Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Education Team Leader

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Job overview

The Education Team Leader (Edu TL) in Saripul works with Education Officers and Education Technical Assistants/Assistants to ensure the quality of all Education activities in the field through direct supervision of teams; led by Officers, Technical Assistants. The aim of NRC’s Education program is to enable vulnerably, displaced, returnee, and host community children and youth to have access to quality education in a protective environment. He/she take the lead of project implementation in Saripul and it’s all districts. 

Community-Based Education (CBE), Accelerated Education Programme (AEP), Education in Emergency (EiE), Education First Phase Response (EFPR) and Support to Formal Education (SFE) are the main components of Education Projects in Saripul province. And providing opportunities to enrolee out of school’s children to the CBE/AEP classes to support public Hub Schools and strengthen their capacity to host the IDP, Returnee, and host community out of school children to continue their education in the upper level. 

 The Education Team Leader will be responsible for implementing, monitoring, and reporting the projects and ensuring the quality of all Education projects being implemented in the Saripul. This will include leading of Education team in Saripul, tracking the procurements and recruitments and participating in Data Collection fieldwork; overseeing the beneficiary selection process in Coordination with communities, local stakeholders, and other NRC units ensuring that projects are being implemented on schedule (including keeping clear records of distributions); ensuring that monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans are being implemented, and immediately flagging any.

The Education Team Leader will report to the Education Coordinator, Education Project Manager - North (North Region, Mazar Office) working closely with FoC on internal and external coordination. He/She will be accountable for overall education activities in Saripul. 

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

Generic responsibilities:

Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines, and standards. Implement plan of action for the delegated portfolio of CC Education projects (activities, budget, and project documentation). Day-to-day follows progress in project implementation. Ensure compliance with Education strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines, and standards. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection explore and assess new and better ways to assist target populations per the Education strategy. Provide specific Technical Support and Capacity Building towards project staff including CBWs. Provide specific Analysis" id="link" class="link">Technical Analysis and feedback to NRC representatives in coordination forums Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy. Management of project staff.

Specific responsibilities:

Take the leadership of project implementation of the education activities in technical components of education projects; Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) Community Based Education (CBE), School Improvement Plan (SIP) Education First Phase Response (EFPR), Education in Emergency (EiE) and Support to Formal Education (SFE)  Coaching and mentoring of subordinates during the project implementation, Conduct staff competency assessment (Development Plan) and share the results with Education PM and PC to design training/workshops to assure team capacity building and transfer key competencies to education staff. Ensure project quality implementation considering the safe programming standards/components in target locations   Take the lead of the handover process and coordinate with education staff and stakeholders to promote successful handover of community-based classes and education in emergencies classes to the MoE by supporting the relationship between community-based teachers, school shuras, hub schools, and DEDs/PED. Assure that all needed memorandum of understandings with Hub Schools, CBE School Shuras, and house owners are taken in place.  Take the leads of community-driven to increase Community Participation and contribution in project implementation through engaging the community in activities and facilitating the community understanding of the overall project (goals and objectives).  Conduct field visits to observe the team and to assist with activity implementation and organize joint monitoring with project stakeholders. Prepare budget estimations in field-based events/activities considering the allocated budget and make sure that all monthly payments have been done. Participate in and chairing of the coordination meetings with teachers, Shuras, and Hub school management and ensure all pre-meeting preparations have been done.   Being accountable for assessments, surveys to find the gaps/needs for better response including SIP and EFPR activities. Collaborate and communicate with other NRC core competencies on the integration of programming, local authorities, stakeholders, and other partners. Being active on negotiation events for the humanitarian access on expansion of the project activities.  Ensuring accountable database for Education project according to all the components of the project and regular update of data collection. Coordinate with support unit (Finance, Health Safety and Security, Logistic and Admin/HR) on the relevant issue of project implementation. Ensure all required materials (Learning kit, teacher kit, class kit, hygienic/disinfection materials, textbooks) are provided/available in ALP & CBE classes. 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 considering the Do No Harm in Education activities. Establishment of close work relationship with education staff especially dedicative staff (EFPR, BLP, and database) on promoting filling system/data collection, EFPR activities, and psychosocial support of beneficiaries and other core competencies staff considering the integration approach. Prepare a SMART weekly plan and be accountable for the implemented activities through providing means of verifications (MoVs)  Prepare quarterly progress report to PED, weekly report, training report, meeting minutes and joint monitoring reports, and M&E matrix. Any other tasks which assigned by Education PM/PC and FOC.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

Experience from working Education project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context. Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. Good English, both written and verbal including local languages  Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.

Context related skills; knowledge and experience:

Bachelor degree from faculty of Education, Management, and Social science. Minimum 3 years of experience in Education project implementation,  preferably in senior  with UN or INGOs. Significant experience in monitoring, evaluation and reporting on project activities specially CBE and EiE activities. Advanced computer skills, especially in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook Experience of geographical access negotiation and representation, including with local authorities, I/NGOs, and communities.

 Behavioural competencies:

Planning and delivering results

Being able to break down a project/activity into achievable tasks through weekly plan and weekly reports templates  Ensuring that activities are relevant, well planned and implemented according to strategies, procedures and donor requirements Completing assigned tasks according to deadlines Monitoring processes and adjusting plans if necessary  Making decisions by analysing relevant information, developing appropriate solutions, providing reasons for decisions and taking action.

Communicating with impact and respect

Communicating in a professional way; speaking and writing clearly, efficiently and with respect  Adapting communication styles to the situation and different people (e.g. with sensitivity towards their ethnicity, religion, culture and/or gender) Presenting the actual situation by keeping superiors and teams informed about both positive and negative information, but always respecting confidentiality of sensitive information.

Empowering and building trust

Creating an atmosphere of trust and confidence  Delegating and authorizing responsibilities appropriately Being a role model by being accountable for decisions  Showing awareness of own strengths and limitations. 

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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