Education Officer – Bossaso

  • Bossaso
  • Full time
  • 5 months ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On Feb 18 ,2021
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Experience : 3 years

Job Description

NRC in Somalia

NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

NRC Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across nine countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania).  NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.

Generic responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated Education project  portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement

Specific responsibilities:

  • Participate in the expansion, development, coordination and management of NRC’s Education projects in the designated region
  • Break down the annual work plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly plans
  • Monitor, evaluate and ensure that the project activities are consistent with plans and budget lines and NRC’s policy and standards
  • Ensure timely procurement, development and distribution of training modules, educational materials, and equipment;
  • Coordinate assessments, progress tracking, sensitization / mobilization and follow-up salient issues
  • Ensure effective distribution and monitoring of school learning materials
  • Actively support the capacity building of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Community Education Committees (CECs), Head Teachers, Teachers, Parents, Community Leaders and Merchants
  • Promote, advocate for and implement community mobilization on the Right to Education for All (EFA), gender equal opportunities and  rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs)
  • Supervise, train and appraise the Education Project Assistants.

Qualification 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field of study.
  • Minimum of 3-4 years’ relevant working experience with at least 2 years with a humanitarian program
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own skills/profile
  • Strong knowledge of English/Somali languages
  • Knowledge of the context in Somalia
  • Experience with start-up, exit or similar
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (MS Excel, Word, and Outlook)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and team work skills
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential

 Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Email and paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Contract period: Untill December 2021

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Bosaso

Travel: 50%

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: 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​.

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

About the Team

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.

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