Regional Education Adviser

The Regional Core Competency (CC) Unit is based in Amman, Jordan and sits within the Regional Programme Department. The Regional Programme Department is responsible for the strategic development of NRC programming in the region by maximizing the support to and the development of Country Offices (COs) as well as by exploring and creating synergies among COs. The Regional Programme Department is focused on research, policies, guidance & procedures, capacity strengthening, programme quality and donor relations. The department comprises a Durable Solutions Unit, a Core Competency Unit, a Business Development Unit and a Programme Support Unit.

Generic Responsibilities

Policy, strategy, and programme development:

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures in relation to the thematic area while contributing to the development of policies, strategies, tools and new approaches with a focus on innovation and piloting.
  • Responsible of supporting the development of country/regional education core competence strategy and implementation plans in line with global policies and strategies.
  • Work in partnership with the HO Programme department to contribute to specific areas of innovation and development, including piloting and learning from experiences at the country office and regional level, development of policies, strategies and tools, and sharing learning with other regions.
  • Contribute to the resource mobilization and fundraising for regional programme development related to education, including youth programming.

Technical development, support, and capacity strengthening:

  • Responsible for providing strategic advice and technical support and capacity strengthening support to the Country Offices in the region on relevant core competency or cross-cutting issues across Country Offices in the region and the Regional Office.
  • Ensure that education based programming approaches, including youth programming, contributes to integrated programming and analysis and that these interventions are measured.
  • Contribute to development and delivery of induction and training provision of CO staff in relation to own core competency, working collaboratively with Learning & Development (L&D) and other colleagues. Contribute to recruitment interviews for technical staff. Provides technical supervision to technical staff leads in Country Offices.

Quality standards, data analysis, and M&E:

  • Responsible for ensuring that best practices within the core competency are identified, documented and disseminated both within the region and beyond.
  • Work in partnership with M&E staff, to ensure the alignment of the programmatic areas in the M&E and project cycle management systems in relation to own core competency.
  • Responsible for supporting and monitoring country programme compliance with the Programme Policy and respective quality assurances in relation to the core competency.

Networking, representation, and relationships:

  • Responsible for identification, development and maintenance of relationships with relevant stakeholders (e.g., donors, UN agencies, NGOs, research- and educational institutions, private sector) related to programmes in general and more specifically as related to NRC’s Core Competencies.
  • Work in partnership with the regional and country office advocacy leads to identify and develop regional advocacy issues related to the core competence and relevant cross-cutting issues.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Contribute 20% to the global ambition on education including contributing to policy and program development, piloting new approaches and adapting NRCs global approaches to education.
  • Work with the Regional Durable Solutions Unit and country level education experts to plan education interventions for refugee and IDP returns (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria).

Generic professional competencies

  • 8 years of experience and In-depth knowledge and expertise of education in emergencies and youth programming
  • Experience of strategic approaches to programme development
  • Experience of developing practical tools and resources
  • Experience of programme quality assessments, programme development and deliver
  • Understanding of and commitment to organizational learning, and the role and contribution of M&E to quality management and development
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, with preference for previous experience in the Middle East
  • Understanding of, and commitment to working collaboratively with technical and operational colleagues within a matrix structure, including capacity building
  • Experience of delivering learning and development as part of quality improvement and capacity strengthening
  • Fluency in English both written and verbal. Working knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

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What We Offer

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

  • 24 months fixed term contract
  • Family duty station with travel of at least 40% expected to countries within the region
  • Mid-management grade 9 in NRC’s grade structure
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

How to apply

Go to NRC Career Site to apply

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