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Recruitment & Development Adviser NORCAP

Oslo (Norway)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Oslo (Norway)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Refugee rights and well-being
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-01

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“Would you like to recruit world-leading experts to international missions?”


NORCAP, part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, solves challenges in the humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding sectors in order to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights. We build partnerships, promote more effective ways of working and provide skilled experts to develop capacity.

We work with and through our partners to address challenges via three core activities:   

  • We develop partnerships with regional and global organisations and national stakeholders. We believe working together in a coordinated and sustainable manner is the best way to reduce needs, risks, and vulnerability over time.   
  • We seek and promote more effective ways of working at the global level and in the field. Our aim is not only to reduce needs but also to create choice and opportunity for vulnerable people.   
  • We deploy skilled experts to develop our partner’s capacity. Given their independence from agendas and interests of the organisations they are deployed to, our experts are well placed to identify and address challenges, improve collaboration and encourage new and innovative approaches.   

In order to deliver on our core activity of deploying highly skilled experts, NORCAP needs to attract and hire top talent and experts from all over the world. The Recruitment and Development Unit plays a pivotal role in achieving this and acts as both a service provider and strategic partner in the implementation of our projects. To support the department with high quality and timely recruitments, we have developed an advanced and fully digital assessment centre. We have high ambitions with regards to applying cutting-edge technology in combination with best-practice procedures and work according to a philosophy that encourages continuous improvement. Working as a Recruitment and Development Adviser in NORCAP gives you the opportunity to work with highly competent colleagues, develop your own skills in an international context, contribute to further professionalise our procedures, and at the same time ensure that the people we deploy have the right experience and skills to make a positive contribution to the people who needs it the most.

What you will bring

In 2020, we recruited about 200 senior experts representing more than 50 different nationalities, and to succeed and thrive together with us, we believe you should have:

  • Relevant higher education;
  • More than five years of relevant adviser experience within recruitment and/or HR;
  • Experience leading and coordinating your own recruitment processes from A-Z;
  • A demonstrated track record of applying technology and implementing new tools/approaches to established recruitment processes;
  • Experience with international recruitments;
  • Certification and experience using psychometric tests, we use AON;
  • A good sense of humor;
  • A team player with the ability to form strong working relationships;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to influence and gain buy-in for new ideas;
  • Ability to work in a structured, proactive, and independent way;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under highly stressful and changing contexts;
  • Goal and quality-oriented;
  • English is our working language so you need to be fluent, both written and orally.

What you will do

You will need to apply this background to deliver on some of the key tasks as listed below, but be aware that NORCAP is not a static organisation and how we operate tends to evolve quite rapidly:

  • Manage the end-to-end recruitment process and deliver outstanding service to hiring managers, external partners, and candidates;
  • Proactively advice hiring managers, team members, and external partners on how to plan and develop the recruitment process in order to achieve desired outcomes;
  • Apply and refine the NORCAP assessment centre to ensure consistency and the highest recruiting efficiency across all processes;
  • Analyse background information and develop an understanding of the needs in order effectively translate job requirements into a tailor-made recruitment process;
  • Actively engage, manage and communicate with candidates to ensure they are treated with the utmost care and respect;
  • Contribute to the strategic development of innovative approaches and mechanisms to attract new talent and promote NORCAP’s employer brand;
  • Build capacity, acquire and share knowledge with the members of the unit and NORCAP and contribute to the building of a strong supportive culture;
  • Provide input and support for reporting and analysis.

What makes this position attractive?

  • A strongly committed, challenging, and international work environment in a large, world-renowned humanitarian organisation;
  • An opportunity to work with highly competent colleagues, develop your own skills in an international context while contributing to further professionalise our procedures;
  • A full-time, permanent position at our Head Office in modern locations in central Oslo;
  • Salary by agreement, good pension, and insurance schemes.

 We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the people we exist to serve, and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

Please note:

  • The preferred location for this position is Oslo, Norway. Candidates, therefore, need to either be Norwegian nationals or have the legal right to work in Norway.
  • For more information about the role, please contact  Peder Apall-Olsen, Head of Recruitment and Development Unit: phone +47 995 20 503, or Joseph Ndegwa, Global Recruitment Adviser: phone +254 110 14 99 87, email:
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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