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External Evalauation: NRC Global Cash - Head Office

Oslo (Norway)

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


One of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) global strategic priorities (2018 – 2020 strategy)is to increase the use of cash in programming. Since 2014 the recorded use of cash in NRC programming has risen from to over $62m and is distributed across 22 countries in 2017. NRC uses cash in a wide variety of ways, within sectoral and multi-sectoral programming, and multi-purpose cash (MPC), with the most significant volumes of cash-based programming taking place within Shelter and Livelihoods & Food Security. The commitment to increase the use of cash in programming, is based on the assumptions of: 

  • Improving and increasing the use of sectoral cash  
  • Developing capacity as an MPC distribution agency when mainstream actors are not operational 
  • Developing ‘Companion Programming’ for MPC contexts, (programmes to improve the impact of other agencies’ standalone cash, when cash alone does not solve all peoples' problems). 



The main purpose of this evaluation is to ensure that NRC is able to deliver a relevant, efficient and effective Global cash strategy in 2018-20; to take stock of what is working well, better understand challenges and identify what is needed to improve moving forward.  It is also required as part of NRC’s global framework agreements with MFA and Sida. 


2. TIMEFRAME:   August – December 2018  



  • Experience of leading at least 2 humanitarian evaluations 
  • Extensive expertise in qualitative and quantitative data analysis – including systematic desk reviews 
  • Experience of working in the humanitarian sector (min. 5 years at advisor/ project manager level or above) 
  • Experience of cash-based responses (at least one team member has delivered or carried out research into cash based programmes in a humanitarian setting). 
  • Knowledge of NGO operational systems 



Application Deadline:   July 25th 2018 

Bids must include the following: 

  • Proposal including, outline of evaluation framework and methods, including comments on the TOR, proposed time frame and work plan (bids over 3 pages will be automatically excluded). 

  • Proposed evaluation budget work plan 

  • CVs and evidence of past evaluations for each team member 

Submit completed bids to: 

Please see attachment for full terms of reference. 

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 (Norway)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-27

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