Job Education Officer, Khartoum – Norwegian Refugee Council
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.
We work in crises across more than 30 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 is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities
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.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has an interesting and rewarding opportunity to be part of our newest country of operation – Sudan.
The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the programme. Focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be Khartoum state, South Kordofan and Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States.
As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring Two (2) Education Officers to be part of establishing NRC’s programme in Sudan.
Duties and responsibilities
Ensure high levels of technical quality in the field when implementing Education activities
Ensure that procurement and distribution of materials and equipment is timely and in line with NRC policies and procedures; ensure accuracy of portfolio inventory (assets, supplies, materials)
Contribute to assessments (baseline, needs, market)
Ensure accurate project documentation, including collection of monitoring data and tracking of progress on output indicators; utilize data to contribute to reports as requested by management
Facilitate relationships with communities and community leaders to ensure buy-in and Do No Harm
Identify and document key protection issues at project sites
Supervise the field team and ensure capacity building
Provide support on youth/adolescent programming, including vocational training, life skills, basic literacy/numeracy, and alternative/accelerated education
Provide support for EiE and formal school activities, including distributions, construction activities, trainings, parent and community group activities, WASH, SIPs and multi-purpose cash
Support identification of needs for teachers, PTAs, SBMCs, SIPs
Contribute to proposal and strategy development through input on needs/gaps
Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line and/or technical manager
Experience working in a humanitarian/recovery context
Experience working in complex and volatiles contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Solid computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook and Excel
Ability to work diligently both independently and in a team setting
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Willingness to travel regularly to the field in under-resourced settings
Fluency in Arabic, both written and verbal required; significant English language skills preferred
Context related skills, knowledge and experience
Knowledge of the EiE context in Sudan is required
Knowledge of the circumstances, needs and challenges displacement and conflict-affected refugee, host community, returnee and IDP children face preferred
Experience with youth/adolescent programming and linkages to livelihoods an asset
Experience with EiE and formal basic education in a humanitarian context preferred
Experience working with children and/or educators required
Experience liaising with local and community stakeholders preferred
Experience with project procurement and budget tracking a priority
Field level experience with an NGO preferred
Understanding of SPHERE and INEE Minimum Standards is required
Candidates with a university and/or advanced degree preferred; significant experience in the field of Education, PSS or Child Protection considered in lieu
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect
Managing resources and achieving results
Handling insecure environments
We can offer
Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan
Travel: At least 60% travel
Contract Period: 12 months, with possible extension
Salary/Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and employees to check they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
Females are highly encouraged to apply