Programme Advisers Colombia & Latin America, and Mali & CAR - Field Operation


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

Would you like to contribute to the programme work of NRC in Central and West Africa or Latin America?

NRC is currently recruiting two Programme Advisers (PA); one for Colombia & Latin America, and one for Mali & the Central African Republic (CAR). The PA is responsible for the daily support and advice to the Country Directors and Programme Directors on programmatic issues and for quality control of donor applications and reports. The PA should also be the regional expert of the geographical area of responsibility.

The Programme Advisers for Colombia & Latin America, and Mali & CAR reports to the Regional Head of Programme.

The areas of geographical responsibility may be subject to revision depending on changes in NRC’s countries of operation and the division of responsibility within the Regional office.

Job description

  • Responsible for quality control of content of donor proposals and reports , macro logframes, and triannual reports in regards to country strategy and donor compliance, including coordination of inputs from relevant Technical and Thematic Advisers in region/ Head Office.
  • Provide specialist support, advice and guidance to programme development and to strategic planning in country programmes appointed by line manager
  • Conduct analysis of trends in the region or sub-region as appointed by line manager to contribute to regional understanding and provide evidence for advocacy and innovative project ideas
  • Support programme assessments and evaluations in country programmes, as appointed by line manager, including providing framework and objectives for evaluations, working closely with Monitoring & Evaluation staff regionally and within Country
  • Promote incorporation of lessons learned into new programmes and projects and facilitate PCM training sessions upon request
  • Conduct recruitment interviews and professional brief and debrief as relevant
  • Represent NRC in relevant fora based on thematic areasappointed by line manager
  • Responsible to stay updated on specific countries as assigned
  • Focal point for specific donors as assigned and responsible for staying updated on trends of these donors in the region
  • Provide support, guidance and training when required to in-country staff in coordination with the Head of Programme
  • Support to regional and cross border proposals
  • Responsible for follow-up on a monthly basis with the Head of Programme on programmatic issues
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Carry out other duties of temporary character appointed by line manager


  • Minimum 5 years of experience within the humanitarian/recovery context, of which 3 years of Manager/Advisor experience
  • Specialist knowledge and expertise equivalent to an advanced university degree in a relevant field (eg international development, politics, business administration, marketing, finance)
  • Experience with developing proposals and reports for various key donors (NMFA, ECHO, DEVCO, DFID, BPRM, OFDA, etc.) an asset
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Experience working with overall strategy development and planning
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

  • Context related skills, knowledge and experience for the Programme Adviser Mali and Central African Republic:
  • Expertise/knowledge about Central- and West Africa
  • Working skills in French a requirement; Spanish an asset
  • Context related skills, knowledge and experience for the Programme Adviser Colombia and Latin America:
  • Expertise/knowledge about Latin America
  • Working skills in Spanish a requirement; French an asset

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Analysing
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Coping with change
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

We offer

  • Commencement: Early 2016
  • Contract period: 24 months
  • Travel: Some travel required
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
  • Duty station: Oslo, Norway
  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Oslo
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-04

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