Job Title: Education Specialist
Job Ref: 3701729183
Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council
Job Location: Democratic Republic of Congo
Closing Date: 19/02/2018
Job Description:
NRC has been present in DR Congo since 2001 and currently runs operations in the eastern provinces of North & South Kivu, Province Orientale and Kasai, with offices in Goma, Bukavu, Beni, Bunia and Kananga. The programme has an annual turnover of approximately NOK 155 mill. (2017). The DR Congo operation responds to populations affected by conflict and displacement. We reached 364 237 individuals in 2016 with education, food security, ICLA, WASH/shelter and emergency response.

The Education Specialist reports to the Head of Programme.

Job description

Develop Education strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFA
Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within Education, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
Provide technical direction and project implementation support
Ensure that key learnings are extracted from Education implementation, and incorporate them in the Education programme and staff development processes
Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy


Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian / recovery context
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Core competency expertise
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal
Knowledge of the context in DRC
Experience in implementation of education projects in emergency settings is preferred
Experience as a teacher or a trainer is preferred
Experience from protection and advocacy work within Education sector
High level of experience in programme management associated to education in emergencies, youth programming and accelerated education
Strong capacity in leading proposal development
Documented experience working with donors and conversant with their technical frameworks, strategic priorities and reporting requirements (e.g. ECHO, Unicef, NMFA, Sida, and Norad)

Personal qualities

Working with people
Handling insecure environments
Strategic thinking
Empowering and building trust
Initiate action and change

We offer

- Commencement: May 2018
- Duration: 12 months
- Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
- Grade: 9
- Duty station: Goma, with frequent travels (30 %) to the field. International staff are required to live in joint accomodation
- Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start.
- Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location