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Education Officer

Kerman (Iran)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kerman (Iran)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-12

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                                                                                                   Rights Respected, People Protected 
About NRC 
 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, food security, livelihoods, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 6000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. NRC runs the world’s largest standby rosters NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs Job Presentation 

NRC in the Islamic Republic in Iran  
NRC started operations in Iran in 2012. We currently deliver humanitarian assistance in 8 provinces in the sectors of Education, Food Security and livelihoods, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter construction, as well as Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA). We co-lead several technical inter-agency working groups and provide capacity building to humanitarian partners in country. Next to our programs, NRC Iran also built an advocacy unit to develop joint messages and initiatives amongst INGOs to improve rights of the displaced.   

Duties and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities 

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated Education 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 Promote the rights of refugees and displaced in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Identify and report protection needs and gaps, explore and propose new and safer ways to assist


Specific responsibilities

  • Assist the Education Coordinator in the preparation of gap analyses, proposals, budget utilization reports/analyses and other relevant documentation ensuring accuracy and consistency with NRC’s rules and regulations
  • Conduct regular field visits, monitor progress and implementation of activities
  • Implement delegated project portfolio according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plan of action
  • Conduct regular needs assessment, M&E visits and where possible inform and involve communities
  • Prepare and develop periodic progress and status reports as required
  • Initiate and implement awareness raising activities on importance of education in collaboration with local authorities and local communities\
  • 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
  • Collaborate with Finance, HR, Admin and logistics officers to ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and in accordance with NRC procedures
  • Ensure proper filing of all project documents within the education unit
  • Coordinate and exchange information with all CCs officers

Generic professional competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, political science, sociology, statistics, or related fields 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

Context/ Specific skills knowledge and experience: 

  • Full professional proficiency in English and Persian, both written and spoken Basic knowledge of the humanitarian context and/or refugee context in Afghanistan is a plus
  • Strong ability to write reports and official correspondence Strong relationship building skills 
Personal qualities
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
We can offer
Duty Station: Kerman
Contract duration/until: until end of 2019 with possibility of extension
Salary/Benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.

NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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