Education Team Leader – Hargeisa (National Position) – Somalia
Norwegian Refugee Council

Deadline for application:13/04/2019

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Rights Respected, People Protected

Founded in 1946, today the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) works in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. Our 6,000 employees provide life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. NRC specialises in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend their rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena.

NRC’s expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be deployed within 72 hours. NORCAP experts help 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.

NRC in Somalia/Somaliland

NRC has been active in Somalia/Somaliland since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

NRC Somalia/Somaliland is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across seven countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania).  NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.

Role Specific Information

The purpose of the Education Project Team Leader position is to implement delegated Education Project portfolio

Generic responsibilities:

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

Specific responsibilities:

    • Manage the NRC education staff, providing on the job training as required to increase the capacity of the team.
    • Prepare/develop narrative and budgets for proposals in conjunction with the Education Project Manager.
    • Document technical issues and questions, and channel to the Education PM.
    • Ensure a constructive co-operation with NRC’s other programmes in the Area.
    • Communicate regularly with the NRC education staff, offering support and advice as relevant and taking note of their experiences and suggestions.
    • Visit/supervise regularly to all the NRC education project sites.
    • Ensure a constructive co-operation with local authorities.
    • Ensure a constructive co-operation with other international and local NGOs as well as the UN family, particularly in the education sector.
    • Ensure a constructive co-operation with NRC Education teams in other field offices
    • Participate in relevant meetings.
    • Actively promote the rights of IDPs/returnees and be protection and advocacy oriented.
    • Act as Education PM when s/he is out of the country
    • Any other assigned task relevant to the position as requested by the Education PM or Area Manager.

Our Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a university graduate in education or related field, with a minimum of fours years previous experience in managing education programme.

Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, in particular in Somaliland.  Technical programme management expertise relevant to the role. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.  Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.

In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.

Additional Information:

Email and paper applications will not be considered.


Contract period: 08 months

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Hargeisa

Travel: 30%

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NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

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