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Education Officer Job at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Oct 9, 2019, 9:26 PM
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, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters, NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs. We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Education Officer Webcruiter ID: 4141377315 Location: Monguno, Borno Full-time/part-time: Full-time Employment type: Contract Percentage of full-time: 100 Job Description
  • NRC is looking for an Education Officer for our Area Office in Maiduguri, Borno State - Nigeria. The purpose of the Education Officer is to Implement the NRC Education program in line with NRC's Education strategy.
  • NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja
  • NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and recently Education in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in similar positions
  • Experience working with community at grass root level
  • Experience working in Ministry of Education system is preferred
  • Documented results related to position
  • Knowledge of local languages is an advantage
  • High level English language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Education Degree or similar field
  • Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience
  • Experience in Teachers’ training
  • Experience in budget management
  Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, tool, handbooks, guidelines, and donor requirements
  • Implement Education activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets, and plans
  • Take up the leadership in the start-up of Education project coordinate with relevant partners, and inform communities and community leaders about education activities on education-related issues
  • Ensure that procurement, development, and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Prepare periodic status reports and other documents as required by management
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Ensure that procurement, development, and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Identify and document key protection issues among beneficiaries (both Direct and indirect beneficiaries)
  • Together with the Protection and Advocacy team facilitate capacity building initiatives for Education staff on protection mainstreaming
  • Lead in organizing and facilitating training programs in psychosocial support, life skills, content, and pedagogy.
  • Lead the Education emergency team in developing training programs for teachers and Parent Teachers Association including follow-up and support.
  • Participate in cluster training by offering technical skills and knowledge when required in consultation with the project coordinator.
  • Develop and execute teacher support program at school level together with Ministry of Education officials
  • Supervision of Education assistants under your responsibility.
Personal Qualities
  • Managing resources and achieving results
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Coping with change
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Communicating with impact and respect:
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.
We Can Offer
  • Commencement: December 2019
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions (Grade Level 5 Step 1)
  • Duty stations: Monguno, Borno State, North-East Nigeria with 30% frequent travels. Travel outside duty stations is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
  • An approved health certificate will be requested before the contract start.
Deadline: 23rd October, 2019. How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

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OND / HND / BSC Holders Borno State Experienced Personnel Monguno Norwegian Refugee Council