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NRC in Iraq
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. 

Application deadline:13.10.2020
Employer:Norwegian Refugee Council
Title:Education Assistant (National Position)
Employment type:Permanent position
Percentage of full-time:100
Webcruiter ID:4294102947

Duties and responsibilities
  • To assist in the implementation of education activities under direction of the Education Officer
  • Supervise education incentive staff and provide support to them in line with program objectives
  • Provide support to NRC activities, schools and incentive staff 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  three days a week as a minimum standard.
  • Organize, support and participate in Mother’s Group, PTA, camp and community-level meetings
  • Regularly travel to the field to support education, recreation and PSS activities
  • Organize and implement distributions of Education materials and supplies to formal schools and NRC education centers.
  • Ensure a proper documentation of distribution list and relevant docs, both physically and electronically.
  • To prepare and submit the weekly reports, daily updates and weekly staff work plan to the line manager.
  • Monitor the attendance of the incentive workers frequently and submit the incentive workers’ timesheets and payments docs by the end of each month.
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by line manager
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Minimum one year of experience in the education/ protection field.
  • Understanding the circumstances, needs, and challenges refugee/IDP children face
  • Understanding of the role of education in meeting the needs of IDP/refugee populations
  • 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; DoE-level experience is a plus
  • Experience in community mobilization and/or relationship building
  • University/ Diploma degree in education/humanities is a must.
  • The position is only available for female candidates.
Additional information

Contract Duration: 6 months 
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions and health insurance.
Duty station: Dohuk
The position is only available for female candidates.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability

For full position details please click on Job Description


 LocationDUHOK, 42001Iraq

Recruitment Team

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.

NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

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