Life Skills Educator at the Norwegian Refugee Council [Lebanon] [July 14, 2019]
Apply by: July 14, 2019
Description: Youth Non-formal education Educators will be working on the provision of education to out of school or at risk of dropping out children and youth. NRC is addressing the specific needs of those children and youth who are unable – or not ready – to access formal education by providing them with quality education and skills, thereby enhancing their livelihoods capabilities and enabling them to potentially enroll in formal education channels.
NRC non-formal education programs include:
- Basic Literacy and Numeracy (ages 10 – 14) classes;
- Youth Education Pack (ages 15-24) classes;
- The different programs will follow the unified curriculum, and Standard Operating Procedures developed by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE), when applicable, enriched by NRC mainstreamed classroom-based psychosocial and life skills activities.
NRC is setting up learning centers near where refugee communities are:
- Within relevant camps or ITS (Informal Tent Settlement)
- In community-based learning centers
- In public schools when approved by MEHE
- The Non-Formal Education Educator will be responsible to facilitate the overall delivery of the programme in safe, child-friendly environment, upholding the standards of the NRC’s Code of Conduct, while ensuring full inclusion and protection of the vulnerable children and youth as a key responsibility of this role and following NRC’s Protection Policy The position holder will work in close connection with NRC’s Education Assistants (EAs), Education Officers (EOs), and Education Technical Officers (ETOs), and will receive a preservice training on topics specific to the context. This will also include regular mentoring and observation visits from EOs and other NRC related staff.
Role and Responsibility:
- Provide effective teaching and facilitation to refugees and vulnerable host community children by employing a variety of methodologies in teaching students, including demonstrations, discussions, and lectures
- Teach relevant life skills and NRC Better Learning Programme (NRC PSS approach) using active and learning-centered methodologies
- Attend and actively participate in all training held by NRC Lebanon, which is mandatory for all educators. If any pieces of training are missed due to unforeseen reasons, the educator must request the direct supervisor for make-up training.
- Implement and follow NRC life skills curriculum and enrich content where appropriate, including the production and dissemination of teaching handouts and activities sheets
- Maintain a child and youth-friendly and safe teaching/learning environment in the classroom while adopting a holistic approach to teaching (physical, emotional, and intellectual wellbeing)
- Use positive discipline in the classroom
- Assess children’s learning achievement with pre, post, and periodic assessments during the cycle
- Plan and implement lessons as per the directions of the ETOs
- Attend educator meetings as requested by NRC relevant staff, participate in Teacher Learning Circles, develop extra material during workshops and adapt them to the need of the students, etc. in direct coordination with all relevant NRC Education Team to ensure and maintain a high-quality delivery learning environment
- Teach and educate students according to the educational needs, abilities, and attainment of potential for individual students entrusted to his/her care
- Enhance parental involvement through positive communication channels with parents and PCGs (Parents Community Group) members
- Enhance youth involvement in the greater community through positive communication channels with the youth committee groups.
- Utilize and protect the educational equipment, such as materials, books, and other learning aid provided by NRC
- Supervise the students upon arrival and departure and between sessions
- Carry out related mainstreaming of protection in program daily implementation as per the set NRC’s Protection mainstreaming guidelines, and ensures reporting any breaches/concerns to the line manager for proper action.
Required Eligibility and Experience:
- Diploma or Bachelor Degree Education, social science; certification/license in teaching is a plus
- 1 to 2 years of working experience in education or teaching
- Honesty and trustworthiness, and responsive to constructive feedback and advice
- Ability to work systematically and organized manner
- Ability to listen actively, understand, communicate effectively, and discuss with supervisors and parents on children’s learning problems and psychosocial requirements
- Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality
- Must be capable of teaching in two languages: Arabic and English
About the organization: The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. We work in crises in 31 countries, where we help save lives and rebuild futures. https://www.nrc.no/