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Trainee - Grants Jordan


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

NRC Humanitarian Trainee Programme

Who is NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping the worlds’ refugee and displaced populations. Whatever it takes. Wherever, and whenever, we're needed.  Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 30 countries, where we provide camp management, food assistanceclean watershelterlegal aid, and education.

We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. When we witness injustices, we alert the world. We promote and defend displaced people's rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena.

What is NRC’s Trainee Programme?

NRC’s trainee programme is a development package designed for early-career humanitarian professionals, which offers participants the opportunity to follow a structured 12 month curriculum, combining classroom learning, with mentoring and on-the-job training. Participants will benefit from tailored training opportunities and early inclusion in the NRC field teams in a collaborative and supportive environment, responding to the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Who should apply to NRC’s Trainee Programme?

This programme is geared towards early-career humanitarians with a passion for improving the lives of refugees and other displaced persons forced to flee their homes. Prospective trainees should already have gained academic credentials and limited relevant experience in their chosen specialty.  Entrance into the programme is not limited by age, gender or nationality, in fact NRC welcomes diversity in all of its programming. 

Applicants for the NRC Trainee programme should have the following minimum requirements:

  • University degree in a relevant discipline, from an accredited institution;

  • Two years of relevant work experience in the respective functional area;

  • Willingness to serve in conflict zones and field locations.

  • A passion to serve the needs of refugees and displaced persons.

The selection and appointment process:

Applicants for the trainee programme will go through a comprehensive selection and appointment process, which includes:

  • Screening/shortlisting based on profile requirements;
  • Technical tests (languages, competency, etc.);
  • Video Interview;
  • Personality assessment;
  • Reference checks (professional and academic);
  • Skype Interview;
  • 4-6 week Induction;
  • Deployment to the field.

The recruitment and selection process is expected to take 2-4 months.  Successful candidates will be invited to join the programme induction commencing August 2017


Grants Trainee - Jordan based


The NRC Trainee Programme is currently accepting applications from candidates with limited experience and interest in the area of Grants.

Role Specific Information

Generic responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain overview of all grants and internal and external deadlines, including filing of grant documents (including through the grants database - forthcoming)
  • Assist the development of concept notes and donor proposals.
  • Assist the process of compiling reports (donors and internal reports) in close collaboration with Core Competency (Technical) Specialists, programme and M&E teams, and Finance to ensure accurate, transparent and timely delivery of narrative and financial documents.
  • Keep up to date dated on donor priorities and track and share relevant calls for proposals
  • Support improvement of internal grant management systems and processes.
  • Contribute to other information management processes and tools.

Specific responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop grant management tools, including maintaining a grants calendar.
  • Assist in the processes of proposal and report writing, and support the functioning of the Programme Management Unit.
  • Write generic concept notes and programme factsheets to be used in donor meetings and visits.


For the Trainee Grants Officer Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • A Post Graduate Degree in International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies or similar
  • An Interest and/or experience in working within humanitarian and development response
  • A Logical and methodical approach to work
  • Strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • A Highly proficient in the use of Excel; above average computer skills for Word and other applications
  • An ability to work in high-stress scenarios with competing interest

We are particularly looking for positive individuals with a strong commitment to developing their skills and contributing to the greater mandate of NRC.

In this programme you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world's biggest displacement crisis.


Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the deadline

Programme length: 12 months – commencing August 2017

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s trainee salary and terms and conditions

Duty station: Amman, Jordan

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities.

NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: Please enter the geographical location in the "Company name" field for both company and location on your application.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Recife
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • Cash-Based Interventions
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-04

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