Education Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council, Tyre, Lebanon

Skill Required:, Education ManagementProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th July, 2020

Job Description

These positions are open on a rolling basis, we will be checking the applications weekly until the 6 positions are filled. Internal candidates will be prioritized.

Duties and responsibilities

The Education Assistant is responsible for assisting the daily implementation of the Education programme and following up in the field and conducting outreach visit and activities.


  • Assist Education Officers in monitoring attendance of children, teachers and bus drivers
  • Conduct Field visits in cooperation with Education Coordinator and Education Officers to define the needs and identify new beneficiaries.
  • Assist with conducting outreach work and collecting information with identified communities.
  • Provide outreach program in the community (life skills and recreational activities) according to the module, curricula, schedule and approach
  • Carry out Survey with children using NRC template and tools (Mobenzi)
  • Enter on daily and weekly basis data related to beneficiaries and activities in the education data base
  • Assist education team in data entry including surveys, observation forms and pre/post test results.
  • Assist in distribution of materials and archiving of distribution lists.
  • Assist in conducting and preparing mapping of relevant services being provided and in regular assessments and producing relevant reports (including focus group discussions, interviews, questionnaires, etc.).
  • Assist with planning work on weekly and monthly basis in accordance with work plan.
  • Contribute to preparation of relevant documents (including contracts, MoUs, brochures, newsletters, information notes, information board updates)
  • Assist with monitoring and following-up on the quality of services provided.
  • Monitoring and supervision of transport for beneficiaries (including accompanying beneficiaries on transport).
  • Assist in designing and typing questionnaires, tests, surveys and other templates.
  • Assist in maintaining archiving system up to date (both in hardcopies and electronically)
  • Assist Education Officers in printing and organizing pre and post tests for beneficiaries
  • Assist in conducting phone calls and filling surveys for outreach or outcome monitoring
  • Assist Education Officers in monitoring attendance of children, teachers and bus drivers
  • Assist in organizing education activities for children, training for teachers and awareness sessions for parents
  • Assist education team in implementing youth led initiatives and follow up on Parents Community’s Group work
  • Maintain relations with refugee and host communities, local authorities and other local actors.
  • Coordinate with other NRC core competency staff at field level.
  • Ensure that all protection related detected cases are referred to the concerned referral focal point and to the related Protection Coordinator
  • Report weekly & monthly (or more often, if required) on activities and results to the relevant NRC staff.
  • Perform any other Education tasks as assigned by line manager.


  • University degree in education or related field.
  • Experience from working with education projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Qualified and experienced teacher/ master trainer.
  • Experience in psycho-social support for children’s and youth’s emotional, social, mental, and spiritual needs.
  • Knowledge of NGO operations and the dynamics of the humanitarian sector is a plus.
  • Strong documentation, research and report writing skills.
  • Knowledge and relevant experience in child protection issues.
  • Experience in designing and presenting training programs.
  • Experience in participatory programs.
  • Experience in community sensitization/ mobilization.
  • Proficiency in English and Arabic, both written and spoken

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Coping with change
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Planning and delivering results


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