Education officer at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


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 the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Education Officer

Job ID.: 13350
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Contract
Job Category: Education
Duration of contract: 6 months (Renewable)
Grade Level: Grade 5 in NRC’s grading structure
Reporting line: Education Coordinator
Travel: 50%

Job Description

  • Plan and implement program activities in compliance with project log frame, budget, workplan, proposal, NRC, donor and humanitarian practices and guidance provided by the Education Manager or Coordinator and Education Specialist
  • Develop and apply work plans, procurement plans and spending plans to ensure on time implementation of project activities.
  • Contribute to monthly, quarterly and annual internal and external reports. 
  • Formally or informally identify capacity development needs for Education staff and contractors, identify or provide training and follow up mentoring.
  • Oversee the work of Education Assistants, identify capacity building needs, and provide technical and administrative support and mentoring as needed.
  • Supervise the collection of data including baseline.
  • Ensure that all necessary documents and means of verification for all activities are captured and stored electronically.
  • Oversee recruitment and procurement processes in coordination with Education Assistants and NRC’s Human Resources and Procurement units and follow up as necessary.
  • Represent NRC to government authorities and ensure that all project activities are done in coordination with government.
  • Engage and coordinate with government authorities, communities, community leaders, parent groups, school management and other organizations implementing education activities including the Education in Emergencies Working Group and implementing partners.
  • Ensure effective coordination with NRC’s Shelter, WASH, Information Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Camp Coordination and Camp Manager (CCCM), Monitoring and Evaluation, Protection and Compliance units.
  • Supervise and submit needs assessment, data collection and submission and collection of documentation and verification of project activities. 
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line and/or technical manager.
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, guidelines, and donor requirements including strict adherence to the Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding Policies
  • Prepare plans based on proposals, log frames and budgets.
  • Implement activities in coherence with project documents. 
  • Prepare regular reports and other documents to capture project progress and achievements.
  • Represent NRC and coordinate with government, partner, and education stakeholders.
  • Provide capacity building for staff and contractors.
  • Identify and share ideas for improvement of the Education program. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Development, Management, or a related field with a Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least two years’ experience working with a national or international NGO or United Nations agency in the Northeast of Nigeria.
  • At least one year of experience managing program staff and implementation in the field with experience in education preferred.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Understanding of data collection and analysis and documentation of results
  • Experience mobilizing communities and interacting with government education authorities.
  • Analytic and computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral required.
  • Understanding of the education context and humanitarian and development response in north-eastern Nigeria, with specific experience in Borno state preferred.
  • Fluent spoken Hausa language, with other local languages an advantage
  • Experience with nonformal and vocational education and support to formal education preferred.
  • Documented experience working with local government authorities and IDP, returnee and host communities.
  • Experience with budgeting, procurement and recruitment of staff and contractors
  • Understanding of humanitarian, development and protection standards and their application in the field.

Application Closing Date
29th December, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • This position is open to Nigeria Nationals only. We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates.
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.
  • Female candidates are strongly advised to apply.

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