Education Coordinator (Geneina) – NRC


Job Description

Education Coordinator Sudan Geneina

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification4109
Job CategoryEducation
Apply Before20/12/2021, 13:53
Job ScheduleFull time

Education Coordinator (National Position)

P.S: Please ensure that you fill in all details before submitting your application on NRC people (Oracle HR). Empty and incomplete applications will not be considered.

NRC resumed operations in Sudan in 2020, providing humanitarian assistance, protection, and durable solutions. Our country programme integrates all of NRC’s six core competencies (camp management, education, ICLA, livelihoods, shelter, and WASH), and provides a rapid response capacity (including for the recent refugee emergency in eastern Sudan), and thematic capacities for cash and markets-based approaches, advocacy, digital modes of assistance, and co-leading various technical and strategic coordination platforms.

The purpose of the Education Coordinator position is to implement delegated Education project portfolio activities. The following is a brief description of the role.

Duties & responsibilities

  1. e management of Education project field staff
  2. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures and awareness of NRC global and regional strategies
  3. Contribute to national Education strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps; consider where appropriate the role of cash-based interventions and market-based programmes
  4. Identify implementation opportunities for cash-based and market-based interventions
  5. Support staff to implement quality and timely programmes
  6. Contribute to creating an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, working with support teams in the institutionalisation of cash
  7. Responsible for the implementation of strategic plans and the management of day-to-day project activities including staff, budget and assets in area of responsibility (AOR)
  8. Provide technical and logistics/operational support and oversight to project staff on youth programming and EiE programming, including budget management
  9. Plan, monitor and evaluate education activities in area of responsibility; ensure SOPs are in place and logistical and operational needs are met
  10. Provide leadership and support on the design and rollout of NRC’s programming
  11. Coordinate delegated portfolio of activities in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, ensuring high technical quality
  12. Promote the rights of refugees, IDPs, returnees and the host community in line with SPHERE and the INEE Minimum Standards
  13. Contribute to the development of project proposals, logframes, workplans and budgets
  14. Contribute to Education strategy development, as well as advocacy and emergency strategies and action plans; provide input on needs/gaps
  15. Representation and coordination in internal and external forums on behalf of NRC Education in AOR, including with the Cluster/Sector/WG and other active NGOs/UN agencies
  16. Liaise and collaborate with relevant government/local authorities and other key stakeholders
  17. Provide supervision, motivation, and support to the Education team, including recruitment, orientation, training, and performance management
  18. Ensure capacity building of project staff and the transfer of key skills; support capacity building of teachers and other education personnel
  19. Prepare accurate monthly, quarterly and final narrative reports, logframes, and Sector 5Ws
  20. Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line and/or technical manager

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Experience working in an Education project implementation position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Solid computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Willingness to travel regularly to the field in under-resourced settings
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal required
  • Knowledge of the Education context in Sudan is required, and Darfur preferred
  • Knowledge of the circumstances, needs and challenges displacement and conflict-affected refugee, host community, returnee and IDP children face preferred
  • Experience with youth/adolescent programming and linkages to livelihoods an asset
  • Experience with EiE and formal education in a humanitarian context preferred
  • Experience working with children and/or educators required
  • Experience liaising with multiple stakeholders including government, donor, UN and NGO partners a priority
  • Experience with strategic development, including proposal and budget creation preferred
  • Experience with project/programme start-up/scale-up an asset
  • Experience managing an office and/or field team is required
  • Understanding of SPHERE and INEE Minimum Standards is required
  • Candidates with a university and/or advanced degree preferred; significant experience in the field of Education, PSS or Child Protection considered in lieu


Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Geneina Field Office 

Duration of contract : 12 months 

Travel : 50%

NB:All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable. 

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment. 

The NRC headquarters is located in Oslo and has about 280 employees. Additionally the organisation has a presence in Brussels, Geneva, Washington, D.C., Berlin, London and Addis Ababa. NRC was established in 1946 under the name “Europahjelpen” (“Aid to Europe”), to assist refugees in Europe after World War II.

For jobs from The Norwegian Refugee Council visit: NRC Jobs Page

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