Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Climate Accelerator Experts(Norcap Climate Action Accelerator Programme)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Since 2015 NORCAP has provided experts to support climate services and Climate Change adaptation activities, however NORCAP struggles to attract female climate experts. At NORCAP we aim to ensure a gender-diverse approach to bring a wider talent pool, different perspectives, and enhanced collaboration. 

NORCAP is now looking for a Climate Experts under the Accelerator programme for Women, with a background in climate services, Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, with a keen interest to learn more and contribute to NORCAP’s work in their upcoming future.  

The Climate Accelerator Expert is responsible for supporting the programme portfolio within the area of climate services delivery. The project will take place in headquarters, regional office and country offices for UN partners and national organisations NORCAP is directly supporting with climate experts.  

The project is only dedicated to women, the selected candidates through the Accelerator Programme will be working with an experienced expert as a mentor in a partner organisation, targeting access to climate services to reach the end-users to enable decision-making processes to ensure activities are undertaken as per tailored climate information. Most of NORCAP Climate Experts come from different backgrounds in meteorology, climate communication, climate services, disaster risk reduction, and common country Analysis equipped with technical and social skills with experience not only from the humanitarian sector but also from the development and research sector. The Accelerator Experts shall work closely with end-users, mainly women and girls who are the most affected by the lack of climate access. This will be done through different activities (interviews, focus group discussions, field visits) to address their reality and needs.  

Roles and Responsibilities 

Support NORCAP Climate Experts in: 

Developing, monitoring, running climate projects related to climate services, climate communication and DRR for institutional capacity strengthening as well as supporting communities to build climate resilience.  Support climate services delivery to end-users and Community Engagement activities for climate services co-production  Planning, budgeting, monitoring, reporting (narrative and financial) in compliance with the host agency and NORCAP requirements for projects and programmes.  Support Needs Assessment, Focus Groups Discussion, and M&E activities for UN and national/regional partners.   Support collaboration between UN and governmental organisations on climate data utilisation for programme development and support joint potential joint programme development.   Participating in necessary relevant meetings with management, partners, governments and follow up discussions. 


Documenting the running activities by taking pictures and writing stories from the field as per the NORCAP and Host agency communication procedures, to be used as part of the advocacy plans.   Reporting to NORCAP HQ the progress of work and any other issues as per the agreed timing and communication channels.   Support in participating and presenting work progress and lessons learnt in climate sector in events.    Raising   awareness   for   the   benefits   of using climate services for climate change adaptation in vulnerable communities and importance of female engagement in the humanitarian and development sector. 


Completing all requested training from NORCAP and Host agency side.   Attending workshops and training proposed (Online and Physically) by NORCAP and reflect the knowledge gained during the mission.  

Specific responsibilities: 

Ensuring that climates cross-sectorial for all sectors in different situations – climate information used for different sectors health, DRR, Agriculture and food, energy, water.   Supporting the project team with the development of technical guidelines and best practices in the implementation of climate programmes and interventions.  Supporting the climate experts in establishing and maintaining strong links stakeholders, positioning NORCAP as a key player in complementing the global climate resilience agenda.  Analysing data and produce monthly and Ad-hoc reports; provide content for updating general communication materials related to NRC's activities in climate.  


Conduct field mission(s) as per the proposed schedule by NORCAP and host agency during the contract period  Perform other tasks within the department as required and relevant to the mission. 

Scale and scope of the position: 

Staff: No management responsibilities   Stakeholders: UN agencies, NMHS, research organisations, end-users. 

For more information, please see Terms of Reference.



Master’s degree, with (1-3) years of experience in climate change/environmental studies/DRR/development studies.  

Behavioral Competencies: 

Planning and delivering results  Working with people  Analysing  Influencing  

Personal qualifications: 

Ability to work in a collaborative manner with team members and multiple stakeholders at various levels.   Demonstrated ability to work effectively in highly stressful situations and contexts.   Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.   Cultural sensitivity.   Strong analytical abilities.  

What we offer

Rewarding work for a renowned global organisation A steep learning curve with access to a network of humanitarian, peace, and climate professionals Join NORCAP’s team of experts and be considered for future assignments elsewhere A dedicated Staff Care Unit

How to apply

When submitting your application, kindly register in English your full employment history and education. Please include your full name as written in your passport. Uploaded CVs alone will not be reviewed NORCAP values diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or disability The vacancy is open to any nationality Only women are eligible to apply for this vacancy NORCAP reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidates Approved Health Certificate will be required prior to contract commencement and assignment Feedback will be given to all applicants within four weeks after the closing of this advertisement Apply before 14th May 2023,11.59PM CET At NORCAP, we work to better protect and empower people affected by crises and climate change. With expertise in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, we collaborate with local, national and international partners on finding solutions to meet the needs of people at risk. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.
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