Education Coordinator at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job FieldEducation / Teaching
Job TypeFull-Time
LocationAdamawa State Borno State
Experience2 years

Webcruiter ID: 4292998990
Locations: Borno South & Yola, Adamawa
Full-time/part-time: Full-time
Employment Type: Contract
Percentage of Full-time: 100
Start Date: 20/10/2020
End Date: 31/12/2020
Reports to: The Education Coordinator reports to the Area Manager (South) with technical management by the Education Specialist.

Job Description

  • NRC is looking for an Education Coordinator for our Borno South and Adamawa State Area office in North-East Nigeria.
  • The purpose of the Education Coordinator position is to lead and implement the Area Office Education project portfolio according to Plan of Action.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adhering to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Promoting the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Line managing Education Officers and Assistants in field offices and providing them with technical and administrative support in their duties.
  • Identifying capacity gaps and providing informal capacity development for staff.
  • Preparing monitoring documents, workplans, activity reports, spending plans and procurement plans for activities.
  • Ensuring that quality activities are implemented on time and in compliance with organizational and donor requirements.
  • Conducting regular field visits to project locations to ensure timeliness and quality of implementation in the field and provide regular updates on project status.
  • Contributing to the development of country education strategies and project design.
  • Applying protection and prevention mechanisms in all project activities and interactions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and beneficiaries
  • Managing and monitoring project budgets and ensuring spending is compliant with the project budget.
  • Representing NRC in meetings and coordination with education actors in the area, communities and LGA education and government representatives.
  • Supporting the Education Specialist on development of proposals, concept notes and contextualization of activities and materials.

Professional Competencies:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience implementing education in a humanitarian, development or recovery context
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical education expertise in education programming
  • Development of reports, workplans and other project planning tools
  • Experience managing staff
  • Experience coordinating with local government and community representatives
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Candidates with University or Advanced Degree preferred; significant experience in the field of Education, PSS or Child Protection will be considered in lieu
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Context-Specific Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of the humanitarian situation and implementation challenges in Northeast Nigeria
  • Fluency in Hausa and one other spoken language in Borno Central and/or Borno North
  • Experience liaising with multiple stakeholders at the LGA level an asset

Personal Qualities:

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

We Can Offer

  • Commencement: October 20th, 2020
  • Duration: 3 months (renewable)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions Grade Level 7
  • Duty Station: Yola – covering Area South
  • Travel: Frequent travels outside Yola is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.

Method of Application

Application Procedures and CV Registration

  • Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV.
  • There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location.

Interested and qualified? Go to Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on to apply


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