Education Field Associate (two positions), Multiple positions
Located 10 km east of Mafraq in the Governorate of Mafraq, Za’atari camp was established in July 2012 and is home to an estimated 80,000 Syrian refugees, including 45,000 children. The camp is divided into 12 districts and possesses a local vibrant market with over 3000 shops, in addition to key facilities and services such as hospitals, schools and electricity for part of the day. Close to 50 organizations- United Nations agencies, international and national Non-Governmental Organizations as well as private companies- operate in Zaatari camp under the coordination of the Syrian Refugee Affairs Directorate (SRAD) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
Azraq camp opened in April 2014 as Za’atari reached its full capacity. Under the Governorate of Zarqa, the site, located 30 kilometres west of Azraq town and 90 kilometres from the Jordan-Syrian border is in hot desert terrain. With a size of 13.5 km2, Azraq camp was designed to host at least 55,000 refugees; however, there are currently an estimated 36,000 people, including 20,000 children, living in the four villages of Azraq camp.
The Emirati Jordanian Camp (EJC) also opened in 2014 and has been hosting around 7,000 Syrian refugees, half of whom children, under the management of the Emirati Red Crescent and the Syrian Refugee Affairs Directorate. Located in Ramtha, King Abdullah Park (KAP) has been hosting around 500 refugees, mostly Palestinian refugees from Syria, since the closure of Cyber City Camp.
UNICEF has been working in Syrian refugee camps in Jordan since they were established, providing essential services for children to achieve their full potential and realize their rights. UNICEF has been responsible for coordinating the provision of education services to children in close partnership with the Ministry of Education of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.As of December 2018, Zaatari counts 13 education complexes spread around the camp, as well as 7 Kindergarten sites. Azraq camp counts 6 education complexes, as well as 4 Kindergarten sites. Emirati Jordanian Camp (EJC) counts one education complex whilst children in King Abdullah Park (KAP) attend public schools in Ramtha city. In all these facilities, in coordination with the Ministry of Education and its Directorates, UNICEF has been providing comprehensive operational and technical support, for which UNICEF is now seeking hiring two qualified education field associates. The post holders will provide support to and monitor the implementation of formal and non formal education interventions in camps. This includes monitoring the quality and timeliness of all operational support to education facilities, as well as the quality of the learning environment and education services provided in camp education facilities.
The purpose of the assignment is to provide support to and monitor the implementation of formal and non formal education interventions in camps, under the supervision of the UNICEF Education Officer for camps. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Support with assessment, monitoring and documentation of all operational activities in camp schools and KGs such as: hiring and management of incentive-based volunteers, cleaning and security, and monitor the work of the UNICEF’s Operational contractor.
- Systematically undertake and document monitoring visits in camp education facilities and produce comprehensive reports. Flag urgent concerns to supervisor.
- Collect accurate data on all apsects of education interventions in camps, and maintain updated information management systems for camp education.
- Compile information on violence cases and maintain an updated database.
- Monitor and report unsuccessful cases of registration and agree on a course of action to follow up with the relevant Directorates of Education.
- Attend all the community gatherings in the camps relating to education and ensure community cocnerns are documented and addressed.
- Ensure feedback and complaints from the community (helpline, feedback boxes) are captured and responded to in a safe, timely and effective manner.
- Lead on the implementation of community mobilization efforts related to education, e.g. learning for all.
- Coordinate the arrangements for Tawjihi exams, and other major education events.
- Follow up with principals on children who have or are at risk of drop-out, and on actions taken by schools.
- Conduct frequent visits to Makani centers to monitor the implementation of the education component of the programme, support the effective administering of placement tests and report any concern to the Makani focal point in UNICEF’s education team.
- Work closely with the Makani team and other camp partners to ensure proper referral systems for out of school children.
- Participate in and/or represent UNICEF in relevant external and internal coordination mechanisms;
- Support the MOE custodians with stock management and needs assessment.
- University degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Social Development, Social sciences or other relevant disciplines
- 1 year of experience in education and/or humanitarian sector.
- Diploma in teacher preparations is desired.
- Fluency in both English and Arabic is required.
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