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, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters, NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs. We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Education Programme Development Manager
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Job Summary

  • NRC is looking for a new Education Programme Development Manager. The purpose of the Programme Development Manager is to be responsible design, develop and implement the education programme.
  • NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country.
  • NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja.
  • NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in order to address identified humanitarian needs. We are in the process of establishing an Education programme.
  • The Education Programme Development Manager reports to Area Manager.

    Job Description
  • Develop Education strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs.
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, Education tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Lead the start- up of education activities
  • Undertake education Programme risk analysis applying Education Conflict Sensitivity Approach
  • Ensure collaboration with other core competencies, support departments, and senior management
  • Assess and analysis context, identify constraints, opportunities, and priorities of the Education core competency
  • Responsible for the development and management of funding proposals, project budgets and donor reports.
  • Coordinate and manage Education project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
  • Enable and guide the mainstreaming of gender, protection and environment into the Education strategies and operational practices
  • Promote culture of shared learning within the Education core competency and across core competencies

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Strong capacity in leading proposal development
  • Documented experience working with donors and conversant with their technical frameworks, strategic priorities and reporting requirements (e.g. ECHO, Unicef, NMFA, Sida, and Norad)
  • Experience from Education monitoring and analysis with ability to devise and adapt tools to context
  • Experience from leading multi sector assessments and analysis
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical Education expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Ability to work closely together with other field staff and across sectors
  • High level of communication, representation, flexibility, and negotiation skills

    Personal Qualities:
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Strategic thinking
  • A good sense of humour is an asset
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

    We Offer
  • Commencement: September, 2017
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
  • Grade: The Education Programme Development manager is placed in grade 9 in NRC’s grade profiling.
  • Duty station: Maiduguri, with frequent travels. Maiduguri is a non-family posting. Travel outside Maiduguri is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area. Recreational and social facilities are limited, and accommodation is modest. International staff members are required to live in joint accommodation.

    Method of Application.
    Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply.

    Closing Date: 6th September, 2017.

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