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Education Project Manager
Location: based in NFDHR - AL Hodeida Governorate, with frequent visits to different district as needed.
Reporting to: Program Manager
Start date: September 2021
Contract Duration: 10 Months, where 80% will be in the Field and 20% in Head Office
The National Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Response (NFDHR) is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) that was established June 2012 in Yemen. Our vision is a peaceful and stable Yemen free of poverty, in which all people have equal access to basic needs and human rights, and our mission is to provide an integrated humanitarian and development response to aid Yemen and other conflict-affected countries through a professional, neutral, and transparent approach.
We aim to achieve our overall vision and mission by working to enhance local communities' development and stability through identifying structural causes of poverty, raising awareness, increasing access to basic services, and focusing on building citizens' capacities, especially women and youth, so as to enable their participation in the decision-making process that leads to sustainable development and a peaceful society within their developing and conflict-affected countries. NFDHR aims to accomplish these goals through its seven core programs: Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL); Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH); Health and Nutrition; Education; Gender and Protection; Shelter and Non-food items (NFIs); and Peacebuilding and Governance.
Education Project Manager Job Description
The Education Project Manager is responsible for supervising and following up, reporting, planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating the assigned education project(s). He/she assesses education needs, designs projects, and initiates effectively manages and reports on projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget. The Project Manager also provides technical support, write proposal, leadership and strategic direction; meets quality standards in education, encourages beneficiary participation, liaise with other stakeholders and manages and trains education staff. The Education Project Manager reports directly to Programs Manager. This position is full-time, based on a 40-hour workweek, but varies from week to week as humanitarian need constantly oscillates according to the unstable conflict environment and funding availability.
Technical Support and Management:
- Work on developing and reviewing the project strategy in partnership with the concerned government authorities, local governorate authorities, directorates and beneficiaries.
- Oversee the implementation of education projects in coordination with other Project Managers
- Ensure project implementation is according to the required standards/specifications and corresponding timetable of each project.
- Oversee the development of field staff trainings and continuing education programs
- Oversee all activities in the field with at least 80% for the duration of the project, follow-up, reporting and archiving all technical and financial documents on NFDHR systems (ERP & PORTAL).
- Oversee education situational analyses, assessments, and studies in the areas targeted by the institution.
- Participate in developing policies and objectives for education projects.
- Supervise, plan, organize, and monitor all health and nutrition projects and activities carried out by project managers or field Managers and directly supervise the provision of education services in field programs.
- Prepare and submit periodic studies, reports, and evaluation around education projects, in coordination with the Program manager.
- Prepare evidence-based education awareness materials and get it approved by relevant authorities.
- Develop health and nutrition projects under the supervision of the Director of Development Programs and in cooperation with NFDHR leadership, program officials, financial and operational management, and donor organizations
- Oversee project monitoring and evaluation, ensuring the achievement of project indicators and results at all stages of implementation
- Evaluate staff performance and make recommendations.
Coordination and Representation:
- Coordinate and communicate with relevant government and local authorities while planning new projects within the program framework, ensuring their meaningful participation to respond to the local community’s needs.
- Represent NFDHR in several meetings and events related to the education sector, and prepare and present minutes from these meetings to the Director of Development Programs
- Coordinate with government agencies and international/national organizations working in the same project areas to avoid duplication and interference and to ensure success and impact
- Participate in the development and mobilization of annual resources for health and nutrition projects and discuss with NFDHR leadership and supporting parties in order to finance them.
- Prepare and send news reports to the Media Officer on field project activities and field needs for beneficiaries on a regular basis (weekly, monthly).
- Help to prepare project reports and data in coordination with the Reporting Officer for relief program.
The role of the Education Project Manager is not limited to the specific duties mentioned above. It is subject to change with the evolution of the conflict and in accordance with NFDHR’s vision and mission. As such, the Education Project Manager is required to manage all unforeseen issues and circumstances in relation to NFDHR’s education projects and should remain adaptable to perform responsibilities that may not be mentioned above, as and when required.
- University degree in Education, Early Childhood Development, or a related subject, or equivalent field experience
- At least 5 year-experience in working as an Education Project Manager in the field.
- Experience with project management cycle, budgets, and donor requirements
- Previous experience in a humanitarian setting
- Excellent interpersonal and representative skills (written, oral, cross - cultural)
- Experience working with governments, UN bodies, INGOs and local NGOs
- Experience in donor relation
- Ability to take initiative where appropriate to deal with difficulties encountered in daily work
- Ability to adapt, change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization
- Ability to work within a fluid situation (changes within the team, location of programs, etc.)
- Ability to conduct work in a professional and mature manner
- Ability to deal with relations with local authorities as a representative of NFDHR
- Ability to manage local staff in a mature and impartial manner
- Commitment to the aims and principles of NFDHR.
- English and Arabic language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing)
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Flexible and able to work well under pressure
- Capable of working collaborative with team members to achieve results
- Relates and works well with people from different cultures, genders, religions and backgrounds
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