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  • Posted: Nov 15, 2019
    Deadline: Nov 20, 2019
  • The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
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    Regional Programme Adviser (National Position)

    Duties and responsibilities

    Specific Duties 

    • Focal point for specific donors as assigned and responsible for staying updated on trends of these donors in the region.
    • Support to regional and cross border proposals.
    • Conduct analysis of trends in the region or sub-region to contribute to regional understanding and provide evidence for advocacy and innovative project ideas.
    •  Assigned to work on thematic areas and represent NRC in relevant for a as appointed by line manager.

    General Duties

    • Responsible for compliance and adherence to NRC policies, strategies and procedures
    • Responsible for quality control of donor proposals and reports, and internal programme strategy documents and reports, in regards to NRC strategies and donor compliance.
    • Provide specialist support, advice and guidance to programme development and to strategic planning in country programmes.
    • Support evaluations in country programmes.
    • Promote lessons learned and best practices into programme development in country programmes, including from M&E products (such as GORS and Evaluations).
    • Responsible for project cycle management (PCM) support, including facilitation and delivery of trainings, to country programmes within the region.
    • Coordinate internal reporting and facilitate meetings between country offices the Regional Office and Head Office as required, ensure correct archiving of key Country Office strategy, programme and project documentation, and keep oversight of Country Office proposal and reporting deadlines.
    • Responsible to stay updated on specific countries and/ or themes as assigned.
    • Experience working in project management setting is mandatory
    • Minimum 5 years of experience within the humanitarian/recovery context
    • Specialist knowledge and expertise equivalent to an advanced university degree in a relevant field (e.g. international development, politics, social science)
    • Experience developing proposals and reports for various key donors (NMFA, UNHCR, DFID, ECHO etc.
    • Experience from working in complex contexts
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Fluency in English  
    Personal qualities
    • Experience with overall strategy development and planning is mandatory
    • Working with people
    • Analyzing
    • Communicating with impact and respect
    • Coping with change
    • Handling insecure environments 

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    Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

    The Regional M&E Coordinator will provide strategic and technical support to NRC’s monitoring and evaluation efforts. This includes supporting the implementation of NRC M&E standards, systems and practices to produce, measure and demonstrate improvements in programme performance and inform evidence-based decision making. The Regional M&E Coordinator will assist country programs in increasing the capabilities of staff to implement M&E systems, tool and practices consistently, to improve program quality and impact.

    This role reports to the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Manager and has no supervision.

    Duties and responsibilities

    Specific Duties 

    • Support the consideration, inclusion, collection and analysis of indicators related to cash-based interventions and market based approaches within (and across) NRC, where appropriate.
    • Contribute to the identification of opportunities to implement cash-based interventions and market based programmes.
    • Collaborate with M&E staff at HQ in Norway, other regions, country offices and peer organizations, as requested, in developing best practices, facilitate lessons learned and coordination.
    • Support M&E compliance assessments and continuous improvement of M&E standards at country office level.
    • Support country offices on data quality and timely reporting of output and outcome indicators into NRC reporting system.
    • Support use of data at regional and country level, including development and use of online dashboards and other data management tools.

    General Duties

    • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
    • Support and contribute to the development and implementation of M&E systems, including M&E SOPs, guidance and tools.
    • Participate in programme design and proposal discussions, including theory of change development, log frame design and budgeting for M&E.
    • Support programme staff in planning for and executing M&E, including, data collection methodology and tools and data management, analysis and use.
    • Support the implementation, dissemination and use of evaluations, assessments and monitoring data in programme development, adjustment or review.
    • Contribute to organizational learning through supporting specific analysis, lessons learned and reports.
    • Capacity building and training of programme and M&E support staff on M&E technical and conceptual areas.
    • Supervise and mentor M&E support staff in executing M&E plans.
    • Contribute to the design of M&E staffing structure and resourcing, including collaboration with programme staff to identify and plan for M&E needs.



