Education Project Officer

About Us


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment.


About the Team
NORCAP solves key challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, in order to better protect vulnerable people’s lives and rights. We build partnerships and projects with national and international organisations and stakeholders. Skilled NORCAP experts contribute to developing partners’ capacity – to identify and address challenges, improve collaboration and encourage new and innovative approaches. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Job Description
Duties & Responsibilities 


  1. Participate in the planning, implementation, expansion, coordination and management of NRC’s AEP activities in Kakuma.
  2. Ensure proper and timely administrative, logistical, and financial arrangements and documentation needed for the implementation of the assigned programme components are prepared by the assigned team, in line with NRC procedures.
  3. Ensure monitoring of the AE programme components assigned, by contributing to data collection, spot visits, data analysis, and drafting of regular activity implementation/monitoring/evaluation reports, need-based.
  4. Ensure mobilization and enrolment of AEP learners at the start-up of the AEP project in close cooperation and coordination with other agencies (in particular UNHCR, UNICEF LWF, FCA, HI and WTK)
  5. Supervise the education technical assistants and teachers assigned, in terms of performance, allocation of tasks, work plan, day-to-day work, and leaves, and support them to further build their capacity and expertise
  6. Ensure timely procurement, development and distribution of training modules, educational materials and equipment and preparation and filing of beneficiary lists and results outcome.
  7. Coordinate with the World Food Program (WFP) to ensure that AEP learners receive school feeding and that all procedures are followed and completed in a timely manner.
  8. Ensure effective pre-positioning, timely, distribution and monitoring of school learning materials.
  9. Promote, advocate and implement community mobilization on the Right to Education for All (EFA), the concept of AEP, INEE standards, girl’s education, protection of vulnerable children and the rights of refugees, IDPs and Children with Disability (CwDs)
  10. Prepare timely periodic AEP progress reports as required by the line manager. (Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly or Quarterly and end of year project reports).
  11. Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities of project and conduct monthly PTA/community coordination meetings per camp.
  12. Any other task relevant to the position as requested by line manager

Professional competencies

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Education oriented towards Primary Education or related field of study, additional P1 certificate is an added advantage.
  2. Have a valid Teaching Certificate (Registered with TSC)
  3. At least 5 years of relevant work experience, at least 2 in Humanitarian, urban informal settlement, pastoralist or other educationally challenged people’s contexts
  4. Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of education projects for at least 3 years mostly in humanitarian assistance.
  5. Ability to initiate, develop, plan and implement an integrated programme.
  6. Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.
  7. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  8. Be able to use a wide variety of computer software, including Word, Excel and Power Point
  9. Experience in Education project management and with evidence of successfully implementation of similar projects
  10. Sound knowledge of Human Rights and Humanitarian Protection programming principles
  11. Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  12. Good communication and interpersonal skills
  13. Participate in appropriate professional development of project portfolio
  14. Willingness to adhere to NRC code of conduct at all times in and outside work

Personal qualities

  1. Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment.
  2. Analyzing and critical thinking.
  3. Empowering and building trust.
  4. Ability to handle stress and insecure environments.
  5. Ability to resolve individual and group conflicts
  6. Ability to cope and support the team to cope well with change.
  7. Good planning and organization skills.
  8. Project implementation supervisory skills.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

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