Job: Education Officer at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Job: Education Officer at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS w…

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The Education Officer plays a key role in project startup, monitoring implementation of project activities, data analysis and reporting, staff capacity building, and supporting project research needs. 

The Education Officer will work with Education Supervisor to ensure EiE activities are carried out according to proposals and measure progress, quality and impact of activities to target beneficiaries. S/he will be responsible for the direct implementation of project activities in the selected Local Government Areas (LGAs).



  • Take responsibility for planning and implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities related to education programing focused on improving children’s learning outcomes (literacy, Numeracy and life skills) and development using evidence- based approaches.
  • Supports the establishment, strengthening and training of the school-based management committees
  • carry out in-service teacher training and mentorship as well as teacher peer-to-peer training to improve teaching skills and knowledge on content delivery.
  • Play a key role in the mobilization and engagement of the community and stakeholders in the implementation and monitoring of the project.
  • Provide weekly and monthly project reports to the supervisorVisit schools for data collection and school profiling in collaboration with the M&E team.
  • Raise purchase requests for the project and make follow ups with the logistics and finance team to ensure timely procurement of  project materials.
  • In the absence of the supervisor, act on behalf of the supervisor.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization through updating JRS through the education specialist by providing updates on the needs in the communities, participate in needs assessment and provide lessons learnt and feedback to improve project quality and implementation.
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Education Specialist and Project Director
  • Facilitate recruitment of volunteer teachers and learning facilitators in the project.
  • Identify and communicate any issues that are delaying progress in a timely manner
  • Support the implementation of, and represent Jesuit Refugee Service in, emergency education coordination mechanisms including any relevant cluster meetings..
  • Ensure regular monitoring of project activities in the respective schools and follow up in implementation of planned tasks, activities and agreed actions in the work plans.Conduct needs assessment to identify gaps in education sector.



  • University Degree or equivalent in Education, Social Science, or related fields M.ED is an added advantage


  • Good knowledge of MS office.
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant working experience in Education in Emergency
  • Expérience working with IDPs, refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Good reporting skills.
  • Ability to work in stressful locations.
  • Traceable references of previous employers


  • Adhere to JRS values and abide by the code of conduct and other policies.
  • Goodcommand of the English language (written and oral).
  • Knowledge of the local Nigerian Language is desired
  • Proven work experience in multicultural and stressful environments.
  • Ability to adapt to working conditions and tasks that may change with the reality of the field

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