Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Education and Youth Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Role and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities

Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines Implement delegated CC project portfolio according to plan of action Prepare and develop status reports as required by management Ensure proper filing of documents Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist Promote and share ideas for technical improvement

Specific responsibilities

Implement education & youth activities under direction of the Education &Youth Project Coordinator. Provide Technical Support and feedback to education & youth Assistants in line with program objectives. Develop and maintain effective filing systems, both electronic and paper. Update and maintain effective project work plans. Provide support to NRC activities, formal schools, and incentive staff in line with NRC quality standards. Document technical issues and challenges, and channel to the Education &Youth PC. Ensure accurate and ongoing monitoring, tracking, and reporting of Education & youth projects activities, budgets & targets.  Conduct regular field visits (minimum 3 day a week) to support education& youth activities / PSS and recreation and closely follow up on project implementation. Oversee distributions of teaching and learning materials, youth start up kits, etc. Monitoring and updating overall project work plan, weekly report and staff work plan. Contribute to formal report writing. Ensure proper and regular communication with provide updates to relevant local authorities such as directorate of education, directorate of youth camp managers, etc. Any other task relevant to the position as requested by line manager.


Generic professional competencies:

Experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Some knowledge of English

Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

Minimum 1 year experience in NGO education programming. Candidates with a university and/or advanced degree preferred; significant experience in the field of education, PSS or Child Protection considered in. Ability to work diligently both independently and in a team setting. Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

Understanding of the circumstances, needs, and challenges IDP/refugee children & youth face. Understanding of the role of education and vocational training in meeting the needs of IDP/refugee populations. Understanding of SPHERE and/or INEE minimum standards. Knowledge of the basics of child protection and/or Psychosocial Support. And Experience in delivering vocational training for youth and working with children and/or educators; DoE-level experience a plus Solid computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook, and Excel.

Other Information:

Contract Duration: 11 months 
Duty Station: Nineveh- Iraq 
Health Insurance is provided
Salary: G5/S1, According to NRC’s Iraq salary scale and terms and conditions.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
For more information please read Job Description  The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and Security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 31 countries with approximately 14’000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.

NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC Geneva, with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), are NRC’s primary presence in Geneva.

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