NRC Europe - Norwegian Refugee Council

HR Coordinator

NRC Europe - Norwegian Refugee Council

Brussels, Belgium

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization which provides assistance and protection to people affected by displacement due to conflict. NRC works in 30 countries with approximately 5,000 staff and specialises in five core competencies: shelter, information counselling and legal assistance, education, food security, and water, hygiene and sanitation.

NRC Europe was established in 2005 in order to strengthen the existing relationship between the European Union (EU) and NRC. Since then, the NRC Europe’s team has grown and is now made up of 10 staff. NRC Europe’s main role is to support NRC, both headquarters and country programmes, in its collaboration with the EU institutions by focusing on fundraising and advocacy activities.

Job description

  • Administer employee records and payroll in coordination with the Finance & Admin manager;
  • Prepare employment contracts;
  • Coordinate recruitment of staff by preparing and placing job advertisements, shortlisting and interviewing candidates;
  • Ensure correct documentation of recruitment and that process is fair and transparent;
  • Act as HR focal point for staff welfare;
  • Assist in the Performance Management Process for each staff member by initiating the PM Cycle and arranging tools and training where necessary;
  • Development and Revision of the NRC Europe Working Regulations;
  • Plan and provide support for the Induction process of each new employee;
  • Keep abreast of any changes to Belgian employment law and ensure impact is reflected in NRC Europe Working Regulations;
  • Attend HR Seminars and Thematic meetings run by HR Oslo and act as a focal point for our office;
  • Manage the internal annual/sick leave registry system and ensure provision and administration of employee benefits such as pension fund, hospital insurance, meal cheques etc.;
  • Encourage/arrange for staff to participate in relevant training courses, and maintain up to date list of these;
  • Provide support in bookkeeping, payments and administration of invoices and accounting documents;
  • Ensure compliance with regulations for procurement and record-keeping;
  • Handle facility management matters, including liaison with the building Coordinator;
  • Other tasks as needed.


  • Multi-tasking and ability to juggle and prioritise diverse tasks;
  • Ability to take initiative and solve problems;
  • Proven communication skills;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal, and either Dutch or French;
  • Strong knowledge of Belgian employment law;
  • 5 years of experience in a similar position;
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline. Additional training/education is an asset.

Personal qualities

  • A professional demeanour;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision;
  • Enthusiastic, highly motivated and able to take initiative;
  • Comfortable in a multicultural professional and/or NGO environment;
  • Demonstrable team-working skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and ensure delivery of tasks;
  • Interest in humanitarian issues a plus.

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: No travelling required.

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