Recruiter insights: How to land a job with NORCAP

NORCAP expert Bintou Diallo with local community representatives putting in place a rainwater-measuring device. Photo by: Mina Weydahl / NORCAP

While part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, NORCAP operates in quite a different way from its parent organization. Established in 1991 to provide support to the UN Refugee Agency, NORCAP is now one of the largest providers of standby expertise and, through a roster, deploys personnel across the humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding sectors.

Last year, NORCAP recruited over 200 new experts, said Peder Apall-Olsen, head of recruitment and development unit at NORCAP. And with 300 individuals deployed at any one time, the range of opportunities means that the roster is a great way for professionals to work with different U.N. agencies and gain “varied and international exposure,” he said.

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    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.