Education Officer

Education Officer
Deadline for applications: Sunday, August 27, 2017
Location: Zahle
Working area: Bekaa
Job Description

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships. 

  1. 1.      Role and responsibilities

The Education Officer is responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of the Education program in the Bekaa through organizing and delivering Education activities in line with NRC’s strategy and standards.

Generic responsibilities

  1. Coordinate the Education activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
  2. Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  3. Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  4. Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  5. Coordinate with relevant partners
  6. Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  7. Supervise, train and develop team
  8. Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required
  9. Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities

Specific responsibilities

  • Participate in design and implementation of education assessments (i.e. teachers training needs, students’ participation, school management, parents/community involvement in education etc…)
  • Participate in design of training programs based on needs assessments
  • Participate to development of training module, both in English and Arabic
  • Explain the project aims and objectives to volunteers/ animators and beneficiaries through daily contact and the organization of regular visits and meetings.
  • Create a safe classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social, and emotional development of children and youth both inside and outside the community center
  • Develop and maintain positive relations with refugee and host communities, local authorities and other local actors.
  • Participate in development of communication tools (ex.: newsletters)
  • Plan and prepare outreach work and conduct frequently outreach information and counseling sessions with identified communities.
  • Organize awareness sessions for children and parents.
  • Ensure that the projects implemented are realized in a timely manner and as per the objectives and activities in the project work plan.
  • Ensure an integrative programming approach with other NRC Lebanon Core Competency Programs.
  • Promote learning space activities
  • Register children and youth for programs
  • Monitor and maintain quality education programs
  • Monitor and supervise the transport for beneficiaries (including accompanying beneficiaries on transport)
  • Design forms as required, questionnaires and other templates.
  • Maintain an up to date archive system (both in hardcopies and electronically).
  • Report when required on activities and results to supervisors and relevant NRC staff.
  • Collect and enter data for monitoring and evaluation processes e.g. data base, student daily attendance
  • Carry out educational administrative tasks as requested and agreed upon.


Critical interfaces

  • Refugees focal points
  • Local authorities
  • Local and International NGOs
  • Other NRC core competencies
  1. 2.      Competencies

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

1. Professional competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
  • 2-3 years’ experience from working in Education field as a teacher or trainer 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
  • Knowledge of NGO operations and the dynamics of the humanitarian sector
  • Strong documentation, research and report writing skills
  • Knowledge and experience in child protection issues
  • Experience in designing and presenting training and participatory programs
  • Experience in community sensitization/ mobilization

2. Behavioral competencies

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Coping with change
  • Communicating with impact and respect
Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
Arabic: Very Good English: Very Good French:
Period: 12 months (renewable depending on funding)
Salary: According to NRC Salary Scale
Submission guidelines: Interested and qualified candidates must send their CV to the emails AND AND mentioning the position “Education Officer - Bekaa” in the email subject. P.S: This position is for Lebanese Nationals. ONLY qualified candidates who meet the requirements will be contacted.
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