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

Job Posting with Norwegian Refugee Council

Education Specialist - Colombia
Norwegian Refugee Council
2 January 2019


The purpose of the Education Core Competence (CC) Specialist position is technical development, strategic direction and quality assurance of the Education CC for the Colombia Country Programme which includes programme activities in the five countries Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Ecuador and Honduras. The Education Specialist is responsible for mentoring, training, capacity building staff on Education technical capacity.


The Education Specialist reports to the Head of Programme.


Do you have the skills and experience to join our team? We are looking for a new Education Specialist for our country programme in Colombia. 



Job description

Develop proposals to ensure the implementation of NRC’s strategy and objectives in the country regarding education
Review project proposals and reports in order to ensure the technical quality and adherence to the Education Strategy and NRC Program Policy.
Monthly visits to field offices to provide technical support and to ensure that the Education strategy and quality standards are being followed
Design and conduct the process for developing / updating the Education strategy for the Colombia program
Participate in project start up and follow up meetings according to assigned responsibilities
Monthly meetings with stakeholders, particularly with the Ministries of Education and other education authorities relevant for the operation
In coordination with Education Managers at field level identify training needs for the education staff
Design and conduct training sessions with the education staff according to the identified needs
Develop technical documents to communicate key process in the implementation of the education strategy to the education staff
Identify the needs to conduct internal reviews and / or evaluations for Education activities / Strategy in the Colombia program



Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Education expertise
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Experience in designing and developing education in emergencies programming
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Fluency in Spanish, both written and verbal
Valid driver’s license
Knowledge of the Colombian and regional Humanitarian context is an asset

Personal qualities

Handling insecure environments
Strategic thinking
Empowering and building trust
Initiate action and change
A good sense of humour is an asset
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusiveness and accountability


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