Education Officer (Afghan Nationals Only)

Full time @Norwegian Refugee Council in Education
  • Afghanistan, Herat
  • Post Date : 12 April, 2024
  • Apply Before : 25 May, 2024
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 27929
  • Organization Name norwegian-refugee-council
  • Vacancy Number VA-2022-188
  • Number of Job(s) 1
  • Job Location(s) Herat
  • Experience Field 2-3 Years’ experience from working Education project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context. of relevant experience
  • Education Field University degree/ Certification/ Diploma within Education / Management/ Development.
  • Career Level Other
  • Gender Male/Female
  • Nationality National
  • Salary Based on NRC Salary Scale - 31 Dec 2022
  • Contract Type Not Specified
  • Required Language(s) Dari
  • Deadline 24-05-25

Job Description


About Norwegian Refugee Council:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 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, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. 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.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of the Education Officer position is to implement delegated Education project portfolio, Education Officer will help in implementation and monitor NRC’s Education Projects in Herat Province and it’s all districts. The aim of NRC’s Education programme is to enable vulnerable, displaced, returnee and host community children and youth have access to quality education in a protective environment.

Community Based Education (CBE), Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP), Education First Phase Response (EFPR) and Education in Emergency (EiE) is the main components of Education Projects in target provinces of west Region. In addition, providing opportunities to enrol out of school’s children to the CBE and ALP classes to supporting governmental Hub Schools and strengthen their capacity to host the IDP, Returnee and host community out-of-school children to continue their Education in upper level.

The Education Officer will report to Education Coordinator/ and working under the guidance of Education project coordinator. He/ she will provide support and lead the Education team in field to take the active role on implementation and monitoring of projects. He/ She will play a technically supporting role in coordinating, setting up and implementing all Education Project activities in Herat province during 2022, working closely with the Education technical assistants and Education Supervisors (CBWs) in Herat province. He/ she will be expected to spend up to 50% of his/ her time in the field, providing technical support to the team, visiting partners and local authorities etc.

Job Description:

Generic responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards.
  • Implement plan of action for delegated portfolio of CC Education projects (activities, budget and project documentation).
  • Day to day follow of progress in project implementation.
  • Ensure compliance with Education strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection explore and asses new and better ways to assist target populations per the Education strategy.
  • Provide specific technical support and capacity building towards project staff including CBWs.
  • Provide specific technical analysis and feedback to NRC representatives in coordination forums
  • Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.
  • Management of project staff.

Specific responsibilities

  • Take the active role on quality implementation of education activities in technical components of education projects like: Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) Community Based Education (CBE), School Improvement Plan (SIP) Education First Phase Response (EFPR) and Education in Emergency (EiE).
  • Conduct capacity building trainings for ALP/CBE teachers, school Shura members and prepare training reports.
  • Ensure child friendly space and learning atmosphere established in all ALP & CBE classes and provide support for ALP & CBE teacher on their professional/academic life.
  • Prepare agenda for all coordination meetings with project stakeholder (Teacher, hub school, school Shura PED/DED, capacity building trainings and community sensitization.
  • Take active role in community mobilizations/community sensitizations to increase community participation in project implementation through engaging the community in activities and facilitating the community understanding of the overall project (goals and objectives).
  • Take active role of handover process of ALP/CBE classes to hub school and ensure all required documents provided according to the CBE policy – ministry of education.
  • Prepare memorandum of understanding with Hub Schools and School Shuras for better implementation of project activities and update yearly and being accountable on drop outs.
  • Regular monitoring from project implementation specially ALP & CBE classes, School improvement plan and organize joint monitoring with DED/PED staff from ALP & CBE classes.
  • Budget estimations and raising PRs for trainings, workshops, meetings and other planned events.
  • Review and verify the teacher monthly reports and provide summary of improvements/challenges/gaps for education coordinator.
  • Advocacy for program/beneficiaries through develop of case studies/success stories and establishment of education publication boards and update quarterly based in PED, DED, hub Schools and field office from education activities.
  • Ensure all required materials (Learning kit, teacher kit, class kit, hygienic/disinfection materials, textbooks) provided/available in ALP & CBE classes. Distribution of educational kits/materials and text books for responsible ALP & CBE classes and collection and handover the collected text books to the relevant hub schools.
  • Cooperate with support unit staff on recruitments, procurements, contracts, payments and stock management.
  • Prepare SMART weekly plan and being accountable for the implemented activities through provide means of verifications (MoVs)
  • Prepare quarterly progress report to PED, weekly report, trainings report, meeting minutes and joint monitoring reports.
  • Support Education coordinator in overall implementation of project components and any other tasks as assigned by Education coordinator.

Job Requirements:


  • 2-3 Years’ experience from working Education project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Good English, both written and verbal including local languages
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Experience in teacher training and Training of Trainers.
  • Knowledge of ALP, CBE, EIE and life skills
  • Experience in Education in Emergencies is an advantage
  • Experience in logistics and administrative management
  • Knowledge of the context in Herat
  • Knowledge of the local language Dari, Pashto – if different than English

Education Level:

University degree/ Certification/ Diploma within Education / Management/ Development.

Personal Qualities:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results


We offer:
Monthly Salary based on NRC Afghanistan Salary Scale.
NRC has medical coverage for staff plus 4 dependents.
Eid Bonus once per year.
Leave and Holidays accordingly Afghanistan Labour Law.
Top up Credit card on monthly basis.

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