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Donor Conditionalities Project Manager - Based in Berlin, Germany - NRC Geneva


Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 32 countries with approximately 9000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.
NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC requires consistent and targeted engagement with institutional partners to identify partnership opportunities, raise funds and ensure compliance with donor requirements.

The Donor Conditionalities Project (DCP) Manager works in Berlin, with strong substantive and technical linkage to NRC Geneva’s Partnership and Policy Unit, the Donor Support Section (DSS) located in Oslo, the NRC Europe office in Brussels, NRC USA in Washington D.C., and NRC country offices around the world. The DCP Manager reports to the Director of NRC Geneva and is part of the Partnerships and Policy Department. The DCP Manager will also have a day to day function related to the Director of NRC Flüchtlingshilfe, which may include support on a wider range of issues on humanitarian financing policy.

Job description

The role of NRC’s DCP Manager function is to maintain and manage Phase III of the Donor Conditionalities Project in line with the Senior Management decision to focus on ensuring buy-in from institutional partners to concrete solutions and moving forward to the pilot launch.

More information on NRC’s work on Donor Conditions can be found at the following:
Phase II:
Phase I:


• Relevant Master Degree or equivalent qualifications/experience
• Understanding of German humanitarian response context
• Previous knowledge and understanding of donor conditions and overall Grand Bargain initiative (process and actors)
• Detailed knowledge of the humanitarian system and funding mechanisms
• Hands –on experience in handling financial and narrative reports for various donors
• Minimum 3 years of experience from a humanitarian/development organisation and/or from a donor administration, either at head office/capital or field/embassy level
• Strong communications skills and fluency in written and spoken English and German
• Ability to think strategically, and translate this into plans for action and then results
• Strong networking and negotiation skills
• Ability to work autonomously and to tight deadlines
• Previous experience in dealing with institutional donors
• Familiarity with NRC structure, financial system and environment
• Representational skills
• Capacity to understand and interact/influence processes at global level
• Great communication skills
• Flexibility
• Willingness and availability to travel across Europe with regular visits to Geneva

Education level

  • College / University, Master / Phd grade

Personal qualities

• Planning and delivering results
• Analysing
• Working with people
• Communicating with impact and respect
• Coping with change


  • German
  • English

We offer

A contract with NRC Flüchtlingshilfe Deutschland (NRC FHD) until December 2018.
This position is graded as an NRC Grade 8 position
All positions in Germany are considered national positions. The NRC FHD terms of employment and salary grid are applicable.

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
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: Berlin
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • International Relations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2017-10-31

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