Job Title: Project Officer-Education
Job Ref: 3308744593
Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council
Job Location: Uganda
Closing Date: 22/01/2017
Job Description:

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 Shelter, Education, Food security, Legal Assistance, Camp Management Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sectors.

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been implementing projects for Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees in Northern Uganda, West Nile and South Western Uganda respectively, since 1997. Having smoothly phased-out by end of August 2014 in the North, NRC reopened from September 2014, to compliment efforts of the Government of Uganda and UNHCR in supporting the South Sudanese Refugees currently settled in the Districts of Adjumani, Arua and Yumbe in West Nile. With funding from SIDA, NMFA, ECHO and UNHCR, NRC is implementing integrated projects in Adjumani/Arua/Yumbe refugee settlements. NRC now seeks to recruit Project Officer for its Education Program
The Project Officers shall be responsible for the development and monitoring of all projects (or core competence) in West Nile. The current projects include education, livelihoods/food security and WASH.
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and to check that its partners/employees have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose

Job description

  • Facilitate Education project activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Coordinate with relevant partners
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Supervise, train and develop team
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required
  • Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities
  • Specific responsibilities shall include:
  • Supervise and inspect the ALP teachers and Head teachers regularly with specific focus on quality and professionalism
  • Identify training needs of ALP teachers and suggest for relevant trainings to meet the needs.
  • Organize and conduct regular meetings with ALP school/center management committees in view of improving the ALP activities
  • Organize and conduct refresher trainings for ALP school/ Centre Management Committees if necessary.
  • Compile and submit monthly ALP activity reports.
  • Liaise and coordinate with relevant authorities and communities at field level.
  • Identify and register learners for the ALP programme.
  • Update the learners’ and teachers’ data base.
  • Identify and coordinate ALP school/centre logistical needs.
  • Liaise with the School Management Committee (SMC) during follow up of learners and in mobilizing local resources to facilitate teaching.
  • Conduct community sensitization meetings on ALP programme.
  • Guide, supervise and appraise project Assistants under ALP


  • Bachelors Degree in Education, Development Studies or related qualification
  • 3 years' Experience from working as a Education Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Education field

  • Education

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

  • Managing resources and achieving results
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Coping with change


  • English

We offer

  • Contract period: 12 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC Uganda general directions
  • Duty Station: Adjumani, West Nile, Uganda

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected

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