Education Officer Ethiopia Assosa

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The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 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 is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

Role and Responsibilities

The purpose of the officer position is day to day implementation of the CC Project. Use action words such as ensure, implement, or assist for the position’s relevant responsibilities.

Generic Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Identifying training needs of teachers, and education experts and monitoring their day-to-day application of the knowledge and skills gained from training,
  • Support parent-teacher associations for their proper management of education in emergency schools.
  • Support activities within and between cluster centers.
  • Collecting and compiling monthly reports from school centers and sharing with the education coordinator
  • Supervises and directly monitors the education programme implementation in line with regional education bureau, NRC country, and global education strategic plans,
  • Identifying, processing, and fulfilling education in logistic needs, conducting the distribution of educational materials, and documenting the distribution list as per the reconciliation of deliverables standard.
  • Liaison with relevant authorities, communities, and community representatives at the field level.
  • Support identification and registration of children for the designated programme and organize their data with a database in a timely manner.
  • Design community mobilization mechanisms, selection/enrollment of students, and maintain regular attendance of the students.
  • Organize and document best practices and share them with the education coordinator.



Competencies are important for the employee and the organization to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

Professional Competencies

These are skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

  • A minimum of first degree in education, preferably in educational planning and management, education leadership, Pedagogical science, Educational Psychology, or related fields.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience of working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own manager skills/profile

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in Benishangul Gumuz and IDP context
  • Fluency in English, Amharic, and other local languages
  • Experience in general education and EiE context

Behavioral Competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job.

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Analyzing
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Coping with change
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