About NRC 

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 40 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating for their rights.

NRC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages, sexual orientations, people living with disabilities and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our organisation.

NRC Germany was established in Berlin in 2017 to raise funds for NRC's overseas programmes and engage with German donors, parliamentary committees, and peer non-governmental organisations.

NRC Germany is a non-profit limited liability organisation (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.   

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking a highly qualified, engaged, and dynamic person who will lead NRC’s Representation Office in Germany as the Managing Director (m/f/d)

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. 

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 makes this position attractive?

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

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Deadline for applications is 02.06.2024