will not be taken into consideration.

Only CVs and applications submitted in Webcruiter will be considered. NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on candidates.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation's values; To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable are attitudes and beliefs that shall guide our actions and relationships.

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