Education Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council, Gadarif, Sudan

Skill Required:, Education ManagementProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th January, 2021

Job Description

Job Description

Generic responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, with strict adherence to the Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding policies
  • Assist with the implementation of the Education portfolio
  • Prepare and develop status reports and other documents as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote the rights of refugees, IDPs, returnees and the host community in-line with SPERE and INEE Minimum Standards
  • Promote and share ideas for project and activity improvement
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need using vulnerability criteria to support learner registration

Specific responsibilities

  • Provide daily support to education incentive staff and teachers, and supervise daily workers in line with programme objectives and NRC quality standards
  • Ensure direct communication and feedback with beneficiaries and stakeholders at field level, with a focus on community leaders, headmasters/principals, teachers and students
  • Lead in mobilization and sensitization of community members
  • Assist with capacity building activities for beneficiaries, with a focus on teachers
  • Organize, support and participate in Mother’s Groups, PTAs, School Improvement Plans and School-Based Management Committees
  • Regularly travel to the field to support education/PSS interventions and classroom/WASH construction activities; monitor and ensure regular needs for supplies are met
  • Organize and implement distributions of teaching and learning supplies and materials; maintain records of commodity movements and secure appropriate supporting documents
  • Ensure ongoing monitoring and reporting of project outputs/outcomes at field level per the M&E plan and donor requirement
  • Ensure complaints and feedback response mechanism is in place at field level
  • Ensure schools and learning spaces are safe for children and report all protection concerns immediately

Generic professional competencies:

  • Experience working in a humanitarian/recovery context preferred
  • Experience working in complex and volatiles contexts preferred
  • Basic computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook and Excel required
  • Ability to work diligently both independently and in a team setting required
  • Willingness to travel regularly to the field in under-resourced settings required
  • Fluency in Arabic, both written and verbal required; some English language skills preferred

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the EiE context in Sudan is preferred
  • Knowledge of the circumstances, needs and challenges displacement and conflict-affected refugee, host community, returnee and IDP children face preferred
  • Experience with EiE and formal basic education in a humanitarian context preferred
  • Experience working with children and/or educators preferred
  • Experience liaising with and mobilizing local and community stakeholders preferred
  • Field level experience with an NGO an asset
  • Understanding of SPHERE and INEE Minimum Standards an asset


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