HR Partner

HR Partner


HR Partner

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Kristine Sandstå


An exciting opportunity to head up the protection response for a leading international humanitarian organisation working in Head Office in Oslo, Norway. 

What we are looking for 

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking a highly qualified, resilient and dynamic HR Partner to provide support to our teams responding to the Head Office HR Unit. The successful candidate is an experienced HR professional and will be responsible for ensuring that NRC’s HR policies and strategies are implemented and in accordance with Norwegian labour law. The HR Partner is responsible for providing advice, guidance and support across relevant HR fields to Head Office line managers and staff. 

You will be responsible for providing advice and guidance to line managers across HR areas such as performance management, compensation, employee relations, employee legislation and HSE. 

What you will do 

  1. Initiate, prepare and ensure the implementation of HR initiatives according to overall strategy 

  1. Advise managers on workforce planning, recruitment and organisational changes 

  1. Provide legal and practical advice to managers on issues related to their line manager responsibility, e.g. individual employment cases, performance management, time management, conflict management. 

  1. Initiate, prepare and run processes with the unions, including contributing to planning regular meetings. 

  1. Contribute to development of the onboarding process and onboarding of new HO staff 

  1. Conduct salary analysis and advice on salary placement for new hires and for staff taking on new internal jobs 

 What you will bring 

  • Expertise in a range of different HR disciplines, including recruitment, work force planning, performance management, employee engagement, employment relations and legislation, and handling disputes 

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant HR experience, preferably from a large and complex organisation 

  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities 

  • Fluency in English, both written and oral 

  • High degree of flexibility, customer centricity, service attitude and ability to prioritize  


What we offer 

  • Duty station: Oslo, Norway (Hybrid work model) 

  • Contract: Permanent 

  • Travel: TBD 

  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s Head Office 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 

  • To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace  

  • 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, please email with the job title as the subject line. 


Why NRC? 

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. 

Watch this short video to see NRC in action. 

Learn more about NRC 

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Kristine Sandstå


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