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Job Description

Job Identification
6266
Job Category
Management
Locations
  • Kosti
Apply Before
08/14/2022, 10:59 PM
Degree Level
Bachelor’s Degree
Job Schedule
Full time

Position: Education Project Manager (Grade 8)
Reports to: Central Area Manager
Supervision of: Education Coordinator (and Officers/ Team leaders in the absence of a
Coordinator)
Duty station: Kosti, Sudan
Travel: 50%
Project number: SDFM2114
Duration and type of contract: 12 months
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication,
innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and
relationships.
1. Role and responsibilities
The purpose of the Education Project Manager position is technical development, strategic direction, and
quality assurance as well as monitoring of NRC Sudan’s Education activities and programme in the Central
Area Office, as well as relevant staff mentoring and capacity development. The Education Project Manager is
expected to follow NRC’s standards, procedures, and guidelines for project governance applicable for the
particular projects. S/he is also responsible for the overall planning and coordination of all Education
interventions, either directly within the Education CC or as an integrated approach across other CCs, across
the Central Area Office.
Generic responsibilities
1. Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, procedures and SOPs/guidelines;
2. Line management of Education project staff in the Area Office, and technical oversight and shared
operational management of programme staff in sub-offices (i.e. Core Competency Coordinators/
Officers who are line managed by a Field Manager/ Coordinator);
3. Contribute to the development of Area and CC-specific strategies, initiate and participate in the
development of Education projects and interventions;
4. Coordinate and manage Education CC project implementation (activities, budget, and project
documentation) in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements;
5. Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects across operational
states;
6. Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the Education CC Specialist;
7. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and
better ways to assist;
8. Contribute towards actively implementing and supporting ‘integrated’ (multi-sector) programmes,
cross-sectorial exchange of lessons learned, and adherence to relevant quality standards;
9. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills;
10. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders;
11. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees and refugees in line with the advocacy strategy and INEE
minimum standards.
Specific responsibilities
1. Programme Development:
– Ensure availability of up-to-date needs assessment to inform programme design and advocacy
efforts;
– Ensure all relevant stakeholders are included in the planning and implementation of projects as
appropriate;

– Under the line management of the Area Manager, contribute towards drawing up plans, proposals,
and budgets for new projects/extensions of projects in conjunction with the relevant team, both
programme and support staff;
– Support multi-sectoral emergency preparedness and response as required by the context and
management;
– Closely coordinate with all CCs in the Area Office to maximise on integrated programming and
promote durable solutions.
2. Programme Management:
– Overall responsibility for effective and efficient management of the Education projects across the
Central Area Office consistent with the project management cycle (including reporting to the desired
quality and standard);
– Overall budget management for all the Education projects/portfolio implemented in the Area and
ensure appropriate burn-rates are maintained and that solutions to over/under expenditure are
applied;
– Responsible for providing technical and implementation support and guidance to field-based
Education staff in implementing NRC project(s), including but not limited to providing instructions on
work plans, approving expenses/procurement, recruitments, reporting, etc., in close coordination
and collaboration with the sub-office management team;
– Responsible for providing timely and methodical updates regarding needs and trends specific to the
responsible CC to the Area Manager;
– Ensure CC-specific M&E roles and responsibilities are adhered to.
3. Logistics, Finance, and Human Resource Management:
– Ensure appropriate Financial and Logistical NRC systems/ procedures are adhered to within the
Education team (including supply chain management);
– Ensure timely and accurate development of procurement plans, recruitment plans, and spending
plans per project and ensure the same is shared with relevant support colleagues;
– Responsible for ensuring timely submission of monthly CC-specific cash forecast to Finance and
relevant Procurement Requests to Logistics;
– In line with project needs and funding availability, continuously and proactively plan CC-specific staff
requirements and liaise with HR and Admin to ensure the same;
– Performance management of all direct reports, including regular 1:1 meetings and completion of
work and development plans;
– Ensure all new team members are adequately briefed on arrival, and departing team members are
debriefed;
– Responsible for ensuring capacity development and training of all Education personnel.
6. Coordination and Representation:
– Responsible for attending relevant CC-specific meetings and coordination fora, representing NRC
strictly within the limit set out by the Area and Country Office;
– Conduct senior representation at state and locality levels and promote strong working relationships
with government counterparts;
– In line with NRC’s standards, ensure communication plans are implemented, stakeholders are
informed on NRC’s activities, and the organisation is well accepted by communities;
– In charge of producing weekly and monthly CC-specific situation reports, flash reports and any other
reports as requested by the Area Manager.
Critical Interfaces
By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or
persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:
• Programmatic strategic and operations support: Education Specialist, country office Advocacy and
Media team, sub-office based programme staff (if any); Central Area Office CC Project Managers;
cross-thematic managers, i.e. Cash and Market PDM, Digital PDM
• Support functions: Area Manager, Area Support Manager, HR/Admin, Finance, Logistics, M&E,
Emergency Coordinator/ Officer at area and sub-offices level
• Security: Health, Safety, and Security Coordinator and Officer at the area and sub-offices level
Staff: To be confirmed
Stakeholders: INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, relevant local authorities, partners, beneficiary
communities, UN agencies, donors

Budgets: Education CC-specific budget for Central Area Office (TBC for 2022)
Information: Agresso, Intranet, NRC People (Oracle)
Legal or compliance: Terms of employment, NRC Code of Conduct, vendors, donors
2. Competencies
1. Professional Competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic Professional Competencies:
• Minimum of four years in a development and/or humanitarian Education programming environment,
including two years’ experience in a senior level project management position;
• Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts;
• Documented results related to the position’s technical responsibilities;
• Knowledge in protection mainstreaming, community outreach/engagement, community capacity
building, and/or community-development oriented programming;
• Demonstrated experience and understanding of Project Cycle Management and team leadership;
• Fluency in English, both written and verbal;
• Solid computer skills in Microsoft Office, including strong skills in Word, Excel and Outlook.

Context/ Specific Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:
• Experience implementing Education projects in the East Africa Region;
• Knowledge of the context in Sudan and/or an understanding of the needs of IDP/returnee children
in similar contexts;
• Experience in project start-up and/or piloting new approaches;
• Good understanding of the INEE minimum standards, Conflict Sensitive Education, Teachers in Crisis
Context pack, and psychosocial support techniques;
• Good communication skills, with capacity to directly influence and negotiate with a wide range of
stakeholders;
• Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style, with strong experience building capacity
of local staff
• Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high and diverse workload.

3. Behavioural competencies
• Planning and delivering results
• Empowering and building trust
• Managing resources to optimize results
• Managing performance and development
• Handling insecure environments
4. Performance Management
The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the
NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:
• The Job Description
• The Work and Development Plan
• The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template
• The End-term Performance Review Template
• The NRC Competency Framework

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.  

To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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