Organization Description  

NORCAP aims at solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights. We build partnerships, promote more effective ways of working and provide skilled experts to strengthen capacity.  NORCAP’s mission is to improve aid to better protect and empower people affected by crisis and climate change. NORCAP is a part of Norwegian Refugee Council.

Job Description  


Millions of people lack access to electricity and clean cooking solutions, and in particular displaced people and communities. Access to clean energy is a key sustainable development goal, and an enabler of better humanitarian programming and access to basic human rights such as education, health, livelihoods, and food security. While the world is facing a climate emergency, the humanitarian and development sectors are struggling to reduce emissions and transfer to clean energy and more sustainable and greener operations. 

NORCAP has an ambitious goal to support increased climate resilience and environmental sustainability for people. We have established the largest capacity of clean energy expertise in the humanitarian sector, aiming to support the system to develop green and circular approaches and promote access to clean energy for people, to reduce the negative impact on the environment and communities.

We are looking for someone with solid experience and understanding from working with clean energy and sustainable responses from the development or humanitarian sector to serve as Thematic Manager for our green shift programme.

The Thematic Manager will work in the Section for Innovation Business Development and Analysis in NORCAP’s Head Office in Oslo. The position is responsible for developing and delivering results within this thematic area, in accordance with the NORCAP new strategy for 2022 to 2025 and relevant strategic action plans, to ensure that NORCAP is a relevant and leading actor within the green shift and transition to clean energy in the humanitarian sector.


Responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans related to NORCAP’s green shift programme Accountable for delivering results within the programme and projects in accordance with relevant strategic plans, grant agreements, result frameworks and budgets Proactively contribute to an effective and well-functioning team that delivers collectively and according to plans. Stay updated on the thematic area covered by this position to guide and develop NORCAP’s programme and advocacy efforts Represent the project in relevant fora and vis-à-vis international, regional and national donors, partners and stakeholders. Responsible for thematic content to donor reports, in close collaboration with Project Manager. Provide inputs to the budgeting processes, as requested by the Project Manager Ensure synergies between own thematic area and other related thematic areas in NORCAP. Review and assess the expertise available for thematic area of responsibility and lead the preparations of new recruitments in collaboration with recruitment advisers. Facilitate and promote best practices and learning across the department

Please access the full Job Description for more details about the role.

Please include all relevant employment history and education when completing your application.

For more information about the role, please contact: Director Innovation, Business Development and Analysis, NORCAP, Nina Meyer Stensholt NORCAP solves key challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, in order to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights. We build partnerships and projects with national and international organisations and stakeholders. Skilled NORCAP experts contribute to developing partners’ capacity – to identify and address challenges, improve collaboration and encourage new and innovative approaches. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

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