2 Education Team Leaders job posts at Norwegian Refugee Council Kampala

  • Full Time
  • Arua

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


Generic responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work- and Professional Development Plan.

  1. Management of project staff
  2. Implement plan of action for delegated portfolio of CC (Education) projects (activities, budget, and project documentation)
  3. Day to day follow of progress in project implementation.
  4. Ensure compliance with NRC policies CC tools, handbooks, and guidelines.
  5. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need and explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
  6. Promote and share ideas for technical improvement.
  7. Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents.
  8. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
  9. Liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders.
  10. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specific responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus, and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  1. Monitor, evaluate and suggest changes and improvements in the project and materials based on observations and discussions with the local staff and the PDM
  2. Document technical issues and questions, and channel to the PDM
  3. Support assessments for school selection and on-going out-of-school children’s data gathering
  4. As requested, support in development of new proposals and budgets for education activities
  5. Assess needs for capacity building among education staff and share with PDM to jointly address.
  6. support sector coordination efforts and represent NRC at inter-agency meetings when PDM is not available.
  7. Ensure Child Protection referral pathways are put in place and utilized in areas of implementation; liaise with Child Protection and other Education actors.
  8. Travel to implementation areas regularly to manage local education authority relations.
  9.  Organize and lead trainings for project staff (and local MoES) based on technical requirements of projects.
  10. Conduct teacher trainings and conduct follow up observations and spot checks.
  11. Follow up on Procurement and Logistics processes in Arua Area office on behalf of the Education team.
  12. Contribute to recruitment processes of education staff as necessary.
  13. Support team in Education in Emergencies response preparedness as directed by PDM.
  14. Any other task relevant to the position as requested by line manager.

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • Project planning: CC Specialists
  • Area operations: Support Coordinators (field office coordinators)
  • Staff capacity building:  CC Specialists, HR Development Officer
  • Implementation: CC Specialists

Scale and scope of position

Staff: Numbers and titles of staff directly managed by the postholder, and numbers of staff and daily workers/incentive staff responsible for overall in the unit (e.g., 5 project officers and 2 education assistants, 34 staff in total)
Stakeholders: Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with (e.g., UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies)
Budgets: List of budgets covered by postholder, and size of budget
Information: Brief description of the information resources the postholder is responsible for at CO level (e.g., GORS, Agresso, Webcruiter, Intranet)
Legal or compliance: Brief description of any legal or compliance responsibility the postholder has (term of employement, vendors, donors)
  1. Competencies

Competencies are important 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

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Experience from working Education or Child Protection 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.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context related skills, knowledge, and experience

  • Candidates with a university and/or advanced degree in Education
  • Post Graduate Qualification will be added Advantage.
  • At least five years of Experience in Education implementation with at least 2 years in leading teams
  • Experience in coordination and liaising with Ministry of Education Written and spoken fluency in English.
  • Experience supporting the start-up of a new project in a difficult area.
  • Knowledge of education context in West Nile; understanding of the circumstances, needs and challenges IDP/returnee and refugee children face and the sensitivity of the context.
  • Understanding of INEE minimum standards
  • Knowledge of Gender and Child Protection and psychosocial support
  • Experience working with children and/or educators; MoES-level experience a plus.
  • Experience managing, training, and building the capacity of others.

2. Behavioral competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

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

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework


Application Procedure

  • Application is online only; Qualified Uganda Nationals only
  • submit application, detailed curriculum vitae and academic documents as a single PDF document by 21st Feb 2023
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis;
  • NRC does not at any stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind. Further, NRC has not retained any agent to conduct recruitments on behalf of the organization.
  • NRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to Apply

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