An Education Programme Development Manager is required to establish and manage NRC’s education programme in Kibondo, Tanzania. The manager will have overall responsibility for the design and implementation of all education projects, including youth programmes, primary education support, and accelerated education. The manager will supervise two education officers and two education assistants. The manager must be able to speak English and French.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organisation with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for people affected by displacement. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance through its core competencies (CCs): Camp Management, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, Information Counselling and Legal Assistance, Shelter, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
Political instability in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo has caused a large number of refugees to seek sanctuary in Tanzania. As of March 2017, Tanzania is hosting almost 235,000 Burundian refugees, with a daily arrival of more than 300 persons. To respond to this situation, NRC opened an operational office in Kibondo, North Western Tanzania, in November 2016. It now operates in two camps hosting Burundian refugees, Mtendeli and Nduta, and plans to operate in a third, Nyagasuru. Fifty-nine per cent of the refugee population are children under the age of 18, yet education provision in the camps is extremely poor. In addition, there are very limited opportunities for youth. The language of instruction for Burundian refugees is French, although it is possible that this will transfer to English in the future.
NRC will operate projects in the camps to ensure better access to quality education. Principal activities will include construction of classrooms and other learning spaces; provision of basic education to primary and secondary school-aged children and youth through formal and informal means; vocational skills training for youth, and training of teachers. The projects will focus on quality and inclusion, and support children’s, youths’ and teachers’ protection and well-being. They will aim to integrate NRC’s CCs so that a holistic approach is provided. NRC will work closely with partners, including the relevant authorities, to achieve this.
An Education Programme Development Manager is required to establish and manage these projects. The Manager will have overall responsibility for the design and implementation of NRC’s education projects in Tanzania. The salary and benefits will be in accordance with NRC’s general directions.
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These guide NRC’s actions and relationships. The post-holder will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for NRC Tanzania.
Generic professional competencies
Context specific skills, knowledge and experience
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