Consortium Manager NORCAP

An exciting opportunity to head up the Consortium Manager for a leading international NGO working in Oslo, Norway.

What we are looking for

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking a highly qualified, resilient and dynamic Consortium Manager to provide support to our teams In NORCAP Unit. The successful candidate will work within the team structure in NORCAP and will contribute to delivering on the NORCAP strategy, as defined in the team mandate and the social contract.

Specifically, the Consortium Manager will lead Consortium to “Improve Smallholder Resilience through Customised Climate Services” funded by Norad , in close collaboration with the climate services project team and consortium partners. The project aims to enhance smallholder farmers’ resilience and food and nutritional security in face of climate change by improving access to reliable climate information services to help smallholder farmers to adjust agricultural decisions.

What you will do

  1. Lead and coordinate the establishment of the Consortium governance structure, including the development of legal documents and agreements
  2. Ensure effective coordination and communication among consortium members, steering and technical committees, programmatic and finance/support teams across partners, donor, and other stakeholders.
  3. Lead and coordinate joint baseline study for Malawi and Ethiopia during the inception phase and based on the findings complete the result framework.
  4. Responsible for all aspects of project and grant management. This includes planning, budgeting, monitoring, financial and programmatic reporting, grant filing, partnership agreements, compliance with donor requirements, monitor progress and take corrective action as needed
  5. Manage the consortium management’s unit’s budget, assets and resources.
  6. Coordinate Steering Committee meetings and implement the agreed course of actions.
  7. Coordinate with consortium members to ensure high quality implementation of activities, compliance with donor and consortium rules and requirements, and accountability to partners and end-users

Please download the detailed job descriptionto learn more about the position.

What you will bring

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience within humanitarian and development sector.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent (including proven work experience and skills) in relevant fields such as climate science, humanitarian and development studies etc.
  • Documented results within developing and leading programs in the relevant thematic areas
  • Experience from strategy work, fundraising, project management and advocacy.
  • Experience from managing large projects, teams or consortia.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in maintaining and developing partner and donor relations
  • Demonstrated professional knowledge of the humanitarian/development/peacebuilding sectors at both policy and operational level
  • Demonstrated experience with initiating, planning, and executing projects in the relevant sector
  • Experience with personnel administration, preferably from international work

What we offer

  • Duty station: Oslo, Norway (flexibility within the region can be considered)
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Travel: up to 20%
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s regional salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions
  • 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

  • Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site.
  • 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 with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council. Our vision is a world where rights are respected, and people are protected. NORCAP’s mission is to improve aid to better protect and empower people affected by crises and climate change.

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.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

How to apply

All interested applicants to Apply Here.

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