Jobs – Education Project Officer at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Title: Education Project Officer

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and later to Ethiopia, Yemen, Djibouti, Eritrea and incorporated Uganda. The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been implementing projects for internally displaced people and Refugees in Northern Uganda and West Nile respectively, since 1987. Having smoothly phased-out these projects, NRC is currently making all the necessary preparations to begin new interventions in Education and Food Security to address the needs and rights of refugees in West Nile, mainly in Adjumani and Arua districts.  NRC has established its office in Adjumani/Parkelle to support its project activities and liaise with Government, UN and implementing partners operating in Adjumani and Arua refugee settlements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Actively coordinate the Education project activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Actively participate and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
    Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Coordinate with relevant partners
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Mentor, supervise and develop team
  • Compile periodic progress reports and other documents as required
  • Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities
  • Supervise and inspect the ALP teachers and Head teachers regularly with specific focus on quality and professionalism
  • Identify training needs of ALP teachers and suggest for relevant trainings to meet the needs.
  • Organize and conduct regular meetings with ALP school/center management committees in view of improving the ALP activities
  • Organize and conduct refresher trainings for ALP school/ Centre Management Committees if necessary.
  • Compile and submit monthly ALP activity reports.
  • Work closely and coordinate with relevant authorities and communities at field level.
  • Identify and register learners for the ALP programme.
  • Update the learners’ and teachers’ data base.
  • Identify and coordinate ALP school/centre logistical needs.
  • Work with the School Management Committee (SMC) during follow up of learners and in mobilizing local resources to facilitate teaching.
  • Perform regular community sensitization meetings on ALP programme.
  • Guide, supervise and appraise project Assistants under ALP.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant should hold a good Bachelor’s degree in Education/Social Sciences/Development studies
  • Three or more years’ experience from working as a Education Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in refugee contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in both written and verbal English
  • Knowledge of the local language Arabic is an added advantage
  • Experience with start-up, exit or similar
  • Ability to ride motorcycle

How to Apply for the job: 

All candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading relief organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) should Apply by visiting the web link below.

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Deadline: 27th September 2014.

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