Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Project Manager (Education)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description

NORCAP is the Norwegian Refugee Council’s global provider of expertise to the humanitarian, development and peace-building sectors. We build partnerships with international organisations and national actors to protect lives, rights and livelihoods. NORCAP provides expert personnel and collaborates with our partners to identify needs and to establish common goals and projects. We help strengthen partner capacity and improve Coordination and collaboration. Since 1991, NORCAP has deployed experts to more than 9000 missions to crisis all around the world. NORCAP contributes to solve key challenges within the humanitarian, development and peace-building sectors in order to make a change for people in need. Our ultimate goal is to protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities. That means working to uphold their dignity, help build resilient communities and ensure peaceful transitions from conflict to democratic societies. In an effort to strengthen partner capacity and system wide coherence along the humanitarian-development continuum, NORCAP’s Humanitarian Response and Resilience Unit (HRRU) drives strategic planning with UN and institutional partners, manages strategic partnerships, and leads project development, Grants Management, coordination and implementation of a wide range of thematic portfolios. This work includes education and Education In Emergencies (EiE) projects to strengthen capacity of the UN system at global and field levels, regional organizations, national institutions and civil society. The Education Project Manager, in close liaison with key education partners, develops common programmatic areas and goals, that are fundraised for and developed into stand-alone projects at global and regional level. The needs of the projects guide the Project Manager in driving the recruitment, professional development and deployment of NORCAP education experts, who provides technical competence and are key to the implementation of joint NORCAP projects on the ground.

Duties and responsibilities

For detailed duties and responsibilities, please review Job Description below in "We Can Offer" section.
  • Ensure high-quality project management and compliance

  • Drive strategic and operational development of new projects and partnerships

  • Fundraise with institutional donors

  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with key stakeholders

  • Document and communicate operational results

  • Organises, recruits and manages expert deployments

  • Secure efficient working processes within the unit and across sections

  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures


  • University degree within a relevant field of study

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience within education in the humanitarian and/or development fields, including dedicated work experience from education sector planning, Emergency response and field coordination

  • Experience from engaging at a strategic level and from leading education programmes and/or coordination processes

  • In-depth knowledge of relevant UN mechanisms and partners

  • Proven experience in grants management, from building and cultivating Donor Relations in the education thematic area, and documented strong English writing skills in the Design and development of project design documents, donor concept notes, and financial and narrative reporting to donors

  • Documented results in overseeing the implementation of education projects, including Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Fluency in English, and knowledge of French an asset

  • Knowledge of standard ICT office systems and tools

  • Experience from Field Operations an added value

Personal qualities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity

  • Ability to work in a structured, proactive and independent way

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in highly stressful situations and contexts

  • Highly developed analytical skills

  • Solution-oriented

  • Ability to influence and gain buy-in for new perspectives

We can offer

Job Description This is a fixed-term position for 1 year with the possibility of being extended and located in Oslo. (Remote working is not an option) Challenging, meaningful and varied work! A strongly committed, international team in a well-known humanitarian knowledge organisation Salary/benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on candidates. All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation's values; To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive, and accountable are attitudes and beliefs that shall guide our actions and relationships.
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