experts in Food Security - Expert Deployment/ NORCAP

NORCAP is a world leading standby roster which consists of 700 highly qualified women and men ready to deploy to international operations at short notice. Through the NORCAP mechanism, we aim to provide those at risk with access to protection and to ensure that their rights are respected throughout all stages of a crisis or disaster. In order to rapidly respond to our partners’ needs NORCAP is currently growing its expert capacity within the area of Food Security.
Being a NORCAP roster member gives you:
  • A great opportunity to work in an international setting for a world recognized organization.
  • Significant life experiences through challenges and self-development.
  • A meaningful job working with the world’s challenges on location.
For more information about NORCAP, please go to our website
Disasters and food insecurity are directly interconnected. Disasters can destroy the food production, interrupt markets, reduce income and erode livelihoods. Food Security is one way of contributing to resilient livelihoods. Given the increased frequency of disasters induced by climate change, climate change adaptation in food production systems is also essential. A Food Security advisor must among other things be able to coordinate efforts, provide programmatic and strategic advice on how to protect livelihoods from shocks and make food production systems more resilient.
  • Minimum 6 years of professional humanitarian experience within the area of Food Security.
  • University degree within a relevant field of study.
  • Fluent in French and English, Arabic, Greek, and/or Spanish is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in highly stressful situations.
  • Strong coordination skills preferably within the UN system.
To learn more about what we are looking for within each thematic area, please find an example Terms of Reference below: