Project Manager – Education Job Opportunity – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Title:                Project Manager – Education
Organisation: Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station:  Uganda
About Us:
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian
organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more
dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for
the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter,
education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and
hygiene sectors.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager is responsible for the overall management of NRC’s Education Core
Competency projects in Uganda.
Key Duties and
The Project
Manager shall have the following responsibilities:
  • Line management of project staff,
    including performance management.
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, guidance
    and procedures.
  • Actively contribute to the development of
    Country, Area and CC Strategies; initiate and participate in the
    development of relevant CC projects.
  • Coordinate and manage CC project
    implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with
    proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
  • Provide technical direction and ensure
    high technical quality of projects.
  • Send regular progress reports to the Area
    Manager and the Education CC Specialist.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries
    most in need of protection, exploring and assessing new and better ways to
  • Develop and manage project budgets (in
    cooperation with others) and coordinate across CCs.
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff
    and transfer of key skills.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local
    authorities and other key stakeholders.
  • Actively promote the rights of
    IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.
  • Manage NRC education activities in West
    Nile; ensuring quality standards; conducting field visits and ensuring
    that project implementation is in compliance with the donors’ agreed
    requirements, community expectations, global standards, and NRC,
    government and UNHCR policies; and managing assessments and evaluations.
  • Establish a competency-based teacher
    training programme, defining training content through needs-based
    assessment of teachers, coordinating with partners, and delivering and
    monitoring training.
  • Develop the accelerated education
    programme in accordance with the Accelerated Education Working Group’s
    Principles; in particular, advocating for its inclusion in district
    education authority plans; supporting research into its effectiveness and
  • Work closely with the Livelihoods and Food
    Security team to provide flexible and appropriate youth programming, with
    a particular focus on market-based, innovative interventions; identifying
    relevant courses; establishing youth skills centres.
  • Ensure the meaningful participation of the
    community, including children and youth, in project designed and
    implementation, and explore and implement new and better ways to assist
    the most vulnerable, especially girls and young women and children and
    youth with disabilities or special learning needs and others

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee
    Council (NRC) Project Manager – Education job opportunity should hold a
    relevant Bachelor’s degree
  • At least three years of experience in a
    senior-level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery
  • Previous experience working in complex and
    volatile contexts.
  • Technical education expertise.
  • Documented results related to the
    position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership
  • Fluency in English, both written and
  • Hold a clean and valid driver’s license.
  • Managing resources to optimise results.
  • Managing performance and development.
  • Empowering and building trust.
How to Apply:
All interested and qualified Ugandan candidates who wish to join one of
the world’s leading relief organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
should apply by visiting the web link below.
Deadline: 17th December

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