7 Feb 2018

Education Project Assistants (Bossaso & Galkacyo)


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Job Description

Education Project Assistants (Bossaso & Galkacyo) – National Position – Somalia

Norwegian Refugee Council

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).

The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the CC project. Use actions words such as conduct or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.

Candidates can apply online by going through the ” VACANCIES” link at www.nrc.no

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Email and paper applications will not be considered.

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and to check that its partners/employees have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

Job description:

The following is a brief description of the role:

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

Assist the Project Officer in the education project planning and implementation Plan and timely distribute scholastic materials to the target schools

Work with the Education team, MOE & communities to identify target communities, schools and YEP centers to be supported or withdrew based on the assessment of need in the project operational areas Organize and lead the mobilization and sensitization campaigns of the target communities

Work with the district education authorities, head teachers, Community Education Committees (CECs) on the enrolment and effective learning of the pupil to the respective education programme in accordance with NRC standards and criteria.

Strengthen capacity of communities to identify and address barriers to quality education for the Vulnerable Children

Assist the local education authorities in the recruitment of ABR teachers in accordance with the ABE implementation guideline and regularly update teachers’ payroll for the incentive payment

Train and coach CECs and head teachers and the teachers in the development of School Improvement Plans in collaboration with regional and district education officers.

Ensure that education program is implemented in close coordination with MOE and other actors of education projects

Collaborate with other NRC Core competency program activities for synergy in the implementation of project activities.

Participate and contribute as necessary towards the Emergency response as and when necessary

Ensure strict compliance with NRC policies, procedures and relevant donor regulations.

Ensure visibility of NRC and donors in the course of the implementation

Supervise regularly the teaching and the learning process in all supported schools

Document and share constraints, challenges, gaps, needs, best practice and lessons learnt

Ensure quality and relevant data is collected as required using NRC M&E procedures and tools

Identify operational/technical and management problems arising during the implementation of the project activities to the project officer


Experience from working as a Project assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context

Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Good knowledge of English language in both written and verbal

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

At least 1 year of proven experience in education program implementation in NGOs or UN agencies

Deadline for application: 19/02/2018

Key info:

Advertiser: Norwegian Refugee Council

Ref. nr.: 3706882850 Full time

Number of positions: 2

Search criteria:




Emergency Relief

Special field Education / Training



Proven experience with NGOs in Emergency and development field;

Experience in teaching, training or vocational skills training program

Good written and oral communication skills in English and Somali;

Understanding of Somali culture, geography and politics

Understanding of context and issues in Puntland Education Sector

Excellent computer skills, including word, excel and databases;

Capacity to organize and facilitate trainings;

Team-player and ability to work independently

Ability to manage time effectively and priorities work to meet deadlines

Demonstrate passion and commitment for changing people’s lives;

Must be creative, innovative and inquisitive;

Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills;

Familiarity with INEE Minimum Standards and Inclusive Education Guidelines;

Familiarity with Humanitarian Principles;

Willing to travel regularly to remote areas


Personal qualities:

Handling insecure environment

Planning and delivering results

Empowering and building trust

Communicating with impact and respect


We offer

Commencement: As soon as possible

Contract Duration: 7months with the possibility of extension

Duty Station: Bossaso and Galkacyo

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

All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

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