Regional Markets System Adviser

  • Contract
  • Poland
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Norwegian Refugee Council

The Market Systems Adviser will drive the creation of programmes that make key market systems work better for the people affected by the Ukraine Crisis. NRC Ukraine and neighbouring operations are well positioned to grow their market based programming portfolios, presenting exciting potential for the position holder’s leadership role to grow in influence and impact. The position holder will provide market systems technical leadership on the strategic development and management of market system programmes from new business development to technical support for implementation and close out. Globally, this position represents an exciting opportunity to lead strategic thinking that pushes the boundaries of conventional NRC programming practice through its application of systems thinking.

What you will do:

  • Lead market systems thinking and programming approaches for NRC operations in Ukraine and neighbouring countries of Poland, Romania and Moldova.
  • Work with regional and in country colleagues to develop, apply and maintain knowledge and skills on market systems into NRC’s areas of work
  • Use initiative and innovation in day-to-day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards.
  • Contribute to review and advise on adaptations and adjustments to programme strategies, approaches and activities for growth and sustainability
  • Participate in regional and country level business development activities to secure resources for programmes, influence stakeholders and create an enabling environment for success.
  • Support coordination, planning, writing and timely submission of key strategic documents, such as the annual plans, budgets, reports, and other ad-hoc strategy documents.
  • What you will bring:
  • Masters’ degree or equivalent in Economics, International Development, International Relations, Business Management or another relevant field highly preferred.
  • 5-7 years of field experience in systems programming with a focus on markets required. At least 3 years of experience in a management role.
  • Experience directly building partnerships with the private sector to increase opportunities for displacement affected people.
  • Experience in multi-stakeholder engagement, building value propositions in both peri-urban and rural programming.
  • Strong strategic thinker with demonstrated capacity to translate concepts into action, with proven ability to be accountable for all components of the program.
  • Previous experience in working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules
  • Fluency in English, literacy in Ukrainian and/or Russian an advantage
  • Curiosity about the root causes of market failure, and instinctive ability to compile multi-actor collaborations in response
  • Ability to enthuse diverse external and internal actors with multiple incentives around a common plan
  • Ability to network, quickly to generate social capital, and make the deal.
  • Substantial experience working on market systems in a humanitarian and/or development context
  • Competent in building networks, strong problem-solving skills, and ability to influence with effective listening, persuasion, negotiation, and other techniques.

We encourage you to learn more about this role please click here to access the Detailed Job Description

Please note:

  • Kindly submit your CV and application in English and include your full name as written in your passport.
  • Please include all relevant employment history and education when completing your application. Uploaded CV’s will not be considered.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the people we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

What we provide:

  • Type of contract: Fixed term contract.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions.
  • Duty station: Warsaw, Poland; Kyiv, Ukraine (or flexible subject to discussion)
  • Travel: 20%

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

How to apply

To apply please visit NRC career page


Noting that Closing date is 19-Jul-22