As the Regional Psychosocial Support Support (PSS)-Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Education Manager, 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. While based in the Regional office in Kenya, 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

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

For more details on the general responsibilities, click this job description

Candidates with international exposure outside of their home country and exposure to contexts within the East Africa and Yemen region will be given first priority

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 is required
  • Previous experience operating NRC’s Better Learning Programme (BLP1/BLP2/BLP3);
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context;
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Arabic or Portuguese is a plus.

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;

What We Offer

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

  • 12 months fixed term contract
  • Family duty station
  • Senior grade 8 in NRC’s grade structure
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields