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Head of Head Office HR Unit

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our backgrounds vary greatly, but we all share the same drive: to get the job done. With operations in over 30 countries, NRC employs a wide range of professionals. Our impact is profound. We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We work in both new and protracted crises across 33 countries and specialise in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene. We stand up for people forced to flee and are a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend displaced people’s rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena.

Exciting opportunity as Head of Head Office HR Unit!

The NRC Head Office HR Unit is part of the wider HR directorate, and provides a full range of HR development and operational support to the 250 staff and managers based in the Oslo Head Office.  The HO HR Unit also ensure the implementation of global HR strategies, as they apply to HO, and has responsibility for the facilities management and administration of the HO premises.  The team includes an Office Manager, HR Advisers, HR Coordinators and administration and front of house staff.

Your role

The Head of HO HR Unit is responsible for operational management and development of the HR and facilities services to Head Office, and line management and budget responsibility for HR HO staff. HO HR is also responsible for overseeing the HR services for the P&P Representation offices, including recruitment of staff, making sure they follow Global HR policies, procedures and guidelines. There are currently seven Representation offices globally.

Develop, follow up and report on action plans according to overall NRC strategies direction for HO HR. Head of HO HR is also the facilitator of change management at NRC HO. Head of HO HR are accountable for Office Administration.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for working with HR specialist professionals, trade union representatives and managers to look at effective means of ensuring staff development, retention, health, environment and staff care, compensation & benefits and incentive systems for NRC HO staff
  • Responsible for facilitation and implementation of organisational change projects at NRC HO
  • Responsible developing and overseeing the implementation of the Unit’s plans, strategy, budgets and projects in line with NRC strategic objectives and HR priorities
  • Ensure development, improvements and streamlining of HR processes and systems at NRC HO in line with Global HR practices, including development and maintenance of the personnel framework for the HO employees
  • Ensure that the necessary measures at NRC Head Office are in line with the new global approach and principles.
  • Ensure all personnel management is in line with Norwegian labour legislation

What you will bring

  • Minimum 5 years experience as manager
  • Professional knowledge of a range of HR disciplines,  including  recruitment, performance management, compensation and benefits, learning & development, staff care
  • Good understanding and experience of employee relations and effective working with trade unions
  • Project management skills and experience. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Solid knowledge of Norwegian Labour law regulations
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in Norwegian and English, both written and verbal

What makes this position attractive?

  • A strongly committed, challenging, and international work environment in a large, world-renowned humanitarian organisation
  • An opportunity to work with highly competent colleagues, develop your own skills in an international context while contributing to further professionalise our procedures
  • A full-time, permanent position at our Head Office in modern locations in central Oslo
  • Compensation according to NRC’s salary scale, good pension and insurance schemes

Please note:

  • This position is located in Oslo, Norway. Candidates, therefore, need to either be Norwegian nationals or have the legal right to work in Norway.
  • For more information about the role, please contact HR Director NRC, Gyda Ulleberg, mob +47 41678230 / gyda.ulleberg@nrc.no

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s values; To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive, and accountable are attitudes and beliefs that shall guide our actions and relationships.

Director of Governance and Finance Section NORCAP

Director of Governance and Finance Section NORCAP

Are you a senior governance and finance executive ready to apply your skills where it matters the most?

As part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, NORCAP solves challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors in order to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights. We build partnerships, promote more effective ways of working and provide skilled experts to develop capacity. Since 1991 NORCAP has provided expertise to approximately 10,000 missions across the globe.

We work with and through our partners to address challenges via three core activities:

  • We develop partnerships with regional and global organisations and national stakeholders. We believe working together in a coordinated and sustainable manner is the best way to reduce needs, risks and vulnerability over time.
  • We seek and promote more effective ways of working at the global level and in the field. Our aim is not only to reduce needs, but also to create choice and opportunity for vulnerable people.
  • We deploy skilled experts to develop our partner’s capacity. Given their independence from agendas and interests of the organisations they are deployed to, our experts are well placed to identify and address challenges, improve collaboration and encourage new and innovative approaches.

