Job Education Assistants, 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 Three (3) Education Assistants to be part of establishing NRC’s programme in Sudan.
Duties and responsibilities
Provide daily support to education incentive staff and teachers, and supervise daily workers in line with programme objectives and NRC quality standards
Ensure direct communication and feedback with beneficiaries and stakeholders at field level, with a focus on community leaders, headmasters/principals, teachers and students
Lead in mobilization and sensitization of community members
Assist with capacity building activities for beneficiaries, with a focus on teachers
Organize, support and participate in Mother’s Groups, PTAs, School Improvement Plans and School-Based Management Committees
Regularly travel to the field to support education/PSS interventions and classroom/WASH construction activities; monitor and ensure regular needs for supplies are met
Organize and implement distributions of teaching and learning supplies and materials; maintain records of commodity movements and secure appropriate supporting documents
Ensure ongoing monitoring and reporting of project outputs/outcomes at field level per the M&E plan and donor requirements
Ensure complaints and feedback response mechanism is in place at field level
Ensure schools and learning spaces are safe for children and report all protection concerns immediately
Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line and/or technical manager
Experience working in a humanitarian/recovery context preferred
Experience working in complex and volatiles contexts preferred
Basic computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook and Excel required
Ability to work diligently both independently and in a team setting required
Willingness to travel regularly to the field in under-resourced settings required
Fluency in Arabic, both written and verbal required; some English language skills preferred
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
Knowledge of the EiE context in Sudan is preferred
Knowledge of the circumstances, needs and challenges displacement and conflict-affected refugee, host community, returnee and IDP children face preferred
Experience with EiE and formal basic education in a humanitarian context preferred
Experience working with children and/or educators preferred
Experience liaising with and mobilizing local and community stakeholders preferred
Field level experience with an NGO an asset
Understanding of SPHERE and INEE Minimum Standards an asset
Candidates with a university and/or advanced degree preferred; significant experience in the field of Education, PSS or Child Protection considered in lieu
Handling insecure environment
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect
We can offer
Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan
Travel: At least 70% 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