Norwegian Refugee Council Education Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

Norwegian Refugee Council Education Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

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 purpose of the Core Competence (CC) Specialist position is technical development of the Education CC, strategic direction and quality assurance.
  • The Education Specialist is responsible for mentoring, train, capacity build staff on Education technical capacity. The following is a brief description of the role.
  • Develop FSLCC strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs;
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures;
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports;
  • Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities;
  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within CC, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation;
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support to the implementation team;
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from CC implementation, and incorporate them in CC and staff development processes;
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of FSL staff;
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors;
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.
  • Develop proposals, project reviews and modifications, including budgets;
  • Consolidate and develop internal and external reports and other materials;
  • Take the lead on quality project deliverable reporting (GORS: output and outcome level), with support from area project teams and M&E team;
  • Ensure work plans and spending plans are developed and maintain by supporting Project Coordinators, Managers and Area Managers;
  • Monitor project implementation, including adherence to developed workplans, and alert PCs, PMs and AMs as required to any deviations (including quality and timeliness);
  • Lead on conducting needs assessments (in collaboration with Area Program teams, Protection team and M&E team), baseline, mid-and end-evaluations;
  • Participate in relevant humanitarian coordination meetings in country;
  • Actively promote and operationalize synergies between FSL and other NRC programmes;
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
  • By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:
  • Programme development:
    Core Competencies section (HO Oslo, Region, in-country), Country Program Department
  • Proposal development: Area Managers, Project Managers and Coordinators, Program Department
  • Quality control/ support: Area Managers, Project Managers and Coordinators
    Capacity development: Project staff
    Scale and Scope of Position:
  • Staff: No direct management of staff however close technical support and capacity building of more than 35 persons FSL team
    Stakeholders: UN agencies, Protection Sector and Working Groups, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies
  • Budgets: Not budget holder, however support and oversight of FSL team financial management and budgeting within new grants development
    Information: Information resources the postholder is responsible for include GORS, Agresso, Intranet)
  • Legal or compliance: Legal or compliance responsibility : donors contractual obligations, beneficiary personal data


  • Minimum 4 years of experience within a humanitarian/recovery context;
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Minimum 2 years of LFSCore competency expertise (as Specialist or Project Manager);
    Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge of the Lake Chad Basin region and northeastern Nigeria context specifically;
  • Experience with start-up or expansion of new programmes;
  • Experience in team capacity building;
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 22nd April, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Norwegian Refugee Council Education Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

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