Back Education Project Manager - Myanmar

  • Added Date: Friday, 04 June 2021
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 18 June 2021

Role and responsibilities**

The purpose of the Education Project Manager is to manage the implementation of the Education projects as assigned for NW Myanmar.

The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.

  1. Line management for project staff
  2. Adherence to NRC policies, CC tools, guidance and procedures
  3. Initiate and participate in the development of relevant Education projects
  4. Develop, 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. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and assess new and better ways to assist
  7. Develop and manage project budgets and coordinate across CCs and make sure projects are aligned to Integrated Programming
  8. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  9. Liaison and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working group
  10. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  • Technical support of Education programming, contributing to the diversification of approaches and activities aligned with the Education CC strategy and AO Strategy.
  • Support and develop the roll-out of alternative delivery methods focused on mobile approach, which integrates EdTech components and distance learning.
  • Responsible for Education specific input and participation in contextual analysis and needs assessments including protection risks and needs, and planning and implementation of responses to new emergencies, as well as to protracted displacement.
  • Identify, recruit, manage and build the capacity of Education staff.
  • Monitor, evaluate and suggest changes and improvements in the program and materials with Education Specialist based on observations and discussions with critical interfaces
  • Ensure good cooperation and exchange of information with the Education team, other relevant partners and external actors including other Area Office education teams in South East and North East Myanmar
  • Establish an excellent working relation with and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups as directed by the Integrated Area Programme Manager or suggested by Education Specialist
  • Support national Education CC initiatives for common objectives for strategic coherence within the Myanmar Education CC


Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context with extensive experience of Education in Emergencies (EIE) responses
  • Project management experience, including management of staff, team building/motivation
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical CC Education expertise with a focus on INEE and Pedagogy
  • Documented results related to the positionโ€™s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of North West Myanmar context an advantage
  • Humanitarian coordination experience is an advantage
  • Experience of working with EdTech modality is an advantage

Behavioural competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRCโ€™s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies and the following are essential for this position:

  • Managing resources to optimise results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Initiating action and change

Extra Information

  • Reports to: Area Programme Manager (line management)/ Education Specialist (technical management)
  • Supervision of: Myanmar NW Education Team
  • Duty station: Sittwe, North West Office, Myanmar
  • Travel % : 40 %

This vacancy is archived.

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