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NORCAP Green Shift Project – Female Accelerator Programme 2023: APPLY NOW!

Apply for the NORCAP Green Shift Project – Female Accelerator Programme 2023

Host Organization


Target Audience


Application Deadline: 20 February 2023


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. NRC works in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. NRC stands up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.

NORCAP, its global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and has procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

About the Team

NORCAP works to better protect and empower people affected by crises and climate change. With expertise in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, it collaborates with local, national and international partners on finding solutions to meet the needs of people at risk. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

NORCAP Green Shift Project – Female Accelerator Programme 2023

The NORCAP Green Shift Project- female accelerator Programme was launched in 2020 with five female junior Energy Experts matched with NORCAP senior Energy Experts and partner Energy staff (where available) in five international agencies namely; UNHCR, FAO*, WFP, IOM and NRC. This provided an opportunity for meaningful engagement and ensured that the Experts are supported in the articulation and implementation of system change strategies as well as accelerating their path to largescale impact. 

After a successful pilot in 2020 – 2022, the 5 junior Energy Experts had an opportunity to work on various Energy-related projects including clean cooking solutions, Solar Home Systems (SHS), development of mini grids and street lighting infrastructure, greening organisation’s infrastructure to transition from diesel generators to solar Energy, communication, research and advocacy.

As a result, some organisations have developed new system change strategies and moved into the implementation phase.  One such example is in IOM HQ where the Experts have contributed in the standardization of Energy assessment tools and supported country missions with Energy data analysis and project proposal writing.

Find additional information on our Experts and their work here

After two successful  cohorts NORCAP Green Shift Project is launching the third cohort for the Accelerator Programme to further scaling up our efforts to increase women participation in the Energy sector, NORCAP is excited to launch the 2023 Female Accelerator Programme.

The NORCAP Green Shift Project will focus on female Experts with a background in renewable Energy, environmental protection, humanitarian development, climate studies, etc. The selected Experts must have a keen interest in learning more and contributing both to the NORCAP’s Clean Energy and Sustainable Response work and in the *host organisation future Energy plans.

For more details, please read the Terms of Reference : Terms of Reference (TOR), NORCAP Green Shift Project – Female Accelerator Programme 2023 pool fill – Copy.docx


Generic responsibilities:


  1. Operational technical support to develop & integrate Energy and environmental interventions in line with organisations  strategy.
  2. Support of Programme activities through engagement with relevant stakeholders where the organisations capacity is constrained.
  3. Represent the organisation in relevant working groups/forums & clusters, including governmental organisations, national authorities, international organisations and donors.


  1. Capacity development through technical reporting and development of key staff in the country offices.
  2. Development of funding proposals and provision of technical input for donor reports and fundraising requests.
  3. Development of actionable activities to respond to emerging challenges in Energy and climate change.

Specific responsibilities

  1. Contextual Analysis – Identify strategic areas of intervention to increase access to clean Energy, renewable Energy use and Energy efficiency in support of the achievement of host/partner countries’ National Determined Contributions (NDC) and Sustainable Development Goals.
  2. Resource Mobilisation – Conduct feasibility assessments and data collection on specific thematic including clean cooking technology, household lighting, Energy efficiency, greening of support infrastructure etc., in support of the Energy transition.
  3. Provide technical support and guidance in the design & development of project proposals to address identified challenges.
  4. Stakeholer Engagement – Engagement with potential partners to identify synergies, explore available investment opportunities with partner organisations, donors, financing institutions, private sector, and development partners.
  5. Support advocacy, capacity building and resource mobilization efforts at field and country level for key organisation’s staff and implementing partners.
  6. Represent host organisation in relevant working groups/forums & clusters, including governmental organisations, national authorities, international organisations, and donors.


Master’s degree, with (1 – 3) years of experience in “renewable Energy/ climate studies/ environmental protection/ Energy technology/ science/ humanitarian laws/ social development/ project development”.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Analysing
  • Influencing

Personal qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with team members and multiple stakeholders at various levels. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in highly stressful situations and contexts. 
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Cultural sensitivity. 
  • Strong analytical abilities. 


  • Rewarding work for a renowned global organisation
  • Access to a network of humanitarian, peace, and development professionals 
  • Join NORCAP’s team of experts and be considered for future assignments elsewhere
  • A dedicated Staff Care Unit

 How to apply 

  • When submitting your application, kindly register in English your full employment history and education. Please include your full name as written in your passport. Uploaded CVs alone will not be reviewed.  
  • NORCAP values diversity, equity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.
  • NORCAP reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidates
  • Approved Health Certificate will be required prior to contract commencement and assignment
  • Feedback will be given to all applicants within four weeks after the closing of this advertisement.
  • Apply before February 20th 2023, 23:59 Oslo time



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