Education Specialist – Garoowe

  • Garowe
  • Full time
  • 9 months ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On Nov 3 ,2020
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 6 years

Job Description

The Specialist has overall responsibility for technical soundness of NRC’s education core competency strategy, fundraising plan for the strategy, proposal development, and programme quality, equity and inclusiveness. The CC Specialist is also responsible for staff capacity development and ensuring proactive steps are taken to maximise synergies/integration with other NRC core competencies as well as other agencies.

The Specialist’s success depends on a sound understanding of the context, adaptability, and developing technically sound project interventions that based accurate analysis of needs and context; quality benchmarking; writing winning proposals to ensure funds are in place to allow for education activities; and building staff technical knowledge.

Duties and responsibilities
Specific responsibilities
  • Provide CC-specific contextual analysis as input to the Country Strategy, including providing a contingency plan
  • Contextualise to Somalia all relevant technical standard operating procedures and guidelines
  • Design comprehensive education needs assessments, including developing appropriate tools as needed. Participate in Education Cluster Joint Education Needs Assessments, and take an active lead in Education Cluster Assessment Working Groups
  • Lead the development of education expertise within the NRC Somalia team; provide Education in Emergencies training to all new staff and support staff to pursue other training opportunities, both internally and externally
  • Lead development of needs-based and technically innovative proposals to secure donor funding for stand-alone as well as integrated projects that address the priority needs of target populations
  • Coordinate preparation of high-quality technical reports and collaborate with grants and finance staff to ensure timely submission of donor reports
  • Focal point for Education consortia projects; responsible for internal coordination, ensuring timely response to consortium requirements, external coordination, communications and attending coordination meetings
  • With a view to strengthening programme quality, effectiveness and accountability, support area managers in determining staffing needs, and collaborate with them in recruitment and performance management
  • Proactively engage with education stakeholders including the Ministry of Education, UN agencies, and international and national NGOs
  • Contribute to improved attainment of country office objectives and implementation of decisions of the country management teams
  • Contribute to Education in Emergencies policy and practice at regional/global level, sharing lessons learnt from the Somalia context and participating in relevant EiE fora
  • Provide regular technical guidance to the NRC Cluster Coordinators; ensure secondary data review and ‘4W’ reports are regularly updated; collaborate with education stakeholders from each of the four areas; proactively lead the Assessment Working Groups at sub-national level and support the national-level Working Groups (WASH in Schools; Gender in Education)
  • Raise the profile of Education in Emergencies generally and in Somalia specifically, in collaboration with NRC’s Communications Coordinator
  • Represent NRC at national, regional or global meetings, as required
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Head of Programme
For the full job description please click on the following link job description
  • Advanced University Degree / Master’s Degree in Education or other relevant humanitarian or social science degree if couple with relevant experience
  • At least six years’ relevant field experience providing technical support for education in a humanitarian context, in conflict-affected, volatile or protracted/complex environments
  • Good knowledge on Education donors and developments/debates in the Education sector
  • Knowledge/awareness of own leadership skills/profile, a high degree of self-awareness and self-mastery; with a high level of emotional intelligence
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Competencies in Arabic language is preferred
Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience: 
  • Ability to rapidly understand the policy, strategic and institutional environment and to provide contextually appropriate and achievable technical advice
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, with a proven track record of developing Education strategies, proposals, budgets, and implementation plans for education programmes
  • Ability to use child-centred, process-oriented teaching and learning methodologies, positive discipline, inclusive classroom management and curriculum strategies (including gender and children with disabilities or special educational needs), formative and summative assessment, and lesson planning and schemes of work, along with understanding of ‘traditional’ modes of delivery.
  • Knowledge of child protection and psychosocial support principles and practice
  • Experience of cash-based programming
  • Strong co-ordination competence, with the ability to establish and supervise technical lines, promote communication and knowledge sharing, manage multiple work streams, and ensure quality
  • Ability to assess institutional and professional capacity, design capacity development strategies through participatory mechanisms, and deliver organisational and staff development through a variety of means, including formal and informal training, mentoring, coaching and workshop facilitation
  • Understanding and experience of programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting, with the ability to support the design of effective M&E tools and train implementation staff in their use, and to use evidence to inform programme design and management
  • Proven track record of setting up documentation and learning systems
  • Experience in developing and managing partnerships, especially working through national NGOs
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and experience of remote management
  • Experience of working with the Education Cluster system, Ministry of Education, and local authorities
  • Understanding of humanitarian principles and INEE Minimum Standards for Education
  • Knowledge of the political situation in Somalia and the region
Personal qualities
Behavioural competencies 
  • Strategic thinking and analytic skills
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Influencing
  • Initiate action, create value and deliver change
  • Managing performance and development
  • Working and adapting to working in insecure environments
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and persuasion skills
We can offer

Duty station: Garowe Travel:  60% Duration: Fixed term 1 year with possibility of extension Salary and Benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

*Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply*