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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Nineveh
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-24

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Education Assistant (National Position)" Female Candidates Strongly Encouraged to Apply - Iraq

Nineveh (Iraq)

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 Iraq

The unfolding crisis in Iraq is one of the most complex humanitarian emergencies in the world today, with millions of uprooted Iraqis, and hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. For the past several years, millions of people have been displaced from and within Iraq as a result of military operations. At the end of 2015, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) began a military operation to enter and retake control of parts of the country under the control of armed opposition groups, especially in the Anbar governorate. Civilians have been caught in the crossfire. 

NRC has been present in Iraq since 2010, with offices located in Baghdad, Erbil, Dohuk, Kirkuk and Mosul.  We have scaled up our response across Iraq to meet the large-scale crisis facing the country, reaching Iraqis with emergency assistance and supporting Syrian refugees as they live in exile.  Our goal is to always be prepared to work in new settings, so we are establishing more local partnerships in Iraq.  Additionally, NRC is part of the UNICEF and WFP-led Rapid response mechanism (RRM), which enables us to reach newly displaced populations with the most urgent life-saving assistance.

Today, NRC is one of the biggest cash providers in Iraq. Our emergency assistance also includes distributing food rations, hygiene kits, water and basic non-food items (NFIs). In the winter months, we also provide blankets and heaters.  We pay particular attention to gender equality and ending gender-based violence (GBV).

Education Assistant - Mosul

The purpose of the Education Assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the education project. Education assistant will support all field level operations and supervise incentive workers, and provide support to NRC activities, schools and incentives staff in line with NRC quality standards.


  • To assist in the implementation of education activities under direction of the Education Officer
  • Supervise education incentive staff and provide support to them in line with program objectives
  • Provide support to NRC activities, schools and incentive staff in line with NRC quality standards
  • Ensure direct communication and feedback with beneficiaries and relevant host communities
  • Ensure ongoing monitoring and reporting of projects at field level
  • Organize, support and participate in Mother’s Group, parents teach association (PTA), camp and community-level meetings
  • Regularly travel to the field to support education, recreation and psycho-social support (PSS) activities
  • Organize and implement distributions of teaching and learning materials
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by line manager

Our Ideal Candidate:

A university graduate in equivalent field of education with minimum (1) one years’ project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context Ideally the candidate should have good reporting skills and use of MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook. Spoken and written English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of education context in Nineveh; understanding of the circumstances, needs and challenges that face the IDP/returnee/refugee children.

Additional Information:

Contract period: (10) ten months

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

Duty station: Nineveh 

For more information, please find attached the job description.

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