Job ID

Job Title
Education Assistant (Children Education Program in Schools)

To work for
NRC | Norwegian Refugee Council



Field of Work
Education/Training - Humanitarian/Disasters

Job Type
Full time

Military service
Not Specified

Minimum Education Level
Bachelor/ License Degree

• Provide support to the education officer for the design/contextualization of the children non-formal children education programme aimed at creating welcoming environments in schools, in line with NRC's strategy and quality standards.
• Is responsible, with the support of the education officer, for the planning (schedule, locations, resources, and targets), coordinating, and implementation of the education activities in the assigned schools, in line with NRC's education strategy, yearly planning, targets, and quality standards. She/he is directly reponsible, in the assigned schools, for activities that are aimed at:
a) Creating a more welcoming environment for students:
* Facilitation of teacher training and coaching
* Designing/organizing activities with parents,
* Designing activities with children based on suitable selection and representation mechanisms;
b) Supporting the return to learning and identification of most suitable pathways for out of schoolchildren and youth, in collaboration with the Children Non-Formal Education Team through educational support, recreational and PPS activities. She/he will be responsible for the implementation of the programme and coordination and supervision of resources in the schools assigned.
• Support the education officer in developing and/or revising materials, tools, and activities in English and Arabic for the education programme implemented by NRC in schools (such as, but not limited to: training need assessments, design of training curricula and follow up/evaluation tools; materials for awareness sessions and activities with parents and children.), and organizing and facilitating trainings/trainings of trainers/ workshops.
• Contribute to the assessment and selection of schools for the participation in the programme
• Contribute to the identification of key community resources for the implementation/facilitation of the children transition education programme conducted in their assigned schools (e.g. facilitators, community focal points, parents, etc.). Establishes and maintains effective collaborative relationships with the school principle, teachers, staff, parents, students, facilitators and community representatives.
• Advice the education officer on beneficiary identification methods for the activities assigned and is responsible for ensuring that a fair selection process is conducted in all assigned schools.
• Contributes to need assessments, area profiling, and initial assessments in current or new operation areas (data collection, analysis and report writing, as per need) and informs decisions on area/community selection, programme response and approach, based on own capacity and knowledge.
• Ensure the monitoring and quality check of the NRC activities conducted in the assigned schools by contributing to data collection, spot visits, data analysis and drafting of regular activity implementation and monitoring reports.
• Provide support in identifying and/or strengthening collaboration and dialogue between NRC and relevant stakeholders (including schools, (I) NGOs, community member representatives, etc.)
• Support the Education Officer to build synergies with other components of the education programme and other core competencies. Constantly liaises with relevant departments, as per need.
• Contribute to the recruitment of mobile resources (facilitators, community mobilizers, etc.) needed to support the implementation of the children transition education programme in the schools assigned. He/She is responsible for ensuring that the newly recruited resources are properly inducted/trained and their work assignments are managed properly in collaboration with other education teams involved. Coordinates closely with the Programme Support Assistant to ensure proper contracting and documentation of the mobile resources.
• Is responsible for confirming suitable safety conditions with the relevant NRC departments and colleagues prior to any activity conducted by the managed team in the field.
• Is responsible for ensuring that all administrative, logistical, and financial arrangements and documentation for the activities assigned/coordinated is prepared as per NRC standards.
• Participates in the development of communication tools (ex.: newsletters / Success Stories/ Briefing Notes)
• 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.

• Minimum Bachelor Degree.
• Previous experience from working in a humanitarian/recovery context, preferably as a project assistant.
• Previous experience from working in a complex and volatile context
• Previous relevant experience of minimum 1 year from working in education for children and/or youth (planning, implementing/overseeing the implementation and reporting education activities/projects)
• Very good in English and Arabic, both written and verbal.

Specific Vacancy Requirements
• Experience in facilitating activities with children or trainings for trainers (ToT) related to activities/programmes for children.
• Teaching experience or experience in delivering trainings for teachers
• Experience in building relationship with key stakeholders (e.g: schools principals, communities, etc)
• Preferable education related field degree.
• Experience in overseeing the implementation of activities and reporting

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.

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Posted On
Mar 05, 2018

Expiry Date
Apr 04, 2018


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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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