Education Specialist Yemen

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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.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a highly experienced Education Specialist to support in the technical development of the education Core Competency (CC), provide strategic direction and ensure quality assurance to the CC. The position holder is responsible for mentoring, training, and developing the capacity of staff on technical educational components across different governorates in Yemen. The Specialist will take a lead role in education related coordination mechanisms, and actively contribute to advocacy as well as programme design and proposal development for the fundraising for the CC.

What you will do:

  • Contribute to the Education Core Competency Global/Regional tools, guidelines, policy and research studies on relevant thematic topics.
  • Lead external coordination engagement with cluster mechanisms and other humanitarian actors.
  • Develop and pursue the Country Office funding strategy, including lead program development/proposal writing processes, to increase scope of program portfolio and diversify the donor funding base.
  • Conduct integrated needs, feasibility assessment and studies to develop the program strategy for the Education CC in Yemen, including alignment with the NRC Country Strategy
  • Collaborate with the Ministry of Education (MoE), and education stakeholders in country to support the development of specific programmes, such as (but not limited to) Non-Formal Education (NFE), including development of sustainability plan and exit strategy.
  • Develop lessons learned, best practices and recommendations regarding programming in education and in general.
  • Explore possibility for the expansion of youth education and training programme for young people between 15 to 24 years old, providing a pathway to further learning, livelihood/ job opportunities and community engagement.
  • Collaborate with the MEL unit to ensure monitoring and learning of the education program, focus on quality control of activities, conduct lessons learned, and undertake outcome monitoring and data analysis, among others. It is aimed to use evidence to inform programme design and management.
  • Contribute to the ongoing delivery of ‘Safe and Inclusive Programming’ (SIP) Action Plan targets, in close collaboration with the SIP focal point.
  • Lead capacity building activities to strengthen field staff skills to understand and deliver safe programming based on NRC Protection Policy, SIP guidelines, roadmaps and training materials as per designated responsibilities.
  • In close coordination with the Advocacy and Communications team, articulate concerns and organize relevant evidence pertaining to Education issues in Yemen that contribute to NRC's advocacy efforts.
  • Provide technical direction and program implementation support.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position. As the above responsibilities are just a snapshot from the Job description.

What you will bring:

  • Degree in International Relations or Social Sciences (Master’s degree would be advantageous).
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a senior level advisory role and/or programme implementation role in a humanitarian/recovery context. Knowledge of the context in Yemen desirable.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile with documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Proven experience on strategy and programme development with managerial experience desirable
  • Technical Education expertise, in particular education in emergencies, non-formal education, youth programming and phycological support.
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix hierarchical structure with various internal interlocutors and communication lines.
  • Experience with Program/program start-up, exit or similar strategies.
  • Good understanding of key technical standards (INEE, SPHERE, HAP, IASC, gender mainstreaming, IHL, humanitarian principles etc.) with the ability to integrate into response programming.
  • Experience in team capacity building.
  • A clear interest and understanding of humanitarian issues from emergency to protracted crisis.
  • A clear interest and understanding of Protection Mainstreaming (Safe and Inclusive Programming).
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of Arabic is highly desirable.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Sana’a - Yemen
  • Contract: 12 months (Fixed-term contract renewal based on performance, funds availability and need for the position)
  • Travel: Up to 40% (within the Yemen areas of implementation)
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

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  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • We receive many applications for each vacant position and so only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

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We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC's operations in Yemen here.

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