A job description is a written statement that describes the employee’s role and responsibilities. The role and responsibilities shall be executed within the NRC framework. The job description facilitates the recruitment process by stating the necessary competencies. It is mandatory for all positions.
Position: Team Leader – Education
Reports to: Education Coordinator
Supervision of: Project Officers
Duty station: Akobo
Project number: SSFM2326/SS2302/SSFM2103
Duration and type of contract: Definite contract
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.
Role and responsibilities
The purpose of a Team Leader is to manage the Education project team at field office level.
The following is a brief description of the role.
Generic responsibilities (max 10)
These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work- and Professional Development Plan.
- Management of project staff
These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.
Assist the PC in Administration, logistics (including inventory, purchases and requisitions, quotations, as well as IT hardware / software support), Coordination, execution and monitoring and evaluation. Work in close collaboration with the NRC finance, admin and logistics teams and coordinate activities with the Food Security and Livelihoods, Shelter, and Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) teams Conduct internal weekly, monthly and quarterly meetings and collect accurate and updated information Lead assessments and new initiatives for expansion of the program Ensure that the Education office and NRC property are kept in good condition and organized Break down annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans Ensure correct Data Collection and tracking of all emergency interventions and participate in compiling emergency related internal (bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly) and external (interim and final) reports Lead in organizing and facilitating trainings programmes in Psychosocial Support, life skills, content and pedagogy. Including developing training programmes for teachers and CMCs and follow-up and support. Determine resource materials required for effective teaching including improvised teaching and learning materials to supplement stationeries supplied to schools. Develop and execute teacher support programme at school level together with Ministry of Education officials Performance management of Education officers and assistants under your responsibility Other relevant tasks as assigned by supervisor
By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:
Project planning: Education Specialist Area operations: Support Coordinators Staff capacity building: Education Specialists, HR Manager/Officer Implementation: Education Coordinator
Scale and scope of position Staff: Numbers and titles of staff directly managed by the post holder, and numbers of staff and daily workers/incentive staff responsible for overall in the unit (e.g. 5 project officers and 1 education assistants) Stakeholders: Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies) Budgets: List of budgets covered by post holder, SSFM2326/SSFM2302/SSFM2103 & any other education project in Jonglei Information: Brief description of the information resources the post holder is responsible for at Area level (e.g. GORS, Agresso, Webcruiter, Intranet) Legal or compliance: Brief description of any legal or compliance responsibility the post holder has (term of employment, vendors, donors)Competencies
Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organization to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:
1. Professional competencies
These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.
Generic professional competencies for this position:Experience from working a 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 Experience in administration, finance, logistics and personnel management, including training, supervision and coaching of staff Proven communication, interpersonal, representation, negotiation and leadership skills Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):Knowledge of the context in South Sudan Work experience outside East Africa is an asset Knowledge of the local language – Arabic and other Experience with start-up, exit or similar
2. Behavioral competencies (max 6)
These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:Handling insecure environments Managing resources to optimize results Empowering and building trust Managing performance and development Planning and delivering results Performance Management
The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:
The Job Description The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan The Competency Framework
Experience from working a 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 Experience in administration, finance, logistics and personnel management, including training, supervision and coaching of staff Proven communication, interpersonal, representation, negotiation and leadership skills Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile Fluency in English, both written and verbal
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 31 countries with approximately 14’000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.
NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC Geneva, with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), are NRC’s primary presence in Geneva.