Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

HR and Admin Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


The HR and Admin Manager will oversee, manage, develop and strengthen all HR and Admin functions in order to provide efficient and effective Human Resources and Administration support to the NRC Moldova Country Programme and ensure that the HR system is according to NRC standard to support programme/project implementation.

Below is a summary of the role. Please download the Job Description for further details.

What you will do:

Implementation of the Global Standards and initiatives at the Moldova Country Office Contribute to the Country Organization’s strategy and the Plan of Action by providing input and initiatives and follow up on completion and roll out National staff development and Capacity Building focusing on new HR staff Support and guidance to the international staff Strengthen the recruitment processes ensuring adherence to the minimum standards Strengthen training and inductions / on-boarding. Improve the quality of Performance management conducted by line managers across the Moldova Country Office Maintain a healthy and empowering office environment that encourages open, honest, and productive Communication Support line managers in procedures and require support team trainings Planning and managing administrative procedures and systems. Ensure with relevant teams, Country Office administrative equipment are at high operational standards. Work closely with HoS on annual HR and Admin Strategy development and action plan implementation. Ensure adherence to NRC policies and the national labor law in all processes and procedures (Advice in personnel conflicts/processes when relevant Coordinate staff recruitment and exits, introductions, trainings, staff benefits schemes etc.  Align, implement, and maintain NRC HR systems, policies and procedures and ensure they are implemented in accordance with NRC policy and guidelines. In so doing ensure that the HR policies and procedures in Moldova are consistent with local government laws and good practice. Guide senior management team and line managers on HR processes such as recruitment; induction; staff development; performance management; reward etc Update staff on HR policies, processes, and procedures. Provide Technical Support to the Managers and the HR focal point persons during recruitments and selection in the region and through NRC People. Align/Design, implement and maintain an effective and efficient staff record and filing system including contracts, leave, medical, archiving etc Manage staff benefits schemes like medical, insurance, accident insurance  Ensure timely processing of the payroll for Moldova offices. In consultation with the HoS, CD and Area Managers, address staff grievances and disciplinary measures Coordinate all NRC staff training and development in accordance with NRC Handbook and decisions taken by the management in Moldova Coordinate new HR and Administrative initiatives from NRC CEERO 

What you will bring:

University degree in Human Resources Management , Business Administration and/or relevant discipline Minimum 5 years of experience from working as a senior HR Manager in a humanitarian/recovery   context.  Experience from working in complex contexts.  Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities  Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile  Fluency in English, both written and verbal   

 What Makes This Position Attractive?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. The organisation protects displaced people and supports them as they build a new future. NRC began relief efforts after World War II, and today, works in both new and protracted crises across more than 40 countries. Meaningful work that responds to the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns raised by beneficiary communities. NRC Moldova meets immediate humanitarian needs, prevents further displacement, and contributes to durable solutions. 

What We Offer

Duty station:  Chisinnau - Moldova  Contract duration: 12 months  Travel : up to 10%  Salary/benefits: According to NRC Grade 9 salary scale, terms and conditions. NRC is an equal opportunities employer. In the selection of our staff, 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. 

Key Information - Please Take Note When Applying

Learn more about NRC here  To apply as an internal candidate, please click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site. Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your experience, employment history, and education in your application. Ensure to attach your latest CV. Submit your application and CV in English. When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport. 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.

NRC is very grateful to those who have responded thus far and continue to heed to our calls for support. This is going a long way in addressing the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns currently affecting the displaced communities.

For any questions pertaining to this role please write to with the "Job Title" as the subject line.

Due to large response, NRC will not provide feedback to those candidates who do not meet criteria and/or not follow the application process.

Apply Now