Description

An exciting opportunity to lead NRC’s operation in Germany.

What we are looking for:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking a highly qualified, engaged, and dynamic Director for its presence in Germany.

More about NRC in Germany

The Director NRC Germany leads NRC’s Representation Office in Germany as the Managing Director (Geschäftsführerin/Geschäftsführer).

NRC Germany is a non-profit limited liability company (gemeinnützige GmbH) and represents NRC with relevant stakeholders in Germany including government representatives, institutional donors, UN agencies, INGOs, cooperate partners, media, and the general public.

NRC Germany is one of the entities reporting to NRC’s Partnerships and Policy Department which includes other Representation Offices in Brussels, Geneva, London, and Washington DC.

The Partnerships and Policy Department is responsible for:

  • NRC’s strategic relations with institutional partners.
  • The organization’s global advocacy and policy work.
  • Partnerships with UN agencies and NGOs.

What you will do:

  • Leadership and Management

As the Director you are responsible for strategic development of NRC’s presence in Germany and relationships with German stakeholders including institutional donors. You manage NRC Germany in accordance with NRC’s policies and procedures as well as with German law.

  • Resource mobilisation and partner relations

As the Director you are responsible for managing NRC’s strategic relationships with institutional partners, foundations, cooperate partners, and the general public in line with the NRC Global Strategy and the PnP Department strategy as well as the mandate of the Representation Office.

  • Advocacy and policy work

As the Director you must be an advocate for the protection and assistance of displaced and vulnerable people and engage in policy dialogue with government actors, NGOs, and other key stakeholders in Germany. The Director is responsible for NRC’s position and relevance in Germany.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring:

  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience with at least 5 years of relevant senior management experience within the humanitarian field
  • Outstanding communication, representation, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to develop and implement solid institutional and organisational strategies.
  • Professional knowledge of humanitarian principles
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities, for example people and team management, budget responsibility, high level representation, and strategic planning.
  • Business mindset, preferable experience from working with/at the private sector.
  • Being a confident and experienced public speaker.
  • Fluency in German and English, both written and verbal.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Berlin, Germany.
  • Contract: 4 years with the possibility of extension.
  • Travel: 10%
  • 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

  • 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 organization 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. 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.

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Learn more about NRC

ABOUT US

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

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