Expert on open digital solutions

14. mars 2023
2. april 2023

Norad is hiring an expert on open digital solutions

We need an expert on open digital solutions who can help us integrate digital public goods in all of
Norway’s large development assistance portfolios. We are looking for a candidate who has experience as a developer or an architect and now wants to use their expertise to work on a large scale with the world’s biggest challenges. In this position, you will not write code, but you will work on technical issues related to architecture, data, licensing and solutions. This is a technology position where you can really make a difference for the world!

You will be a part of the Section for Innovation team who is responsible for Norad’s externally-facing work on innovation, technology and digitalization. The section manages a portfolio of digitalization projects and works closely with other teams in Norad and external partners to improve development assistance through open digital solutions.

The position is fulltime and based in Oslo, Norway.


  • Further develop Norad’s digitalization portfolio
  • Work in cross-functional teams with non-technical colleagues to integrate digital public goods in thematic portfolios
  • Initiate and lead innovation projects
  • Conduct technical assessments of digital solutions versus the digital public goods standard. Other duties as assigned


  • Relevant graduate level degree. Relevant experience can replace the education requirement.
  • Minimum four years relevant work experience
  • You must have expertise on open licensing, open solutions, and open standards
  • Experience with innovation processes is required
  • Experience with IT architecture is desirable
  • International experience is preferred
  • You must have excellent oral and written skills in English, and a motivation to learn Norwegian within two years

We are looking for a candidate who

  • Has high work capacity
  • Can convey technical topics clearly and contribute to learning and improvement
  • Thrives with and initiates collaboration, but can also work effectively alone
  • Has an interest in international affairs and an ability to see the big picture
  • Can work in a systematic and structured manner

We can offer

  • Challenging and stimulating duties as part of a positive working environment with committed and talented colleagues
  • The opportunity for professional development and specialication within an international industry
  • Flexible working hours with the opportunity to work from home some of the time
  • IW organisation (inclusive workplace)
  • Excellent pension schemes and opportunities for mortgage financing through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • An attractive, modern canteen, well equipped gym and well stocked specialist library

The appointment is temporary with a duration of two years and paid under job code Adviser in pay band (478 300 – 750 000) or Senior Adviser in pay band (NOK 750 000 – 900 000). Pay band allocation will take place on the basis of qualifications and experience.

Norad considers inclusion and diversity to be strengths. We are looking for employees with different skills, specialist combinations, life experiences and perspectives to better fulfil our tasks. If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, CV gaps or an immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these groups to attend interviews. In order to be considered as an applicant in these groups, i.e. treated positively in this way, applicants need to fulfill certain criteria. You can read more about the criteria in the Employer Portal.

We encourage applicants to make the relevant selection in the job portal if you have a disability, CV gap or an immigrant background. Selections made in the jobseeker portal will form the basis for the anonymized statistics that all government agencies are required to include in their annual reports.

Electronic copies of grade transcripts and certificates must be attached to the application.

Applicants who are invited to attend interviews must bring the original documents.


Erik Feiring
Tlf: +47 23980123/+47 40168575

Johanna Nordskar Hoff
Tlf: +47 41274243


Norad, the Directorate for Development Cooperation, puts money to work to help the world achieve its sustainability goals to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality, and slow climate change by 2030. In 2021, Norad will manage and transform close to half of the Norwegian development assistance budget for results. In addition, Norad provides development assistance and management advice to The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, various embassies, and the Ministry of Climate and Environment. Norad receives an annual award from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

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