Education Technical Assistant at 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 of:

Job Title: Education Technical Assistant

Location: Biu, Borno, Nigeria
Job Identification: 7526
Job Category: Education
Job Schedule: Full time

Introduction to Context

  • NRC has been present in Nigeria since 2015 and has been working to help displacement affected communities meet their basic needs, improve their livelihoods, access essential services, and enhance their resilience to future shocks through our six core competencies: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Shelter, Education, Information-Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS), Camp Management, and Protection. NRC provides immediate assistance during the onset of emergencies through the rapid response mechanism (RRM). With a workforce of 370 staff and presence in key locations such as Maiduguri (in Borno State), Yola (in Adamawa state) and JOS (in Plateau state), NRC is able to respond to the needs of those affected by the conflict across North-East, and North Central Nigeria. These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region, and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including through focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees. In addition to the Country Office, and the above mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-offices structures in Dikwa, Monguno,  Biu, Mubi, Pulka and Gwoza.

Role and Responsibilities

  • The Education Assistant is responsible for 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 logframe, budget, workplan 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 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 workplans 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 education 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 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

Requirements
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

Behavioural competencies:
The following behavioural 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
7th September, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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