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Learning and Development Specialist Adviser

Norway | Oslo

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Norway | Oslo
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2022-11-29


People are NRC’s most important asset; having the ability to recruit, develop and retain talented staff over time are key factors in delivering positive results for NRC’s target populations. Talent management is therefore a key strategic focus area for NRC in the years to come and NRC has decided to prioritise it in its global strategy for 2018-2021. The Specialist Adviser Learning & Development HO Staff is part of the group that contributes to developing and implementing this project.  


NRC aims to significantly increase its investment in staff learning as a core pillar of its strategic enabler 5 “To value and build our people” in the 2022-2025 global strategy. This position is set to make a key contribution to this enabler; it is meant to identify and facilitate learning, culture and competence changes necessary among all Head Office and Representation Offices’ staff to reach NRC’s ambition.


  • Ensure that investment in staff learning initiatives is driven by learning gaps identified and campaigns that support the adoption of ways of working that have been agreed
  • Promote in a timely manner all staff learning activities that are available to staff
  • Deliver learning solutions and programmes in coordination with Head Office HR counterparts and with the Global L&D Unit
  • Manage partnerships with external providers and other units/ sections that can optimise Head Office staff learning opportunities (L&D Global, Risk & Compliance Section, SPD, HSS Training Unit)
  • Evaluate the impact of learning activities, report and capitalise on lessons learnt
  • Produce job aids where needed in connection with learning activities
  • Provide advice and consultancy to the organisers of the Head Office/ rep Offices Managers Forum when it comes to designing learning activities
  • Uphold in all L&D activities and practices principles formulated in the HR and the L&D policies

Please access the full Job Description for more details about the role.

What you will bring

  • Relevant experience of creating and evaluating L&D activities 
  • General HR knowledge of the international humanitarian sector
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – listening and interviewing skills
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral
  • Good knowledge of organisational development and change processes
  • Experience of methods of enquiry such as conducting semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions and surveys
  • Interest in making use of artificial intelligence and digital learning in staff capability-building strategies

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 Temporary position for 12 months 

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.


Please include all relevant employment history and education when completing your application.

For more information about the role, please contact: Alain Rias, Head of Global Learning and Development, NRC /

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