Learning and Development Specialist Adviser

  • Contract
  • Oslo Norway
  • TBD USD / Year

Norwegian Refugee Council

Duty station: Head Office in Oslo, Norway.

Internal candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

  1. Background/Context

People are NRC’s most important asset; having the ability to recruit, develop and retain talented staff over time are key factors in delivering positive results for NRC’s target populations. Talent management is therefore a key strategic focus area for NRC in the years to come and NRC has decided to prioritise it in its global strategy since 2018. The L&D Specialist Adviser is part of the team that contributes to developing qualitative and efficient learning solutions to develop staff at each stage of the employee life cycle.

NRC aims to significantly increase its investment in staff learning as a core pillar of its strategic enabler 5 “To value and build our people” in the 2022-2025 global strategy. This position is set to make a key contribution to this enabler and it focuses on Attract and Onboarding stages in the employee life cycle. The L&D Specialist Adviser acts as the process owner for the Global Induction programme, which remains a generic programme. S/he is responsible for setting the direction about the principles that make it manageable for the NRC offices to implement the programme. S/he ensures that the content of programme reflects accurately and at all times the current structures and systems as this contributes to staff performance and the quality of NRC’s operation.

  1. Main Responsibilities

As the L&D Specialist Adviser, your roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Design and develop a new induction programme that ensures that all new recruits acquire essential and basic knowledge that supports their performance
  • Provide direction and structure to enable effective collaboration from Subject Matter Experts in areas that the generic induction programme will cover
  • Produce instructions about content that must be covered by various NRC Offices in briefings delivered by line managers, HR and other technical lines where relevant
  • Test solutions for their relevance and adoption by all NRC offices
  • Evaluate the performance of all components of the programme
  • Create sustainable solutions that contribute to rapid adoption by those responsible for providing induction
  • Lead the organisational process that ensures that the induction process is in sync organisational changes (policies, operating structures, etc.)
  • Act as the specialist in the area of staff induction and be a reference for NRC offices in charge of the implementation.
  1. Generic Professional Competencies
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral; French, Spanish or Arabic are an asset
  1. Context /Specific Skills, Knowledge and Expertise
  • Relevant experience of designing and evaluating staff induction activities
  • Good knowledge of organisational development and change processes
  • Knowledge or experience of microlearning, gamification in desiging learning journeys
  • Strategic thinking
  • Analysing

Find more details about the role HERE.

  1. What We Offer
  • Duration and Type of contract: Permanent contract.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions.
  • Duty station: Head Office in Oslo, Norway

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC HERE.

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.

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.

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Learn more about NRC HERE.

NRC might review applications before the advertised deadline, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Internal candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

How to apply



Deadline: 2 Apr 2024