The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is hiring a Global Roving HR Manager – Start-Up (open to remote work): Apply Now!!!


What we are looking for

We are looking for Senior HR Management (Generalist) international experience within humanitarian/recovery contexts. Specific experience in HR set up in start-up environment as well as change management experience.

Those with experience with emergency response and or experience in hard to reach complex and volatile contexts have an added advantage.

What you will do

The purpose of the HR Manager position in a Country Office, is to have responsibility for ensuring that the HR system is according to NRC’s standards, and to support programme/project implementation through provision of HR services.

When deployed to a start-up operation, this position plays a crucial role in ensuring that the HR set-up is according to NRC’s standards and procedures, and to support programme/project implementation in a start-up.

The Global Roving HR Manager Start-Up will undertake short-term deployments, up to 6 months, to different NRC country operations.

The main purpose of the Global Roving HR Manager Start-up position is, but not limited, to:

  1. Be deployed as the interim HR Manager in a start-up country establishing the HR function and associated NRC standards and procedures.
  2. Be deployed as HR Manager or HR Adviser to a CO, due to scale up, emergency response or the need for quality enhancement/capacity building.
  3. Be deployed as the interim HR Manager in an existing NRC CO, due to critical staffing gap.

The HR Manager is overall responsible for:

  • Implementing NRC’s HR and administration systems and procedures ensuring that country the set up adheres to employment standards, HR policy and other NRC policies.
  • Compliance with the local labour law.
  • Training, support, management and development of HR teams during a start-up.
  • Providing regular HR analysis and reports.
  • Safe, compliant and standardized filing of personnel documents in all offices.
  • Implementing and guiding staff on the use of Emergency HR Procedures, as necessary.
  • Promoting the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Note: Specific responsibilities will be outlined in a separate Terms of Reference (TOR which will be developed for each assignment

Download the detailed job description here to learn more about the position.

What you will bring

  • Minimum 5 years of experience from working as a senior HR Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Advanced knowledge and expertise in HR
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Self-driven, with the ability to achieve objectives and operate in a work environment with little structure.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to advise colleagues and senior management.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and/or delegate.
  • Documented experience in establishing, training, managing and coaching an HR/Admin team.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Fluency in French or Spanish is highly advantageous.

Understanding of and commitment to:

  • organisational learning, quality management and development.
  • working collaboratively with technical and operational colleagues within a matrix structure.
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.

What we offer

  • Duty station: Global roving, home based when not deployed.
  • Contract: 24 months
  • Travel: Up to 75% (candidates applying should be comfortable with this level of travel to different contexts).
  • Salary/benefits: Grade 9 on NRC’s grading structure.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates of all nationalities. Please ensure you attach copies of your academic and professional certificates.
  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email address or click on Opportunity Marketplace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email [email protected] with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts
  • join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility
  • be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity

Learn more about NRC

How to apply

Closing date: 24 May 2024

Apply here

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