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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


Position: Education Technical Assistant Ethiopia Assosa
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Asosa - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the Education Technical Assistant position is to provide technical support in a specialist area of work.

Generic responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines.
  • Assist a range of support with the implementation of the Education portfolio according to the plan of action.
  • Implements independent procedures and activities within own function or core competency as delegated.
  • Responsible for organizing and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the specialist area of work in which technical assistance and support are being provided, to be most effective in supporting the team.
  • Use initiative in day-to-day problem-solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities, and standards for the area of work.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents according to NRC policy.
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement in your area of expertise.

Specific responsibilities

  • Involve and inform the communities and community leaders about the activities.
  • Prepare weekly activity plans and submit weekly updates on achievement.
  • Work for the procurement, development, and distribution of materials and equipment in a timely and according to the procedure.
  • Assist with training the incentive workers and closely support and monitor their work.
  • To plan and monitor the project activities in collaboration with the teams such as field assessments, and distribution of scholastic and training materials.
  • Prepare the required documentation of the project according to the operational plan and M&E plan.
  • To contribute to the implementation of the project activities at the local level, in close collaboration with the communities, partners, and local authorities.
  • To work closely with local organizations
  • Contribute to the introduction of new technology, methods, and approaches to improve the quality of the activities.
  • Assist the education project team in the identification of new projects and new areas of intervention.



  • Competencies are important for the employee and the organization to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

  • Minimum 2 years experience working with Education as a Technical Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Good knowledge of English, both written and verbal
  • B.Sc./BA degree in education, educational planning and management or other related fields

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Good knowledge of the area and context in the Benishangul Gumuz Region
  • Good interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills in local languages.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Some experience working on community mobilization activities in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Fluency in local languages is a requirement.