NORCAP Project Manager Education

Norwegian Refugee Council, Oslo, Norway

Skill Required:, HR and AdminProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
19th November, 2019

Job Description

NORCAP is the Norwegian Refugee Council’s global provider of expertise to the humanitarian, development and peace-building sectors. We build partnerships with international organisations and national actors to protect lives, rights and livelihoods. NORCAP provides expert personnel and collaborates with our partners to identify needs and to establish common goals and projects. We help strengthen partner capacity and improve coordination and collaboration. Since 1991, NORCAP has deployed experts to more than 9000 missions to crisis all around the world.

NORCAP contributes to solve key challenges within the humanitarian, development and peace-building sectors in order to make a change for people in need. Our ultimate goal is to protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities. That means working to uphold their dignity, help build resilient communities and ensure peaceful transitions from conflict to democratic societies.

In an effort to strengthen partner capacity and system wide coherence along the humanitarian-development continuum, NORCAP’s Humanitarian Response and Resilience Unit (HRRU) drives strategic planning with UN and institutional partners. Manages strategic partnerships, and leads project development and grants management to strengthen capacity of the UN system at global and field levels, regional organizations, national institutions and civil society. The HRRU thus manages a dynamic portfolio of programmes, projects, and new initiatives and is key in translating strategic priorities to operations.Duties and responsibilities
The Education Project Manager is responsible for development, management, coordination, and implementation of projects under the program portfolio within the areas of education and education in emergencies (EiE).

This includes leading, but is not limited to:

  • Ensure high quality project management and compliance
  • Drive strategic and operational development of new projects and partnerships
  • Fundraise with institutional donors
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Document and communicate operational results
  • Secure efficient working processes within the unit and across sections
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures


  • University degree within a relevant field of study
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in the humanitarian and/or development fields, including international experience
  • Demonstrated experience from project development and management, project design, planning and budget processes
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Hands-on professional experience from the education sector in humanitarian and/or development settings
  • Experience from engaging at strategic level and from leading education programmes and/or coordination processes
  • Documented strong skills in written English and development of proposals, concept notes and annual plan/reports
  • Proven experience in building and cultivating donor relations in the education thematic area
  • In depth knowledge of relevant UN mechanisms and partners
  • Proven experience in grants management, including financial and narrative reporting to donors
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of standard ICT office systems and tools
  • Experience from field operations an added value
  • Knowledge of French an asset

Personal qualities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to work in a structured, proactive and independent way
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in highly stressful situations and contexts
  • Highly developed analytical skills
  • Solutions oriented
  • Ability to influence and gain buy-in for new perspectives


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