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Product Lead: Data Collection Adviser


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Berlin
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed


NRC’s global strategic plan for 2022 - 2025 includes Digital Transformation as a strategic enabler for the organisation and a key element in expanding the reach of our assistance towards the 2030 ambition. Within the Digital Transformation roadmap, data is recognised as a fundamental component of what we do and how we do it.  As data becomes readily available, internal and external reporting burden on staff should significantly reduce and insights must inform decision-making.

In 2020, NRC created the Centre of Excellence for Data and Analytics (CoE) to promote and support data use across the organisation, including building capacity, processes and products. The CoE team is responsible for designing and developing data products that improve the organisation’s use of data, while increasing data quality and access to common data sets.

An emerging component of NRC’s data strategy is to identify and roll-out a centralized and supported data collection solution for NRC. The role of the Data Collection Product Lead is to engage with NRC stakeholders to identify which data collection processes need to be migrated to a centralised solution. Based on these insights, the Product Lead will pilot data collection solutions with NRC teams to identify which platform best suits NRC’s needs. Working closely with the Data Responsibility lead, a data life cycle will also be created to help NRC with the data collection process. The Product Lead will also play a hands-on role supporting teams in deploying the solution and ensuring that the data is managed properly.

What you will do

You will be responsible for realising and setting up NRC’s Data Collection solution which will be utilized across teams and countries in NRC. You will also work with various stakeholders and onboard them onto NRC’s Data Collection platform. The Product Lead will also play an important role in managing and analysing the data coming into the platform and working closely with our data engineers to make the data accessible more widely in NRC.

Some of your key tasks will include:

  • Landscape analysis of data collection processes within NRC
  • Pilot two or more data collection solutions for NRC
  • Create data life cycle management process for data collection and help create data strategy
  • Act as focal point and technical support for teams using and transitioning to data collection solution,
  • Help facilitate a NRC community of practice around Data Collection.

What you will bring

  • Proven experience with IT projects.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or related subjects, or demonstrable expertise in the field. 
  • 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
  • Capable of operating in an "Agile" environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Other languages are an asset. 
  • Proactive in keeping up to date with industry trends and innovation 
  • Demonstrated experience with data collection solutions in the development and/or humanitarian sector.
  • Strong understanding of the value of data and its potential use cases.
  • Experience with hands on data management.
  • Experience in working with end-users to gather and document both functional and technical requirements
  • Have an ambition to lead NRC’s Data Collection strategy and grow the team.

We know that you are curious and would like to learn more about this role; please click here to access the full Job Description.

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 engage with NRC stakeholders to identify which data collection processes need to be migrated to a centralised solution;
  • Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions in the country where the successful candidate will be based. Open to receiving applications from any country where NRC has an office.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated to 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 beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

We will be assessing candidates on an ongoing basis; therefore, early applications are recommended.

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