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Project Manager - Climate and Resilience - Head Office


NORCAP is the Norwegian Refugee Council’s expert deployment mechanism and aims to improve international and local capacity to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. We do this by delivering the right expertise, building strategic partnerships and advocating for more effective action. To achieve this aim, we combine specialised recruitment processes with years of experience in matching the right experts to the right mission. We have built a pool of specialists in a wide range of areas from education, protection, health and nutrition, cluster coordination and camp management to cash programming, climate change adaptation, disaster risk management and peacebuilding.

The EDN department is NRC’s expert deployment capacity that works with the UN and international, regional and national partners to reinforce capacity to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crisis.  This includes Norcap and several thematic rosters, with specialised expertise in protection, gender, needs assessments, climate services, human rights, democracy and peace buidling, cash and markets. 

The Partnerships and Development section is responsible for driving strategic development and quality assurance within existing and new projects/thematic areas, securing efficient working process, partnerships and funding, including development and maintenance of agreements. 

The Project Manager Climate and Resilience is responsible for management and scale-up of the program portfolio within the area of resilience and disaster risk reduction/ management (DRR/M) and  climate change adaption. This includes management of the climate services project funded by Norad in close collaboration with colleagues across the department and leading the development processes, liaison with internal and external stakeholders, be responsible for project/budget management and reporting, as well as program design, proposal writing and fundraising.

Job description    

Generic responsibilities:

  • Contribute to Expert Deployment/ NORCAP Department's strategies, work plans, procedures and routines  in relation to own specialist area
  • Contribute to collaboration across the department to ensure joint goal achievement, and participation in relevant working groups.
  • Work closely with the Grants Adviser on funding proposals, grant agreements,  reporting to donors
  • Contribute to effective cooperation between different Sections/Departments of NRC
  • Report on a regular basis (monthly) to Head of Section and other stakeholders as necessary
  • Perform other tasks within the department as required


Specific responisbilities:

  • Be responsible for management and scale-up of the climate services project under the agreement with Norad and development of new initiatives and programs within the area of climate, resilience, DRR/M, including fundraising, project design and development.
  • In collaboration with the Grants Advisor, identify funding opportunites on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptationand
  • Responsible for fundraising in the assigned thematic areas
  • Be responsible for the maintenance, development and quality assurance of all partnerships relevant for climate and resilience, including strategic partnership with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Global Partnership for Climate Services (GFCS) and its partners
  • Contribute to ensuring that the roster consists of relevant expertise within DRR/M, CCA and resilience, based on partner dialogue on capacity needs. Initiate and participate in recruitment processes. Identify roster membersneeds for competency development and training within competency areas of relevance for DRR/M, CCA and resilience.
  • Project management of  climate services projects, including project planning, budgeting, monitoring, narrative and financial reporting in compliance with donor requirements
  • If  required, initiate, coordinate, and follow up potential evaluations or reviews of ongoing programs in  relation to the area of responsibility
  • Conduct field mission(s), as and where necessary, for advocacy, planning and management in relation to the area of responsibility.
  • Participate, as and where necessary, in relevant national, regional and international networks and events
  • Research and analyse technical and thematic priorities, and emerging trends, fields and geographic regions of importance for the area of responsibility
  • Provide input to ED/N and NRC advocacy messages and information material  within the area of responsibility



  • University degree within a relevant field of study (Climate change, Resilience, Political Science, Human Geography, Social science, Humanities and/or Management)
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience including management responsibility
  • Demonstrated experience from project management, project design, planning and budget processes
  • Demonstrated experience from working at strategic level and from leading process
  • Documented strong written skills in both Norwegian and English and demonstrated successful development of proposals, concept notes and annual plan/reports Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Experience from international humanitarian work, knowledge of the UN system, as well as humanitarian principles
  • Knowledge of French is an asset


Personal qualities

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Analysing
  • Working with people
  • Communicationg with impact andrespect
  • Coping with change
  • Initiating action and change


We offer

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Travel: 5-10%
  • 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
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: Oslo
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Environment
    • Environment
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Climate Change
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-27

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