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Education Coordinator South Central - Mogadishu (national position)

Mogadishu (Somalia)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Mogadishu (Somalia)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-25

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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.

Generic Responsibilities;

  • Line management of Education project field staff
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to Education strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps
  • Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Education projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
  • Provide regular progress reports to PM (AM and CCS if no PM)   
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific Responsibilities;

  • In close collaboration with the Area Manager and with technical support of the Education Specialist, expand, develop, manage and implement the NRC’s Education projects in South and Central Somalia according to sector strategy, proposals and plans. 
  • Manage the area education staff, providing on the job training as required to increase the capacity of the team.
  • Manage and monitor project finance and budgets; maintain strong control on budgets ensuring spending within available resources and in compliance with donor and NRC grant management guidelines. 
  • In close collaborations with the AM he/she responsible for managing the day to day operations of all education core competence including project design, implementations, monitoring, reporting and expansion of education project across SC area offices scope. This includes taking lead the education need assessments and participates the ABE, TET and YEP programing and implementations.
  • Ensure that detailed annual work plans and budget for all ABE and YEP activities are prepared in a coordinated and timely manner
  • Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget.
  • In close collaboration with M&E, ensures that lessons learnt and success stories from the programme are effectively documented and shared. 
  • Ensure a good co-operation and synergy with NRC’s other programmes in the Area.
  • Visit/supervise regularly to all the NRC education project sites.
  • Liaise with all education authorities (federal and state level) and other stake holders to ensure effective coordination, implementation, and monitoring of education programme. 
  • Represent NRC education in cluster and other education related meetings in the south central Somalia.
  • Ensure the quality, direction and consistency of ABE, TET and YEP programs. 
  • Actively promote the rights of IDPs/returnees and be protection and advocacy oriented.
  • Any other assigned task relevant to the position as requested by the Area Manager.


  • Higher education, preferably in the field of Education, Social or political science or international development
  • Experience in working with different donors(NMFA, SIDA, ECHO, USAID, GPE, EA, FCDO & etc)
  • Experience in Education programme management.
  • At least five years previous experience in a similar position and in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work under pressure and in harsh environment
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile


Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):

  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in Somali, both written and verbal

What We Offer:

Contract period: upto March 2022, with posibility of extension 

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

Duty station: Mogadishu 

Travel: some 

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.


Additional Information:

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

Incomplete, email and paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


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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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