Education Project Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council, Kenya

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd January, 2020

Job Description

The NRC East Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC
started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007. NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counselling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab and Kakuma.
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s
core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

The purpose of the officer position is day to day implementation of the Education Project. To provide overall designs, initiatives and implementation support in the Dadaab NRC Education Project, and also support the Project’s planning, monitoring and reporting/documentation of progress and lessons learnt. The Pro

Duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated Education project portfolio according to plan of action
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  • Assist during the Mobilization and enrolment of AEP learners at the start-up of the AEP project in close cooperation and coordination with other agencies (in particular UNHCR, UNICEF, LW, HI, WTK and Save the Children).
  • Participate in the planning, implementation, expansion, coordination and management of NRC’s AEP activities in Dadaab.
  • Assist in the development of operational activity plans, budget proposals and project narrative reports.
  • Coordinate with Education actors including the Ministry of Education (MoE) and local education partners, refugee and host communities, NGOs, UN Agencies and other stakeholders
  • Give inputs to KIE during the development of the AEP curriculum and assist in presenting and training the teachers and other stakeholders in how to use the curriculum.
  • Break down the annual work plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly plans detailed for implementation.
  • Identify training gaps and enhance the capacity of Headmaster, teacher, PTA and community capacity by developing school management training programs, teacher training programs and teaching materials with a particular emphasis on participatory methodologies and cross-cutting issues.
  • Coordinate training activities with other stakeholders and in particular with UNHCR/UNICEF, MoE and KIE (for curriculum development/trainings) and aim at incorporating the teacher training into a national certified system.
  • Coordinate activities within and between AEP schools to ensure a holistic approach and learning.
  • Monitor, evaluate and ensure that the project activities are consistent with plans, budget lines and expected outputs within NRC’s Project strategy and other standards
  • Ensure timely procurement, development and distribution of training modules, educational materials and equipment and preparation and filing of beneficiary lists and results outcome.
  • Coordinate with the World Food Program (WFP) to ensure that AEP learners receive school feeding and that all procedures are followed and completed in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the enrolment of learners and in the recruitment of academic teachers and school management.
  • Coordinate assessments, progress tracking, sensitization/mobilization and follow-up on urgent issues.
  • Ensure effective pre-positioning, distribution and monitoring of school learning materials
  • Promote, advocate and implement community mobilization on the Right to Education for All (EFA), the concept of AEP, INEE standards, girl’s education, protection of vulnerable children and the rights of refugees, IDPs and children with special needs.
  • Follow up on the project budget associated with the ALP activities.
  • Prepare timely periodic AEP progress reports as required. (Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly or Quarterly and end of year project reports?)
  • Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology EdTech project, methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities and learning using Technology.
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities of project and conduct monthly PTA/community coordination meetings per camp.
  • Provide staff recruitment, supervision, management and timely Performance management.
  • Prepare and file relevant documents as required by line manager
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by line manager


  • Bachelor’s degree in Eeducation oriented towards Primary Education or related field of study and additional P1 certificate is an added advantage
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience, at least 2 in Humanitarian, urban informal settlement, pastoralist or other educationally challenged people’s contexts.
  • Experience in Education project management and with evidence of successfully implementation of similar projects
  • Experience in supervising, training, and coaching teachers and team staffs
  • Experience in emergency education will be highly desirable
  • Sound knowledge of Human Rights and Humanitarian Protection programming principles.
  • Experience from working as an education Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good planning and organisation skills
  • Budget management skill
  • Project implementation supervisory skills
  • Ability to resolve individual and group conflicts
  • Team player skills with participatory approaches and proficiency in report writing.
  • Ability to work under pressure, and independently with limited supervision
  • Possess high cultural awareness and sensitivity

Personal qualities

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • Conflict resolution
  • Mobilization skills and Working with Communitieject Officer report to Project Coordinator.


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