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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Oslo
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
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Project Manager - GenCap - Head Office

Oslo (Norway)

NORCAP is the Norwegian Refugee Council’s expert deployment mechanism. We strengthen international and local partners’ capacity to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crisis. This is done through deployment of experts  within the fields of i.e. protection, gender, needs assessments, climate services, human rights, democracy and peace building, cash and markets.

The Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap) – an Inter-Agency Standing Committee initiative created in 2007 in collaboration with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) - seeks to facilitate and strengthen capacity and leadership of humanitarians to undertake and promote gender equality programming.

GenCap Advisers are deployed to support the Humanitarian Country Teams, UN agencies, cluster leads, NGOs and governments to safeguard that people affected by natural disasters or conflict are able to access assistance and support that cater to their specific needs.

The Norwegian Refugee Council’s Expert Deployment Department /NORCAP, operates the GenCap roster along with several other standby rosters. The department works with the UN and other international, regional and national partners to reinforce capacity to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crisis

The Project Manager GenCap is responsible for the development and management of the GenCap project, including the roster covering senior gender expertise. The Project Manager reports to the Head of the Partnership and Development section. The section is responsible for driving strategic development and quality assurance within existing and new projects/thematic areas, securing efficient working processes, partnerships and funding, including development and maintenance of agreements. 

The Project Manager GenCap works closely with Project Manager ProCap and the Special Adviser for Training and Learning, responsible for trainings and capacity building in the GenCap project. He/she will also contribute to strategic inclusion of the gender dimension, and gender mainstreaming in the organisation.



Job description    

Generic responsibilities:

  • Contribute to Expert Deployment/ NORCAP 's strategies, work plans, procedures and routines in relation to own specialist area
  • Participate in interdepartmental working groups as required
  • Contribute to effective cooperation between different sections/departments of NRC
  • Promote Expert Deployment / NORCAP’s standby roster capacity with the view to make NORCAP an interesting and relevant partner for existing as well as potential new partners and roster members
  • Contribute to promoting strategic inclusion of the gender dimension, and gender mainstreaming in other projects and NORCAP initiatives
  • Perform other duties in the department as appropriate


Specific responisbilities:

  • Overall responsible for the development and management of the GenCap project, in line with project documentation and the Grant Agreement between OCHA and NRC
  • Ensure fulfilment of NRC’s role in accordance with internal workflow arrangements
  • Manage the GenCap roster according to present and future needs in close cooperation with the Roster Management Section, and  identification of candidates for deployments and other project related assignments, in close cooperation with Deployment Section
  • Participate in steering committee meetings of the GenCap Steering Committee as an observer, as well as annual strategy meetings and other fora when relevant
  • Overall financial management of the GenCap project, including planning, prognoses and reporting
  • Together with OCHA Support Unit, explore funding opportunities within the field of gender
  • Provide input to NORCAPand NRC advocacy messages and information material within the area of responsibility



  • Relevant university degree and minimum 5 years of relevant project management experience 
  • Humanitarian programme experience within gender and/or gender based violence at field level would be a strong advantage
  • Experience from roster management
  • Experience from working with UN agencies
  • Knowledge of humanitarian coordination/the UN cluster system
  • Konwledge of gender mainstreaming in humanitarian action
  • Proven ability to develop strategies and drive processes
  • Field experience
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal, knowledge of French an advantage


Personal qualities

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Follow instructions and procedures
  • Communicationg with impact andrespect
  • Coping with change


We offer

  • Travel: 20%
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
  • Duty station: Oslo, Norway
  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location. 
  • NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidates
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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