Education Specialist NGO Jobs – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Title:           Education Specialist
Organisation: Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian
organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more
dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for
the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter,
education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and
hygiene sectors.
Job Summary: The Education
Specialist is responsible for the
development and monitoring of the Education core competence in West Nile.
Key Duties and
  • Formulate strategies for Education
  • Keenly monitor the Education projects and
    ensure high technical quality and synergies
  • Prepare/verify proposals related to this
  • Tasked with the evaluation, review and
    quality control of ongoing and completed projects
  • Identify trends in conditions/standards
    and donor priorities and assess better ways to assist
  • Responsible for training and development
    of staff
  • Ensure adherence to the CC tools and
    handbooks and other NRC policies
  • Build partnerships in the humanitarian
    community and coordinate with authorities at regional and ministry level
  • Responsible for providing CC contextual
    analysis and needs assessment as input to Country Strategy and Contingency
  • Accountable for development of CC
    strategies and CC Macro LFAs
  • Accountable for ensuring programme M&E
    according to NRCs standards
  • Lead local partners’ assessment, selection
    and capacity building
  • Responsible for development of funding
    forecasts for country programme and grants management calendar, including
    maintaining a schedule for donor reporting and compilation of narrative
    and financial donor reports
  • Accountable for grants opening and closure
    meetings at country level
  • Funding Possibilities –advise AM on
    funding possibilities
  • Accountable for development of grants
    proposals and budgets
  • In-country representation of NRC
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/refugees in
    line with the advocacy strategy
  • Line management of project coordinators,
    M&E staff and other senior program staff
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee
    Council (NRC) Education Specialist job opportunity should hold post
    graduate qualifications in Project Planning and Management or M&E with
    a bachelor’s degree in Education or other related field
  • At least five years’ experience from
    working as a senior Project Manager/Programme Manager in a humanitarian/
    recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in
    complex and volatile humanitarian contexts
  • Documented results related to the
    position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership
  • Knowledge and experience of humanitarian
    context in East Africa
  • Experience in partnership and capacity
  • Documented results in advocacy work for
    refugees or IDPs
  • Broader understanding of the Education
    Core Competence
  • Possess a Valid driver’s license
  • Skilled in managing resources to optimize
  • Experience in managing performance and
  • Skilled in empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Fluency in both written and verbal English
How to Apply:
All interested and qualified Ugandan candidates who wish to join one of
the world’s leading relief organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
should apply by visiting the web link below.
Deadline: 28th May 2017
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