Norwegian Refugee Council’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDPs and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct. The NRC staff are personally and collectively responsible for maintaining these standards and expected to act in accordance with the principles and values stated in NRC’s Policy Paper and this Code of Conduct.
This Code of Conduct applies to all staff; international and national staff, trainees, volunteers, HQ staff and anyone representing NRC. Whether signed or not, the Code shall automatically form an integral part of all NRC’s contracts of employment and conditions of service for all staff.
It is recognized that NRC’s work often puts staff in positions of power in relation to own staff and our beneficiaries. Staff have an obligation not to abuse this power. This Code of Conduct is intended to serve as a guide for all staff in how to uphold the ethical foundation of the organisation’s views and actions. It also aims to help staff to ensure that we protect the
communities we work with and that our work does not put the people of concern at greater risk.
As an employee of NRC, we are “ambassadors” and will be seen as the organisation’s representatives both during and outside working hours.