Job Description


This an exciting opportunity to help drive and lead improvements in the management of data and systems across NRC.

What we are looking for

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking a highly qualified Data Solutions Lead with relevant experience in the role of Data Management, information management, product management, or similar. 

What you will do

Some of your specific responsibilities include:

Collect, clean, and pre-process raw data from various sources, such as databases, APIs, or data files and propose concrete recommendations for structural Data Quality improvements. Build predictive models and algorithms to identify patterns and trends and prototype the ability to make accurate predictions or forecasts. Experiment and deploy Machine Learning models into production systems or platforms to improve value to NRC.  Optimize new and existing data models for scalability, efficiency, and accuracy and monitor model performance and make necessary adjustments or updates. Lead on the vision of the roadmap of the NRC data repository and data hub and drive adoption across system users.  Analyse and interpret complex datasets using statistical techniques and analytical tools and identify patterns, trends, and relationships in data and generate actionable insights. Oversee the implementation of data infrastructure and technology platforms, ensuring scalability, performance, and reliability. Support Field Operations teams with Data Processing and Analysis requests to help improve data workflows.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.  

What you will bring

Ability to think critically and analyse situations to make sound decisions. Strong leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team, and effectively manage multiple projects and priorities.  Comfortable assessing strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions. Proven collaboration and active listening skills. 5+ years of extensive experience with IT and data projects.    Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Computer Science, Data Science, Information Systems).  Advanced analytical skills and problem-solving attitude.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, comfortable working with a geographically distributed team, and can easily work with non-technical colleagues. Fluency in written and spoken English. Other languages are an asset – particularly Arabic, French, and/or Spanish.  Proactive in keeping up to date with industry trends and innovation 5+ Years experience in the role of data management, information management, product management, or similar. Proven experience in providing humanitarian information management support during rapid onset humanitarian crises. Strong knowledge of data management principles, Data Architecture, and data integration techniques. Excellent skills in visualization of data and information. Ability to deal with varied, demanding, often conflicting, and rapidly changing workloads.

What we offer

Duty station: NRC Head Office in Oslo or any of the NRC's Rep Offices.   Contract: national contract, permanent contract.   Salary/benefits: grade 10 on NRC’s regional salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions. NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability. We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

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Important information about the application process

Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labeled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site. When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history, and education. Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV. Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position. If you have any questions about this role, please email with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

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Learn more about NRC The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our 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 we have 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.

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