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Education Officer – Jigjiga

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Job Description

Education Officer (National Position)
Category: Education

Location: Jigjiga, Somali

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Full time
Job Description

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s values. To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable are attitudes and believes that shall guide our actions and relationships.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The education officer will lead the implementation of ETFM 2001 and ETFM 2016 project activities at Dollo and Fafan Zones Boh and Babile Woreda level. He/she will plan, implement and monitor day-to-day project activates at Woreda level. He/she will work closely with the Woreda education office, cluster supervisors and school directors. He/she will closely work with the education Programme Coordinator in developing a project detail implementation plan and necessary project amendments.

Generic responsibilities

Support school directors, cluster supervisors and develop and implement a mentoring and support system for the better project implementation.
Ensure the implementation of the program and build the capacity of teachers to apply play-based learning methodologies in targeted schools.
Undertake & Implement Assessment for Learning capacity development activities engaging key sector stakeholders at school level (teachers, school principals, PTSAs) in the program target woredas.
Deliver and provide school-based mentoring and coaching for outcome based Assessment for Learning in targeted schools.
Conduct a Survey about community view on the standard and quality of schools as well as community participation in the relevant planning and service delivery process of the program.
Workout on the improvement of children’s literacy of the IDP and host community Children
Strengthened between IDPs, host communities, and government structures through oversight of the educational systems and coordination mechanisms.
Work with the education program Coordinator to develop innovative approaches and develop research products on key areas of host and IDP education to support advocacy.
Ensure integration of the NRC CCs programs with education programs.
Prepare timely project monthly and quarterly reports o in compliance with internal NRC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
Close management of Education program staff, ensuring staff is clear on the work plan, priorities, and weekly schedules.
Working closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team and put in place, M & E plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build of M&E field staff in carrying out the work.
Prepare regular progress reports of the project as required by the national Education Program Specialist, Education Coordinator and Area manager.
Provide feedback and share lessons learned from project implementations and financial reports.
In consultation and coordination with the education program coordinator and communications and campaigns team, support the development of child protection related communication materials and briefs as necessary
Monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance

Monitor and systematically document project results jointly with partners
Measure progress against log frame indicators at key points as well as to conduct quality assurance of key interventions and MEAL plan.

Represents the education ‘sector as necessary at Woreda level education cluster/forums/meetings on areas related to the project, and upon delegation
In cooperation with the education Program Coordinator, ensure proper documentation of project experiences and lessons learned, best practices and achievements
In cooperation with the education team, provide information and inputs to be used for NRC Education information and communication materials
Help build documentation for evidence (case stories, best practices, studies, progress reports)-
Undertake advocacy interventions (meetings, briefings) with woreda, and local stakeholders to increase investments in reading to improve literacy.
Conduct any other tasks assigned by your line manager.
Specific responsibilities

The Education Officer would report to the Education Coordinator on all activities related to the project.
He or She would be working with local education actors in all our NRC intervention Zones and work the entire education in emergency planned Activities.
She/He would work closely with other partners of the project in ensuring effective and timely Implementation of the project in directly implemented project activities.
The officer is expected to travel to the project sites and follow up on project activities provide support and assess needs as per the project document.
The officer would establish smooth relationship with stakeholders including government and community structures to ensure effective coordination and support is directed to the service delivery of the project.
The officer is expected to continuously provide project reports and reviews.
She/he is expected to adhere to and reflect on NRC’s core values throughout the project cycle implementation process.
Job Requirements

Generic professional competencies

Experience from working as Education Officer or any other education related positions in a humanitarian context
Previous experience from working in complex contexts.
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
Documented Work Experience not less than 3 years as Education staff.
Specific skills, knowledge and experience

Experience from working in Hard to reach areas and in humanitarian context
Good experience of working Somali region.
Minimum Degree in Education, with minimum three (3) year of education related experience
Fluent in Somali Language.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to Prioritize responsibilities, carry out multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines
Behavioral competencies

Handling insecure environment
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect
How to Apply

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

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send in their application letters including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees only through  www.webcruiter.no (If it is possible, attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials). Applications should reach NRC latest by February 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

NB: only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

“Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and on-the-job training will be provided!”

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