Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) established its presence in Jordan in November 2012 in response to the conflict in Syria and the resulting refugee influx. NRC Jordan currently employs over 500 staff in Jordan and is one of the largest INGOs in the country. Since 2012, NRC has worked to build the resilience of Syrian refugees in Jordan, and invest in the Jordanian communities that host them. NRC supports Syrian refugees in Zaatari and Azraq refugee camps, as well as vulnerable refugees and Jordanians in north and central Jordan (Irbid, Jerash, Ajloun, Mafraq and Amman governorates). In Jordan, NRC provides services in five of NRC’s global core competencies: Shelter, Education, Youth, Livelihoods and Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA). NRC strives to combine its programmatic activities with evidenced-based advocacy work focused on policy change and strong external communications and media engagement. The Country Office also works to ensure safe and integrated programming through ensuring protection is effectively mainstreamed across all core competencies.
NRC currently supports the livelihoods of vulnerable Syrian refugees and Jordanians through a diverse range of interventions that address both short and long term needs. Current interventions include demand driven labour intermediation and preparation for the formal labour market; cash for work programming; improved agricultural input provision and production trainings (based on a contract farming model); and applying the market system development approach to positively integrate vulnerable households in the agricultural sector. This diverse program requires NRC to work with a range of stakeholders including private, public, and development actors.
The Livelihoods Specialist is focused on supporting the NRC Jordan livelihoods programme and ensuring the elements of the program adhere to the standards and mandate of NRC Jordan. The key function of this position will be to set the strategic direction of NRC in Jordan; create and maintain quality control systems for relevant programming; and expand the livelihoods portfolio.
The following is a brief description of the role.