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Technical Youth Officer (Curricula and Training) "Nationals Only" - Jordan

Amman (Jordan)

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 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

Rights Respected, People Protected

NRC in Jordan 

Established in 2012 NRC Jordan’s long-term outlook addresses the problems affecting life as a refugee. We work to build the resilience of Syrians, and to relieve the impact on the Jordanian communities that host them.  Syrian refugees in Jordan are struggling. As they contend with difficult living conditions across the country, the obstacles are complex. They struggle to remain registered as refugees, to provide for their families, and to access essential services – including education for their children. The Jordanian communities that host them, meanwhile, feel the impact of hosting high numbers of refugees – with each year that passes, local infrastructure becomes more strained.

Role Specific Information

The overall objective of the NRC Jordan Youth Programme is to ensure that Youth become and remain active and engaged members of their communities, while employing a Do No Harm lens in terms of programme assessment and implementation. 

NRC will provide access to structured learning and social engagement opportunities for Syrian and Jordanian youth. Opportunities will vary according to the diverse educational needs of the youth population in and out of camps, taking into consideration sensitivities of engaging youth and linking where possible and appropriate to opportunities to enter the informal workforce, return to education, pursue higher education and/or for personal, professional and social development.

The Technical Youth Officer is responsible for carrying out technical support activities and liaison with NRC staff and community staff in Youth Centers. The Technical Youth Officer is primarily responsible for developing curricula and learning material, as well as tools for learning assessment and evaluation. The additional focus of the position is to assess and respond to facilitators’ needs in the NRC youth centers.

Generic responsibilities:

  • Provides direction, coordinate tasks and gives instructions to staff.
  • Monitor the progress of the team activities and ensures they are implemented conform planning, quality standards, budget and (donor) guidelines.
  • Develop with the assigned team, Quarterly activity plans.
  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies CC tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Ensure that projects activities target the needs of beneficiaries, explores and asses new and better ways to meet their needs.
  • Represent NRC, liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and/or stakeholders.
  • Define the specific programs learning outcomes expected to work on by teachers and achieve by students.
  • Coordinate NRC staff to ensure that all activities are carried out with the active inclusion of all community members (especially girl children and adolescents, female and male parents, teachers and guardians and children with disabilities and special needs.)
  • Work with project officers and the monitoring and evaluation unit to ensure that data is collected and recorded appropriately.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for all site level activities on training and curricula development
  • Advise on the current curricula and work towards improving centers educational resources
  • Act as focal point for all curricula development and mapping exercise to match the programme needs.
  • Implement policy and implementation synergies with other CCs and agencies at site level
  • Develop monthly activity and work plan.
  • Represent at camp level WGs as delegated by PM
  • Identify capacity building needs of staff/community .following NRC procedures.   
  • Advise PM/PCs on capacity building needs and opportunities. 
  • Inform programme development (focus on needs and opportunities) at site level, with strong basis in M&E
  • Prepare monthly reports on activities
  • Ensure M&E correctly conducted and reported
  • Liaison with TL/TA on teacher performance for contracts
  • Ensure proper documentation and information security of all activities including teachers’ time sheets, and training records.

Our Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a university graduate with a minimum of four years previous experience in relevant field. Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, Previous experience in curricula development for technical subjects, Core Competence expertise, Documented results related to the position, Knowledge about own leadership skills profile, 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. Handling insecure environments, Planning and delivering result and Coping with Change.

In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world's biggest displacement crisis.

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Contract period: Through 31st of December 2017

Salary/benefits:1347 JOD (subject to social security)

Duty station: Amman

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities.

NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

B: Please enter your specific city of residency in Jordan in your application.

NRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). Offers of employment or job openings with requests for payment of fees are fraudulent. Victims of such scams should report them to their local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Youth
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Emergency Aid
    • Social Affairs
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Youth
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-27

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