Education Project Coordinator Benghazi Libya - Tenders Global

Education Project Coordinator Benghazi Libya


Position:                                          Education Project Coordinator

Reports to:                                     Education Project Manager

Supervision of:                               Education Team Leaders, Project Officer

Duty station:                                  Benghazi

Travel %                                          50% to field activity’s location ( Derna, Benghazi, Ajdabiya and Sebha)

Project number:                            LYFM2206

Duration and type of contract:  Renewable, based on performance and funding.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

  1. Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the Education Project Coordinator position is to oversee the implementation of education and youth project activities, provide guidance to the day-to-day activities of the Education programme, and manage staff to ensure proper delivery, high quality results and compliance to applicable policies and procedures.

Generic responsibilities (max 10): 

  • Line management of Education project field staff.
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.
  • Contribute to Education strategy development and provide input on needs and gaps.
  • Implement delegated portfolio of Education projects (activities, budget, and project documentation) as delegated from Project Manager (PM) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality.
  • Provide regular progress reports to Project Manager.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and assess new and better ways to assist.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders such as Ministry of Education (MoE) and sector colleagues.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees and migrants/refugees in line with the advocacy strategy and INEE minimum standards.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Develop education and youth activities weekly and monthly work-plans and procurement plans in coordination with the Education Project Manager.
  • Oversee and follow-up on education and youth activities as defined in detailed work plans, procurement plans, and M&E plans in the Area Offices.
  • Provide quality regular reports to the Project Manager on project implementation, status, identified issues and activities, ensure regular monitoring of project is in place.
  • Provide guidance and constrictive feedback on a regular basis to team members and manage the performance of relevant staff using NRC’s Performance Management system.
  • Supervise budget lines of relevant activities and monitor expenditure including the preparation, monitoring, and updating of financial spending plans as assigned by the Project Manager.
  • Conduct frequent field visits to community centers, educational sites, ensuring services are delivered with quality in accordance with agreed NRC Libya Country and Education strategies, tools, guidelines, and INEE minimum standards.
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation plan is undertaken in a timely and effective manner in coordination with the Project Manager and M&E unit.
  • Lead necessary assessments to identify gaps, assess areas of interventions with the support of the Project Manager, Area Programme Manager and Education Specialist.
  • Liaise and collaborate with MoE, relevant local authorities and stakeholders on project activities and representing NRC Education programme at Area-level as delegated by the Project Manager.
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by line manager.
  • With the Project Manager and Programme Specialist input and contribute to staff capacity building plans

Critical interfaces:

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • Education Specialist, Area Programme Manager, Area Support Coordinators
  • Relevant core competency implementation staff
  • Support teams, Finance, HR, Admin and Logistics
  • M&E department

Scale and scope of position:

Staff: Direct: 3 indirect: project staff and numerous Incentive workers/teachers
Stakeholders: INGOs, local NGOs, governmental bodies, MoE
Budgets: As delegated by Project Manager, with authority up to 5000 USD as per NRC authorization SoP.
Information: Agresso
Legal or compliance: Responsible for reporting any Code of Conduct violation or Child Protection concerns to PM immediately
  1. Competencies 

1. Professional competencies 

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

Generic professional competencies: 

  • Minimum 4 years of proven experience in implementing education programmes, coordinating activities, and managing teams.
  • Previous experience of working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal

Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • We are looking for a candidate with a minimum of 3-4 years of experience working in education project planning and implementation. Previous experience working with school-aged boys and girls, youth in an educational/training context.
  • Previous experience of leading staff and managing team performance is required.
  • Knowledge of the context in Libya and an understanding of the education needs and gaps of Libyan and non-Libyans children, adolescents, and youth.
  • Knowledge and good understanding of INEE minimum standards, protection mainstreaming mechanisms, and youth positive development.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.
  • Experience in leading projects in learning and/or community centers is a plus.

2. Behavioural competencies

  • Build meaningful relations
  • Empower people
  • Act with integrity
  • Deliver results

3. Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for and evaluated on the responsibilities and the competencies, based on NRC’s Performance Management Framework. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The Goals and Performance Plan
  • The NRC Competency Framework

 Application Procedure:

  • Application is online for Libya National only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • NRC does not at any stage of recruitment request candidate to make payments of any kind.
  • NRC has not retained any agent to conduct recruitments on behalf of the organisation.
  • NRC is committed to a diverse workforce through diversity, equity and inclusion 
  • Qualified females candidates and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
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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