Education Project Manager

Country: Yemen
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 24 Jun 2021

NRC Yemen’s Education Programme is providing access to quality accredited primary school in the following Governorates: Amanat Al Asimah, Hodeida, Hajjah , Lahj , Amran Abyan , Aden and Taiz and will soon be expanding to Marib . Activities include education infrastructure rehabilitation, with a particular focus on WASH; construction of temporary classrooms to accommodate large influxes of IDPs; school feeding; provision of scholastic materials and school furniture; teacher training and Education for Youth . Projects aim to integrate NRC’s Core Competencies so that a holistic approach is provided. We aim to work closely with partners, including the relevant authorities, to achieve this.

The main responsibilities for this role are:

  1. Provide technical oversight of NRC education activities in the Area, ensuring quality standards; conducting field visits and ensuring that project implementation complies with donors’ agreed requirements, community expectations, global standards, and NRC policies; and managing assessments and evaluations. Ensure that education projects accord with the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies’ Minimum Standards for Education and Conflict Sensitive Education Principles.
  2. Train Education staff on Education in Emergencies programming, including INEE Minimum Standards for Education and Conflict Sensitive Education; support staff capacity building by regularly leading trainings and workshops.
  3. Support Education Specialist with proposal development, as required.
  4. Develop implementation and procurement plans for all projects and track weekly progress against targets.
  5. Maintain overall responsibility for monitoring budgets; ensuring project implementation staff are adequately trained in tracking expenditure; and working with project teams to improve value for money and cost efficiency.
  6. Ensure the effective, accurate and timely monitoring, supervision, evaluation and reporting of projects; providing M&E support to implementation staff; supporting the Support and Finance teams with tracking and compiling financial reports; compiling narrative reports for donors and any other project documentation; and ensuring learning from M&E activities is fed back to staff and stakeholders and used for continuous quality improvement of programming.
  7. Collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.

Generic professional competencies:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical Education expertise

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

  • 6 months fixed term contract renewable subject to funding and performance
  • 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

How to apply:

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