Job: Education Officer (French speaking) - Tanzania

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 03 Jan 2017


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, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters, NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs.

In mid-April 2016, NRC conducted a pre-assessment mission in the refugee camps in north western Tanzania and the assessment revealed that the humanitarian situation for the refugees requires urgent intervention and NRC therefore decided to establish an operational office in Kibondo town, to respond in Mtendeli and/or Nduta refugee camps. The initial interventions will focus in three sectors; shelter, WASH and education (initially construction of permanent classrooms). NRC is therefore seeking a French speaking Education Officer for the NRC Office in Kibondo, Tanzania. The Education Officer reports to the Education Programme Development Manager.

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated education project portfolio according to plan of action (according to strategy, proposals, budgets, plans and donor requirements)
  • Coordinate with relevant partners within the Education sector and represent NRC at relevant meetings
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Provide expertise within the Teacher Training program, by defining training contents, coordination with partners, delivering of training, and monitoring and evaluation;
  • Contribute to comprehensive education assessment for potential new education activities or in new locations;
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Ensure that procurement and distribution of education materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Supervise, train and develop field teams
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management (i.e. progress reports)
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Minimum of three years’ teaching experience
  • Experience from working with education projects in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • University degree or Certificate in Education as a qualified teacher from a recognized institution
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)
  • Must have fluency in English and French, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages will be an added advantage

Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
Highest standards of ethics and integrity, and communicating with impact and respect
All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable


Duty station: Kibondo, or another location in North Western Tanzania, where NRC supports the refugee response

Commencement: As soon as possible

Contract period: 12 months (with possibility of extension)

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions. The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Tanzania

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