Global Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist Adviser (Maternity Cover)

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NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council


This presents a thrilling chance to ensure continuous development of NRC’s monitoring modules, handbook and other M&E guidelines, tools, and routines in line with internal systems, policies, and strategies as well as external global humanitarian standards and donor requirements. Further, the post-holder will be responsible for the development of M&E training materials and provision of technical support, guidance and capacity-building related to the M&E policy and systems. 

What we are looking for:

We seek to recruit a seasoned Global Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist possessing extensive operational experience at a global or regional level. The ideal candidate must have significant experience and understanding of M&E concepts, and an understanding of NRC’s field operations. 

What you will do:

  1. Policies, strategies, and guiding documents – responsible for the development of global minimum standards, approach, and guiding documents for areas of work.
  2. Capacity development and technical support: Responsible for the development and implementation of M&E training materials and provision of technical support and guidance related to NRC’s M&E systems, procedures, and tools across the organisation. Responsible for the provision of capacity development through seminars, trainings and coaching along the technical reporting lines to HO, ROs and Cos.
  3. Negotiation, representation, and networking: Responsible for the representation of NRC at technical negotiations with donors related to monitoring systems, procedures, and tools. Responsible for the networking and representation of NRC at global technical level ensuring NRC’s access to global debates related to monitoring. Contribute to the identification, development, and maintenance of relationships with relevant stakeholders (e.g. donors, UN agencies, NGOs, research- and educational institutions, private sector). 
  4. Alignment and coordination: Participate in and contribute to achievements of working and steering groups throughout the organization. Active contribution to increased integration and coordination efforts between NRC functions at all levels of the organization.
  5. Centre of Excellence: Contribute to the development and operationalization of the Centre of Excellence for M&E systems and processes in NRC and as such ensure that NRC delivers high quality, effective and accountable M&E in line with policies, strategies, donor requirements, humanitarian sector/ systems, handbooks, and guidelines. Responsible for the pro-active and inclusive management of community of practice, including knowledge sharing, picking up, development and sharing of best practices to staff following M&E policies, handbooks and guidance as well as using M&E tools and systems globally.

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

What you will bring:

  • Minimum 7 years relevant work experience, of which at least 2 years relevant work experience at a global or regional level.
  • Experience of qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Experience of developing global policies, guidelines and tools for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience developing and facilitating trainings.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Experience from working in humanitarian/development contexts.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Significant experience and understanding of M&E concepts and approaches. 
  • Very strong drafting and document development skills, including policy and guidance documents and training materials. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of NRC’s field operations.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: NRC Head Office in Oslo. 
  • Contract: National Temporary Contract (Aug 2024 to July 2025).   
  • 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, [email protected] with the job title as the subject line. 

Why NRC?

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.

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