Job ID
18453

Job Title
Education/Livelihoods Officer

To work for
NRC | Norwegian Refugee Council

Country
Syria

City
Damascus

Job Type
Full time

Military service
Not Specified

Minimum Education Level
Baccalaureate

Responsibilities
A. Children Education Programme:

 Responsible, under the supervision of the team leader, for the planning (time, locations, resources, budgets, targets), preparation, coordination, and the successful implementation (as per set time frame, budget, quality, targets), and documentation, of the children education programme assigned, in line with NRC's quality standards, projects logframes, and donor requirements.
 Support the team throughout all the phases of the programme starting from: identification of locations, recruitment and training of facilitators, preparation of activity plans, coordination and supervision of activity delivery, direct facilitation of activities (depending on her/his own skills), monitoring children performance and providing guidance on learning pathways, proposing strategies and ensuring a high level of children involvement and commitment with the programme, school teacher training and coaching, activities with children in schools and parents.
 Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with school representatives, local communities, and other stakeholders that facilitate the implementation of the children education programme.

B. Youth Education (and Livelihoods) Programme:

 Responsible, under the supervision of the team leader, for the planning (time, locations, resources, budgets, targets), preparation, coordination, and the successful implementation (as per set time frame, budget, quality, targets), and documentation, of the youth education (and livelihoods) programme assigned, in line with NRC's quality standards, projects logframes, and donor requirements.
 Support the team throughout all the phases of the programme starting from: market assessments and identification of vocations, development or training curricula and training of trainers and facilitators, preparation of training plans, coordination and supervision of training delivery, direct facilitation of trainings (depending on her/his own skills), monitoring youth performance and providing guidance on learning and livelihoods pathways, proposing strategies and ensuring a high level of youth involvement and commitment with the programme.
 Identify and establish partnerships with local actors  private and public sector - that facilitate the implementation of the youth education (and livelihood) programme.

C. Joint responsibilities (for both Children and Youth Education programmes):

 Supports the Education Technical Unit in the development/contextualization/revision of education/training materials, tools, and activities in English and Arabic, as per need, for the programme that she/he is assigned to.
 Manage education assistants and support them to further build their capacity and expertise.
 Ensure direct management and problem solving of day-to-day tasks and challenges, in coordination with the line manager.
 Provide direction and lead together with her/his team the community outreach efforts; ensures a fair beneficiary registration and selection process.
 Is responsible for ensuring that proper and timely administrative, logistical, and financial arrangements and documentation needed for the implementation of the programme prepared by the assigned team.
 Ensure that all programme activities are properly documented, in line with NRC procedures.
 Ensure the monitoring of the children or youth education programme assigned, by contributing to the design of monitoring and evaluation tools, data collection, spot visits, data analysis, and drafting of regular activity implementation/monitoring/evaluation reports, need-based.
 Contribute to the recruitment of mobile resources needed to support the implementation of the education programme assigned and ensure that their work assignments are properly managed and documented.
 May be requested to provide inputs for the design of annual plans and reports in relation to the youth education programme.
 Contribute to need assessments, area profiling, and initial assessments in current or new operation areas and informs decisions on area/community selection, programme response and approach, based on own capacity and knowledge.
 Can be deployed temporarily to other field locations for initial assessments, the delivery of education assistance in emergency, initiation/ planning/ coordination/ implementation/ monitoring/ evaluation of non-formal children/youth education activities, recruitment of education staff (permanent and/or mobile) and/or capacity building. Can be re-allocated temporarily to other positions or requested to support other education activities that require a similar expertise, as per the education programme priorities.


Qualifications
o Minimum Bachelor Degree, preferably in education, social work, business or any related field.
o Previous relevant experience (3 years) with children or youth education programmes, (planning, implementing/overseeing the implementation and reporting for education/livelihood activities/projects) & either formal/non-formal education programmes (academic, life-skills and recreational activities for children) or vocational and life skills trainings, entrepreneurship, business set-up, employment, etc.
o Experience in teaching in schools or in direct facilitation of trainings and/or mentoring/ coaching teachers or facilitators (public or private schools, community centres or institutes, etc.)
o Experience in dealing with public stakeholders within the Edu system (e.g. school principals, MoE/DoE representatives, communities).
o Knowledge in pedagogy, child/youth development and evaluation of learning


Specific Vacancy Requirements
Behavioural competencies
o Planning and delivering results
o Empowering and building trust
o Communicating with impact and respect
o Handling stress and insecure environment

3. Others
o Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment
o Highly approachable, trustworthy
o Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
o Respectful and appropriate attitude towards colleagues and beneficiaries.
o High integrity and confidentiality
o Ability to manage conflicting priorities
o Strong organizational and team working skills
o Analysing and critical thinking.

the announcement is valid for 10 days only, please apply as early as possible

Salary and Benefits
In addition to the salary and allowances NRC will cover phone related costs. capacity building opportunities and the possibility to grow professionally within the organization


About us
NRC is a non-governmental, non-profit, humanitarian, independent organisation. It provides assistance to people affected by crises & i.e. refugees, internally displaced people, host communities etc. - to meet their immediate humanitarian needs, prevent further displacement and contribute to durable solutions.
NRC was established in 1946 under the name Aid to Europe, to assist refugees in Europe after World War II. After almost 70 years of interventions all over the world, today NRC is organised as an independent and private foundation that cooperates closely with the UN and other humanitarian organisations, around the world as well as in Norway. NRCs funding base is not only diverse but also flexible, counting a number of different donors including the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations. In 2014 NRC assisted more than four million displaced and conflict-affected people around the world, and raised more than USD 250 million for our humanitarian programming. Currently NRC operates in 25 countries worldwide with over 5,000 staff members, the majority of which are national employees. All NRC projects are supervised by the Head Office of the organization in Oslo while in the Middle East, NRC country offices report to a regional office based in Amman. All the programs are implemented in close coordination with governments and local authorities.
The type of activities implemented in each context varies from country to country depending on the needs on the ground and priorities laid out in strategic response plans of Governments and the UN. However NRC mainly specialises in five programme areas: Education, Shelter, WASH, Food Security as well as supporting displacement affected population to access further services. Moreover, extensive expertise has been gained by the organization over the years also on Collective Shelters Coordination and Management.
In addition, NRC provides expertise as a strategic partner to the UN as well as to national and international actors including governments and line ministries- through its stand-by rosters. Only in 2014 almost 600 humanitarian experts were deployed to 49 countries, making NRCs rosters the most used expert deployment capacity in the humanitarian world.
Finally, NRC promotes and sustains efforts at different levels to keep high the attention on the condition and situation of displaced and vulnerable people affected by ongoing crisis.


Required employees number
1

Posted On
Mar 20, 2019

Expiry Date
Apr 19, 2019

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CV Language
English

Additional questions for applicants
Q1: If you are selected for this position, in how much time can you join NRC?
Q2: If you are selected for this position, would you be willing to travel outside Damascus?




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