Education Technical Officer – 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 Technical Officer to be part of establishing NRC’s programme in Sudan.
Duties and responsibilities
The purpose of the Education Technical Officer position is to contribute specific technical competence to project implementation, with a strong focus on NRC staff, government, teacher and incentive worker training and capacity building on pedagogy, classroom management, PSS, CS/PSEA, EiE, and lifesaving messaging (including WASH in schools and COVID-19 health & hygiene). The Education Technical Officer will contribute to the overall educational quality of NRC programming and will provide day-to-day technical support to the Education Coordinator.
Ensure high levels of technical quality in the field when implementing Education activities, with a strong focus on student retention and learning outcomes
Contribute significantly to assessments (baseline/endline, needs, capacity, learning outcome)
Support data analysis and tracking of progress on indicators; use data to make technical quality recommendations to strengthen programming
Lead on identification of training needs and create a capacity building plan for teachers, parents, headmasters, PTAs, SBMCs, and SIPs
Support training for NRC staff; develop and lead ongoing capacity building for teacher and incentive staff professional development
Pilot implementation of NRC’s Teacher Professional Development framing paper/toolkit
Pilot implementation of NRC’s Learning Assessment Toolkit; support MoE, teachers and incentive staff on rollout and monitoring of learning outcomes (including ASER)
Contribute to proposal and strategy development through technical inputs
Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line and/or technical manager
Technical experience working in a humanitarian/ recovery context required
Experience working in complex and volatile contexts preferred
Significant Education in Emergencies expertise required
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities preferred
Solid 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; advanced English language skills required
Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:
Experience as a teacher trainer or staff capacity builder required
Experience running ASER or EGRA assessments preferred
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 EiE and formal basic education in a humanitarian context preferred
Experience working with children required; experience as a primary classroom teacher preferred
Experience liaising with government and MoE stakeholders an asset
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
Working with people
Communicating with impact and respect
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