Job ID

Job Title
Education Officer (Youth Education Programme/Vocational Training Livelihoods

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

• Contributes, in consultation with the Youth Education Team Leader, to the design and piloting of the assigned Youth Education Programme (vocational training, apprenticeship/internships, entrepreneurship, life skills), in line with NRC's education strategy and minimum quality standards.
• Ensures the timely planning, preparation and a high quality implementation of the assigned youth education programme, as per NRC education strategy and minimum quality standards:
 Plan and conduct market assessment studies to understand the labour and business market specificities
 Propose trainings and livelihood opportunities for youth
 Identify, assesses and contribute to the vetting of suitable partners and resources.
 Prepare the plan of activities (schedule, resources, location)
 Ensure that all logistical and administrative preparation needed for organising the education activities for youth are timely done.
 Ensure the implementation of the youth education programme according to the plan agreed.
 Follow up with beneficiaries to ensure support aimed at retaining and successful participation of youth in the programme up to its completion.
 Ensure direct management and problem solving of day-to-day tasks and challenges, in coordination with the line manager.
 Lead the community mobilization efforts in what concerns the youth education programme assigned.
• Contribute to the design of youth vocational training materials, life skills materials and apprenticeship/entrepreneurship programme, in line with NRC's strategy and quality standards.
• Contribute to the identification and selection of suitable and safe locations for the implementation of the children/youth emergency education activities.
• Identify key community resources for the implementation/facilitation of the youth mobile education programme in the supported communities (e.g. community mobilizers, community focal points, etc.). Establishes and maintains effective collaborative relationships with these communities.
• Set beneficiary identification methods for the activities assigned and is responsible for ensuring that a fair selection process is conducted in all assigned communities.
• Contribute 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 youth education programme assigned, by contributing to the design of monitoring and evaluation methodology and tools, data collection, spot visits, data analysis, and writing of regular activity implementation/monitoring/evaluation reports.
• Provide support in identifying and/or strengthening dialogue and collaboration between NRC and relevant stakeholders (including schools, (I)NGOs, community member representatives, etc.). Identifies, evaluates and contributes to the vetting of partners for vocational training or apprenticeships/internships opportunities.
• Contribute to building synergies with other components of the education programme and other core competencies.
• Set minimum requirements and contributes to the recruitment of mobile resources (facilitators, community mobilizers, etc.) needed to support the implementation of the youth mobile education programme. He/she is responsible for ensuring that the newly recruited resources are properly inducted/trained and their work assignments are managed properly together with the education assistants under her/his supervision. Coordinates closely with the Programme Support Assistant to ensure proper contracting and documentation of the mobile resources.
• Confirm suitable safety conditions with the relevant NRC departments and colleagues prior to any activity conducted by the managed team in the schools assigned.
• Prepare and ensuring that all administrative, logistical, and financial arrangements and documentation regarding the youth education programme assigned is in line with NRC standards and procedures.
• Participate 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 officer.
• Previous experience from working in a complex and volatile context
• Previous relevant experience of minimum 3 years from working in education for children and/or youth (planning, implementing/overseeing the implementation and reporting education activities/projects)
• Experience in coordinating teams.
• Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal.

Specific Vacancy Requirements
• Minimum Bachelor Degree, preferably in economics, education, social work, or any related field.
• Knowledge and Experience with youth and education programmes (design, planning, coordinating, implementing, monitoring, evaluating), related to (minimum 3 years):
a) Vocational trainings
b) Youth entrepreneurship/ livelihoods, connecting youth to market opportunities and networks, microfinance.
c) Design & implementation of Market Assessments and Tracer Studies
d) Life skills for youth.
• Experience in designing/adapting youth specific training/ learning materials.
• Experience in facilitating trainings (for youth, preferably).
• Experience in community mobilization, outreach, and successful liaison with key stakeholders (e.g. communities, business environment, etc.)
• Knowledge of and experience in working with relevant line Ministries, Chambers of Commerce and/or private sector partners in promoting improved livelihoods and education for youth.

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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