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We are looking for an experienced Regional Education Adviser for Central and West Africa!

The Norwegian Refugee Council Central and West Africa region is composed of country offices in Mali, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Nigeria, and Cameroon. All countries are experiencing a deterioration of the security situation, increasing humanitarian needs and displacements numbers due to conflict. Displacement across the region is fluid and complex. Across the region new displacements occur alongside secondary displacements of people who are trying to return home, but often find themselves unable to reach their place of origin. An increasing number of people across the region live in protracted displacement, and are dependent on humanitarian assistance for survival.

The Central and West Africa Regional Office (CWARO) is overseeing the country programmes in the region, and provides strategic guidance across core programme, advocacy and support functions. The Regional Programme department, led by the Regional Programme Director, supports with development of capacity in core competencies and cross-cutting themes, working collaboratively and in a matrix structure with the Regional Support, Regional Advocacy, and the global Programme Development and Support Section in HO, and not least with Heads of Programme in Country Offices.

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

The employee is personally responsible of ensuring access to documents including NRC handbooks and guidelines on intranet, and other information necessary to the post.

Job description

  • Technical CC support: Responsible for the provision of strategic advice and guidance to the Country Offices in relation to the core competency to ensure that NRC delivers high quality, effective and relevant programming.
  • Capacity development: Accountable for the capacity development along the technical reporting lines (to COs and RO) within the Education core competency including the mentoring and development of key staff in the country offices. Contribute to the recruitment and induction of appropriately qualified core competency staff.
  • Technical CC development: Responsible for the further development of NRC’s country office Education programmes ensuring that NRC remains a relevant actor.
  • Programme integration: Contribute to the identification and utilization of programmatic synergies between Education and the other core competencies as well as the development areas through the integrated programme approach.
  • Learning and information sharing: Responsible for the documentation, analysing and dissemination of Education learning from the country programs including the sharing of best practices, resources and tools ensuring coherence, efficiency and effectiveness of the operation.
  • Networking and representation: Responsible for the networking and representation of NRC in regional policy debates in relation to Education. Contribute to the participation of the core competency in country clusters and representation in various fora when requested and relevant. Contribute to the identification, development and maintenance of relationships with relevant stakeholders (e.g. donors, UN agencies, NGOs) related to Education in the region and the related countries.
  • Resource mobilization: Contribute to the resource mobilisation and fundraising for regional programme development related to Education.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Contribute to the development and facilitate the use of effective assessment and M&E systems ensuring compliance with NRC programme policy, quality standards and technical guidance. Contribute to the overall analysis, strategic use and dissemination of relevant data for Education. Contribute to the alignment of M&E and PCM systems with the Education core competency.
  • Advocacy: Contribute to the identification, prioritization, development and documentation of advocacy issues related to Education.
  • Programme Policy compliance: Responsible for the monitoring of country programme compliance with the Programme Policy and to activate procedures to obtain approval/rejection of context specific deviations from the programme policy in country offices.


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience as a manager within the humanitarian field, including preferably experience of working as an adviser
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, and ability to work independently in a result oriented, multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Experience in drafting and encouraging implementation of policy/strategic guidance, and developing practical tools and resources
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Able to represent organisation at a strategic level
  • Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal

Personal qualities

  • Seek to leverage learning on technical issues regionally
  • Seeks open discussions and close cooperation with all relevant NRC units
  • Stimulate a culture of innovation

We offer

  • Start date: June 2019
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Duty station: Dakar with 40% travels. Non-accompanied position

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