Global Specialist Youth Education & Training

  • Anywhere
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 21 Nov 2021


Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in over 30 countries. We employ a rights-based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. We do this through our programmes, where we provide assistance to meet immediate humanitarian needs, prevent further displacement and contribute to durable solutions. At the root of our programmes are our solid technical expertise and specific sectorial knowledge aiming for the highest possible quality, whether in stand-alone or integrated approaches.

NRC aims to ensure that children and youth affected by displacement enjoy quality education that is relevant to their psychosocial, emotional and cognitive development, across all phases of displacement. We provide opportunities for school-aged children (6 to 18 years old) to complete a full cycle of basic education, and diverse learning pathways across the education continuum for youth (15 to 24 years old). Our core target group consists of children and youth who are out of school or have had their education interrupted. Within these parameters, NRC engages in four Strategic Response Areas of the Education Core Competency;

  • Support to formal basic education
  • First phase education response
  • Alternative education
  • Youth education & training

We recognise the potential of youth and we believe that they have the skills, energy and capacity to become engaged members of their communities. We are looking for an experienced humanitarian with a strategic mindset, a global perspective, strong technical skills in youth development and excellent personal and interpersonal skills to set the strategic direction and ensure program development related to the Youth Education and Training strategic response area under the Education Core Competency (CC)

Come join us!

What you will do

As our Global Youth Specialist, you will set the strategic direction and ensure program development related to Youth Education and Training. You will also be responsible for;

  • Global programme development and roll-out of relevant tools and guidelines, related to the Youth Education and Training strategic response area under the Education Core Competency;
  • Strategic prioritising within the Youth Education and Training sector to ensure global positioning;
  • The adaptation of programme approaches through innovation and development, in close cooperation with regional and country offices and in line with (new) global developments and approaches;
  • Ensuring regular engagement and consultation with youth across regions and country offices in order to ensure relevance of global programme development;
  • The provision of mentoring, training and capacity building along the technical reporting lines (to ROs) within the Youth Education and Training strategic response area under the Education Core Competency.

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What you will bring

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant Manager/Specialist/Adviser experience within the field of Youth Education and Training in the humanitarian field;
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Professional and documented knowledge in our Core Competencies;
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Experience in drafting and encouraging implementation of policy/strategic guidance, and developing practical tools and resources;
  • Experience with engaging with key humanitarian stakeholders;
  • Able to represent the organisation at a strategic level, and contribute to global policy development with key donors and (inter-agency) stakeholders;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal and preferably one other NRC language (Arabic, French or Spanish).

Whom you will work with

You will join our colleagues in Head Office and be part of the Global Core Competency – Education team led by the Global Education Lead. The team is part of the Programme Policy and Development (PPD) unit under the Global Programme Section. The PPD unit sets NRC’s programme policy, develops accompanying strategies, and provides the required guidance that enables NRC to implement quality humanitarian assistance. To ensure that NRC is a leading displacement organization the PPDU continuously explores new areas, fosters knowledge and learning, and is NRC’s programme face to the global humanitarian community.

What makes this position attractive?

  • A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team dedicated to advocating for the rights of people forced to flee;
  • A chance to set the strategic direction and ensure program development related to Youth Education and Training;
  • A 1-year full-time contract with a high likelihood of extension;
  • We believe that talent is evenly distributed therefore we are open to considering a placement at other NRC duty stations;
  • Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

How to apply:

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