Promoting access to quality, safe, and relevant education for all persons affected by crisis

Job Posting with The Norwegian Refugee Council

Education Coordinator - Baghdad
The Norwegian Refugee Council
Baghdad, Iraq
14 December 2017


NRC Education in Iraq seeks an Education Coordinator based in Baghdad! 

We offer:

  • Contract period: 6 months (possibility of extension)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start


NRC in Iraq

The unfolding crisis in Iraq is one of the most complex humanitarian emergencies in the world today, with millions of uprooted Iraqis, and hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. For the past several years, millions of people have been displaced from and within Iraq as a result of military operations. At the end of 2015, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) began a military operation to enter and retake control of parts of the country under the control of armed opposition groups, especially in the Anbar governorate. Civilians have been caught in the crossfire. 

NRC has been present in Iraq since 2010, with offices located in Baghdad, Erbil, Dohuk, Kirkuk and Mosul.  We have scaled up our response across Iraq to meet the large-scale crisis facing the country, reaching Iraqis with emergency assistance and supporting Syrian refugees as they live in exile.  Our goal is to always be prepared to work in new settings, so we are establishing more local partnerships in Iraq.  Additionally, NRC is part of the UNICEF and WFP-led Rapid response mechanism (RRM), which enables us to reach newly displaced populations with the most urgent life-saving assistance.

Today, NRC is one of the biggest cash providers in Iraq. Our emergency assistance also includes distributing food rations, hygiene kits, water and basic non-food items (NFIs). In the winter months, we also provide blankets and heaters.  We pay particular attention to gender equality and ending gender-based violence (GBV).

More recently NRC in Iraq has been responding to the ongoing Mosul crisis, where it is estimated that 1.2 million people are in grave danger.


Role Specific Information

  • Line management Education project field staff
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to Education strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps
  • Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Education projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from AM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
  • Provide regular progress reports to AM
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders such as MoE and Cluster colleagues
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy and INEE minimum standards


Our Ideal Candidate:

  • University graduate in relevant field, with a minimum of 3 years of experience from working in a similar role in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience working in complex and volatile situations, particularly in high risk areas in the Middle East. Expertise in responding to humanitarian emergencies. A leader who will manage and build up the technical capacity of our national staff. Fluency in English, both written and verbal; Arabic is an advantage. 
  • We are particularly looking for a humanitarian professional with strong education project implementation and capacity building background particularly with recent experience working with UN or INGOs.
  • If this sounds like you, apply now to join one of the world’s leading NGO’s and be part of a team of highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world's biggest displacement crisis.


To apply for this position and to read the full job description please visit NRC's Webcruiter site here.

Deadline for applying: 14th December 2017