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16 Apr 2018

Education Project Coordinator

Job Description

Education Project Coordinator – Mogadishu (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 Education Project Coordinator position is to implement delegated Education Project portfolio

Deadline for application: 05/05/2018

Key info:

Advertiser: Norwegian Refugee Council

Ref. nr.: 3783273983

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

Start date: 16/04/2018

End date: 05/05/2018

Number of positions: 1

Search criteria:

Location Somalia

Industry Emergency Relief

Special field Education / Training Shelter

Role Middle / line manager

Job location:Mogadishu

Job description

Generic responsibilities

Line management of Education project field staff

Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures

Contribute to Education strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps

Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Education projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality

Provide regular progress reports to PM (AM and CCS if no PM)

Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist

Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills

Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy


Specific responsibilities

In close collaboration with the Area Manager and with technical support of the Education Specialist, expand, develop, manage and implement the NRC’s Education projects in South and Central Somalia according to sector strategy, proposals and plans.

Manage the area education staff, providing on the job training as required to increase the capacity of the team. Manage and monitor project finance and budgets; maintain strong control on budgets ensuring spending within available resources and in compliance with donor and NRC grant management guidelines.

In close collaborations with the AM he/she responsible for managing the day to day operations of all education core competence including project design, implementations, monitoring, reporting and expansion of education project across SC area offices scope. This includes taking lead the education need assessments and participates the ABE, TET and YEP programing and implementations.

Ensure that detailed annual work plans and budget for all ABE and YEP activities are prepared in a coordinated and timely manner

Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget.

In close collaboration with M&E, ensures that lessons learnt and success stories from the programme are effectively documented and shared.

Ensure a good co-operation and synergy with NRC’s other programmes in the Area.

Visit/supervise regularly to all the NRC education project sites.

Liaise with all education authorities (federal and state level) and other stake holders to ensure effective coordination, implementation, and monitoring of education programme.

Represent NRC education in cluster and other education related meetings in the south central Somalia.

Ensure the quality, direction and consistency of ABE, TET and YEP programs.

Actively promote the rights of IDPs/returnees and be protection and advocacy oriented.

Any other assigned task relevant to the position as requested by the Area Manager.




Higher education, preferably in the field of Education, political science or international development Experience from working with education projects especially projects funded by EU Experience in Education programme management

At least five years previous experience in a similar position and in a humanitarian/recovery context

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile

Fluency in English, both written and verbal


We offer

Commencement: As soon as possible

Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Duty Station: Mogadishu

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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