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About Norwegian Refugee Council:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 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.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

Job Overview:

NRC programme aims to ensure that vulnerable people (returnees, refugees, as well as people internally displaced by conflicts or natural disasters) are able to meet their essential needs – in terms of quality, diversity and quantity – both in times of emergency and in situations of protracted displacement. Education programme seeks to enable vulnerable displaced people to access to quality education.

The Education Officer (EFPR) with direct supervision under Education Team Leader. He / She will be responsible for implementing, reporting and ensuring that the Education EFPR activities are properly implemented in Nangarhar and Kunar provinces. This will include participating in data collection field work; overseeing the beneficiary selection process in coordination with communities, SIP and rehabilitation activities, teacher training, local stakeholders and other NRC units; ensuring that projects are timely implemented (including keeping clear records of distributions); ensuring that monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans are being implemented, and immediately flagging any challenges or delays to the direct supervisor.

Please note this position requires a large amount of travel to NRC’s education projects in different districts of Nangarhar and Kunar province.

Job Description:

Generic Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards.
  • Support the education team with ongoing technical guidance to field staff implementing the project, in particular with regards to monitoring and reporting.
  • Support evidence-based learning for programme development. Ensure that lessons learned are properly documented, effectively disseminated and where appropriate, incorporated into wider design and advocacy initiatives.
  • Conduct regular field visits to provide supportive supervision to all FE Programs.
  • Provide support with the proofreading and translation of the related materials.
  • Manage all logistical responsibilities of the field visits and trainings.
  • Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

Implementation and Monitoring of Activities:

  • Ensure the implementation of education activities.
  • Raising awareness among local authorities, communities, adolescents and other partners on various topics relating to education in emergency situations and on the importance of education in collaboration with the school authorities.
  • Identification and targeting of beneficiaries for re-enrollment into the project.
  • Ensuring legal documentation of displaced children and dealing with PED and DEDs for getting documents for them.
  • Training of teachers and PED, DED members, parent and school shura members.
  • Ensuring planning and organization of the distribution of school materials and equipment, development of School Improvement Plans (SIP) and cash activities to schools in collaboration with the school authorities.
  • Support for the development of rehabilitation/renovation activities and the proper implementation throughout the intervention.
  • Promotion of other awareness sessions related to NRC’s education interventions (themes: Education for girls, child protection, gender in Education).
  • Mobilize local people and beneficiaries to become involved in the implementation of activities in order to ensure a good appropriation of the project by the communities.
  • Ensure regular monitoring of FE activities in schools in accordance with the School Improvement Plans (SIP) established by the directors and community members.
  • Also monitor staffing and recreational activities.
  • Ensure the proper use of the knowledge received by teachers and directors.
  • Prepare a detailed mapping of child protection needs and actors present on the spot.
  • Ensure the organization of recreational activities that allow children who are victims of displacement movements to find a place capable of responding to their potential trauma.
  • Promote psychosocial support and new awareness-raising subjects on the protection of children.
  • Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies.
  • Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses.

Assessment, report writing and documentation:

  • Support the progress of the rapid assessment and sectorial assessment in education.
  • Program and ensure the collection of project data in collaboration with other NRC staff members (in particular during the sectorial assessments).
  • Following the collection of information, support the analysis of the context and educational needs in the localities targeted by the project.
  • Produce reports according to project needs and submit them for approval to the Education team leader.
  • Organize and archive project documents (attendance sheets, certificates, photos, etc.).
  • Submit and document good practices implemented in the field.

Representation:

  • Maintain good relations with the local school authorities.
  • Contribute for the good relationships with local authorities in the areas of intervention.
  • Maintain a positive approach with the politico-military and traditional authorities as well as with local communities.

Job Requirements:

Generic Professional Competencies:

  • University Degree in either Education/other related fields (sociology, social science). Master Degree is an advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 Years working experience with humanitarian programme in Education with at least 1 Year experience engaging with IDPs or other vulnerable populations.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Knowledge of INEE Minimum standards is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analysis skills (qualitative and qualitative).
  • Experience of education grants management and staff capacity building.
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Good understanding of complex emergencies and crisis contexts.
  • Flexible and creative.
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based.
  • Understanding of child protection concerns within the context.
  • Knowledge of relevant legal and policy frameworks, international and domestic.
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Flexible and creative.

 

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Handling insecure environments.
  • Managing resources to optimize results.
  • Empowering and building trust.
  • Managing performance and development.
  • Planning and delivering results.

 

We Offer:

  • Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
  • NRC has medical coverage for staff plus 4 dependents.
  • Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labor Law.
  • Top up Credit card on monthly basis.

Submission Guideline:

1st Option: For applying and more information, please click the Position Title below:

Education Officer EFPR – Jalalabad – Afghanistan

Note: All applicants are supposed to create and properly fill online CV profile in the Oracle site, example (Personal, Education, Experience Background etc.) and only attaching CV won’t be enough.

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