    • University degree preferably in statistics, operations research, quantitative analysis, public policy, economics, or other social science fields, with advanced training in rigorous empirical research and evaluation methodologies
    • Experienced professional with a minimum of 3 years of M&E design and implementation at a senior level .
    • Solid experience of work with windows based computer software, SSP, GIS, excellent at Excel and use of Digital Data Gathering (DDG) technology  
    • Experience required in contemporary qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method evaluations involving major international donor programs
    • Thorough familiarity with principles and current approaches to M&E using both quantitative and qualitative methods
    • Extensive experience in developing baseline research, logic models, data collection and analysis, mid-term evaluation, and outcome evaluation
    • Fluency in English  

    Personal qualities

    • Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals not under supervisory control and manage long-distance relationships to achieve results
    • Ability to engage and motivate staff and partners
    • Able to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines
    • Managing performance and development
    • Culturally sensitive and coping with a changing environment
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
    • Handling insecure environments
    • Analyzing  

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    Regional Corporate Partnerships Adviser

    The Norwegian Refugee Council is seeking a Regional Corporate Partnerships Adviser to join the East Africa & Yemen Regional Office in Nairobi. This is an exciting new position in the Regional Office which will be responsible for building NRC’s relationships and collaborations with corporations and business leaders in East Africa, in ways that increase resources allocated to responding to crises, whilst also improving the effectiveness of NRC and its interventions. This includes building relationships with corporates, business leaders, individual philanthropists and private foundations.

    This position is based in Nairobi and will work closely with Country Offices in the EA&Y Region, as well as the Corporate Partnerships Section based at Head Office in Olso, to develop and implement the regional corporate partnership strategy, in alignment with global strategy.

    This is not your regular humanitarian NGO job, and we are looking for a professional candidate who has experience working in the private sector in marketing, business development, sales, social impact, private sector development or other related field. Our ideal candidate will have highly developed communication skills and strong experience networking and building relationships.

    This position is open to Kenyan Nationals only

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Develop and implement NRC corporate partnership strategy for the EA&Y region and regional countries in line with the organisation’s private sector fundraising strategy.
    • Contribute to develop and implement NRC’s global corporate partnership strategy.
    • Identify corporate partnership opportunities, broker and cultivate relationships, design partnership arrangements and fundraising activities, facilitate partner negotiations, and formalise partnership deal structures.
    • Develop and implement corporate partnerships with Country Offices and the Regional Office
    • Contribute to proposal development together with NRC field programs and technical staff in cases where private sector actors engage in joint collaborations with NRC and/or one or more institutional donors.
    • Analyse and monitor the broader business environment and market trends relevant to NGO-corporate collaborations.
    • Monitor and evaluate that fundraising income, activities and costs are met according to targets
    • Develop, document and maintain own knowledge of NRC’s work and activities
    • Work consultatively and collaboratively with field programmes and other relevant NRC departments to identify concepts and suitable opportunities for corporate partnerships
    • Follow up leads and dialogues with corporates, business leaders, philanthropists and private foundations to provide monetary and pro bono partnerships
    • Design initiatives, engagement, and partnership development processes and communication aligned with East Africa regional and country offices and NRCs global corporate section.
    • Carry out fundraising activities targeting corporate donors, individual philanthropists and private foundations, including campaigns and crisis fundraising
    • With support of the Content and Public Engagement Section, develop and implement communication products and activities with relevant partners and supporters (field reports, social media, web, etc.)
    • Develop annual review of all corporate and private partners and relationships.
    • Conduct due diligence of potential corporate and private partners and establish a system to secure overview of NRC's due diligence work
      In partnership with the Head of Corporate Partnerships ensure that global and in-country strategies are aligned
    • Document and exchange learning from the region with counterparts in other regions and Head Office teams


    • Minimum first level university degree in business, marketing or relevant field
    • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience within marketing, business development, sales, communications and/or social impact or private sector development
    • Documented results related to strategic relationship building, partnerships and networking
    • Demonstrated ability to engage at senior levels in business and development sector contexts, and to build trust-based relationships with senior-level executives
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
    • Ability to multi-task and work with short deadlines
    • Documented experience in project planning and management
    • Experience in contributing to developing and implementing strategies
    • Previous experience working in the private sector is essential
    • Professional knowledge of the corporate market and business sector
    • Demonstrated experience in creating new partnerships – including identifying partnership opportunities, brokering and cultivating relationships, designing partnership arrangements, facilitating partner negotiations, and formalizing partnership deal structures;
    • Highly developed communication skills to build bridges between the corporate industry and the humanitarian sector
    • Experience working with stakeholders across the public, private, and non-profit sectors, and an existing network of contacts to draw upon if possible
    • Previous working experience and existing private sector networks in East Africa, advantageous

    Personal qualities

    • Strategic thinking and analytical abilities
    • Planning and delivering results
    • Working with people
    • Communicating with impact and respect
    • Coping with change
    • Ability to work independently and proactively

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