JOB TITLE: Project Coordinator Education
DUTY STATIONS: Juba, 80% travel to field
REPORTING TO: Emergency Project Manager
DURATION: 8 Months Contract with possibility of extension depending on donor
SALARY: Attractive as per NRC National Scale

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation. Our task is to improve international protection of refugees and internally displaced persons, and to offer humanitarian assistance regardless of race, nationality or political views. Our efforts are founded on the principle that all human beings are entitled to a life in peace, liberty, safety and equality, as this is expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. NRC has been working in South Sudan since 2004. Our core activities include Education, Shelter & WASH, Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), and Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance (ICLA).

All NRC Employee are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s values. to be dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable are attitude and believe that shall guide our actions and relationships.

  1. Role and responsibilities
    The purpose of the Project Coordinator Education position is to implement delegated Education project portfolio activities. The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities (max 10)
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 Professional Development Plan.

  1. Line management of Shelter project field staff.
  2. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  3. Contribute to Shelter strategy development, project proposals and provide input on
    needs and gaps
  4. Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Shelter projects (activities, budget
    and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals,
    strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
  5. Provide regular progress reports to PM (AM and Core Competency Specialists if
    no PM)
  6. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and
    asses new and better ways to assist
  7. Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  8. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  9. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  10. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities
These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  1. Provide day-to-day supervision and support to the rapid response mechanism
    (RRM) Education teams including implementation of Human Resources related
    processes (Recruitments, orientation, training and performance management).
  2. Leads the implementation of EiE procedures from assessment phase, initial
    response, monitoring and follow up responses and final monitoring stages.
  3. Works to ensure child and gender friendly, conflict sensitive EiE response at all
  4. Works to identify, mobilize, and train teachers.
  5. Plan, monitor and evaluate the emergency education activities.
  6. Actively promote synergies between NRC’s Education and other RRM teams.
  7. Train Project officers and Assistants on EiE RRT in technical and operational
    areas related to the implementation of EiE in hard-to-reach, acute emergencies
    (Including teacher training methods).
  8. Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the supervisor.

Critical interfaces
By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

• Project planning: CC Specialist, Project Manager, Project Team, other CC
• Area operations: Area Managers, Project Manager, CC Specialists, CC
Coordinators and POs.
• Staff capacity building: CC Specialists, Project Manager, HR Development Officer,
Project Officers.
• Implementation: Project Manager & CC Specialists.

Scale and scope of position
Staff: 2 Education Project Officers.
Stakeholders: Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with UN agencies,
ECHO, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies, Cluster.
Budgets: ECHO – SSFM1904
Information: GORS, weekly, Bi-Weekly, Quarterly, Interim and Final reports, Project
Proposals, Intranet.
Legal or compliance:Terms of employment, vendor’s requirements, donor requirements

Behavioural competencies (max 6)
These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:
• Handling insecure environments
• Managing resources to optimize results
• Empowering and building trust
• Managing performance and development
• Planning and delivering results

  1. 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 individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
    • The Competency Framework

Qualifications/Experience/Skills/Personal Qualities:
• University qualification Degree or master in Education, development, international
relations, other
relevant education background, and/or considerable relevant professional
experience in the field of Education;
• Very strong understanding of Education principles, humanitarian principles and
• At least 3-5 years’ experience in Education programmes and community-based
• Solid experience in managing people.
• Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
• Knowledge about own manager skills/profile
• Strong computer skills, good report writing, fluency in English, both written and
Context related skills; knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific
• Strong communication, interpersonal, representation, negotiation and
management skills;
• Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a
major issue;
• Must be able to prioritize and have excellent multitasking, documentation and
reporting skills;
• Good problem-solving skills, diplomatic and self-directed;
• Fluency in both spoken and written English;
• High-level competency in computer skills (common Microsoft Windows and Office
• Understanding of returnee/IDP advocacy and land problems;
• Reading and writing in Arabic is an asset.

Application Procedure:
• The applicant must provide a detailed CV as well as an application letter with an
explanation as to why he/she would like to work for NRC, and why you believe you
are the best candidate for this position. Contact details including phone numbers
and address plus three references (one of these should be your current or most
recent employer) are essential.
• Please do not submit original certificates. Submitted application documents will
NOT be returned.
• Applications must be submitted no later than on the 2nd August 2019 by email
[email protected], or in an enclosed envelope clearly marked “Project Coordinator
Education” to any new by NRC offices
• NRC Human Resource Office in Juba,
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted, by e-mail or by phone.