Donor Relations Advisor At Norwegian People’s Aid

The vision of Norwegian People’s Aid is Solidarity in Action. We are a politically independent membership-based organisation working in Norway and in more than 30 countries around the world. Founded in 1939 as the labour movement’s humanitarian solidarity organisation, NPA aims to improve people’s living conditions and to create societies that are more just and more democratic. NPA’s international work covers three core areas: Mine Action and Disarmament, Democratisation and Just distribution of power and resources and Humanitarian Action and Crises response.

The Development and Humanitarian Cooperation department of Norwegian People’s Aid supports local organisations across the world, in our efforts to create societies where power and resources are distributed more fairly. NPA works with local partner organisations in humanitarian response, and uses its own operational capacity as a leading mine action operator to provide protection against explosive weapons. Where there are few viable local alternatives for urgent response, we also provide direct humanitarian assistance.


NPA is now strengthening our strategic donor work. In this process we are looking for an experienced Donor Relations Advisor, to further develop our cooperation with strategic donors.

You will be a part of the Section for Global Systems and Institutional Donors in the department for Development and Humanitarian Cooperation in Oslo and work closely with country programmes as well as programme advisors and other thematic advisors in Oslo to support new and ongoing programmes.

Your main responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Head of Section, contribute to further development and professionalisation of NPA’s work with institutional donors
  • Responsibility for NPA’s overall cooperation with designated donors
  • The advisor should keep abreast of trends and priorities in relation to the same donors and advise colleagues on communication lines with the donor and annual funding cycles
  • Responsibility for organising and coordinating relationships between these donors and NPA, as well as further developing existing collaboration and communication through direct dialogue, personal meetings and participation in conferences.
  • Lead the development of regional/global applications and support country programmes in strategic proposal processes.
  • Advise country programmes and Head Office on donors’ strategies, policies, priorities, procedures and rules and keep them updated on relevant funding opportunities and calls.
  • Provide support to country programmes and programme sections at the Head Office.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Relevant higher education
  • Minimum of three years of experience working with institutional donors in a development and/or humanitarian organisation
  • Good knowledge of SIDA and EU/ECHO’s priorities and processes is an advantage
  • Experience in developing donor strategies, plans, proposals and reporting to institutional donors
  • Documented experience in developing funding proposals, reporting and budgeting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Proficiency in Norwegian is an advantage.
  • You must be proactive, independent and systematic
  • Ability to travel up to 30%

In return we offer:

A permanent and exciting position where you can contribute to the development of NPA’s donor work globally in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will be covered by a comprehensive and good pension and insurance scheme. We also offer 5 weeks of annual holiday and flexible working hours, plus reduced working hours between May 15th-September 15th.

The position is based centrally in Oslo, and we offer relocation assistance with regards to working visa.

Salary step 35-50: 423.522 – 566.034 NOK depending on your education and relevant experience.

Start-date as soon as possible.

NPA strives for diversity and gender equality, and encourage candidates of all nationalities, backgrounds and gender to apply.

We aim for an inclusive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported. In addition, we are continuously working towards reducing our environmental impact in all our interventions.

Before you apply:

We kindly ask you to carefully read NPA’s Code of ConductSafeguarding Policy and Anti-Corruption Policy before you submit your application. If you are the selected candidate for this position you will be asked to complete and sign a Safeguarding self-declaration as well as our Code of Conduct.

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Contact person

Jane L. K. Filseth Andersen

Head of Section, Global Systems and Institutional Donors

How to apply

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

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