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Education Officer – Bossaso, Puntland, Somalia 

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Education Officer – Bossaso, Puntland, Somalia

Job Description

NRC in Somalia

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 Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across nine 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.

Generic responsibilities:

Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines

Implement delegated Education 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:

Participate in the expansion, development, coordination and management of NRC’s Education projects in the designated region

Break down the annual work plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly plans

Monitor, evaluate and ensure that the project activities are consistent with plans and budget lines and

NRC’s policy and standards

Ensure timely procurement, development and distribution of training modules, educational materials, and equipment;

Coordinate assessments, progress tracking, sensitization / mobilization and follow-up salient issues Ensure effective distribution and monitoring of school learning materials

Actively support the capacity building of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Community Education Committees (CECs), Head Teachers, Teachers, Parents, Community Leaders and Merchants

Promote, advocate for and implement community mobilization on the Right to Education for All (EFA), gender equal opportunities and rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs)

Supervise, train and appraise the Education Project Assistants.


Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field of study.

Minimum of 3-4 years’ relevant working experience with at least 2 years with a humanitarian program

Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Knowledge about own skills/profile

Strong knowledge of English/Somali languages Knowledge of the context in Somalia

Experience with start-up, exit or similar

Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office (MS Excel, Word, and Outlook) Good communication and interpersonal skills

Strong organizational and team work skills Good cultural awareness and sensitivity

Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Email and paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Contract period: Untill December 2021

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Bosaso

Travel: 50%

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

NB: 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.

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 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, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. 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.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.


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