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Director Governance and Finance, NORCAP

Oslo (Norway)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Oslo (Norway)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • International Relations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Managerial positions
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Democratic Governance
    • Refugee rights and well-being
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-03

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NORCAP, part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, solves challenges in the humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding sectors 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 people in need
  • Together with our partners we identify capacity needs and respond accordingly with expertise and knowledge to achieve sustainability. As an independent entity we are well placed to identify and address challenges, improve collaboration and encourage new and innovative approaches   


What you will do:

In order to deliver more effectively on our core activities, and be better set up for the future, NORCAP has recently gone through a reorganisation process. One of the outcomes of this process is the establishment of the Governance and Finance Section. As the Director of the new section you are part of the NORCAP management team and your main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Overall leadership of the Governance and Finance Section
  • Overall financial responsibility for NORCAP
  • Develop, follow up and report on NORCAP global strategy and action plans
  • Drive internal NORCAP processes focusing on with a focus on:  
    • the development and implementation of an effective governance system across NORCAP  
    • streamlining NORCAP’s financial processes in accordance and collaboration with NRC's global procedures
    • the development of a monitoring and evaluation framework to ensure accountability and learning 
    • the development and management of the NORCAP brand 
    • ensuring optimal systems and technology to support effective deliverance across NORCAP
  • Overall staffing plans for the Department, including staff resource allocation  
  • Ensure compliance with NRC and NORCAP’s policies, procedures and branding
  • Represent NORCAP in relevant fora, internally and externally.
  • Provide support to the Executive Director with external communication towards key stakeholders


What you will bring:

You will be leading a group of professional, ambitious and driven colleagues that are eager to figure out how to take their professions to the next level. To effectively meet their expectations, you will probably benefit from having:

  • Relevant higher education; 
  • A minimum of five years of relevant senior management/leadership experience within the fields of organisational development and/or finance; 
  • Hands-on experience with project management, planning and budgeting processes;  
  • An interest in the opportunities that comes with technology;
  • Demonstrated ability and experience representing at executive levels internally and externally; 
  • A strong track-record of developing systems and a culture of continuous improvement;
  • Knowledge and awareness about your own leadership style;  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to influence and gain buy-in for new ideas;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under highly stressful and changing contexts;
  • A good sense of humour;
  • English is our working language so you need to be fluent, both written and orally.


For more information about the role, please find the full job description here


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:

  • This position is located in 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 Executive Director NORCAP, Benedicte Giæver, mob +47 905 50 121 /
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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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