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Education Project Manager Lebanon BML (Open to Nationals Only)

  • Contractor
  • Beirut Lebanon
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Norwegian Refugee Council profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Norwegian Refugee Council

Job Purpose

The Education Project Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of the Education programme by following NRC’s routines and guidelines for governance in terms of education projects and related advocacy and coordination work to achieve its expected results in Lebanon.

What you will do:

  • Contribute to the development of Country, Area and Education Programme strategies initiate and participate in the development of relevant Education projects.
  • Coordinate and manage Education project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
  • Line manage education project staff, provide technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects.
  • Ensure that the projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
  • Oversee and be responsible for mainstreaming protection guidelines in all NRC’s related activities as per NRC’s Protection Mainstreaming Guidelines and ensure that all breaches/concerns reported are properly resolved.
  • Assess trends and changes in the context and assess needs of children and youth in order to identify gaps in education service provision and identify ways to better assist refugees.
  • Contribute to the development of the NRC education strategy and macro-log frame, theories of change, and NRC education work-plan and ensure they link to other Core Competencies.
  • Monitor and evaluate ongoing and completed education projects, using amongst others NRC evaluation tools and the education indicator matrix.
  • Manage and coordinate outreach activities for the Back to School Campaign and Ministry led Accelerated Learning Program in close cooperation with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
  • Develop and follow up on detailed project work plans, procurement plans, spending plans, M&E plan and recruitment plan for all education related projects in Beirut and Mount Lebanon.
  • Receive the referral information related to protection cases on a monthly basis from the related focal points and take proper actions to ensure that the referral system is functioning to the best interest of beneficiaries as per NRC referral’s procedures.
  • Liaise with local authorities, such as the regional Ministry of Education and municipalities, on NRC education projects and activities.
  • Conduct regular spot-checks and monitoring visits to NRC learning centres.
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Line Manager and the Education Specialist as well as report on a monthly basis to the Area Manager and finance manager on implementation progress and challenges and on budget expenditure in education programming in Beirut and Mount Lebanon.
  • Represent NRC to internal and external fora, such as the education partner meeting, and to authorities such as local ministries and relevant municipalities.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Professional Competencies and Qualifications Required

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

  • Bachelor degree in Education or a relevant field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience from working in relevant senior level project implementation role preferably within a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Contextual understanding and knowledge of the Education sector and stakeholders in Lebanon
  • Familiarity with Education related minimum standards as well as experience with accelerated learning/catch-up programs
  • Experience in education programming especially in complex and volatile contexts
  • Experience in youth education programming is a plus
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills and project management skills
  • Strong communication skills ensuring maintaining good relations and smooth operations with stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and spoken

Behavioural competencies

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Strategic thinking
  • Influencing
  • Handling insecure environments

What We Offer

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

We offer an opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause and a chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take initiative.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the people we exist to serve, and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

Additional Information:

Duty Station: Beirut and Mount Lebanon, Lebanon

Duration of contract: Fixed term 12 months (Fixed-term, renewable based on funding, performance and need for position)

Grade 8 in NRC’s grading structure

Reporting line: Area Manager

Provides supervision to: Education Coordinator, Education Technical Officer


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

How to apply

For more information regarding the role, here is the detailed job description.

We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Send in your application here by latest December 15, 2022. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.

Please ensure you attach copies of your academic and professional certificates.

Learn more about NRC’s operations in Lebanon here.

For any queries, please email us at [email protected] with “Education Project Manager Lebanon BML” as the subject line.

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