Education Specialist Venezuela

Norwegian Refugee Council, Caracas, Venezuela

Skill Required:, Education Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th September, 2021

Job Description


  • NRC in Venezuela is looking for an Education Specialist to join the Country Office in Caracas. The Specialist is a new role within the structure and provides an exiting opportunity to shape and drive the Education Core Competency and Strategy in Venezuela. In particular, this role has a strong focus on quality assurance and providing technical support to the education team and project implementation.

Role Summary

  • The purpose of the Education Specialist position is to ensure the technical development of the Education Core Competency, strategic direction and quality assurance, the Education strategy and quality control. The Education Specialist is responsible for mentoring, training, and the capacity development of relevant Education staff.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and roll-out NRC Venezuela Education strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs that are aligned with regional and global strategies and priorities, in coordination with the others Core Competencies (CCs) Specialists/PDMs
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
  • Responsible for monitoring the Education sector specific situation in country and initiate relevant assessments to increase scope, respond to emergencies or adapt programmes to the context
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of Education staff
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Lead all Education assessments and response analyses, together with other CCs, and advise the Country Programme in appropriate and relevant actions required
  • Scoping, facilitating and encouraging innovative approaches to programming in the Country Office for increased programme efficiency and effectiveness
  • Ensure high quality implementation of Education initiatives by supporting field education teams in the planning of all phases of the projects
  • Work with the Area Managers, Head of Programme and M&E Manager on Education project monitoring including baselines, end-lines, midterm reviews, lesson learning exercises and evaluations and ensure learning informs programming
  • Undertake reporting and documentation of relevant experiences and actively participate in M&E activities through the PCM
  • Provision of technical advice at field level and advising the Country Director, Head of Programme, Area Managers and Education Coordinators on technical strategy, approaches and best practices
  • Support the use of the Better Learning Programme
  • Contributing to the development of systems to improve targeting, appropriateness and to reduce the risk of aid diversion and conflict of interest by program staff, local authorities and local partners
  • A full Job Descripion detailing all responsibilities can be found below

Required competencies, skills and experience:

  • Relevant higher education preferably in areas of Education in Emergencies (including Non-Formal Education)
  • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

Education expertise

  • Strong capacity in leading proposal development
  • Documented experience working with donors and conversant with their technical frameworks, strategic priorities and reporting requirements (e.g. NMFA, SIDA, ECHO, UNICEF)
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Experience with EiE, Formal and Non-Formal Education
  • Strong skills in implementation and quality assurance
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in spoken Spanish; and strong written Spanish
  • Knowledge of the context in Venezuela
  • Experience of advocacy work
  • Experience of technical legal advocacy
  • Experience of implementing youth and emergency education.


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