Project Officer-Education AT The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) 21 views0 applications


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within Shelter, Education, Food security, Legal Assistance, Camp Management Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sectors.

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been implementing projects for Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees in Northern Uganda, West Nile and South Western Uganda respectively, since 1997. Having smoothly phased-out by end of August 2014 in the North, NRC reopened from September 2014, to compliment efforts of the Government of Uganda and UNHCR in supporting the South Sudanese Refugees currently settled in the Districts of Adjumani, Arua and Yumbe in West Nile. With funding from SIDA, NMFA, ECHO and UNHCR, NRC is implementing integrated projects in Adjumani/Arua/Yumbe refugee settlements. NRC now seeks to recruit Project Officer for its Education Program
The Project Officers shall be responsible for the development and monitoring of all projects (or core competence) in West Nile. The current projects include education, livelihoods/food security and WASH.
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and to check that its partners/employees have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose

Job description

  • Facilitate Education project activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Coordinate with relevant partners
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Supervise, train and develop team
  • 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 activities
  • Specific responsibilities shall include:
  • Supervise and inspect the ALP teachers and Head teachers regularly with specific focus on quality and professionalism
  • Identify training needs of ALP teachers and suggest for relevant trainings to meet the needs.
  • Organize and conduct regular meetings with ALP school/center management committees in view of improving the ALP activities
  • Organize and conduct refresher trainings for ALP school/ Centre Management Committees if necessary.
  • Compile and submit monthly ALP activity reports.
  • Liaise and coordinate with relevant authorities and communities at field level.
  • Identify and register learners for the ALP programme.
  • Update the learners’ and teachers’ data base.
  • Identify and coordinate ALP school/centre logistical needs.
  • Liaise with the School Management Committee (SMC) during follow up of learners and in mobilizing local resources to facilitate teaching.
  • Conduct community sensitization meetings on ALP programme.
  • Guide, supervise and appraise project Assistants under ALP

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Education, Development Studies or related qualification
  • 3 years’ Experience from working as a Education Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Education field

  • Education

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualities

  • Managing resources and achieving results
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Coping with change

Language

  • English

We offer

  • Contract period: 12 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC Uganda general directions
  • Duty Station: Adjumani, West Nile, Uganda

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected

More Information

  • Job City Adjumani, West Nile
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The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Whatever it takes. Wherever, and whenever, we're needed.

We deliver high-quality aid where needs are greatest. When we started our relief efforts after World War Two, humanitarian needs were critical. They still are – and we’re still there, protecting people forced to flee and supporting them as they build a new future. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 30 countries, where we provide food assistance, clean water, shelter, legal aid, and education. We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. When we witness injustices, we alert the world. We promote and defend displaced people's rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

We respond quickly to emergencies. Our expert deployment capacity NORCAP, the world’s most used, boasts around 900 experts from all over the world. Our experts stand ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to support the UN and local authorities in humanitarian crises.

Around 5,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.

Today, a record 60 million people are fleeing war and persecution. Not since World War Two have more people needed our help. The Norwegian Refugee Council assisted more than five million people worldwide in 2015, and with your support, we can help even more.

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