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Economic Inclusion Advisor

Unit: International Department
Duty station: Kristiansand, Norway


Strømme Foundation (SF) is a Norwegian International Non-Governmental Organisation. From its Head Office in Kristiansand, Norway, SF works through a field structure comprising Regional and Country Offices in Asia, West Africa and East Africa, to implement projects in the areas of promoting inclusive education, job creation / livelihoods and strengthening the capacity of local communities. SF’s cross-cutting issues are Gender Equality, Environmental Sustainability, Disability Inclusion and Anti-Corruption. SF’s field structure works closely with local partners in implementing projects and programmes.

The Economic Inclusion Advisor is based in SF’s Head Office and supports, in particular, implementation of SF’s Economic Inclusion strategy. In close coordination with the SF field structures, the International Department has overall responsibility for SF’s programme development, and is responsible for the formulation of global policies and strategies in this regard.

The Economic Inclusion Advisor reports on a daily basis to the Director of the International Department.

Specific Duties:

  1. Stay abreast of technical developments in the economic inclusion field, including in the job creation and livelihoods field, disseminating policy briefs and providing technical guidance to Strømme Foundation team members as required.
  2. Develop and co-ordinate the implementation of a global strategy on economic inclusion. Ensure coordination with other Strømme Foundation departments – as well as field offices – to fashion a coherent, high-impact integrated approach to economic inclusion.
  3. To facilitate resource mobilization, function as the technical lead on job creation and livelihoods proposals within the International Department, including, but not limited to strategic positioning, information gathering, partnership development, programme design and technical contents writing.
  4. Support Strømme Foundation team members in analysing information and formulating effective technical strategies for job creation, integrating best practices and, where appropriate, innovations.
  5. Undertake technical advisory missions to the field to facilitate workshops, assessments, follow-up assignments, strategic planning processes and proposal-writing processes.
  6. Develop and sustain job creation and livelihoods-related relationships with donors, strategic partners and academic institutions.
  7. Provide technical support to ongoing job creation and livelihoods programmes as assigned, including preparation of regular progress reports to major donors. Provide technical guidance as may be required to facilitate technically sound implementation.
  8. Contribute to the implementation of the Strategic Plan outcome on job creation and livelihoods, including reporting on progress.
  9. Act as Desk Officer for Strømme Foundation’s programmes and operations in West Africa.
  10. Undertake such other tasks and responsibilities, including focal point responsibilities, as may be assigned by the International Department Director.


Required Qualifications:

Advanced university degree in economics, political or social sciences or other relevant discipline.

At least five years of relevant experience in the formulation, management and/or implementation of development programme activities.

Demonstrated working experience in the field of job creation, vocational training and/or livelihood development.

Fluency in English and good working knowledge in French, written and spoken. Working knowledge in Norwegian is an advantage.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Sound knowledge of the broad range of technical subject areas dealt with by the organisation.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and ability to represent the organisation and deliver messages effectively to a broad range of audiences.
  • Ability to promote SF's mission and programmes successfully.
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with colleagues and team members and to foster an environment for collaboration and cooperation between teams.
  • Ability to plan, mobilize and manage resources effectively.
  • Ability to build and enhance internal and external partnerships and to promote synergies.
  • The ability to work in a multicultural environment and gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes are also required.


Other Issues:

  • Place of work is Kristiansand, Norway
  • The successful candidate will be expected to travel to SF’s program countries, particularly to Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger
  • Salary/remuneration and terms according to SF’s regulations
  • SF staff members shall be expected to be faithful to the founding values and guiding inspiration of the organisation and demonstrate consistent commitment to the organisation’s ideals and vision.

For more information, please contact:

International Director Titus Tenga, titus.tenga@stromme.org / +47 917 12 184 or Deputy International Director Christina Milsom, christina.milsom@stromme.org / + 47 917 178 97.

To apply, please send your CV and application to recruitments@stromme.org by August 25th, 2019.