Governance and Finance section (NORCAP) 

The Governance and Finance section (NORCAP) is accountable for:

  • leading finance processes across the department
  • supporting and coordinating NORCAP’s strategy, budget and action plans
  • providing frameworks for coordinating, monitoring and reporting on results
  • developing robust governance, support and coordination processes and systems
  • the department’s delivery on the strategy and financial reporting requirements
  • developing a monitoring and evaluation framework to ensure accountability and learning to continuously improve the quality, efficiency and impact of NORCAP’s operations

Role and responsibilities 

  • Overall leadership and line management of relevant staff in the section
  • Budget responsibility for the section
  • Project management and business development, including overall budget responsibility for projects managed by the section
  • Develop, follow up and report on NORCAP global strategy and action plans in line with NORCAP strategic direction and governance system

Specific responsibilities

  • Drive and facilitate internal NORCAP processes: develop, follow up and report on strategy and plan of action
  • Accountable for the development and implementation of an appropriate governance system (including overall processes, procedures and frameworks) across NORCAP
  • Accountable for the overall financial overview of NORCAP and its financial tools and templates
  • Drive and support financial processes across NORCAP (such as the budgeting process and monitoring and reporting of financial results)
  • Accountable for compliance with policies and guidelines
  • Responsible for overall staffing plans in the Department, including staff resource allocation
  • Accountable for the development and management of the NORCAP brand and provide support to the Executive Director when it comes to external communication towards key target groups, including partners and the general public

For more information about the role, please access the Job Description

We are searching for candidates with:

  • Relevant higher education
  • Documented experience, with minimum 5 years from relevant senior management/leadership level within the fields of organisational development and finance
  • Demonstrated experience in organisational development, project management, planning and budget processes
  • Professional knowledge of management and leadership
  • Demonstrated ability and experience representing at executive levels internally and externally
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Strong knowledge of standard ICT systems and tools
  • Knowledge and expertise in both the humanitarian and development sector is an advantage
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in both Norwegian and English, other languages are an advantage

We can offer:

  • We can offer a strongly committed, challenging and international work environment in a large, world-renowned humanitarian organisation.
  • The position is a full-time, permanent position at our Head Office in modern locations in central Oslo.
  • Salary by agreement, good pension and insurance schemes.

For more information about the role, please contact Executive Director NORCAP, Benedicte Giæver, mob +47 905 50 121 / Benedicte.Giaever@nrc.no

 

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s values; To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable are attitudes and beliefs that shall guide our actions and relationships.

 

Director Partnerships and Development Section

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 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 is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

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.

Director Partnerships and Development Section

Are you our new driving force for strategic development within the area of crisis response, resilience and localisation?

For over 25 years, NORCAP has contributed to solve key challenges within the humanitarian, development and peace building sectors. Through the development of strong partnerships and provision of expertise, we strengthen the resilience of vulnerable people and communities, and protect their lives, livelihoods and rights.

We partner with the UN, national, regional and global partners to find joint solutions to challenges affecting vulnerable people and communities. We promote more effective ways of working at the global level and in the field.

We deploy more than 600 experts annually to strengthen and develop our partners’ capacity. We believe that working together in a coordinated and sustainable manner is the best way to reduce needs, risks and vulnerability over time and to make a change for people in need.

Duties and responsibilities

The Director Partnership and Development Section has the overall responsibility for driving strategic development and management of program portfolio within the area of crisis response, resilience, localisation and humanitarian – development – peace nexus. The position holds responsibility for approximately 20 staff through 3 Head of Units.

