Education Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council, Khartoum, Sudan

Skill Required:, Education Advising
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th August, 2020

Job Description

The Norwegian Refugee Council has an interesting and rewarding opportunity to be part of our newest country of operation - Sudan.

The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the programme. Focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be Khartoum state, South Kordofan and Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States.

As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring Two (2) Education Officers to be part of establishing NRC's programme in Sudan.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure high levels of technical quality in the field when implementing Education activities
  • Ensure that procurement and distribution of materials and equipment is timely and in line with NRC policies and procedures; ensure accuracy of portfolio inventory (assets, supplies, materials)
  • Contribute to assessments (baseline, needs, market)
  • Ensure accurate project documentation, including collection of monitoring data and tracking of progress on output indicators; utilize data to contribute to reports as requested by management
  • Facilitate relationships with communities and community leaders to ensure buy-in and Do No Harm
  • Identify and document key protection issues at project sites
  • Supervise the field team and ensure capacity building
  • Provide support on youth/adolescent programming, including vocational training, life skills, basic literacy/numeracy, and alternative/accelerated education
  • Provide support for EiE and formal school activities, including distributions, construction activities, trainings, parent and community group activities, WASH, SIPs and multi-purpose cash
  • Support identification of needs for teachers, PTAs, SBMCs, SIPs
  • Contribute to proposal and strategy development through input on needs/gaps
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line and/or technical manager


  • Experience working in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience working in complex and volatiles contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Solid computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Ability to work diligently both independently and in a team setting
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Willingness to travel regularly to the field in under-resourced settings
  • Fluency in Arabic, both written and verbal required; significant English language skills preferred
  • Context related skills, knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of the EiE context in Sudan is required
  • Knowledge of the circumstances, needs and challenges displacement and conflict-affected refugee, host community, returnee and IDP children face preferred
  • Experience with youth/adolescent programming and linkages to livelihoods an asset
  • Experience with EiE and formal basic education in a humanitarian context preferred
  • Experience working with children and/or educators required
  • Experience liaising with local and community stakeholders preferred
  • Experience with project procurement and budget tracking a priority
  • Field level experience with an NGO preferred
  • Understanding of SPHERE and INEE Minimum Standards is required
  • Candidates with a university and/or advanced degree preferred; significant experience in the field of Education, PSS or Child Protection considered in lieu

Personal qualities

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Managing resources and achieving results
  • Handling insecure environments


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