|Organization:||Norwegian Refugee Council|
|No of Job(s):||1|
|Experience:||At least four years of professional experience in|
|Education:||A university degree in a relevant field is preferred.|
|Salary Scale:||As per NRC salary scale|
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee.
We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. We specialize in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.
We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend displaced people's rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
We respond quickly to emergencies. Our expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. Our experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.
Around 6,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.
NRC Afghanistan established operations in 2003, and currently maintains five area offices in Balkh, Hirat, Kabul, Kandahar, and Nangarhar, as well as field offices in hard-to-reach, displacement-affected provinces: Badghis, Faryab, Khost, Kunar, Kunduz, Nimroz, Sar-e Pul, and Uruzgan. NRC employs over 1,400 staff in Afghanistan, and works through direct implementation of programmes, to provide both emergency response and durable solutions for internally displaced Afghans, as well as returning Afghan refugees, and Waziristan refugees in southeastern Afghanistan.
Purpose of the Job:
The Camp Management Community Outreach Assistant will be based in Badghis region supporting implementation of NRC’s Camp Management project in Central Afghanistan. This new project will use Community Outreach methodologies to support displaced Afghans, focusing (at least initially) on Informal Settlements. The project aims to improve the protection and assistance response to displacement-affected communities by establishing mechanisms to enhance:
• Communication with Communities: Sharing information with and receiving feedback from displaced and vulnerable host communities
• Community Engagement: Participation of affected communities alongside local stakeholders in the humanitarian and development response
• Support to Coordination: Efficient, effective, and inclusive coordination of services at local level, involving a range of stakeholders (authorities, civil society, NGOs, private sector, etc.).
There are three main mechanisms in the project for enhancing communication, community engagement, and coordination:
• Community Centers established in areas hosting large numbers of displaced households
• Neighborhood Committees working in neighborhoods of high displacement
• Outreach Teams who work in Community Centers and visit affected neighborhoods.
The CM Community Outreach Assistant is part of and supports these three mechanisms. He/she will undertake mobile outreach work in the assigned informal settlements; support the smooth day to day running of Community Spaces and activities therein; support establishment and capacity building of Settlement Committees; and coordinate with relevant local stakeholders together with the CMCO Officer responsible.