Education Coordinator, Khartoum (National only) -Norwegian Refugee Council


Job Education Coordinator, Khartoum (National only) -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 an Education Coordinator to be part of establishing NRC’s programme in Sudan. 

Duties and responsibilities

Identify implementation opportunities for cash-based and market-based interventions
Support staff to implement quality and timely programmes
Contribute to creating an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, working with support teams in the institutionalisation of cash
Responsible for the implementation of strategic plans and the management of day-to-day project activities including staff, budget and assets in area of responsibility (AOR)
Provide technical and logistics/operational support and oversight to project staff on youth programming and EiE programming, including budget management
Plan, monitor and evaluate education activities in area of responsibility; ensure SOPs are in place and logistical and operational needs are met
Provide leadership and support on the design and rollout of NRC’s programming
Coordinate delegated portfolio of activities in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, ensuring high technical quality
Promote the rights of refugees, IDPs, returnees and the host community in line with SPHERE and the INEE Minimum Standards
Contribute to the development of project proposals, logframes, workplans and budgets
Contribute to Education strategy development, as well as advocacy and emergency strategies and action plans; provide input on needs/gaps
Representation and coordination in internal and external forums on behalf of NRC Education in AOR, including with the Cluster/Sector/WG and other active NGOs/UN agencies
Liaise and collaborate with relevant government/local authorities and other key stakeholders
Provide supervision, motivation, and support to the Education team, including recruitment, orientation, training, and performance management
Ensure capacity building of project staff and the transfer of key skills; support capacity building of teachers and other education personnel
Prepare accurate monthly, quarterly and final narrative reports, logframes, and Sector 5Ws
Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line and/or technical manager


Experience working in an Education project implementation position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
Previous experience working in complex and volatile 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 English and Arabic, both written and verbal required

Context related skills, knowledge and experience:

Knowledge of the Education 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 education in a humanitarian context preferred
Experience working with children and/or educators required
Experience liaising with multiple stakeholders including government, donor, UN and NGO partners a priority
Experience with strategic development, including proposal and budget creation preferred
Experience with project/programme start-up/scale-up an asset
Experience managing an office and/or field team is required
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

Personal qualities

Handling insecure environments
Managing resources to optimize results
Empowering and building trust
Managing performance and development
Planning and delivering results
Communicating with impact and respect

We can offer

Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan
Travel: At least 50% 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. 

 Application deadline:18/08/2020


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