Are you a senior compliance and risk specialist, preferably with a legal background, ready to apply your skills where it matters the most? 

As part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, NORCAP solves challenges in the humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding sectors in order to better protect the lives and rights of people in vulnerable situations. We build partnerships, promote more effective ways of working and provide skilled experts to develop capacity. Since 1991 NORCAP has provided expertise to approximately 10,000 missions across the globe. 

We work with and through our partners to address challenges via three core activities: 

  • We develop partnerships with regional and global organisations and national stakeholders. We believe working together in a coordinated and sustainable manner is the best way to reduce needs, risks, and vulnerability over time. 

  • We seek and promote more effective ways of working at the global level and in the field. Our aim is not only to reduce needs, but also to create choice and opportunity for vulnerable people. 

  • We deploy skilled experts to develop our partner's capacity. Given their independence from the agendas and interests of the organisations they are deployed to, our experts are well-placed to identify and address challenges, improve collaboration and encourage new and innovative approaches. 

    In order to deliver more effectively on our core activities, and be better set up for the future, NORCAP has recently gone through a reorganisation process. One of the outcomes of this process is the establishment of the Governance and Finance Section where this position belongs. You will be reporting directly to the Director of the Governance and Finance section.   

    What You Will Do: 

    As a Compliance and Risk Specialist Adviser, you will be responsible for ensuring that NORCAP agreements with partners are compliant and updated. This includes outlining duties, rights, and other requirements as well as exploring key areas to be addressed in next-generation strategic partnerships. 

    Within the risk management area, you should contribute to implement a newly developed Risk framework that enables NORCAP to manage risks by supporting the organisational efforts to identify, assess, prepare for and respond to risks. An important responsibility will be to assist NORCAP in fostering a risk management culture by institutionalising processes and systems that embed risk management into operations and build capacity and awareness on risk throughout NORCAP.   

    Some of your specific duties and responsibility include: 

  • Ensure that all legal agreement, including partner agreements, are compliant as well as capturing NORCAP’s interests and strategy 

Analyse trends and patterns to inform and improve NORCAP’s risk management 

Implement and ensure further development of NORCAPs risk management framework 

Develop governing documents, guidance, tools and training material within the field of risk and compliance management 

Promote a strong risk management culture by sharing best practise, internal learning and advances from peer organisations and other relevant public and private actors. 

Contribute to the development of a document hierarchy and ensuring all NRC and NORCAP policies and procedures operate as a coherent system 

What you will bring: 

Law education and practise will be preferable  

Alternatively relevant higher education within risk management, governance and/or law 

Documented experience from working with compliance and understanding of legal agreements and aspects.  

Proved ability to balance policy and compliance-based governance with collaborative problem solving  

Have a strategic mindset and ability to transform that into concrete actions  

Proved ability to drive cross functional and organisational cooperation with focus on delivery and impact 

Strong ability to motivate colleagues 

Demonstrated ability and experience representing at executive levels internally and externally 

Good knowledge of standard ICT systems and tools 

Knowledge and expertise in both the humanitarian and development sector is an advantage 

Strong written and oral communication skills in both Norwegian and English, other languages are an advantage. 

We know that you are curious and would like to learn more about this role; please click here to access the full Job Description.  

What makes this position attractive?  

We can offer a strongly committed, challenging and international work environment in a large, world-renowned humanitarian organisation. 

A full-time, permanent contract. This position will be based in Oslo, Norway.  

Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions in Oslo, Norway.  

We are also looking for people who share our values:  

To be dedicated in what we do;  

To be innovative with our solutions;  

To act as one unified and inclusive team;  

To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.  

We are happy about early applicants. 

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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.

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