Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Education Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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Job Title:                 Education Project Coordinator (National Position)          

Reporting to:          Area Programme Manager                 

Department:           Education

Project:                       ETFM2301

Job Based at:          Shire and travel to the fields

Being an employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Ethiopia the Education Project Coordinator is expected to represent NRC in a responsible manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Conduct.  

Roles & Responsibilities: 

The Education Coordinator is responsible for implementing the delegated Education project portfolio within Shire Area office In Tigray region, managing the day-to-day activities of Education staff to ensure proper delivery, high-quality results and compliance with applicable laws, standards, practices, policies, and procedures with close collaboration with Area Programme manager and Education specialist.

Generic Responsibilities:

Line management of CC project field staff. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures. Contribute to CC strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps in the education sector.  Manage and implement delegated portfolio of CC 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 Area programme Manager and Education specialist. Maintain high technical quality, share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities, Supervise the Education team, ensure their Capacity Building, and transfer key skills on a regular basis, Liaise and collaborate with relevant education authorities and other key stakeholders, Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist. Ensure that NRC’s related activities are implemented within NRC’s Protection mainstreaming guidelines and report any breaches/concerns to the line manager and/or focal point for proper action, Ensure that all protection related detected cases are referred to the concerned referral focal point and to the related Protection Coordinator. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specific Responsibilities:

Lead necessary need assessments to identify gaps and opportunities and submit comprehensive assessment report to Programme manager/Area Manager and education specialist, In close collaboration with the Area Program Manager and with Technical Support of the Education Specialist, expand, develop, manage and implement the NRC’s Education projects in Shire and all camps according to strategy, proposals and plans. Manage and monitor project finance and budget; maintain strong control on budgets ensuring spending within available resources and in compliance with donor and NRC grant management guidelines. Develop proposals for maintenance and expansion of education project. This includes taking the lead and participating in actual Education and Youth Education and Training (YET) designs, inception and implementation. Provide support for formal/non formal schooling, working with partners as appropriate, to address barriers to enrolment, attendance, and performance, and ensure children and adolescents are provided with high-quality and relevant education, Ensure the quality, direction and consistency of school Capacity Development, AEP/catch-up classes and YET. Conduct frequent field visits to educational sites, Education centers and monitor and support if services are delivered as per NRC standards (EIE, youth education and Training Programs) In close collaboration with M&E Officer, ensures that lessons learnt and success stories from the programme are effectively documented and shared. Liaise with field education authorities and stake holders to ensure effective Coordination, implementation, and monitoring of education programme. Represent NRC education in cluster and other education related meetings in the field. Initiate and oversee the recruitment of teachers for   AEP and YET Centers Ensure that detailed annual work plans and budget for all AEP and YET activities are prepared in a coordinated and timely manner.

Professional competencies: 

Master’s or BA or BED in Educational planning and management/education leadership, Pedagogy, Social Sciences, and related fields Minimum of 3 for masters and 4 years for BA/BED of relevant job experience in education in the emergency project, skill training, and capacity building, preferably within the humanitarian sector Experience from working as an Education Project Coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context. Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile  Fluency in English, both written and verbal 

Context related skills, knowledge and experience: 

Knowing Local language desirable  Understanding of various donor’s requirement Ability to work under pressure. Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity 

Behavioral competencies 

Handling insecure environments  Managing resources to optimize results Empowering and building trust Managing performance and development Planning and delivering results Communicating with impact and respect
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