Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Education Technical Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


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Position:                                        Education Assistant (Only Female Candidates)

Reports to:                                    Education Coordinator

Supervision of:                             None

Duty station:                                Jigjiga, Ethiopia with travel to Somali region

Being an employee of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Ethiopia the Support Coordinator is expected to represent NRC in a responsible manner and always act in accordance with NRC’s Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable. 

Roles & Responsibilities:

The purpose of the Education Assistants position is to assist in the day-to-day implementation of the project activities in the IDP, and refugee camps and host communities. The Education Assistants will support all field level operations including among others the mobilization of communities for enrolment and retention of children in schools. He/she will also supervise Community Incentive Workers.  The post holder is expected to demonstrate excellent Community Mobilization skills and motivate his/her team and deliver towards achieving the organizational vision of serving the IDP, refugees and host communities in Somali region of Ethiopia.

Generic responsibilities:

Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures Contribute to the development of Jigjiga Area and CC strategies; participate in the development of relevant CC projects. Implement Education project activities and prepare project documentation in line with the budget, proposals, strategies and donor requirements. Implement CC SoPs and ensure high technical quality of projects Provide regular progress reports to the Education Project Coordinator 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 refugees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities:

Assist with the implementation of the education project according to the plan of action. Prepare and develop status reports as required by the Education Project Coordinator. Ensure proper filing of documents. Promote and share ideas for technical improvement. Supervise incentive teachers and community incentive workers. Provide support to NRC activities, schools and assessments in line with NRC quality standards. Ensure direct communication and feedback with beneficiaries and relevant host communities. Ensure ongoing Monitoring and Reporting of projects at field level. Organize, support and participate in Community Engagement initiatives, outreach and out-of-school children (OOSC) Data Collection. Regularly travel to the field to support education, recreation and Psychosocial-support" id="link" class="link">Psychosocial Support (PSS) activities. Support teacher trainings as required by the project objectives. Organize and implement distributions of teaching and learning materials. Implement any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager.

Generic professional competencies:

A university degree in Education, Social Sciences Minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience is required Some familiarity with humanitarian work in Somali region Some experience in working with government authorities and vulnerable beneficiaries Proven skills and experience in community mobilization. Good computer skills, especially in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. Fluency in English and Somali Languages is mandatory. Females are high encouraged to apply.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

Experience of working in a humanitarian/recovery context Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills Ability to priorities responsibilities, carry out multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines

Behavioral competencies:

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