Norwegian People's Aid is a humanitarian organisation rooted in the Norwegian Labour Movement. We work with International Development Partnerships, Humanitarian Mine Action, Rescue Service and First Aid, and Asylum and Integration. Norwegian People's Aid has about 12000 members in Norway and 2400 staff worldwide. We work in 36 countries around the world, and in 2017 we will have an expected turnover of 1000 MNOK.


NPA Humanitarian Disarmament (HD) is one of the world's leading organisations working to protect civilians from explosive weapons. We do this through survey and clearance of mines and other explosive weapons, physical security and stockpile management, and risk education of civilian. We currently have programmes in 23 countries and an estimated annual turnover of 440 million NOK. NPA's humanitarian disarmament activities are all donor funded. The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is NPA HD's third largest donor. NPA currently has two DFID-funded mine action programmes - one involving traditional mine action operations (survey, clearance and risk education) and one involving capacity development activities.

We are now looking for a temporary Advisor Donor Relations/DFID - Coordinator to join our team in Oslo. An initial contract will be offered until the end of April 2018, with the possibility of renewal of up to two more years, depending on funding.



The Advisor will be responsible for overall coordination of NPA's participation in DFID-contracts for humanitarian disarmament activities. This involves liasing with country programmes, consortium partners and DFID, coordination and quality assurance of reports, verifying project status etc.

The Advisor will also be responsible for maintaining an overview and detailed knowledge of rules, regulations and requirements from DFID and other relevant authorities, and ensure programmes and HD Head Office staff are trained on these when relevant.

Finally, the Advisor may be assigned any other responsibility, task or duty (global or programme specific) as assigned by the Department for Humanitarian Disarmament management.


Desired qualifications:

  • Relevant higher education or equivalent qualifications (e.g. result focused mine action, overseas relief and development programmes or civil service).
  • Experience from programme or complex project management, including proven ability to coordinate and write reports and proposals.
  • Previous working relations or experience of liaison and networking with donors, the UN, national authorities, NGOs or military forces.
  • Education and/or experience in finance and/or compliance is an asset.
  • Experience from mine action work is an asset.
  • Experience with DFID contracts/projects/programmes is an asset.
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English.
  • Good knowledge of computer handling and data acquisition.


Personal competencies:

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure and limited supervision.
  • Proven strong oversight as well as attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in and adapt to difficult and complex cultures and conditions.
  • Excellent coordination, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive and serviceminded.


NPA offers:

  • A challenging position with competent and engaging colleagues
  • Flexible working hours
  • Personal insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Possibility of one hour exercise a week
  • SPK pension savings
  • Salary: 428.920 - 532.480 NOK depending on qualifications and relevant work experience


Please apply online by the closing date of November 24th 2017.



Please apply online as instructed on this website. Due to capacity reasons we are only able to process applications sent through our recruitment portal.


Helene Ystanes Føyn

Head of Programmes

+47 469 21 585

Emilie Roer-Eide

Grant Manager

+47 486 76 650