Job ID

Job Title
Education Assistant [Youth Education Programme/Mobile]

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/Team leader (line manager) for the design/contextualization of the Youth Mobile Education Programme (vocational training, life skills), in line with NRC's education strategy and minimum quality standards.
• Support the Education Officer/ Youth Education Team Leader (line manager) in planning (schedule, locations, resources, targets), and coordinating the implementation of the youth mobile education programme. Is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the activities in line with the agreed plan and with NRC's education strategy and minimum quality standards (either alone or together with Education Assistants under her/his coordination):
 conduct market assessments to understand the labour market opportunities and the vocational skills demand to support the selection of vocational trainings and curricula development
 Identify and initiatives collaboration, as per need, with workshops/schools/communities that allow youth to practice the vocational skills being acquired.
 prepare the plan and schedule of the mobile trainings
 Ensure direct coordination with and manages the tasks of the youth mobile education programme assistants and facilitators, as per need.
 Monitor Youth performance and uses a range of strategies to support their learning pathways
 Ensure that all logistical and administrative preparation needed for organising mobile education activities for youth are timely done.
 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 mobile education programme.
• Coordinate the Youth Mobile Education Team in implementing the youth education programme assigned and supports them to further build their technical capacity and skills.
• Support the line manager in developing and or revising training and learning, recreational, PSS materials and tools for youth mobile education activities, in English and Arabic, and organizes and facilitates trainings/trainings of trainers/ workshops.
• Contribute to the identification and selection of suitable and safe locations for the implementation of the youth mobile 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.
• Advise the line manager on 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.
• Support the line manager to build synergies with other components of the education programme and other core competencies. Constantly liaises with relevant departments, as per need.
• 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 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 or trainings for children/youth education programmes.
• Experience in community mobilization, outreach, and successful liaison with key stakeholders (e.g. communities, schools, etc.)
• Experience in coordinating/supervising teams.
• 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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