Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The NRCS recruits professionals from a very wide range of backgrounds. Our staff include everyone from humanitarian aid workers, interpreters and engineers to surgeons, agronomists. Please refer to our job openings to check specific requirements in terms of training, experience and language skills.

For our mobile entry-level positions, we require at least two years' post-graduate experience. This requirement may be higher for some specialist positions, such as engineers, logisticians or medical workers. Greater professional experience may be required for senior positions.

Please note that internships may count towards the professional experience required, depending on what they involve and providing they last at least six months.

Please note that our recruiters evaluate applications as a whole. To succeed, you'll need the right combination of motivation, professional and personal experience, and language and soft skills.
English is the official languages of the NRCS. A very good knowledge of both languages is, therefore, highly recommended and sometimes required. Exceptions may be made for some specific jobs.
Recruitment for mobile field positions usually follows this order:
  • Screening – We select candidates for interview.
  • Interviews – Candidates have a general interview with a recruiter and/or a technical interview with experts for specialist positions.
  • Language tests – We test candidates' language skills.
  • Technical tests (optional)

Interviews can be done either at our headquarters or via Skype/phone, depending on where you are based. Candidates are expected to cover their own recruitment-related expenses.

If you were not short-listed, it probably means that you do not match our requirements. If you later improve your language skills, gain more work experience and meet our criteria, you are welcome to apply again.


However, we recommend you do not reapply for at least six months. This is because, generally speaking, we don't think that any significant change can occur in a CV before then.

If you were not short-listed, it probably means that you do not match our requirements. If you later improve your language skills, gain more work experience and meet our criteria, you are welcome to apply again.


However, we recommend you do not reapply for at least six months. This is because, generally speaking, we don't think that any significant change can occur in a CV before then.

Our mobile staff are often posted to remote areas where health-care services may be limited.


To minimize the risk of medical issues arising while you're in the field, you must get medical clearance before you go.


For more information, please see our medical standards.

We take our staff's safety very seriously. We are constantly monitoring the situation and adapting our security rules – by having curfews, restricting the use of public transport, etc. We expect every staff member to abide by our security rules and ensure others do so as well

Another vital aspect of our staff's safety is the NRCS's reputation as a neutral and impartial organization, which allows us to work in areas where we might otherwise be unwelcome. We therefore ask our staff not to make any public political statements that could harm how our organization is perceived, and which would undermine our work.
Not at first. When you join the NRCS, you must be prepared to go wherever your skills are most needed. With time, you will be given more say in your assignment and advice on how to develop your career.