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Education Project Manager at NRC


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3 Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree


  • Organization: NRC – Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Mid level – Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2023-06-01


As well as providing humanitarian response and seeking new routes to greater impact, NRC’s Yemen programme has built a strong importance for humanitarian analysis and advocacy and seeks to continue to strengthen both arms of this agenda over the coming years, in partnerships with local and global actors.


The duties for Education Project Manager at NRC are:

  • Line administration for Education project staff by supervising, assisting, and ensuring the effective accomplishment of project objectives.
  • Contribute to the growth of Country, Area and education strategies, initiate and participate in the growth of relevant education projects.
  • cooperate 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.
  • Offer monthly updates to the Area Programme Manager (APM) and Education Specialist on implementation progress and challenges, as well as budget expenditure in Northwest Syria education programming, highlighting operational achievements and challenges.
  • Assure capacity building of project staff to operationalize quality, timely and comprehensive education program.
  • Liaise and cooperate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
  • Advance the rights of displaced persons in line with the advocacy strategy.
  • Assure the use of existing monitoring and evaluation processes by the Education team and collaborate with the Country Office to develop or streamline new Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) tools to support a responsive and effective programming approach.
  • Assure 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.
  • Advance increased inclusion and accessibility within all education activities.
  • Present Education in the relevant inter-agency meetings  for youth and children.
  • Assure quality control of education activities through the development and rollout of output and outcome level monitoring and evaluation tools, guidelines and procedures.
  • Obtain the referral information relevant to protection cases on a monthly basis from the related focal points and take proper actions to ensure that the referral system in functioning to the best interest of beneficiaries as per NRC’s referral’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).



The requirements for Education Project Manager at NRC are:

  • Master’s degree in education or relevant field
  • Minimum 3 years of background from a senior level project performance position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Technical Core Competency (CC) Education expertise, children, youth, adult and primary education activities are preferred.
  • background from working in complex and volatile contexts. Knowledge of Syria context an added advantage
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile with documented results connected to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Background managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Background with managing youth programs and local partnership
  • Strong knowledge of INEE Minimum Standards and humanitarian principles
  • Background with remote management, assessments and project start-ups
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral. Arabic language highly alluring.


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