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Education Project Manager Libya

Norwegian Refugee Council

What we are looking for:

A seasoned professional to support and coordinate the implementation of the education projects and activities in Libya.

What you will do:

  • Coordinate with Area Office and Country Office management to ensure the implementation of the education development and emergency response plans.
  • Provide clear and structured guidance to the education team to implement the education department plans and strategy.
  • Work closely with other actors working in education, such as Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), UN Agencies, and government authorities working in the sector of education to ensure integrated approach in project planning and implementation.
  • Holds the responsibility on providing proper and contextualized education department curriculums, ensuring they are tailored to the context.
  • Ensure the use of existing monitoring and evaluation processes with the Education team and collaborate with the Country Office to develop or streamline new Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) tools to support a responsive and effective programming approach.
  • When required lead and/or contribute, to all the department reports, both internal and external.
  • Promote increased inclusion and accessibility within all education activities both internally and externally.
  • Ensure quality control of education activities through the development and rollout of output and outcome level monitoring and evaluation tools, guidelines and procedures.
  • Participation of BVA and PCM meeting to provide updates on work, spending and procurement plans.
  • Ensure appropriate Financial and Logistical NRC systems/ procedures are adhered to within the Education team (including supply chain management).
  • Overall budget management and holds the responsibility for all the Education projects implemented in the Area and ensure appropriate burn-rates are maintained and that solutions to over/under expenditure are applied.
  • Drawing up plans, proposals, and budgets for new projects/extensions of projects in conjunction with the relevant team, both programme and support staff.
  • Ensure the completion of planned activities in a given time frame.
  • Ensure coordination and communication with all the education team members.
  • Support and facilitate staff capacity building.
  • Lead on the HR procedures for Education projects at different levels, including project staff, structure staff, as well as lead on recruitments and performance monitoring of staff.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context, especially in the Education in Emergencies (EiE) sector
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts. Knowledge of the context in Libya is highly desirable.
  • Technical education expertise with proven experience in managing humanitarian operations remotely.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile with documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal (working language of office). Good knowledge of Arabic Language is an advantage.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Tunis, Tunisia
  • Contract: Fixed term 6 months (renewable based on performance and funding)
  • Travel: Frequent travel to Libya depending on approval of visa
  • Salary/benefits: grade 8 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

NRC began operations in Libya in 2017 and has continued to scale up its operational and programming presence supporting Libyan IDPs, returnees and host communities as well as vulnerable migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Over the past year, NRC in Libya supported more than 70,000 people through education, shelter, water, sanitation, general hygiene programs, and protection in all regions of the country. NRC implements education/youth, ICLA, shelter and multi-purpose cash assistance activities across the country. NRC continues to scale up its advocacy and rapid needs assessment capacity to improve the protection environment for the most vulnerable communities in Libya and to support them in accessing durable solutions. NRC is the co-lead of the National Education and Shelter/ NFI Sector Working Groups and is an active member of the Libya INGO Forum. In support of the Libya response, NRC has 130 team members and offices in Tunis (Tunisia), Tripoli, Misrata, Ajdabiya and Benghazi (Libya). NRC is also expanding operations in Eastern Libya in response to the recent storm and floods.

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We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC’s operations in Libya here.


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

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • We receive many applications for each vacant position and so only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • We welcome applications from all eligible and interested individuals possessing the requisite work authorization or the ability to promptly obtain legal authorization for employment in Tunisia. Send in your application here by latest February 22, 2024.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email [email protected]with the job title as the subject line.

Deadline: 22-Feb-24

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