Since the Government of Iraq declared that combat operations against the Islamic State Group (IS) had ended in 2017, Iraq has been recovering from the significant damage and destruction caused by the armed conflict. Of the more than six million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, 4.5 million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin and 1.4 million remain internally displaced. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges returnees and secondarily displaced people face include the lack of security, community acceptance, housing, property and civil documentation issues as well as critical educational and health service gaps. Throughout this, Iraq continues to host over a quarter of a million Syrian refugees.
The UN estimates that more than 4.1 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2020, 1.77 million of them in acute need. With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace.
Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, returnees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, Salahdeen and Anbar Governorates.
We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those experiencing protracted displacement in camps, and people returning to and living in hard-to-reach places by improving their chance of obtaining a durable solution. NRC runs integrated programmes across Iraq to respond to people in need using our shelter and settlements, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, and cash activities.
Rules and Responsibilities
- Monitor and track education budgets, update spending plans, procurement plans, work plans and recruitment plans.
- Prepare monthly progress report and maintain GORS reports updated.
- Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders such as MoE.
- Represent NRC in Education cluster and other coordination meetings related to education.
- Provide guidance to the Education Team members, and coordinate activities with other NRC sectors, i.e. WASH, ICLA, CCCM.
- Monitor, evaluate and suggest changes and improvements in the project and materials based on observations and discussions with the local staff and the PM/AM.
- Support in development of proposals and budgets for education activities.
- Organize additional training for the staff and local MoE staff as necessary.
- Any other task relevant to the position as requested by line manager.
Our Ideal Candidate
- Experience from working an Education project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
- Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
- Knowledge of education context in Kirkuk or Iraq
- Understanding of the circumstances, needs and challenges IDP/returnee children face
- Understanding of INEE minimum standards
- Knowledge of the basics of Child Protection and/or psychosocial support
- Experience working with children and/or educators; MoE-level experience a plus
- Experience training or building the capacity of others
- Candidates with a university and/or advanced degree preferred; significant experience in the field of education .
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
Duty station: Kirkuk.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
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