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We are looking for a new Senior Advisor of Operational Management

The Nordic Council of Ministers is the cooperation body of the Nordic governments. Nordic Innovation is one of the 12 organizations of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Our vision is to contribute to making the Nordic region the most integrated and sustainable region in the world by 2030.


Deadline for application 14. June 2024

Nordic Innovation is a key player in the implementation of the Nordic cooperation program for business and innovation policy. Nordic Innovation contributes to making the Nordic region a pioneer in sustainable growth. We work to promote entrepreneurship, innovation, and competitiveness in Nordic businesses.

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The activities and operations of Nordic Innovation aim to create Nordic value with concrete results and visible effects for the Nordic countries. We are seeking a Senior Advisor who will be responsible for following up on result reporting measuring the value, impact, and outcomes of our many initiatives. You will work closely with the management of Nordic Innovation and participate in the management dialogue with the Secretariat of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Copenhagen. You will have the professional responsibility for the operational management of Nordic Innovation.

Your role as Senior Advisor of Operational Management

The work will consist of both strategic and operational elements. Examples of tasks may include developing strategies and programs, projects, establishing networks, creating announcements, managing evaluation processes, guiding and following up on projects. You will have close contact with external companies and organizations. It is important here to tailor communication to the target audience in a professional manner.

Your main tasks include:

  • Develop methods, tools, and systems for monitoring and measuring results of Nordic Innovation
  • Assist the management in the overall governance dialogue and reporting
  • Assist project managers in establishing clear goals and performance indicators
  • Follow up on projects and analyze results
  • Responsible for training and guiding employees and project managers in goal-setting and management
  • Communicate goals and results

Meet our current Senior Advisor of Operational Management

Who are you?

To work effectively with us, you should have relevant experience from the public sector or the business world. We imagine that you have a background in areas such as:

  • Experience with developing, establishing, and monitoring business management systems
  • Experience with management dialogues in knowledge-intensive organizations
  • Experience in communicating results
  • Strong understanding of finance
  • Proficiency in relevant ICT tools

You should have an academic background at a higher level, along with relevant work experience. We assume that you have good communication skills and that you can communicate fluently in at least one Scandinavian language in addition to English. You are cooperative, efficient, and thrive in a hectic environment.

What can we offer you?

We can offer you an exciting job in an interesting and evolving work environment. You will have colleagues from all Nordic countries and interact with key innovation environments in the Nordic region and internationally. Some travel activity should be expected. The workplace is in Oslo, and the position is for up to 4 years with the possibility of extension for another 4 years.

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Individuals who are civil servants in one of the Nordic countries have the right to leave of absence when working for Nordic Innovation.

For inquiries about the position, please contact: HR Advisor, Kristine Høydahl (, phone +47 40 60 53 95.


Deadline for application 14. June 2024