We are looking for a coordinator in a 50% position from 01.02.2021-31.12.2022


The NCHS will be administered by CMI from 2021 to 2022:

The administration of the NCHS rotates between CMI, NUPI and PRIO. In 2021-2022, CMI is responsible for running the NCHS, and CMI Research Professor Antonio De Lauri is the acting NCHS Director while the centre is situated at CMI. We are looking for a coordinator to work closely with the NCHS Director. This is a temporary, 50% position in the research assistance category. Depending on competence, the position might be scaled up for other research assistance needs at CMI.

We are looking for an applicant who thrives in an academic environment and wishes to contribute to humanitarian studies through this position. The NCHS Coordinator will join a vibrant team of researchers across the three institutes in the development, planning and management of the centre’s activities.

Objectives and purpose of the job:

The NCHS Coordinator position is based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen and will:

  • Help with the day-to-day running of the centre activities
  • Serve as the contact person of the NCHS network
  • Manage the NCHS’ webpage, blog, mailing list, Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Plan and organize conferences, workshops, seminars, and network meetings
  • Represent the NCHS at external meetings and take notes from such meetings
  • Participate in meetings and activities of NCHS
  • Develop connections with relevant stakeholders (e.g. MFA, humanitarian organizations, etc.)
  • Perform other tasks as agreed with the NCHS Director


We can offer: 

An exciting opportunity to be a part of a centre that aims to form a platform for exchange of knowledge among researchers, thus establishing the means to improve the quality of research and practice in the humanitarian sector. And the opportunity to be a part of one of Scandinavia’s leading multidisciplinary development research institutes.

A great working environment with dynamic colleagues, a positive work-life balance, and an international environment. The position will be paid between salary levels 46-50 in the Government Salary Table (Statlig lønnstabell).

As a CMI employee, you will primarily work for the NCHS centre, we do however expect an active participation in the institutional life at CMI, and are thus looking for a candidate who identifies with our vision: addressing global development challenges to inform and inspire policy and practice. CMI is an equal opportunity employer and values staff diversity.


We are looking for the candidate with the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor or a Master degree in the social sciences or humanities, or other relevant fields, preferably on a topic relevant to the NCHS
  • Some relevant work experiences
  • ICT skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as being a team player
  • Fluency in English. Good knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is preferred
  • Excellent writing skills


How to apply for this job:

We welcome applications to Jobbnorge.no.

Applications should be written in English and include:

  • Letter of application (1 page). Please address both your academic motivation for this position, and your specific motivation for being a part of the NCHS centre/CMI.
  • Curriculum vitae (max 3 pages)
  • Transcripts of academic degrees
  • The master’s thesis (or other examples of written output)
  • Names and contact details of three references
  • Dates when you are available to start

Application deadline is the 27th of November 2020.

For further information about the position, please contact Antonio De Lauri: antonio.delauri@cmi.no

For further information about the recruitment process or the submission of your application, please contact HR Adviser at CMI, Hanna Fløysvik: hanna.floysvik@cmi.no


Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) is an independent development research institute based in Bergen, Norway, with around 70 staff members. In cooperation with partners from all over the world, we address key development challenges in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

We combine high quality research with an engagement to make knowledge accessible and used. The main disciplines are economics, political science, and social anthropology.