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Educaion Project Assistant, Uganda Nationals Only

Arua (Uganda)

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

NRC has been active in Uganda since September 2014 implementing projects such as Education, Livelihoods and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH). ICLA has been confined to Kampala for the unban refugees but now expanding to West Nile and South Western Uganda,
Currently, NRC is running Programs for Sudanese refugees in Adjumani, Yumbe, Arua, Palorinya and most recently Hoima, Kyangwali Refugee Settlement for the DR Congo Refugees.

NRC now wishes to recruit a Project Assistant - Education for the Accelerated Education Programme (AEP) in Arua.

Job description

• Monitor and report on the project activities and ensure compliance with plans and NRC standards
• Work with the community education committees in the planning and enrollment of the activities
• Distribute and monitor the use of school materials according to procedures
• Suggest new methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities
• Report all protection related concerns
• Carry out data collection as required
• Prepare and file relevant documents as required by line manager
• Responsible for community mobilization/sensitization on AEP and other related activities while ensuring community participation and ownership of the program.
• Provide on-site support supervision and feedback to AEP teachers and Head teachers.
• Carry home visits to AEP learners and take part in discussing issues that affect the child as a mentoring process.
• Liaise with community leaders to ensure that out of school children benefit from AEP activities.
• Identify community concerns that hinder the enrolment of children in AEP, retention and completion and recommend measures to address them.
• Prepare weekly and monthly reports on activities within each AEP school with relevant data
• Inspect and supervise regularly all the AEP centers/schools.
• Ensure a constructive co-operation with local authorities and host schools in implementing AEP activities.
• Assist in identification and registration of AEP learners (database)
• Assist in updating AEP learners’ and teachers’ data base.
• Participate in relevant meetings e.g. child protection meetings.


• Bachelor in Education
• Experience from working with education projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
• Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
• Some knowledge of English

Education field

  • Education

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

Planning and delivering results
• Empowering and building trust
• Communicating with impact and respect
. Demonstrable care and love for children/learners

We offer

Salary According to NRC Guidelines.
Contract Period we offer up to; 4 Months
Additional Information:
Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Duty Station: Arua

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: Arua (Uganda)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-31

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