Information Officer

  Norwegian Refugee Council
  Afghanistan Unspecified 811
Date Posted:Aug 3, 2010
Closing Date:Aug 7, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Security/Safety
Salary Range:41356 - 41356 USD undefined
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Norwegian Refugee Council:


NRC is a non-profit NGO working with internally displaced poeple from Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and other neighbor countires.

Job Summary:

The Information Officer represents NRC Afghanistan and must develop strong and fruitful relationships with many different actors in order to fulfill his or her tasks. The Information Officer shall at all times behave in a respectful, cordial and professional manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Conduct.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Maintain NRC Security Section’s master operations map.
• Inform and make recommendations to SA about travel authorisation considerations.
• Train key staff on security reporting and information feed procedures.
• Work closely with field staff in developing information networks and identifying key contacts throughout NRC operating areas.
• Cover for FSO's during their absence or leave and therefore be prepared to travel outside Kabul for significant periods on a regular basis.
• Report on, analyze, and forecast potentials, which may change security for NRC.
• Prepare situation reports with recommendations as required.
• Map the authority structure in all regions.

Job Requirement:

• Political science study at university level
• High level of IT literacy

Essential Skills
• Regional and cultural knowledge of areas of NRC field operations in Afghanistan
• Demonstrated high level analytical skills
• Fluency in English and local languages
• Ability to read and interpret maps (very important)
• Willingness to work long hours when required
• Able to travel outside of duty station to NRC field offices as frequently as required

Personal Qualities
• Flexible and creative, and it helps if you have a sense of humour.
• Goal oriented and visionary
• Adaptable to dynamic work environment
• Tolerance of cultural and religious diversity
• Ability to work maturely in an international environment that may challenge traditional values

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