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Education Officer - Area South (Iran Nationals Only) - Iran


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 displaced populations. NRC started operation in the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2012. We deliver humanitarian assistance in 4 provinces in the sectors of Education, Food Security and livelihoods, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter construction, as well as Information, Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Job description

Generic responsibilities :
1. Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
2. Implement delegated project portfolio according, strategy, proposal, budgets and plan of action
3. Conduct regular needs assessment, M&E visits and where possible inform and involve communities
4. Prepare and develop periodic progress and status reports as required
5. Promote and share ideas for technical improvement especially with regards to be targeting and inclusion of most vulnerable beneficiaries.
6. Ensure proper documentation of project files

Specific responsibilities :
• Assist project coordinator with all phases of project’s life cycle in collaboration with project assistants
• Conduct meetings, focus group discussions, interviews with the supervision of project coordinator in order to prepare input for status and progress reports, needs and stakeholder analysis, proposals, etc.
• Draft budget utilization reports and analysis as required.
• Maintain close contact with all implementing and strategic partners to ensure timely implementation of activities.
• Initiate and conduct awareness raising activities on importance of education in collaboration with local authorities and local communities
• Coordinate and communicate with all other NRC’s program and support units, as required.
• Attend technical cooperation meetings with NRC’s counterparts in the Education field, prepare notes and undertake follow-up action and coordination related to project implementation and monitoring
• Supervise performance, training and development of project assistants.
• Perform any other business as delegated by project coordinator.
• Assist with Food Security and Livelihood Unit’s follow ups and monitoring in Kerman, upon request.


• Experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
• Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Personal qualities

• Bachelor’s degree in education, political science, sociology, statistics, or related fields
• At least 2 years of relevant work experience in an education related field
• Ability to provide high quality technical analysis and assessment
• Ability to produce high quality professional reports in English and Persian within short deadlines
• Updated Knowledge of the refugee context in Iran and Afghanistan
• Working knowledge of PCM and previous experience with European donors is an asset


  • English
  • Persian (Farsi)

We offer

Contract until end of 2017 with possibility of extension.
Location: Kerman (Area South)

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
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: Kerman
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Emergency Aid
    • Education, Learning and Training
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