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Education Officer Ukraine Mykolaiv (for nationals only)


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Ukraine
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2023-10-03

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.


  1. Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the Officer position is to ensure the quality of day-to-day implementation of the Education Projects covering southern oblasts with a focus on Mykolaiv.

Generic responsibilities 

  1. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures
  2. Ensure adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines
  3. Implement delegated Education and Youth project portfolio according to the plan of action
  4. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  5. Ensure proper filing of documents 
  6. Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  7. Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents
  8. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  9. Liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders
  10. Promote the rights of beneficiaries in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities 

  1. Plan and conduct assessments in schools and with communities
  2. Work closely with the Education team in South Area Office and other Area Offices to ensure education activities are being planned and implemented based on the NRC Ukraine Education Strategy
  3. Provide technical input and support to the team in relation to the assigned program
  4. Prepare procurement documents and collaborate with procurement teams to deliver required assistance to Education CC participants
  5. Ensure all training activities related to but not limited to teachers, parents, youth, master trainers, and counselors take place in line with program objectives
  6. Support and mentor teaching and non-teaching staff as well as youth workers in collaboration with the education team.
  7. Follow the implementation of the training package skills, participate in training planning (when needed), and agree/oversee follow-up system and procedures with school, learning spaces, and youth center management to ensure NRC activities are in line with national work plans and priorities
  8. If assigned, participate in NRC/local authorities meetings (central level/Directorate/Department), and work closely with departments of youth and education on planning and implementation.
  9. Minimum 70% of the time participating in project-related field activities
  10. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) focal responsibility in consolidating data collection (Kobo, google, etc.), assisting M&E in the collection/analysis of data
  11. Contribute to development, management, and monitoring of delegated project budget and procurement plan and consequent raising of purchase requisitions according to approved activity plan and budget in collaboration with the education coordinator
  12. Report weekly to Education Coordinator to provide debriefing on the progress of implementation and submit needed supporting documents
  13. Undertake any other reasonable task assigned by management


Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • Other Core Competencies for integrated planning 
  • M&E and Advocacy units
  • Support department 

Scale and scope of the centersposition

Staff: Numbers and titles of staff directly managed by the postholder, and numbers of staff and daily workers/incentive staff responsible for overall in the unit: TBD
Stakeholders: Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with (Schools, MOE, youth organizations, youth centres, civil society,,and local partners)
Budgets: List of budgets covered by postholder, and size of budget: NA
Information: Brief description of the information resources the postholder is responsible for at the CO level : NA
Legal or compliance: Brief description of any legal or compliance responsibility the postholder has:  (term of employment, donors and NRC regulations)


  1. Competencies 

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organization to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following three categories:

1. Professional competencies 

These are skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for effective performance. 

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or/and other relevant area
  • Experience from working within technical expertise areas in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Education/youth/teacher training expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English and Russian or/and Ukrainian, both written and verbal 

Context/specific skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or other related areas
  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of Education in emergencies/psycho-education and/or youth
  • Experience in preparing/developing/delivering training materials/packages
  • Relevant work experience
  • Experience of and commitment to participatory approaches to aid and development
  • Good understanding of Monitoring and evaluation systems 

2. Behavioural competencies 

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioral competencies, the following are essential for this position:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Analyzing
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Coping with change
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.