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16 Apr 2018

Education Project Assistant

Job Description

Education Project Assistant – Dhusamareb (National Position) – Somalia

Norwegian Refugee Council

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, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

NRC’s Eastern Africa and Yemen operation comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across seven countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania). NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.

The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the Education projects.

Job description

Generic responsibilities

Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines

Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action

Prepare and develop status reports as required by management

Ensure proper filing of documents

Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function


Specific responsibilities

Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines

Monitor and report on the project activities and ensure compliance with plans and NRC standards and ensure effective management of all educational material.

Ensure that there are adequate supplies of all items necessary for the smooth function of the education section. Support processes of project baselines and evaluation of education project

Work with the community education committees in the planning and enrolment of the activities on community engagement for literacy promotion and education enhancement. Conducting daily school supervision and monitoring.

Distribute and monitor the use of school materials according to procedures.

Support the project officers in developing community teacher and CECs trainings

Suggest new methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities

Report all protection related concerns

Carry out data collection as required

Prepare field reports – Weekly, monthly and quarterly

Prepare and file relevant documents as required by line manager


Diploma in Education, Business Administration or related courses.

Previous experience from working with education in a humanitarian/recovery context Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Ability to develop weekly, monthly and quarterly reports

Deadline for application: 30/04/2018

Key info:

Advertiser: Norwegian Refugee Council

Ref. nr.: 3783323661

Full or part time (%): 100%% Full time

Start date: 16/04/2018

End date: 30/04/2018

Number of positions: 1

Search criteria:

Location Somalia

Industry Emergency Relief

Special field Education / Training

Role Assistant

Job location: Dhusamareb


We offer

Commencement: As soon as possible

Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Duty Station: Dhusmareb

Salary/Benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.

The candidate is to observe NRC’s four core values dedication, innovation, inclusivity, accountability and the Code of Conduct for all staff

Miscellaneous info

Travel: Some travelling must be expected


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