  • Contribute to developing the overall strategy and business plans for development and growth
  • Lead the strategic development of new projects and partnerships
  • Fundraise with institutional donors
  • Develop networks and partnerships across humanitarian, development and peace building sectors
  • Ensure high quality project management and compliance
  • Document and visualise operational results
Qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership experience
  • Documented experience in project management
  • Relevant higher education and international experience
  • Professional knowledge of the humanitarian and development architecture
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Knowledge of relevant stakeholders in Norwegian public sector is an asset
  • Strong knowledge of standard ICT systems and tools
Personal qualities
You are a highly driven professional with a genuine interest in the humanitarian, development and peace building sectors. You have strategic abilities to define and execute necessary changes in order to secure the quality of our services. You collaborate naturally with colleagues and other parts of the organisation for the best possible outcome. You thrive in networking in relevant national and international fora. Furthermore you are capable of planning and coordinating available resources. You take pride in your skills to motivate and engage people around you. Knowledge of own leadership skills is essential, and you take active interest in working with, and through your employees.
We can offer
A strongly committed, international work environment in a well-known knowledge organisation.The position is a permanent position at our Head Office, modern locations in central Oslo. Salary by agreement, good pension and insurance schemes.
Only CVs and applications submitted in Webcruiter will be considered. The NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on candidates.
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s values. To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable are attitudes and beliefs that shall guide our actions and relationships. 

Head of Global Field HR

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across 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 is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

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.

Head of Global Field HR

A dedicated leader within strategic and operational HR in an international, meaningful context – could this be your next step?

NRC is an independent humanitarian organisation, with Head Office in Oslo, Norway and working in crises across over 30 countries.  NRC has a global workforce of more than 7,000 directly employed staff, including  450 international staff, and almost 300 Head Office staff in Norway. Worldwide we have approximately 6,500 nationally employed staff in over 30 countries.

The HR directorate is located at Head Office, reporting to the Deputy Secretary General/Organisational Development department. The Global HR team develop HR policies, systems and tools, and provides specialist expertise, capacity building, and global HR project change management. HR Global Section work in a matrix structure and providing support to HR professionals located in other countries (regional offices, country operations, representative offices). In addition, HR Global monitor, control and follow up derivation from NRC’s HR policies and procedures.

The Head of Field is responsible, on behalf of the Global HR Director, in taking a lead role in aligning overall strategy development and delivery. Furthermore the operational management of strategic employee processes for our staff in our field operation sites, working collaboratively with key stakeholders within Field Operations  and the Global HR community. This involves leading change management processes, developing and implementing Global HR policies and coordination of support to the Regional Offices.

Duties and responsibilities

Work with the Global HR Director to further develop the global HR strategy and action plan in line with NRC strategic direction

Drive the change management processes in identified areas to achieve the strategic goals –  including change management and monitoring of execution

Further develop and implement NRC’s global employee processes, policies and practice in relation to duty of care

Leadership and line management of support functions (staff care, administration and system support) and budget responsibility for the unit

Represent HR Global in global initiatives, key discussions and negotiations

Focal point for monitoring compliance and holds an overview of derivation/waivers of HR procedures

Provide strategic advice to senior management and build internal and external networks

Support the HR Director, Regional management and HR Advisers in personnel cases and seek external legal advice when needed

Acting HR Director when required

Qualifications

Formal education – preferably master level – in HR or related areas (occupational psychology / social anthropology)

Minimum 5 years of relevant experience and professional knowledge in HR

Professional experience within the humanitarian related sector including line management

Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile

Understanding of organisational development and cultural change

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Knowledge of Norwegian labour laws and experience in dealing with personnel cases

Personal qualities
You are a positive, insightful and solution-oriented professional. You have solid relationships building skills, yet the ability to stand in demanding situations. You thrive on working with strategic change management and continuous capacity building. Applicants must also be able to combine long-term and comprehensive focus with more operational work. The right candidate has personal integrity and proven ability to execute. You have good knowledge of your own leadership skills, and not the least the will and drive to work in a humanitarian context.
We can offer

A strongly committed, international work environment in a well-known knowledge organisation.
The position is a permanent position at our Head Office, modern locations in central Oslo. Salary by agreement, good pension and insurance schemes.

Only CVs and applications submitted in Webcruiter will be considered. The NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on candidates.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s values. To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable are attitudes and beliefs that shall guide our actions and relationships.