NRC currently has more than 2,000 staff in the Middle East region assisting people displaced by conflict in Syria. As a leading humanitarian organization, we support displaced persons by implementing programmes across the Shelter, Education, Food Security, Information Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sectors with strong protection and resilience focus integrated into our programmes.
The Syrian crisis is almost into its 9th year, but the level and intensity of the conflict in the country remains high. Humanitarian and protection needs inside Syria are overwhelming. Ongoing conflict and continued displacement compound a complex emergency situation. According to UN OCHA, 13.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria and millions have been forced to flee. More than 1.4 million displacements were recorded in 2019. More than 6.5 million are internally displaced and many have fled the war-torn country, including 5.5 million refugees across the region.
Reporting to the Area Programme Manager, the Education Project Manager will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of Education projects.
Duties and responsibilities
- Line management for Education project staff.
- Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
- Contribute to the development of Country, Area and education strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant education projects.
- Coordinate and manage education project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
- Provide technical direction to education team, and ensure high technical quality of projects.
- Provide regular progress reports to the Area Programme Manager and Education Specialist, highlighting operational successes and challenges.
- Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and assess new and better ways to assist.
- Develop and manage education project budget, in cooperation with Area Programme Manager.
- Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
- Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
- Promote the rights of displaced persons in line with the advocacy strategy.
- Coordinate with Area Office management to ensure the provision of Children and Youth Programming, and Basic Education activities.
- Ensure respect of the NRC partnership toolkit procedures, the integration of partners into strategy and programme planning and work with partner staff to build their capacity in programme development, management and monitoring and evaluation within agreed education projects.
- Ensure the use of existing monitoring and evaluation processes with the Education team and collaborate with the Education Specialist to develop or streamline new M&E tools to support a responsive and effective programming approach.
- Promote increased inclusion and accessibility within all education activities.
- Design and develop program approaches and activities that can be piloted and expanded to other project areas.
- Build capacity of education teams to operationalize quality, timely and comprehensive education programming.
- Support the development of NRC and Education Sector Response Strategies.
By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:
- Strategy and project planning: Area Programme Manager and CC specialist in Country office
- Area operations: Area Manager, CC specialist in Country office, Grants Coordinator
- Program development: APM and CC Specialists
- Proposal development: Area Programme Manager, Grants Coordinator, Grants manager, Head of Programs, CC Specialist
- Quality control/ support: Area Programme Manager, Area Manager, CC Specialist
- Capacity development: Project staff, Area Programme Manager, Area Managers, CC Specialist
Required Professional Competencies:
- Minimum 3 – 5 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
- Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
- Technical CC Education expertise, children, youth, adult and basic education activities preferred
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
- Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
- Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Required Behavioural Competencies:
These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essentialfor this position:
- Managing resources to optimize results
- Planning and delivering results
- Empowering and building trust
- Strategic thinking
- Initiating action and change
Preferred context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:
- Knowledge of Syria context
- Fluency in the Arabic language strongly preferred
- Experience with managing youth programs
- Strong understanding of INEE Minimum Standards and humanitarian principles
- Experience with remote management, assessments and project start-ups
We Can Offer
- Contract period: 12 months
- Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
- Duty station: Amman, Jordan
We will review applications on an ongoing basis, interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.
How to apply
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