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Global Housing, Land and Property Specialist

Norway | Oslo

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Norway | Oslo
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date: Closed


Over the past two decades, NRC has been the primary incubator for the development of Housing, Land, and Property (HLP) programming in the humanitarian community through its ICLA and Shelter programmes. Still, while NRC is widely recognised as the global humanitarian leader on HLP issues, HLP remains a niche issue within NRC that has not been fully appropriated across the organisation.

In 2021, NRC concluded an HLP strategic review aimed at increasing clarity, coordination, and shared understanding of NRC’s “HLP identity” throughout its programme, advocacy, and humanitarian coordination activities. Based on this framework, HLP has become a key element under Global Strategy Sub-objective 5 on self-reliance and durable solutions.

In 2022 NRC has developed a roadmap and work plan to ensure HLP becomes an integral part of NRC programming throughout our Core Competencies (CCs). The roadmap also identifies actions to strengthen our role in humanitarian coordination and advocacy. Ultimately, institutionalisation of HLP in NRC will require investment and capacity in the various departments of the organisation including identity, visibility, fundraising, and advocacy.

Are you an experienced HLP professional with vast field experience, who understands HLP at the country level and has a strategic approach to technical programs? We are looking for you!

You will lead the implementation of the roadmap in close coordination and collaboration with other relevant colleagues and departments. The primary focus will be to support CC global leads to develop guidelines, tools and training to institutionalise HLP in programmes in line with the priorities and timeline identified in the roadmap. You will also support the integration of HLP in key NRC strategic programme areas namely, climate and environment, durable solutions and self-reliance (including economic inclusion), integrated programming and programme quality. Come join us!

What you will do:

Some of your specific responsibilities include;

  • Lead the development and institutionalisation of key workstreams for HLP integration in CCs as indicated in NRC’s HLP roadmap and global CC development strategies.
  • Lead the implementation of key directions for incorporating HLP in NRC’s global strategic sub-objectives and other workstreams.
  • Responsible for the provision of technical support and capacity building to HLP country coordination mechanisms as agreed with the NRC HLP AoR Global Coordinator and ICLA Global Manager and contribute to the HLP AOR strategy and plan of action.
  • Lead fundraising efforts including exploring new sources of funding for HLP (i.e. humanitarian donors, development donors, private donors, foundations, etc) in coordination and collaboration with relevant colleagues in the Partnerships and Policy and External relations departments.
  • Main focal point on HLP across departments focusing on identity, visibility, advocacy and networking.

What you will bring:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with technical/programming expertise in HLP.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the humanitarian sector, including a minimum of 3 years of field experience.
  • Programme experience in NRC.
  • Training development and facilitation.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Excellent command of English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of other languages, in particular French, Spanish and/or Arabic is an asset.
  • Excellent organisational, coordination and facilitation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work across sectors and organisations
  • Ability to work in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Experience in drafting and encouraging the implementation of policy/strategic guidance, and developing practical tools and resources.
  • Experience with engaging with key humanitarian stakeholders.
  • Able to represent the organisation at a strategic level, and contribute to global policy development with key donors and stakeholders.

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 full-time contract up to Dec. 2024, with Oslo, Norway as the primary duty station.
  • Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions in the primary duty station.

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 people we work for; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

We are happy about early applicants.

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