Do you want to join our team in Venezuela? Are you the person who can get our Education programme kick-started? Exciting opportunity open now!
We are looking for a new Education Programme Development Manager to be based in San Cristobal. You will be travelling to other areas to ensure quality of the Education Programme in all our areas of operation in Venezuela.
The purpose of the Education Programme Development Manager (PDM) is to lead the start-up of the Education Core Competency (CC), design, develop and implement projects within Education programmes and to contribute to the development / evolution of the NRC Country Programme in NRC Venezuela.
The Education PDM will have technical responsibility at national level, and managerial and budget responsibility at area level.
The Education PDM reports to the Area Manager in San Cristobal
Duties and responsibilities :
Overall responsible for the start-up of the Education Core Competency in Venezuela
Build strong education teams with appropriate technical and project management capacity to implement Education programmes in all Areas of operation in Venezuela
Develop the NRC Venezuela Education strategy, provide technical guidance and ensure the applicability of Macro LFAs
Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, Education tools, handbooks and procedures
Responsible to develop and manage funding proposal, project budgets and donor reports
Overall technical management of project staff
Coordinate and manage Education project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
Liaise and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums / cluster / working groups.
Collaborate with other core competencies to ensure synergies and multi-sector responses
Promote the rights of IDPs / returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
Ensure the integration of gender, protection and advocacy priorities in the education programme
Identify trends in conditions / standards, technical standards and donor priorities and funding opportunities relevant for Education CC
Lead on defining and developing a psychosocial support component in collaboration with education sector partners
Lead on defining and developing Child Protection / ECD activities for children in transit related to protective spaces programming
Develop relevant tools and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure harmonized programme implementation across areas
Initiate and conduct new needs assessments relevant for the Education CC in coordination with other CC to ensure synergies and multi-sector responses
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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 expertise in the field of Education, in particular Education in Emergencies.
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills / profile
Fluency in English and Spanish, both written and verbal
Experience in training and capacity building of staff
Experience with programme start-ups is an asset
Experience and knowledge in designing scalable teacher training programmes
Knowledge of Child Protection programming and experience working with protective spaces
Experience with Psychosocial Support programming
Knowledge of Early Childhood Development (ECD) programming
Experience designing and managing School Feeding Programmes is an asset
Valid driver’s licence
We are looking for a person who has the ability to :
Set clear objectives and monitor processes to meet deadlines
Secure and use resources in a cost efficient way and in line with financial guidelines ·
Ensure high standards and quality during all stages of the project cycle.
Make decisions by analysing relevant information, develop appropriate solutions, provide reasons for decisions and taking action
You are someone who is able to :
Hold teams accountable for job performance and adherence to NRC policies
Give honest and constructive feedback to peers, supervisors and subordinates
Develop the professional competencies of subordinates and others
Create an atmosphere of trust and confidence
Delegate and authorise responsibilities appropriately
You also need to be able to :
Identify, report and avoid behaviour that can introduce greater risk to staff, the organisation or beneficiaries
Understand and keep yourself informed of the local context and nature of threats
Take care of your personal health.
A good sense of humour is an asset
Commencement : April 2020
Duration : 24 months
Salary / benefits : According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
Grade 9 in the NRC grade structure ( LINK to grade structure )
Duty station : San Cristobal with up to 70% travels. San Cristobal is a non-family posting. International staff members are required to live in joint accommodation.
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.