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Project Coordinator-Education-Can’t Wait to Learn Non-profit Jobs - Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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 Coordinator-Education-Can’t Wait to Learn will be responsible for coordinating the project to realize the results and ambitions of the multi-year CWTL programme in Uganda, according to set quality standards and donor requirements. The coordinator will work under supervision of the Education Project Manager. S/he will contribute to partnership development, project planning, and be responsible for the project implementation and monitoring. The coordinator will line manage staff directly under the project, including implementing teams involved in CWTL. S/he will liaise and coordinate with War Child Holland staff in Uganda and the Can’t Wait to Learn Global team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Generic Responsibilities
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Develop, with NRC education team and WCH the CWTL strategy for Uganda, ensuring its alignment with NRC’s Education Core Competency and Country Strategy.
  • Participate in the development of relevant education projects to ensure complementarily with CWTL.
  • Ensure high technical quality in implementation of the project.
  • Ensure that the project targets beneficiaries most in need of protection, exploring and assessing new and better ways to assist them.
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Responsible for implementation of Can’t Wait to learn initiative in Accelerated education centres in West Nile.
  • Day to day support to education programme team at field level on implementation of the Can’t Wait to Learn component.
  • Lead the development of CWTL detailed project plans, quality standards, timeline, detailed budgets, in collaboration with the global CWTL Learn programme team through the Education Project Manager
  • Contribute to the development of the research plan in collaboration with the global Can’t Wait to Learn programme team and WCH’s Research and Development unit through the Project Manager and Education Specialist.
  • Lead the effective roll-out of appropriate mathematics-focused interventions in Uganda, together with NRC education team, the CWTL global project team, and WCH Uganda.
  • Document and share progress reports, case studies, programme results and the potential for replication and scaling-up with relevant stakeholders as required.
  • Provide input to CWTL colleagues for proposal writing and fundraising purposes.
  • Participation in relevant coordination forums with key stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Project Coordinator-Education-Can’t Wait to Learn job opportunity should be an educationist with vast experience in Project Management Cycle working with INGOs and specific knowledge of accelerated education programmes (AEP), targeting over-age learners and youth education and livelihoods programmes, focusing on vocational skills training combined with literacy, numeracy and life skills.
  • The applicant must hold a relevant academic degree or studies (education, ICT, international development, conflict or social studies, etc.).
  • At least three years’ experience coordinating Education in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Extensive knowledge of education programming (psychosocial support is an asset).
  • Should be willing to spend a fair portion of work time in the field, coordinate with IPs and manage the team to deliver quality programe.
  • Knowledge and experience of programme and project implementation and coordination in complex multi-stakeholder programmes, with the capacity to coordinate multiple stakeholders.
  • Expertise in technology-based learning solutions and programme management tools.

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: 6th April 2018

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