Education Team Leader

Norwegian Refugee Council, Assosa, Ethiopia

Skill Required:, Education ManagementProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th August, 2021

Job Description

Role and responsibilities

The Education Project Team Leader is responsible for the implementation of education project activities at refugee Camps, and across all NRC project sites in Benishangul Gumuz Region (Metekel, Kamashi , Assosa) and Awi zone in Amhara region.

Generic responsibilities

  • Coordinate Refugee and hosting community education activities according to NRC Global and Ethiopia county strategy plans and Projects,
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements,
  • Support and guide Education Project Officers, Education Project Assistants to Involve in the proper implementation of Project activities (Youth education and training, Accelerated education programme and education in emergency)
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Coordinate with monitoring agencies (ARRA and UNHCR) for the refugee education projects and government agencies and relevant partners on the education in emergency projects,
  • Initiate procurements, support and guide education project officers, education project assistants and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Train and develop team (both National and refugee staffs)
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required
  • Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the education activities
  • Continuously maintain the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of the education programme

Specific responsibilities

  • Initiate and lead need assessments and contribute for the developments of  project proposals to ensure the implementation of NRC’s strategy and objectives at the area office level,
  • Plan and conduct periodic monitoring to youth education and training programme centers at refugee camps,  Accelerated education programme and education in emeregency programme and provide technical support and to ensure that the Education strategy and quality standards are being followed,
  • In consultation with the education Coordinator, identifying training needs to education team in the area office and its timely application,
  • Collecting and compiling monthly reports from education officers and education project assistants, and share with PC,
  • Supervises and directly monitors the education programme implementation in line with global and country strategic plans,
  • Liaison with relevant authorities, communities and community representatives at field level.
  • Support the education officers and education project assistants on the beneficiary selection,  documentation of beneficiary list, proper management of attendance target groups,
  • Continuously updating learners’ and teachers’ database and its proper documentation,
  • Follow-up the and maintained coordination/synergy of the education programme with other Core competencies
  • Regularly follow-up the performance of national staff and provision of guidance and support though through the work and development process,
  • Identifying and coordinating education /training centers’ logistic needs.
  • Carryout any additional tasks assigned by the line supervisors


  • Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. Details about NRC’s competencies are to be found in the Competency Framework. Competencies are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following three categories:

Professional competencies

  • These skills, knowledge and experience are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • A minimum of Master’s degree in education, preferably in Pedagogical science, Educational Psychology, Educational planning and Management or related  
  • 4 years’ experience of working as a Project Officer/Team leader in the education sector/skill training programme, and humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, Amharic and other local languages


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