Education Coordinator

Norwegian Refugee Council, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Education Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
23rd March, 2019

Job Description

An estimated 905,000 Rohingya refugees currently reside in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, over 700,000 of whom fled extreme violence in Myanmar in late 2017. They reside in refugee camps, which are among the most congested camps in the world, with limited access to basic services, including adequate sanitation, healthcare, livelihoods and education.

The refugees have put an immense strain on the Bangladeshi’s living in Cox’s Bazar, however, despite the challenges, the Bangladeshi communities were the first to respond when the Rohingya arrived and generously continue to host the refugees, and many of the local communities are now also in need of support.

NRC has been present in Bangladesh since 2016, working through partnerships with local NGO’s. We have since scaled up our presence in Bangladesh, obtaining legal registration in November 2018, allowing us to better respond to the Rohingya influx. Alongside our partners, we provide assistance to refugees and local communities through Education programming and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) activities.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate is a senior professional in Bangladesh with a background in education. This person is motivated to educate and advocate for those in need and has experience working in a humanitarian context. They are passionate about using their skills to reach out to the community and have a positive impact.

Key Task and Responsibilities

  • Line management and capacity building of Education project field staff
  • Contribute to Education strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps
  • Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Education projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from PDM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Design and conduct trainings and roll-out plan for LCFA stopgap materials for the Education Sector, in cooperation with external stakeholders
  • Provide leadership and support on design and roll-out of NRC’s new youth and adolescent programming, including life skills and vocational training

Key Education and Skills Requirements

  • Candidates with a university and/or advanced degree preferred; significant experience in the field of education, PSS or child protection considered in lieu
  • Experience working on Education project implementation in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in Bangla required; Rohingya or local language an asset
  • Proven ability to effectively facilitate trainings at both the office and field level Previous experience supervising large and diverse teams; remote management experience an asset
  • Knowledge of education context in Cox’s Bazar; understanding of the circumstances, needs and challenges host community and refugee children face
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and psychosocial support
  • Experience with youth/adolescent TVET programming, particularly life skills and livelihoods/IGA


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