Education Technical Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council , Kunduz, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Education Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd June, 2019

Job Description

Purpose of the Job:

NRC programme aims to ensure that vulnerable people (returnees, refugees, as well as people internally displaced by conflicts or natural disasters) are able to meet their essential needs – in terms of quality, diversity and quantity – both in times of emergency and in situations of protracted displacement. Education programme seeks to enable vulnerable displaced people to access to quality education.
The Education Technical Assistant -BLP with direct supervision of Education Officer, and Education Coordinator-BLP within Education Core Competency will be responsible primarily for training education Supervisors and teachers in integrated psycho-social support activities through NRC’s Better Learning Programme syllabi in targeted and assigned active education grants. This will include provision of inputs in designing and improving training materials, co-facilitate Training of Trainers, supporting and observing BLP programing and providing regular reports on the progress of BLP capacity building. The Education Technical Assistant (BLP) has overall responsibility of observing BLP classes, conducting BLP surveys and arranging parents’ meetings.

Note: For more details about the position, kindly refer to the job description attached at the bottom

Job description:

Generic responsibilities:

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist a range of support with the implementation of the Education project portfolio according to plan of action
  • Implements independently procedures and activities within own function or core competency as delegated
  • Responsible for organizing and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the specialist area of work in which technical assistance and support is being provided, in order to be most effective in supporting the team
  • Use initiative in day to day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement in your area of expertise

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manage annual BLP calendar including training, distributions, surveys, teacher supervision and monthly and end of year reporting
  • Continuously participate and provide inputs in develop and update training materials to meet the needs of the region when rolling out BLP
  • Support the strengthening of psychosocial support and child protection referral systems in the field office
  • Co-facilitate and support with other relevant trainings including in child protection and life skills for young people
  • Support with needs assessments and community and parent sensitization regarding BLP
  • Provide technical support to the field team (supervisors and teachers) in particular with regards to working with parents and with supervision for teachers
  • Prepare regular progress reports, related to BLP and submit to the Education Officer/Coordinator/PM
  • Prepare lessons learnt and success stories of successful programme implementation and share them with the Education Officer/Coordinator/PM
  • Provide inputs in preparation of BLP related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other needed documents for programme quality
  • Provide support in the overall implementation of ALP, CBE, SIP and Education Project.
  • Any other task as assigned by Immediate line manager.


  • At least 3 years of progressive experience in similar role with INGOs and UN centered in Education sector.
  • Understanding of child protection concerns within the context
  • Knowledge of Cultural awareness, Traditional sensitivity and Security context in Kunduz province.
  • Knowledge and experience in psycho-social support in humanitarian settings
  • Knowledge of relevant legal and policy frameworks, international and domestic
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Flexible and creative
  • Experience in developing and delivering capacity building packages
  • Facilitation and Coordination: demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders and develop consensus and joint working.
  • Excellent knowledge of Pashto and Dari languages
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Education field:

Education title: Graduation Certificate of Teacher Training Center and/or University degree in either Social studies, Education or Psychology (Education Management, Education Planning, Education in Emergencies, Psychology, psycho-social counselling).

Personal qualities:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results


  • Dari
  • Pashto
  • English


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