• Contract
  • Tuzkhurmatu,Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

NRC (Norwegian Refugee Council)


1.      Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the implementation of educational activities under the supervision of the Education Officer, provide support to schools and teachers in line with program objectives, and facilitate key activities with children in line with NRC quality standards.

 Generic responsibilities

  1. Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  2. Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to the plan of action.
  3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  4. Ensure proper filing of documents.
  5. Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function.

Specific responsibilities 

  • To assist in the implementation of education activities under direction of the Education Officer
  • Supervise education activities and provide support to teachers in line with program objectives
  • Provide support to NRC activities, schools and facilitate key activities with children in line with NRC quality standards
  • Ensure direct communication and feedback with beneficiaries and relevant host communities
  • Ensure ongoing monitoring and reporting of projects at field level
  • Organize, support and participate in Mother‚Äôs Group, parents teach association (PTA), DoE and community-level meetings.
  • Regularly travel to the field to support education, recreation and psycho-social support (PSS) activities.
  • Organize and implement distributions of teaching and learning materials
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by line manager
  • Establishing positive work relations with headmasters and DoE supervisors and representatives in school level

Critical interfaces

  • Project Coordinator and Officer
  • Other Education staff supporting integrated approach
  • Logistics staff supporting programs
  • Other core competency staff operating at field level at project sites


Scale and scope of position


Shared supervision of incentive staff


Key external stakeholders such as local Directorate of Education, INGOs, local NGOs, school administration, parents and community members


No budgetary responsibilities


Responsible for daily site visit reports and indicator tracking

Legal or compliance:

Responsible for reporting any Code of Conduct violation or Child Protection concern to line manager immediately


1.      Competencies 


A. Professional competencies 


Generic professional competencies: 

  • Experience working in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile context‚Äôs ability to remain calm and professional in tense situations
  • Documented results related to the position‚Äôs responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of local languages, especially Arabic. Knowing English is an advantage.


Specific skills, knowledge, and experience: 

  • Understanding of the circumstances, needs and challenges trauma-affected children face, also the role of education in meeting the needs.
  • Understanding of SPHERE and/or 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 in community mobilization and/or relationship building.
  • Candidates with a university and/or advanced degree preferred.
  • Solid computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work diligently both independently and in a team setting.


B. Behavioural competencies

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect (especially when dealing with affected communities)


How To Apply

You may apply through below link:

Education Assistant – Kirkuk – Tuz

Deadline: 2/22/2023