Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


Position: Education Coordinator Ethiopia Maitsebri
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Shire, Tigray Region - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 week ago
Deadline: July, 18/2024 (5 days left)

Generic responsibilities:

  • Line management of CC project field staff;
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures;
  • Contribute to CC strategy development, and project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps;
  • Manage and implement a delegated portfolio of CC projects (activities, budget, and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality;
  • Provide regular progress reports to AM;
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist;
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities;
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills;
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders;
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specific responsibilities:

  • In close collaboration with the Area Programme Manager and with the technical support of the Education Technical Specialist, expand, develop, manage, and implement the NRC’s Education projects in Shire and all camps according to strategy, proposals, and plans;
  • Manage and monitor project finance and budget; maintain strong control of budgets ensuring spending within available resources and in compliance with donor and NRC grant management guidelines;
  • Develop proposals for the maintenance and expansion of education projects. This includes taking the lead and participating in actual Education and YEP designs, inception, and implementation;
  • Ensure the quality, direction, and consistency of school capacity development, ALP/catch-up classes, and YEP;
  • In close collaboration with M&E Officer, ensures that lessons learned and success stories from the program are effectively documented and shared;
  • Liaise with field education authorities and stakeholders to ensure effective coordination, implementation, and monitoring of education program;
  • Represent NRC education in the cluster and other education-related meetings in the field;
  • Initiate and oversee the recruitment of learners and teachers for ALP and YEP Centers
  • Ensure that detailed annual work plans and budgets for all ALP and YEP activities are prepared in a coordinated and timely manner.


Qualifications and Competences:

Professional competencies:

  • University degree in Education, Business Administration, or related field;
  • Minimum five years experience with the related field;
  • Experience from working as an Education Project Coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context-related skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Local language
  • Understanding of various donor’s requirement
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity

Behavioral competencies

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