Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Peacebuilding Thematic Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


NORCAP aims at solving challenges in the humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding sectors to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights. We build partnerships, promote more effective ways of working and provide skilled experts to strengthen capacity. NORCAP’s mission is to improve aid to better protect and empower people affected by crisis and Climate Change. NORCAP is a part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

For over a decade, NORCAP and the African Union have worked in partnership to strengthen the capacity of the continental organisation. The NORCAP-AU Programme has supported the AU Commission with both recruitment and secondment of high-level experts. This has strengthened the AU’s capacity for policy development, peace support, mediation, advocacy, and democratic governance. A key principle of NORCAP’s support is that the experts strengthen the organization’s ability to deliver on the objectives of the AU Agenda 2063 of peace, prosperity, and integration.

We are looking for someone with solid experience and understanding from working with Capacity Building, partnership development, and Donor Relations (in particular institutional donors such as the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), and the European Union).

The Thematic Manager will work in the Section for Protection, Peace, and Democracy at NORCAP’s Head Office in Oslo. The position is responsible for developing and delivering results within this thematic area, in accordance with the new NORCAP strategy 2022-2025.

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What makes this position attractive?

A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team dedicated to advocating for the rights of people forced to flee; A chance to develop and deliver results within the African Union programme, in accordance with the NORCAP strategy and relevant thematic strategic plans, to ensure that NORCAP is a relevant and leading actor with the African Union. A 1 - year full-time contract with Oslo, Norway as your main 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 will be assessing candidates on an ongoing basis; therefore, early applications are recommended.

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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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