7 Feb 2018

Education Project Officer – Galkacyo


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Job Description

Education Project Officer – 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 officer position is day to day implementation of the CC Project. Use actions words such as ensure, implement 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:

Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines

Implement delegated CC project portfolio according to plan of action

Prepare and develop status reports as required by management

Ensure proper filing of documents

Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist Promote and share ideas for technical improvement


Specific responsibilities

Closely with the Education project coordinator in identification of existing gaps in education Core competency programming

Support Education Project Coordinator in the preparation of project proposals and concept notes Undertake assessments and analysis on education within the Region and the Districts, Contribute towards the Education Core Competency strategic plans

Work with the MOE&HE on the identification and selection of target schools and locations

In consultation with the Education project coordinator, develop annual, quarterly and monthly project Plan of Actions of their location in accordance with requirements stipulated in the project documents Ensure that education program is implemented in close coordination with MOE and other actors of education projects

Establish good working relationship with MOE at regional and district levels, teachers and CECs and ensure that they take their role in planning, managing and monitoring of project activities.

Working closely with the NRC engineer and the shelter team, ensure that all construction/rehabilitation of education facilities are in line with the designs and BOQs of NRC and MOE&HE Assist the Education Project Coordinator in preparing monthly cash forecast

Ensure timely procurement and distribution of teaching and learning materials and other school materials and equipment.

Update supported ABE teachers’ payroll and prepare the incentive transfer to teachers

Organize capacity building training for teachers, head teachers, CECs and other education personnel including MOE&HE staff

Represent NRC in all relevant forums (education sector and cluster a working group meetings, etc.) Liaise with relevant stakeholders in the field to allow coordination and synergies as well as to avoid duplication

With the support of the Education project coordinator lead all field work to conduct baseline, midline and end line studies, school assessments, and other studies that the project might undertake in the course of the project life.

Assist the Education project coordinator with the planning and developing of project Monitoring & Evaluation plans and tools

Regularly monitor implementation of the project activities and supported schools, YEP centers etc.

Organize and carry out quarterly project review meeting with MOE&HE and stakeholders

Document best practice and lessons learnt from the implementation of the education project activities.

Assist Education project coordinator in developing timely and high quality bi-weekly, project progress

and completion reports that meet donor and NRC requirements.

Identify operational/technical and management problems arising during the implementation of the project activities and report to the responsible line manager to ensure timely action is taken

Produce timely project quarterly monitoring and supervision reports and ensure their documentation and

Deadline for application: 19/02/2018

Key info:

Advertiser: Norwegian Refugee Council

Ref. nr.: 3706894282 Full time

Number of positions: 1

Search criteria:




Emergency Relief

Special field Education / Training


dissemination to concerned bodies

Provide capacity building support, day to day technical support and guidance to the education project assistants in carrying out their duties

Manage the performance of education project assistants through effective use of the performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measurable objectives ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and evaluations



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

Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Knowledge of English language both in written and verbal


Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

Bachelor’s degree in education or social science

At least 3 years proven experience in education program implementation in INGOs or UN agencies Proven experience with NGOs in Emergency and resilience/development field;

Good understanding of the issues relating to education sector in Puntland

Experience in teaching or training

Experience of vocational training programs.

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Somali; Understanding of Somali culture, geography and politics; Excellent computer skills, including word, excel and databases;

Capacity to 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;


Personal qualities:

Planning and delivering results

Empowering and building trust

Communicating with impact and respect

Handling insecure environment


We offer

Commencement: As soon as possible

Contract Duration: 10months with the possibility of extension

Duty Station: Galkacyo

Travel: Frequent travel to all project implementation sites in Mudug region

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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