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  • Job Position: Education Officer
  • Job Identification: 1060
  • Job Location: Jos, Plateau
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Job Category: Education
  • Level: Grade Level 5 Step 1 (Nigerian National)
  • Reports to: Education Coordinator
  • Travel: 30% travel to other implementing LGA’s
  • Commencement: 1st April 2021
  • Duration and type of contract: 12 months

NRC’s Education Core Competency is currently implementing projects focused on support to non-formal education and formal literacy,  numeracy, and vocational education classes for children and youth. These activities include teacher training, construction of temporary learning spaces, community mobilization, and training for school-based management councils.  NRC will be implementing a  grant focused on vocational training, livelihoods, and peacebuilding in Plateau State.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.

Job Description

  • NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015 in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Yola Area Office, Field Offices in Borno and Adamawa states, and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Livelihoods & Food Security (LFS); Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Education and Camp Management Camp Coordination (CCCM) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.
  • NRC’s Education Core Competency is currently implementing projects focused on support to non-formal education and formal literacy, numeracy, and vocational education classes for children and youth.  These activities include teacher training, construction of temporary learning spaces, community mobilization, and training for school-based management councils. NRC will be implementing a grant focused on vocational training, livelihoods, and peacebuilding in Plateau State.
  • NRC is looking for an Education Officer for our Plateau State Office in east-central Nigeria. The purpose of the Education Officer position is to the day-to-day implementation of the Education project.
  • The Education Officer reports to the Education Coordinator – Jos.

Generic Responsibilities

  • These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.
  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines
  • Implement delegated CC project portfolio according to the plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement

Specific Responsibilities

  • Adhering to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures
  • Line managing two Education Assistants and provide technical and administrative support and capacity development.
  • Preparing key planning documents including work plans to support the achievement of project indicators.
  • Ensuring that activities are implemented on time and in compliance with organizational and donor requirements.
  • Monitoring and ensuring that spending is compliant with the project budget.
  • Monitoring implementation and documentation of activities in the field.
  • Engaging with community leaders, parents, youth, and other stakeholders.
  • Applying protection and prevention mechanisms in all project activities and interactions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and beneficiaries
  • Representing NRC in meetings and coordination with education actors in the area, communities, and LGA education and government representatives.

Critical Interfaces:
The Education Project Officer will interact with the following:

  • Project planning and implementation: Area Manager, Education Coordinator, Education Specialist, Field Office Coordinator, Support Coordinators
  • Area operations: Area Manager, Field Office Coordinator, Education Coordinator
  • Staff capacity building: Area Manager, Education Coordinator, Education Specialist
  • Sector coordination and representation: other NGOs and UN agencies working in education in the area and Education Secretaries for the LGA, beneficiary communities.

Scale and Scope of Position:

  • Staff: Direct line management of two Education Technical Assistants and associated Community Base Workers and contractors.
  • Stakeholders: Key external stakeholders including local MoE and SAME officials, CSOs, incentive staff, INGOs and local NGOs, community leaders, youth, and parents.
  • Budgets: Responsible for ensuring that activities are implemented according to the project budget.
  • Information: GORS and monthly dashboard, Bi-weekly reports, Intranet, Work Place
  • Legal or compliance: Donor guidelines relating to Education projects, NRC Terms of Employment, NRC security policy, NRC Code of Conduct, other NRC Policies, NRC Security Standard Operating Procedures, vendor requirements.

Professional competencies:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience implementing and managing education projects
  • Candidates with university degree preferred; significant experience in the field of education, peacebuilding, vocational education, or youth programming will be considered in lieu
  • Technical education expertise in education programming
  • Development of reports, work plans, budgets, procurement, and spending plans.
  • Experience coordinating with local government and community representatives
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral.

Context-Specific Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Knowledge of the humanitarian situation and implementation challenges in Nigeria
  • Fluency in at least one local language of the project implementation area.
  • Experience liaising with NGO and government education stakeholders at the LGA level an asset.

Behavioral Competencies:

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

Performance Management:
The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The Work and Development Plan
  • The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template
  • The End-term Performance Review Template
  • The NRC Competency Framework.

Closing Date
1:00 AM: 18th March 2021.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: 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.

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