Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Education Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


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NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and Humanitarian Assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their Food Security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

NRC Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and Early Recovery interventions spread across Ten countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania and Sudan). NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with Country Programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and Coordination.

Generic responsibilities 

Line management of Education project field staff Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures Contribute to Education strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps  Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Education projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality Provide regular progress reports to PM (AM and CCS if no PM)     Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist Ensure Capacity Building of project staff and transfer key skills  Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities 

Manage the NRC education staff, providing on the job training as required to increase the capacity of the team. Prepare/develop narrative and budgets for proposals in conjunction with the Education Project Manager. Actively promote the rights of IDPs/returnees and be protection and advocacy oriented.  Act as Education PM when s/he is out of the country Any other assigned task relevant to the position as requested by the Education PM or Area Manager.  Document technical issues and questions, and channel to the Education PM. Ensure a constructive co-operation with NRC’s other programmes in the Area. Communicate regularly with the NRC education staff, offering support and advice as relevant and taking note of their experiences and suggestions. Visit/supervise regularly to all the NRC education project sites. Ensure a constructive co-operation with local authorities. Ensure a constructive co-operation with other international and local NGOs as well as the UN family, particularly in the education sector. Ensure a constructive co-operation with NRC Education teams in other field offices Participate in relevant meetings.

Our Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a university degree graduate preferably in the field of Education, political science or international development with at least five years previous experience in a similar position and in a humanitarian/recovery context and working with education projects especially projects funded by EU

Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.  Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.

In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.

What We Offer:

Contract period:  Subject to the funding

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Kismayo

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.

Incomplete, email and paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 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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