Education Project Manager - Jerusalem


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.

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

The purpose of the Education Project Manager position is to implement delegated Education project portfolio. The Project Manager will Coordinate and manage education West Bank projects implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements. Line manage the West Bank education staff.

Job description

  • Line management for project staff
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to the development of Country, Area and education strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant education projects
  • Coordinate and manage education West Bank projects implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager/Country Director and the CC Specialist
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Develop and manage project budget (in cooperation with CCs) and coordinate across CCs
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Promote the rights of beneficiaries in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Responsible for operational decisions within budget and project frames
  • Actively engage in coordination mechanisms with relevant external partners, and education stakeholders
  • Responsible for capacity building of project staff, mapping their needs, and transferring key skills through on the job couching
  • Participate in the recruitment of area project staff within the education department
  • Responsible for actual vs. budgeted costs for education projects to be presented in monthly grant meetings
  • Responsible for timely implementation of education projects in accordance with donor commitments
  • Frequent weekly field trips to monitor and oversee the program related activities
  • Development of new youth/education donor proposals, concept papers ad area plans in collaboration with CCS
  • Responsible for the achievement of area level education indicators in line with beneficiary satisfaction
  • Ensure that M&E systems and tools are relevant and updated


  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical Education expertise
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal , Arabic is an Asset

Education field

  • Education

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Knowledge of the context in Palestine
  • Experience with start-up and implementation of complex education programs

We offer

  • NRC policy is to prefer equally qualified and competent internal candidates in recruitment processes. The position will be paid in accordance with NRC’s national staff salary scale’.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Jerusalem
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education and Training
    • Education and Training
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-15

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