Education Technical Assistant

February 15, 2022

Job Description

the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Education Technical Assistant
Job Identification: 4631
Location: Pulka, Borno
Job Category: Education
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Description

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs guide our actions and relationships.

Role and Responsibilities
The Education Assistant is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of project activities in the field and problem identification and solving.
Generic Responsibilities:

Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines
Implement activities based on project and program requirements
Prepare status reports for internal and external reporting
Ensure proper filing of documents and means of verification
Identify and share ideas for improvement of the Education program

Specific Responsibilities:

Plan and implement program activities in compliance with project log frame, budget, work plan, and proposal and with NRC, donor, and humanitarian practices.
Liaise with government education stakeholders for effective coordination
Mobilize communities to support learning opportunities and educational participation
Identify and register children and youth for learning activities based on NRC and donor criteria
Plan, oversee and document the distribution of materials and supplies for learning, verifying that amounts received and distributed, and recording any losses.
Monitor activities and ensure accuracy of data collection and tracking of community feedback and complaints in coordination with NRC's Protection and Complaints and Feedback Units.
Ensure that learning spaces are safe for learners and report any protection concerns
Supervise learning facilitators and enumerators and report performance concerns
Provide training to teachers on pedagogy, child protection, and NRC’s Better Learning Program
Develop weekly work plans and other key implementation planning documents
Monitor implementation and provide recommendations to improve the quality of implementation
Coordinate with other NRC programs, other organizations implementing education activities and actively participate in Education in Emergencies Working Group meetings.

Critical Interfaces
Relevant interfaces for this position are:

Internal coordination: NRC Shelter, ICLA, WASH, Livelihoods, and Food Security, Camp Coordination and Rapid Response staff, Monitoring and Evaluation Department, Protection department.
External coordination: government education administrators, other NGOs implementing educational activities, communities and community leaders, children, youth, parents.
Project planning: Education Specialist, Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Education Officer, Education Assistants
Staff capacity building:  Education Specialist, Education Project Manager, Education Officer
Implementation: Education Officer

Scale and Scope of the Position

Staff: Supervision of nonformal education and vocational education facilitators.
Coordination: Local education authorities, other NGO staff working in focus areas
Budget: NA
Information: NRC intranet
Legal or compliance: Terms of employment, Code of Conduct

Professional competencies:

Bachelor's Degree in Education or a related field
At least 2 years experience in a similar position with a national or international NGO or a United Nations organization in the northeast of Nigeria
Experience in activity planning and budget management
Experience working with and mobilizing communities
Fluent English – speaking, reading, writing
Analytic and computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
Formal or nonformal teaching experience preferred

Context-specific skills, knowledge, and experience:

Experience working in humanitarian or development activities in the northeast of Nigeria
Fluent spoken Hausa language, with other local languages an advantage

Behavioral Competencies:
The following behavioral competencies are essential for this position:

Handling insecure environment
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect

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 Work and Development Plan
The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template
The End-term Performance Review Template
The NRC Competency Framework

Application Closing Date
25th February, 2022 at 08:21 AM.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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