Opportunity open to international staff. Tehran is a family duty station.

NRC is seeking an experienced Education Specialist to ensure technical development of Education Core Competency, strategic direction and quality assurance for the NRC education response in Iran. He/she is responsible for mentoring, training, building the technical capacity of staff and to develop the education portfolio in the country. He/she holds a key role on the mission and reports to the Head of Programme (HoP).

Duties & Responsibilities 

Develop the Education strategy, technical guidance and Macro logframes Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within the Education Core Competency, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation Provide technical direction and project implementation support to Program Managers in the field Ensure that key learnings are extracted from Education implementation, and incorporate them in program and staff development processes Provide systematic training and build capacity of all Education technical staff Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors Promote the rights of refugees and displaced in line with the advocacy strategy Develop an Education response adapted to the Iranian context and in line with the regulations of the Ministry of Education as well as Ministry of interior (BAFIA) Provide Education related strategic and technical inputs into the Education Working Group and other relevant country level or regional fora. Support the implementation and provide technical guidance to cash in education activities Develop high quality Education proposals and timely reports Build capacity to operationalize quality, timely and comprehensive Education programming in the various areas of operation Ensure harmonization and consistency across Education projects implemented in different areas of operation Develop partnerships with Iranian organizations providing educational related activities Support the Head of Programme in identifying advocacy opportunities related to education Support the Head of Programme in the development of NRC Iran integrated programming Support the Education teams to ensure proper functioning of M&E systems and timely reporting

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Knowledge, skills and experience

Minimum 6 years of experience within Education technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context Strong Education expertise Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts Strong understanding of protection principles Fluency in English, both written and verbal Knowledge of the Afghanistan displacement context is an asset Knowledge of the refugee context in Iran is an asset Experience with scaling up of education programs in strictly controlled context is an asset Experience with Education related advocacy work is an asset Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision;

What we offer:

Type of contract: 2 year international contract, accompanied, family duty station Salary/benefits: Grade 9,  According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions Duty station:  Tehran, Iran Travel: 25% across Area Offices

NRC might review applications before advert deadline, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early

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