Media and Communication Specialist NORCAP

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NORCAP seeks creative and collaborative media and communication specialist.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide strategic communication and media support to NORCAP, with a special focus on public media. You will be part of the communications team that is responsible for safeguarding and strengthening the NORCAP brand, raising awareness of our work and advocating to improve the situation for people affected by war, conflict, and natural disasters.

What we are looking for:

NORCAP is looking for a highly qualified Media & Communications Specialist with relevant media/communication adviser experience, preferably in the humanitarian, development, or peacebuilding field to ensure a good understanding of the communication needs and challenges in such contexts.

What you will do:

Some of your specific responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to producing, updating, and implementing the NORCAP communication strategy and action plan.
  • Promote, advocate for, and raise awareness about NORCAP’s work, impact, and results through a variety of communication channels, in close cooperation with staff and global experts. Produce and implement media and advocacy plans for selected thematic events.
  • Responsible for initiating, producing, and pitching global newsworthy stories to mainstream media through direct contact with journalists, press releases, photos, and footage.
  • Monitor ongoing public debates to analyze the need for specific communication initiatives to safeguard NORCAP’s position and reputation. Contribute to crisis communication as needed.
  • Work closely with staff, experts, and partners to collect content, share information and statistics on NORCAP’s work, thematic priorities, emerging fields, and geographic regions.
  • Advise, train and support NORCAP staff and experts on media, communication, and public advocacy, including crisis communication and spokesperson responsibilities.
  • Contribute to NORCAP’s global social media accounts as needed.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a strong media network, including building relations with journalists.
  • Any other responsibilities falling under the section/department’s mandate, as instructed by the line manager.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring:

  • Minimum five years of relevant media/communication adviser experience, preferably in the humanitarian, development, or peacebuilding field to ensure a good understanding of the communication needs and challenges in such contexts.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent higher education in journalism, media relations, or PR
  • Professional knowledge of humanitarian principles, international affairs and general knowledge of the development and peacebuilding sectors.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Fluency in written and verbal English and Norwegian.
  • Knowledge of standard ICT tools.
  • Experience with developing and producing content for media, social media and websites.
  • Results-oriented.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to quickly acquire knowledge.
  • Strong ability to motivate and follow up colleagues.
  • Strong ability to collaborate and communicate.

    What we offer:- Duty station: NRC Oslo.

  • Contract: National 1 year contract.
  • Salary/benefits: Grade 9 on NRC’s regional salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process:- Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site. - When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education. - Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV. - Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered. - Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.

If you have any questions about this role, please email with the job title as the subject line.


As part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, NORCAP solves challenges in the humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding sectors to better protect lives and rights of people in vulnerable situations. We build partnerships, promote more effective ways of working and provide skilled experts to develop capacity. Since 1991 NORCAP has provided expertise to approximately 10,000 missions across the globe.

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Why NRC?The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

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