Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Education Project Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


NRC is looking for an Education Project Manager to join the Myanmar mission. The role holder will be responsible for the implementation of the Education project portfolio in the South-East. If you are an influential people leader; with diplomatic negotiation skills; and a track record in directing education projects, leading people, and managing budgets, then this is the role for you! **This position is open to Myanmarese / Burmese Nationals only**

What You Will Do

Programme Implementation – 40% (Project Implementation, budget management, complimentary programming with other thematic areas, ensuring Monitoring and Evaluation, continuous improvement and lessons learnt, ensuring quality programming, and compliance with reporting). Team Management – 30% (management of the South-East Education Team, provision of technical advice, and Capacity Building). Partnership Management – 20% (focal point for partners, build and maintain relationships, identify new partners, support in objectives, compliance, and programme quality, provide technical advice, and capacity building). Proposal Development & Strategy – 5% (education Strategic Planning, program development, proposals, and budgets). Representation (represent the organization in external Coordination forums).

What You Will Bring

Senior-level project implementation experience position in a humanitarian/recovery context. Technical Education thematic area expertise. Budget management experience. Partnership management experience. Complex, and volatile context exposure. English fluency, both written and verbal.

What Makes This Position Attractive?

The opportunity to join one of the most respected humanitarian actors in Myanmar that has a strong reputation with donors, embassies, clusters, and peer agencies. The chance to work with a diverse portfolio of donors and partners, and exposure to a diverse range of sectors and programming modalities. Meaningful work, with a high-quality integrated programme, that that responds to the diverse needs, priorities, and concerns raised by beneficiary communities. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.

What We Offer

Hpa-an, Kayin State, Myanmar duty station. 12-month contract duration. 50% travel, approximately. Grade 8 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, 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.

Key Information - Please Take Note When Applying

We highly encourage you to learn more about the role: please review the full Job Description here. Learn more about NRC’s operation in Myanmar here. Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your experience, employment history, and education in your application. Ensure to attach your latest CV. Submit your application and CV in English. When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport. To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site. This position is open to Myanmarese / Burmese Nationals only. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. NRC is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role and you meet most, but not all the requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway. 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. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to give detailed feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted. For any queries, please email us at with “Education Project Manager South-East Myanmar” as the subject line. 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.

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