Education Project Manager – NRC


About NRC

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 Khartoum state, South Kordofan and Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States. 
As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring a Logistics Officer to be part of establishing NRC’s programme in Sudan. 

Job Description

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification1226
Job CategoryEducation
Apply Before01/04/2021, 03:00
Degree LevelBachelor’s Degree
Job ScheduleFull time

NRC in Sudan is recruiting an Education Project Manager who will implement delegated Education project portfolio in eastern Sudan, primarily in the Tigray refugee emergency.

Generic Responsibilities

  1. Line management for project staff
  2. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  3. Contribute to the development of Country, Area and Education strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant Education projects
  4. Coordinate and manage Education 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
  6. Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the Education Programme Development Specialist          
  7. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  8. Develop and manage project budget (in cooperation with Core Competencies) and coordinate across Core Competencies
  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 displaced people in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Oversee high quality implementation of education (youth) grants and development of appropriate tools, guidance and systems
  2. Develop capacities of a Sudanese project team to complete project implementation, through training, mentoring, and coaching
  3. Develop relevant capacities and partnership with local education authorities, local partner organisations, and other civil society stakeholders
  4. Lead a local market analysis for educational inputs and services, analysing response options for cash and voucher assistance, and market-based programming
  5. Develop a project concept note and proposal for supporting tertiary level education opportunities for refugees whom were part-way through their university programme prior to displacement, utilising technology and partnerships as practicable


  • Minimum three years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Bachelor in Education or similar relevant degree
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal (required)
  • Knowledge of the context in Sudan, ideal – not required
  • Knowledge of the local languages (Arabic, Tigrinya), ideal – not required


  • Experience with start-up operations and refugee emergency contexts
  • Experience in primary education
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile

Development of youth projects is critical for this role; please highlight your ability in this on your application.

What we offer

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

  • 6 months fixed term contract
  • Grade 8 in NRC’s grade structure
  • Preferred start date is May 2021 or earlier

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 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.

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