Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Education Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


NRC – Norwegian Refugee Council is a Norwegian humanitarian aid organisation that has been supporting displaced people for 78 years across the world. It has been active in Ukraine since 2014 providing Humanitarian Assistance including specialised Legal Services for displaced people and communities. Since March 2022 it also operates in Poland. The scope of NRC's support in Poland includes running of a transit site at the Warsaw East Railway Station and, in partnership with national organisations, support in areas of legal advice, Cash Transfer programming, protection, shelter and education.

NRC Education programming in Poland has the strategy of strengthening Polish formal education system so that it is a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for displaced children who join Polish schools. This is done through teachers and cross-cultural assistants' trainings, students integration projects, remedial classes and many more, in partnership with national organizations, such as Center for Citizenship Education, Foundations for Social Diversity, EMIC and Children University Foundation. NRC also supports Ukrainian School run by KIK and Ukrainian House. To respond to the needs of displaced youth, together with GPAS and Polish Humanitarian Action, NRC runs a youth club in the center of Warsaw.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

Generic responsibilities 

Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures and awareness of NRC global and regional strategies Contribute to education strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps Manage delegated portfolio of education projects with partners (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from Programme Development Manager in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities Ensure transfer key skills topartners staff  Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders

Specific responsibilities:

Support the Coordination and the monitoring of NRC national partners, in the implementation of their respective educational programmes, Being part of education related assessments and Mapping activities, Participate and support the planning and implementation of NRC trainings programme, Preparing key planning documents including work plans, spending plans and such to support the achievement of project indicators, Ensuring that education activities are implemented on time and in compliance with organizational and donor requirements, Monitoring and ensuring that partner programme spending is compliant with the project budget, Engaging with key education stakeholders, In close coordination with the Education Programme development manager (PDM) and Head of programmes (HoP), representing NRC in meetings and coordination with education actors and government representatives in the area, Contributing to grant proposal and report development, Cooperation with other programmes (Information Counseling Legal Assistance, shelter, protection, cash), Support in organising and facilitating workshops, trainings, conferences or similar events, Other activities as delegated by the Education Programme Development Manager.

Professional competencies 

A minimum of 3 years of experience implementing and managing education projects Technical education expertise in education programming Skills and experience in project cycle management, report and proposal development writing Strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills Fluency in English and Polish both written and oral Experience in providing trainings is an asset Experience with the NGO or INGO sector an asset Experience in coordinating with Local Government and community representatives is an asset Fluency in Ukrainian and/ or Russian is an asset Candidates with university degree preferred, significant experience in the field of education, Vocational Education or youth programming

 Context specific skills, knowledge and experience:

Knowledge of the formal education system in Poland Knowledge of the humanitarian situation and implementation challenges 

Behavioural competencies

Strong communication skills Working well independently and in a team-oriented manner Managing resources to optimize results Building trust and partnership relations Planning and delivering results

What we offer;

Contract period: initial 3 months probation period contract, with possibility of extension 

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

Duty station: Warsaw, Poland

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.

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