Job Description


Job overview

The purpose of the Education Assistant position is to implement delegated CC project portfolio.

The Education Assistant will help the Education Technical Assistants/ Education Officer in Sar e Pul to properly implement and monitor the AEP classes in Sar e Pul province. The aim of NRC’s Education program is to enable vulnerable, displaced, returnee, and host community children and youth to have access to quality education in a protective environment.

Community-Based Education (CBE) and Accelerated Education Programme (AEP) classes are the main components of Education Projects in Sar e Pul Province. And providing opportunities to enrol out-of-school children in the AEP/CBE classes to support formal Education and strengthen their capacity to host the IDP, Returnee, and host community out-of-school children to continue their education at the upper level. 

The Education Assistant in Sar e Pul working under the guidance and Technical Support of the Education team leader, Project Coordinator and Project Manager. He/ she will provide support to the Education Officer in overall project implementation including need assessments, community sensitization, beneficiary selection, Capacity Building of AEP teachers and Education Supervisors, Data Collection, Data Entry, and monitoring of Education projects in Sar e Pul. He/ She will play a technically supporting role in implementing of the CBE and AEP classes. He/ she will be expected to spend up to 80% of his/ her time in the field, visiting the project sides and providing technical support to the team, etc. 

For more details about the Job Description  and NRC's Grade Structure please click on: Job Description  and NRC Grade Structure

Caution: This role is national, only candidates from Afghanistan can be considered.

Generic responsibilities:

Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines.Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to the plan of actionEnsure proper filing of documentsImplement delegated CC project portfolio according to the plan of actionAssess the Education officer/Education Technical Assistant for proper filing of documentsAssess Education Officer/ Technical Assistant for day-to-day follow of progress in project implementationEnsure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist.Liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders.Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specific responsibilities:

Provide support on quality implementation of education project activities in technical components of education projects like Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) Community Based Education (CBE), School Improvement Plan (SIP) Education First Phase Response (EFPR) and Support to Formal Education (FE). Preparation and facilitation of capacity-building training for ALP/CBE teachers, school Shura members, and parents. Support and follow up with ALP & CBE teachers on the establishment of child-friendly space and learning atmosphere in her/his responsible ALP & CBE classes and provide support for ALP & CBE teachers in their professional/academic life. Regular monitoring from ALP & CBE classes, and facilitate joint monitoring with DED/CED/PED staff from ALP & CBE classes.Facilitate community sensitizations, and community awareness on the importance of education especially Girls’ education among the targeted communities, and conduct parent meetings on control/decrease dropouts.Data collection of all information related to students, teachers, attendance, and exam marks in community-based education activities. Contribute to the handover process of ALP/CBE classes to hub school and ensure all required documents are provided according to the CBE policy - ministry of education.Facilitate assessments/surveys/need assessment to find the needs/gaps for better response and being accountable for data collection.Distribution of educational kits/materials and textbooks for responsible ALP & CBE classes and collection and handover of the collected textbooks to the relevant hub schools. Promote Psychosocial Support and new awareness-raising subjects on the protection of children.Establishment of close work relationship with education staff on promoting filling system/data collection, and psychosocial support of beneficiaries and other core competencies staff considering the integration approach.Prepare weekly reports an SMART weekly plan and be accountable for the implemented activities through provide means of verifications (MoVs) Support Edu Officer and Team leader in the overall implementation of project components and any other tasks as assigned by Edu PC/ Edu TL/Edu officer/FoC.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts.Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.Knowledge of English is an asset.

Context related skills; knowledge and experience:

University degree/ Certification/ Diploma within Education or another related field.Minimum of 2 years of working experience with the humanitarian program in the fields of community-based education, and teacher training preferably with UN or INGOs.Knowledge of the local language Dari, Uzbeki, Pashto.Knowledge of AEP, SIPStrong cultural awareness and sensitivityExcellent computer skillsFamiliarity with the field context and geography of Sar e Pul province. 

 Behavioural competencies:

Handling insecure environmentPlanning and delivering resultsEmpowering and building trustCoping with change

We Offer:

Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.Smart Phone with Top up Credit card with internet package on monthly basis.NRC will cover staff plus four (4) depended for medical insurance.Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labor Law. 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.

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