Deadline: 06 February, 2022

Location: Bamako, Mali

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking to fill the role of Forum Director (FONGIM).

NRC provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.


  • Integrate the different working groups (GTH, GTD, etc.) in the new architecture of the FONGIM
  • Hire new national staff and integrate the international staff from the GTH
  • Hold the ED accountable to the FONGIM steering committee and the general assembly
  • Submit an annual action plan to the FONGIM steering committee
  • With the support of and in accordance with the HA, progressively build administrative capacities of the ED in order to insure its autonomy at the end of 2022
  • Build an organisational identity for the ED of the FONGIM
  • Contribute to building and maintaining a strong INGO-forum encompassing development, nexus, and emergency response
  • Ensure transparent coordination mechanisms and regular information sharing between INGOs and other stakeholders
  • Enable INGOs to coordinate at strategic and operational level in Mali by facilitating high quality, regular meetings of country directors, senior field managers, thematic working groups, representatives of the INGO forum and other mechanisms that maximise the impact of INGO action in Mali
  • Ensure information flows, feedback, drafting of relevant agenda and timely follow up on action points
  • Encourage active and open dialogue between the HA country director, and INGO forum members
  • Help maintain high quality countrywide coordination within humanitarian actors and between humanitarian and conflict-mitigation/peacebuilding, recovery and development/governance actors
  • Coordinate visits related to the forum from high-level evaluation missions, UN and INGO missions, researchers, donors, diplomats, as required
  • Increase and enhance INGO engagement with national NGOs and civil society groups to create potential coalitions around key thematic areas
  • Identify opportunities and strategies for coordination among peacebuilding development and humanitarian actors in Mali in line with the Nexus approach
  • Provide a regular and reliable conduit for the UN, government, donor representatives and other stakeholders
  • Participate in important policy and planning processes underway at the UN and government level that require field level operational inputs from INGOs
  • Actively represent INGO forum members in senior humanitarian and/or development platforms
  • Regularly network and represent the INGO community at high-level forus and bilateral meetings
  • Work effectively with delegated representatives of the INGO forum and ensure accountability
  • Represent INGO forum members at global meetings and conferences and raise members’ advocacy messages and key priorities by participating in high-level panel discussions, round tables and closed-door meetings
  • Lead in implementation of advocacy strategy while mobilising and leveraging support from member organisations
  • Work with advocacy working group/platform in country, to regularly draft policy and positioning papers and briefs in line with views of the FONGIM on topics of concern
  • Act as focal point for information/experience sharing with and among the FONGIM members on relevant issues, including managing memberships, contact lists and mailing lists
  • Carry out other responsibilities as assigned


  • Five years, minimum, of experience in a conflict or post-conflict setting with an INGO in a coordination or senior management role
  • Experience of working in complex humanitarian situations (preferred)
  • Undergraduate/postgraduate qualifications in International Relations, Political Science, Development or a related field
  • Proven high profile management, coordination and advocacy experience in humanitarian context
  • Demonstrated communication, leadership, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Documented skills in developing proposals, budgets and reports
  • Strong advocacy experience in conflict-affected countries
  • Demonstrated knowledge of humanitarian architecture and the UN system in an integrated mission context
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian law and humanitarian reform will be a plus
  • Experience working in MLI will be an asset
  • Strong understanding of conflict sensitivity and protection
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge of law/legal aspects will be a plus
  • Computer literacy

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: UNU-WIDER


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