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Data Manager Climate and Environment Norway

Oslo | Norway

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Oslo | Norway
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Environment
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Climate Change
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-19


The climate and environment crisis is the defining challenge of our generation. NRC recognises our own responsibility to minimise harm to the environment caused by our greenhouse gas emissions and direct impact of our programmes on the local environment. A Strategic Enabler: “Reduced Environmental Footprint” is part of NRC’s Global Strategy 2022-25.

An important factor for NRC to achieve our objectives is monitoring our environmental impact and providing data that can track our progress and inform decisions to reduce emissions. NRC has calculated a baseline emissions footprint for 2019 based on the international GHG Protocol and now needs to move forward with regular monitoring, reporting and communication of data. Understanding our baseline has enabled us to be strategic, think creatively and prioritise our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. Utilising many different systems as centralised data sources, we aim to creatively minimise impact of data collection on our country teams. Looking forward, we want to improve and innovate to develop areas of environmental impact data such as for waste, procurement, and transportation to inform action.

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What you will do

You will develop and implement a monitoring system for NRC’s emissions footprint, and develop communications products that put relevant data in the hands of decision-makers and engage staff throughout the organisation.

Some of your day-to-day tasks will include;

  • Lead the development of NRC’s carbon emissions monitoring and communicating data to drive action.
  • Develop efficient collection of relevant data from NRC systems (Finance, Logistics, Flights, HR, M&E) and collaborate with focal points for those systems to develop new data points and address issues of data completeness and quality.
  • Develop methods of collecting required data currently not present in NRC data systems then pilot and implement those solutions.
  • Evaluate and improve emissions analysis and align with interagency initiatives.
  • Calculate NRC’s annual emissions footprint and lead continuous improvement of the monitoring system and calculations engaging with key stakeholders across the organisation.
  • Develop reports, PowerBI dashboards, intranet pages and slides to communicate NRC’s emissions footprint and compare it over time.
  • Develop more frequent monitoring and specific dashboards for prioritised emissions sources linked to reduction projects.
  • Create communications products based on monitoring data which engage staff across the organisation and inspire change.
  • Participate and represent NRC in interagency groups and forums for environmental impact monitoring.
  • Support the work of the Reducing Environmental Footprint team.

 What you will bring

  • Proven experience leading data projects and delivering results.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in data analytics, computer science, environmental analysis or related subjects. 
  • Proven Data Management Skills with intensive use of Power BI. 
  • Advanced analytical skills and problem-solving attitude. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, comfortable working with a geographically distributed team, and can easily work with non-technical colleagues
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Proactive in keeping up to date with industry trends and innovation 
  • Previous experience from working in the humanitarian sector is an advantage
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

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What makes this position attractive?

  • A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team dedicated to advocating for the rights of people forced to flee.
  • A chance to develop and implement a monitoring system for NRC’s emissions footprint, and develop communications products that put relevant data in the hands of decision-makers and engage staff throughout the organisation.
  • Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions in the location of employment. We are open to receive applications from ALL regions where NRC has a representation. 

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 communities that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

We are happy about early applicants.



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