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  • Posted: Nov 17, 2022
    Deadline: Dec 1, 2022
  • The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
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    Regional Capacity Building Manager East Africa


    You will be responsible for developing a capacity building strategy, for training and capacity building of NRC staff and for providing overall technical guidance on implementation of Better Learning Programme (BLP), across East Africa & Yemen in nine country offices. You will ensure alignment with global standards and high-quality global roll-out and scale-up of the Better Learning Programme (BLP) and NRC’s classroom based psychosocial support programme.

    Specific responsibilities

    • Develop a regional BLP capacity building strategy aimed at roll-out and scale-up of the BLP across NRC EAY country offices
    • Develop a regional workplan across regional and country offices outlining capacity building and training approaches and schedules for country offices
    • Develop a regional BLP master budget
    • Support the development of contextualized BLP guidance and tools, such as BLP training booklets, teacher guides and BLP manuals
    • Provide technical support to regional and/or country level After Action Reviews and evaluations relating to BLP
    • Support the recruitment of BLP staff across the region if requested by country offices
    • Create a regional BLP community of practice
    • Focal point to ensure quality implementation of BLP across relevant country offices through online support and follow-up, field-visits, coaching and mentoring etc
    • Compile and disseminate best practices, lessons learnt, recommendations, and case studies from project implementation
    • Support the development of new proposals in cooperation with the regional Education Adviser (including budget)
    • Support MHPSS research agenda with technical guidance and defining proper dissemination strategies

    Generic professional competencies 

    • Relevant studies in the sectors of education and child psychology
    • Experience in working with children and/or teachers directly
    • Previous work in PSS/SEL programs within Education in Emergency
    • Previous experience operating NRC’s Better Learning Programme (BLP1/BLP2/BLP3)
    • Senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Arabic or Portuguese is an advantage

    Context related skills, knowledge and experience

    • Strong skills and experience in designing, organizing and leading dynamic and creative Trainings of Trainers (ToT) and workshops outside of one’s own context
    • Previous work experience implementing education projects in East Africa & Yemen region
    • Experience contextualizing global packages for local contexts
    • Good communication, interpersonal skills and diplomacy
    • Strong organizational and team working skills
    • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Norwegian Refugee Council on to apply

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