Education Programme Development Manager

at Norwegian Refugee Council
Location Khartoum, Sudan
Date Posted June 23, 2020
Category Education / Teaching
Job Type Full-time
Currency SDG


The Norwegian Refugee Council has an interesting and rewarding opportunity to be part of our newest country of operation - Sudan.

The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the programme. Focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be South Kordofan and Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States.

As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring an Education Programme Development Manager to be part of establishing NRC's programme in Sudan.

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Duties and responsibilities
  • Develop the Education CC strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, CC tools, handbooks and guidelines
    Responsible to develop and manage funding proposal, project budgets and donor reports
  • Overall management of project staff
  • Coordinate and manage Education CC project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaison and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Ensure the integration of gender, protection and advocacy priorities in the Education CC
  • Contribute to the institutionalization of cash-based interventions and market based programmes though capacity building and interdepartmental engagement
  • Lead on recruitment processes for all Education staff
  • Provide systematic training and capacity building for Education start-up staff, with a focus on TiCC, INEE MS, and PSEA/Child Safeguarding
  • Ensure compliance with NRC best practices, INEE MS, technical guidance and donor priorities
  • Provide strategic leadership on the development of programming that recognizes the challenges faced by displacement-affected children and youth
  • Support programmatic M&E and indicator tracking in conjunction with project teams and M&E department
  • Develop and lead on conducting needs assessments, baseline, and endline evaluations
  • Create strong linkages with other Education and Child Protection actors, and ensure strong referral pathways are in place
  • Actively mainstream PSS principles in all AltEd and formal school interventions, with a focus on NRC’s Better Learning Programme
  • Actively promote and operationalize synergies between Education and other NRC CCs to move toward integrated programming, with a focus on WASH
  • Ensure adherence to GEC, NRC and INEE safe back-to-school guidance for COVID-19
  • Ensure creation and implementation of DRM plans for education, with a focus on distance learning
  • A full Job Description can be found here
  • Minimum first level university degree/Bachelor’s Degree in Education or other related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical Education expertise with a focus on youth/adolescents, Alternative Education, support to formal schools, and/or first phase EiE response
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge and skills in market analysis, cash-based interventions and market-based programmes
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Arabic language skills is an advantage
  • Knowledge of the context in Sudan
  • Experience with start-up or expansion of new programmes
  • Experience in team capacity building
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Understanding of SPHERE and INEE Minimum Standards is required
  • Candidates with an advanced degree preferred; significant experience in the field of Education, PSS or Child Protection considered in lieu
Personal qualities
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Handling insecure environments
We can offer
  • Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan
  • Classification: Khartoum is currently classified as a Non-Family Duty Station
  • Travel: At least 50% travel
  • Contract Period: 12 months, with possible extension
  • Salary/Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package
  • An approved health clearance will be required before commencement of the contract.
  • NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and employees to check they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
  • Females are highly encouraged to apply
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