Reports to: Senior Partnership Adviser
Supervision of: none
Travel: Maximum 20 (%)
Duration and type of contract: fixed term contract (1 year) , full time
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation providing assistance, protection and long-term solutions to displaced persons worldwide. NRC is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and has operations in over 30 countries, as well as representation offices in Addis Ababa, Brussels, Dubai, Geneva, London, Berlin and Washington.
NRC’s representation in Brussels was established in 2005 in order to strengthen the existing relationship between NRC and the European Union. NRC Europe’s main role is to support NRC’s country programmes in their collaboration with the EU institutions by improving communication with EU donors, and by providing evidenced based policy analysis on issues affecting refugees and displaced persons to decision makers in the EU.
Institutional Partnership Officer will work in the Partnerships and Policy Department. The Partnerships and Policy Department is responsible for NRC’s strategic relations with institutional donors and private foundations and is the “centre of excellence” on donor/partner relations in NRC, thereby providing support to all Departments, and Regional, Country and Representation Offices in the organisation. This includes being responsible for developing relevant global strategies for resource mobilisation; developing funding prospects with existing and new donors; further streamlining NRC’s procedures, processes and tools related to resource mobilisation and grant management; developing and providing internal training and help-desk support, etc.
The Partnerships and Policy Department consists of eight units: The Institutional Partnership Section (Oslo), the Advocacy and Policy Section (Oslo), NRC Europe (Brussels), NRC Geneva (Geneva), NRC USA (Washington D.C.), NRC Gulf (Dubai),), and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre IDMC (Geneva). Five of these units (the Institutional Partnerships Section, NRC Europe, NRC Geneva, NRC USA and NRC Dubai) have responsibilities related to partnerships with institutional donors and private foundations.
The purpose of the Institutional Partnership Officer is to provide essential support to the IPAs on several institutional donors from the European Institutions, and EU Member states. As such, the Institutional Partnership Officer is responsible for assisting with these donors to follow up and ensure strategic relations and for building internal capacity and maintaining a help desk on donor related issues.
Support to Senior EU Institutional Partnership Advisors
Liaise with other NRC units on donor related issues
Assist with resource mobilisation
Provide helpdesk and daily support on EU and EU Member states donors
Assist on-site and online training to NRC operational units
The Institutional Partnership Officer shall have specific responsibility for the following NRC donors:
In addition, it is expected that the Institutional Partnership Officer support and cover for the IPAs as and when needed within her/his capacities.
By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position:
Generic professional competencies for this position:
NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
Only timely CVs and applications written in English will be assessed.
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s values. To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable are attitudes and believes that shall guide our actions and relationships.
Deadline for applications: 22/12/2019
Please note that only applications received through Webcruiter will be considered.