Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Institutional Partnership Adviser

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


The Partnerships and Policy Department (PnP) is one of five Departments based in the Head Office in Oslo.  PnP is responsible for NRC’s strategic relations with institutional donors and private foundations and is the “center of excellence” on donor/partner relations in NRC. PnP is providing support to all Departments, Regional, Country, and Representative Offices in the organisation. PnP is responsible for developing relevant global strategies for resource mobilisation; developing funding prospects with existing and new donors; streamlining NRC’s procedures, processes, and tools related to resource mobilisation and grant management; and developing and providing internal training and help-desk support.

PnP is now recruiting an Institutional Partnership Adviser (IPA) who will have specific responsibility for The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) as well as the framework agreements with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

The IPA is NRC’s expert adviser on institutional donors. As such, the IPA is responsible for strategic relations with these donors and for building internal capacity, and maintaining a Help Desk on donor-related issues.  The IPA will track and share information about new funding opportunities as well as network and advocate for improved financing conditions with the donor whenever relevant.  The IPA will work in the Institutional Partnership Section in the Partnerships and Policy Department (PnP). NRC is an organisation that has experienced significant growth in recent years and the institutional partnership team is highly motivated, professional, international, and dynamic.

What You Will Do:

Specific responsibilities related to Norad: 

Responsible for managing all processes and deliverables related to the global framework agreement with Norad  Lead the pre-qualification processes and development of organisational applications for entering into new framework agreements with Norad  Support Head of Institutional Partnership Section in the negotiations with Norad of new global framework agreements  Advocate for improved conditions and simplified procedures to reduce grant Administration  Lead the annual global proposal and reporting processes, and develop tools, templates and procedures needed to do so, and responsible for submitting annual plans and reports to Norad  Responsible for ensuring that relevant donor documents are archived according to NRC’s filing structure  Raise awareness and advocate internally for NRC to strengthen its capacity on areas required by the donor 

Specific responsibility for the frameworks with NMFA and Sida: 

Manage the annual global proposal and reporting processes for the NMFA and Sida framework agreements in close Coordination with the Senior Institutional Partnership Advisers (IPAs) for NMFA and Sida.  Support the Senior IPAs with the Sida RRM and NMFA Flexible Funds applications when needed.  Support the Senior Institutional Partnership Advisers for NMFA and Sida with other processes linked to the strategic partnership agreements (i.e. the framework agreements), e.g., applications for new framework agreements, evaluations etc.  Support the Senior Institutional Partnership Advisers with administrative tasks related to the advocacy for quality funding / the Programme Based Approach. 

What You Will Bring:

3 years of experience in the development of the humanitarian sector. Experience in dealing with development donors. Must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant field.  Excellent communication skills in the English language. Solid experience in Proposal and reports writing and reviews. Self-aware and able to work under pressure.  Understanding of how NRC functions. Development donors. 

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What makes this position attractive? 

A challenging and exciting opportunity to strategic relations with these donors and for building internal capacity, and maintaining a help desk on donor-related issues  A full-time, permanent contract with Oslo, Norway as the Primary Duty Station.  Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions in Oslo, Norway.

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 beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family. 

We are happy about early applicants. The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

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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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