26 May 2017

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 Responsibilities:   
  • Formulate strategies for Education programme
  • Keenly monitor the Education projects and ensure high technical quality and synergies
  • Prepare/verify proposals related to this sector
  • 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 Plan
  • 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 Experience:
  • 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 skills/profile
  • Knowledge and experience of humanitarian context in East Africa
  • Experience in partnership and capacity building
  • 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 results
  • Experience in managing performance and development
  • 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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