Education Assistants

Norwegian Refugee Council, Khartoum, Sudan

Skill Required:, Education ManagementProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th August, 2020


Job Description

The Norwegian Refugee Council has an interesting and rewarding opportunity to be part of our newest country of operation - Sudan.
The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the programme. Focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be Khartoum state, South Kordofan and Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States.
As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring Three (3) Education Assistants to be part of establishing NRC's programme in Sudan.

Duties and 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 requirements
  • 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
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line and/or technical manager

Qualifications

  • 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
  • Candidates with a university and/or advanced degree preferred; significant experience in the field of Education, PSS or Child Protection considered in lieu

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environment
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect

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