Education Coordinator Mozambique – Mueda

Website Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


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NRC has obtained its registration in the Country in 2021 and is planning to implement activities within an integrated programme which includes Rapid Emergency Response (Shelter/WASH NFI distribution), Emergency Education, Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), and exploring other programmatic possibilities mainly Food Security and Livelihoods FSL. NRC has set up the basis of a country office, having established an office in Pemba and a field office in Mueda district and is rapidly recruiting staff alongside scaling up activities. There is a particular focus to implement in some of the hard-to-reach areas which have particular access constraints, especially due to the conflict.

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.

The purpose of the Education Coordinator position is to implement the delegated project portfolio. The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

  • Line management of project staff
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures and awareness of NRC global, regional, and emergency strategies
  • Contribute to national Education strategy development and project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps; consider where appropriate the role of cash-based interventions
  • Coordinate and manage Education project implementation (activities, budget, and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements
  • Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects
  • Provide regular progress reports
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Develop and manage project budget, in cooperation with CCS and AM
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders

Specific responsibilities

  • Responsible for the implementation of strategic plans and the management of day-to-day project activities including staff, budget, and assets in area of responsibility (AOR)
  • Provide technical and logistics/operational support and oversight to project staff on youth programming, NFE and EiE programming, including budget management
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate education activities in area of responsibility; ensure SOPs are in place and logistical and operational needs are met
  • Provide leadership and support on the design and rollout of NRC’s programming
  • Coordinate delegated portfolio of activities in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements, ensuring high technical quality
  • Identify implementation opportunities for cash-based and market-based interventions
  • Promote the rights of IDPs, returnees and the host community in line with SPHERE and the INEE Minimum Standards
  • Contribute to the development of project proposals, logframes, workplans and budgets
  • Contribute to advocacy and emergency strategies and action plans
  • Representation and coordination in internal and external forums on behalf of NRC Education in AOR, including with the Cluster/Sector/WG and other active NGOs/UN agencies
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant government/local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Provide supervision, motivation, and support to the Education team, including training and performance management
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and the transfer of key skills, support capacity building of teachers and other education personnel
  • Prepare accurate monthly, quarterly, and final narrative reports, logframes, and Sector 5Ws
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line and/or technical manager


1. Professional competencies

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

Generic professional competencies:

  • Technical Education expertise with a focus on youth/adolescents, Alternative Education/NFE, support to formal schools, and/or first phase EiE response
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Experience working in Education project implementation
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Solid computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Ability to work diligently both independently and in a team setting
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese, both written and verbal required, local languages is an asset
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Willingness to travel regularly to the field in under-resourced settings

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the Education context in Cabo Delgado is required
  • Knowledge of the circumstances, needs and challenges displacement and conflict-affected host community, returnees and IDP children face preferred
  • Experience with youth/adolescent programming and linkages to livelihoods an asset
  • Experience with EiE and formal education in a humanitarian context preferred
  • Experience with PSS as an asset
  • Experience working with children and/or educators required
  • Experience liaising with multiple stakeholders including government, donor, UN and NGO partners a priority
  • Experience with strategic development, including proposal and budget creation preferred
  • Experience with project/programme start-up/scale-up an asset
  • Experience managing an office and/or field team is required
  • Understanding of SPHERE and INEE Minimum Standards preferred
  • Candidates with a university and/or advanced degree preferred; significant experience in the field of Education, PSS or Child Protection considered in lieu

2. Behavioural competencies

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Communicating with impact and respect


Additional Details:

Duty Station: Mueda

Type of Contract: 12 months renewable based on funding, performance, and the need for the position

This position is open to qualified Mozambican nationals only!

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 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, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. 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.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the world’s authoritative source of data and analysis on internal displacement. Since our establishment in 1998 as part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), we offer a rigorous, transparent and independent service to the international community, and inform policy and operational decisions to improve the lives of people living in, or at risk of, internal displacement.

With a team of more than 30 people in Geneva and an annual budget of over 5 million USD, we monitor more than 130 countries in the world for which we provide verified, consolidated and multi-sourced estimates of the number of people internally displaced or at risk of becoming displaced by conflict, violence, disasters and development projects. We complement this global data with interdisciplinary research into the drivers, patterns and impacts of internal displacement. Using this evidence, we provide tailor-made advice and support to inform global, regional and national policy-making. Our data and evidence are published on our website and via our Global Internal Displacement Database ( Our flagship report, the Global Report on Internal Displacement (, published every year in May, is the world reference on IDP statistics, featuring trends and thematic analyses, country and regional spotlights.

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