Education Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council, Lebanon

Skill Required:, Education Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th July, 2019

Job Description

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Role and responsibilities:

The Education assistant is responsible for the daily implementation and follow up in the field and conducting outreach visit and activities.

Generic responsibilities:

  • Monitor and report on the project activities and ensure compliance with plans and NRC standards
  • Work with the communities for the identification and enrollment of children in the community center or NFE activities.
  • Carry out awareness session and outreach information visit with refugees and host communities
  • Distribute and monitor the use of educational materials according to procedures
  • Assist the teachers in their work
  • Suggest new methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities
  • Carry out data collection and Survey with children using NRC template and tools as require
  • Prepare and file relevant documents as required by line manager
  • Ensure that NRC’s related activities are implemented within NRC’s Protection mainstreaming guidelines and report any breaches/concerns to the line manager and/or focal point for proper action
  • Ensure that all protection related detected cases are referred to the concerned referral focal point and to the related Protection Coordinator

Specific responsibilities:

  • Conduct Field visits to the IS and Collective shelters in cooperation with ETO and EC to define the needs and identify new beneficiaries
  • Assist with preparation of outreach work and conduct frequent outreach 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 twice per cycle using NRC template and tools (Mobenzi)
  • Enter on daily and weekly basis data related to beneficiaries and activities in the education data base
  • Assist in developing and maintaining relations with refugee and host communities, local authorities, volunteers, and other local actors.
  • Assist in conducting and preparing regular mapping of relevant services being provided.
  • Assist in conducting regular assessments and producing relevant reports (including focus group discussions, interviews, questionnaires, etc.).
  • Organize and provide awareness sessions for children and parents.
  • Assist with planning work on weekly and monthly basis in accordance with work plan
  • Contribute to preparation of relevant documents (including brochures, information notes, information board updates) for target communities.
  • Coordinate with all other trainers, ETOs, and EC.
  • Coordinate with other NRC core competency staff at field level.
  • 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 the needed forms, questionnaires and other templates.
  • Assist in maintaining archiving system up to date (both in hardcopies and electronically).
  • Report weekly & monthly (or more often, if required) on activities and results to the relevant NRC staff.
  • Carry out any administrative tasks related to education as requested and agreed upon.
  • Prepare attendance records.

Critical interfaces:

  • Refugees focal point
  • Local authorities
  • Other NRC core competencies


  • Professional Competencies
  • University degree in education or related field.
  • Experience from working with education projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Minimum of 1 year of working experience in non-governmental organization.
  • 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.
  • Experience in participatory programs.
  • Proficiency in English & Arabic both written and spoken

Behavioral competencies:

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


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