Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Global Roving Emergency Logistics Manager-

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Are you a leader in the humanitarian sector experienced in Emergency response? Do you possess senior programming experience from complex and volatile contexts? Do you thrive under pressure, remain calm in fast-paced/high-stakes environments and possess unwavering commitment and passion to serve the vulnerable and most in need? If this sounds like you, then you are the person we are looking for!

This is an opportunity for you to join this dynamic team of experts that leads the organisation’s overall capacity to respond to new and emerging humanitarian crises.


NRC’s Emergency Response Section (ERS) leads the organisation’s overall capacity to respond to new and emerging humanitarian crises, including through active monitoring, innovation and system development, crisis activation and emergency deployments. 

Working across all organisational levels, the ERS provides guidance and capacity to enable established country offices to respond to emerging crises and leads on the establishment of new country start-ups responding to critical humanitarian situations. 

The ERS’ multi-disciplinary team of roving emergency experts is backed by a small team of technical leads at head office, focused on ensuring that NRC’s emergency responses are principled, timely, agile and relevant to the priorities of people affected by crises.

Purpose of the job

As the Global Roving Emergency Logistics Manager you will deploy to humanitarian crises to ensure that the logistics set up is according to NRC’s standards, and to support programme/project implementation during emergency response.

In this position, you will be deployed be deployed  as the Logistics Manager or Logistics Adviser to a Country Office, due to scale up, emergency response or the need for quality enhancement/Capacity Building, to lead the Logistics Operations. The role holder may also be deployed to an existing NRC CO due to critical staffing gap or as the interim Logistics Manager in a start-up country establishing Logistics standards and procedures.

Note: This is a Global Roving role with upto 75% travel, its not based in Norway, Oslo. The role holder will work from where they have been deployed.

Why you should apply:

You will gain global exposure through various emergency response deployments while working for a leading humanitarian INGO. Its both a challenging and rewarding opportunity with an international team of humanitarian experts.You will take leadership in your area of expertise, be deployed to humanitarian crises, and contribute to managing NRC’s emergency response in affected countries where NRC operates.No two days are the same. You'll face challenges that will push your limits to new levels of growth as well as find satisfaction in impacting people’s lives positively.NRC is dedicated to growing talent – you will have opportunities to develop professionally and unlock new levels of responsibility and growth within the organization.You will work across various levels of the organisation, and engage closely with your community of practice to share and gain knowledge and stay abreast with trends in the sector.Its an international contract with an attractive roving allowance. You will be deployed 75% of the time and non-deployed 25% of time, within your contract period.NRC values its employees' well-being and safety. You will enjoy comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits in line with NRC’s salary scale, terms and conditions. We also provide psychological support, recognizing the emotional toll of emergency response work.NRC international salaries are now pegged to USD.

What you will do

Ensure that country set up comply with Logistics Handbook, NRC policies and donor requirements and implement NRC’s logistics systems and procedures.Training and support of line managers and staff with logistical responsibilities and management of the logistics team.Ensure anti-corruption focus in procedures and trainings.Establish filing systems/archives according to NRC standards in all offices.Initiate and maintain necessary leases, licenses and contracts with relevant authorities and suppliers.Provide regular Analysis and reports.Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specifically you will

Ensure the timely delivery of logistics support services to all NRC CO projects.Assist in logistics budget preparation and follow up and manage allocated budget lines.Develop formalized in-country logistics policy documentation in line with NRC Global procedures.Support on and develop relevant logistics training including coaching of newly recruited senior Logistics staff in all Area Offices (AO).Ensure oversight and Coordination of market analysis by logistics staff to support project modality decisions with analysis of the functionality and accessibility of markets local to target populations.Setup key performance measures for all aspects of logistics activities and regularly review them against actual performance.Ensure regular communication, coordination and planning with all logistics and program heads in all NRC AO.Directly assist and contribute to program and project Design, including budget development.Provide audit and control checks to the AOs to ensure compliance to the logistics handbook.

Professional competencies, skills and qualifications required;

Minimum 5 years of experience working as a senior Logistics Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context with advanced knowledge and expertise in logistics.Previous experience working in emergency response.Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.Experience of Data Collection, analysis and report writing.Knowledge of market analysis tools and approaches, knowledge and skills in market assessments, analysis and cash-based interventions.Fluency in English, both written and verbal French, Spanish or Arabic language skills are preferable

Behavioural competencies

The following competencies are essential for this position:

Managing resources to optimize resultsManaging performance and developmentInitiating action and changeEmpowering and building trustCoping with changeCommunicating with impact and respectHandling insecure environments

What We Offer

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

We offer an opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause and a chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take initiative.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

To be dedicated in what we do;To be innovative with our solutions;To act as one unified and inclusive team;To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the people we exist to serve, and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

Additional Information:

Duty Station: Global roving.

Travel: Up to 75%

Duration of contract: 24 Months.

Grade 9 in NRC's grading structure

Reports to (overall reporting):                      Head of Emergency HR

Reports to (during deployment):                  Head of Support during regular CO deployments

Supervision of:                                             Defined per deployment

We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates to be sent on or before July 25, 2023.

All applications should be submitted in English!

This position is open to qualified candidates of all nationalities!

Please ensure you attach copies of your academic and professional certificates.

For more information regarding the role, here is the detailed job description.

For any queries, please email us at with the job title in the subject line. 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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