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Education Project Officer (Maternity Replacement - Gaza


Rights Respected, People Protected

NRC in Palestine


A seven-year-old child in Gaza has already witnessed three wars in their lifetime. This is unacceptable.”

Jan Egeland, NRC’s Secretary General

Large-scale displacement took place during the wars of 1948 and 1967, when Israel occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.  Many of those displaced have never been able to return. There are currently over 5 million Palestinian refugees spread across Palestine, as well as in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

Through our programme in Palestine, we protect and assist those affected by or threatened with displacement. NRC Palestine has offices in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Hebron and Gaza, where we provide legal counselling to promote access to human rights, shelter, water and sanitation, and quality education.  Nationally and globally, we advocate for the rights of displaced Palestinians. We work to reach Palestinians who are displaced or who face imminent threats of displacement. Together with local authorities and community-based organisations, we establish mechanisms monitoring the needs of displaced Palestinians, and promoting community-owned solutions.

Role Specific Information

We are looking for an Education Officer of maternity replacement position in NRC or 3 months.

Generic responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated CC project  portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents

  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  • Any other task required by management

Specific responsibilities:

    • Participate in team planning, regular meetings and M&E activities (including FGDs, pre-assessments in targeted schools, mid-year and final review, any other evaluations taking place during the course of the year etc.)
    • Minimum 80% (possibly four working days in the schools during their opening hours) of the time participating in project related field activities
    • Based on needs assessment results, work closely with school management and education team members on designing, planning and implementing communication and parental activities.
    • Prepare, deliver and follow up support activities and trainings to different beneficiaries (school teaching and non-teaching staff, MoEHE/UNRWA staff, parents, etc.) and any related awareness raising sessions based on the general approved plan.
    • Implement activities to support and mentor teachers and non-teaching staff in collaboration with the education team by delivering training to school staff , following the implementation of the training package skills in the classroom, participating in teachers planning (when needed) and share  follow up feedback with school management.
    • Ensure keeping accurate records of assessment, activities, and participation in school (number of beneficiaries, pictures, beneficiary feedback, activity budget tacking)
    • Ensure  reporting (weekly/monthly on area of responsibility) to team leader respecting given deadlines
    • Prepare purchase requisitions according to approved activity plan and budget to be handed over to Team Leader
    • IF APPLICABLE: Observe teachers’ performance to ensure quality education is implemented in schools, provide them with structured feedback and develop a training plan based on the gaps identified. 

Our Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a university graduate in Education or/and experience in working on psycho-education, with a minimum of 3 years previous experience in the field of psycho-education and or youth .Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, in particular in the Middle East.  Technical Education 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 in the world's biggest displacement crisis.

Additional Information:

We offer

  • Commencement: ASAP
  • Duty station: Gaza based position

    Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: No travelling required

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

Contract period: 3 months

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

Duty station:Gaza 

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

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.

NB: Please enter the geographical location in the "Company name" field for both company and location on your application.

To apply please visit

Closing date: 23rd September 2017


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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  • Location: Durham
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-23

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