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PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The Project Manager will lead the implementation of ECHO -DG Education grant Upper Nile state by contributing to achieving equitable access and quality education planning, implementing and monitoring the Education Quality Improvement Program activities through approaches that improve enrolment, retention, completion, literacy, numeracy and life skills. The position will support direct project activity implementation and roll out of best practices and models in a manner that promotes ownership and sustainability. The role will also act as a consortium lead with other education partners in addition to budget management, procurement, design and implementation of field-level realities and World Vision’s education models being adapted and used in South Sudan context. The position will leverage World Vision’s present education programming and footprint to new opportunities with ECHO in the field of education child protection and other sectors in Upper Nile.
This position will also manage communications, overseeing strategic direction and management of communications team; provide support and resources to enable the World Vision Partnership to appropriately engage with its various audiences in order to raise funds and the profile of the organization.
- Assist in the development of overall National Office strategy, ensuring Education priorities reflected in national strategy through leading the development or refreshment of Education technical approaches and technical programme ensuring alignment with NO strategy and regional and global education priorities and cross sectorial considerations.
- Leading the ongoing improvements to Education Technical Approach design to ensure it remains relevant to context through incorporating innovation.
- Remain up to date with Education research, policy, guidance and initiatives and ensure dissemination National Office level and in the consortium.
- Conduct field visits to ensure education staff are adequately informed, trained and provided with necessary work tools. May divide this responsibility with Cluster level technical staff.
- Management of Education and Child Protection/GBV project including financial, administrative and human resource functions to ensure quality implementation that adheres to WV and donor standards, policies and other requirements.
- Mobilize and sensitize the communities of the targeted locations and all other education stakeholders for the implementation of ECHO Project; undertaking identification, procurement and distribution of educational & Protection/GBV materials.
Resource Mobilization and Advocacy:
- Preposition the Upper Nile zone for grants opportunities in the education sector by working with Program Development (PD) team.
- Mapping of donors and potential partners as well as understanding of key government strategic priorities in the education sector.
- Contribute to the development of project (grants and responses) proposals that have Education component.
- Prepare detailed education capacity statements at NO level.
- Incorporate local to national education advocacy and campaigning in technical programme and programming with assistance of advocacy staff.
- Provide technical input into policy briefs: consulted for local specific context.
- Obtain evidence from Education programs and data from assessments to inform policy at sub national and national level.
- Engage where appropriate in advocacy-related coalitions.
- Assess capacities/competencies of World Vision and consortium staff and provide capacity building of these staff, including provision of technical resources and linkage to partners and stakeholders.
- Ensure quality monitoring of all Education capacity building events.
- Identify opportunities for learning and research and lead education research in the field.
- Support the staff to identify best/promising practices and success stories for documentation and dissemination.
- Develop publications and/or conference abstracts based on learnings and best practices.
- Develop and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with WV policies, donor requirements and local laws and ensure proper technical and operational capacity of staff to manage and implement project initiatives.
- Ensure right project staffs are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development.
- Staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall quality and comprehensive management of technical program.
- Participate in initiatives to promote collaboration between WV, government, local leaders, UN and other relevant stakeholders at county and state level to improve WV visibility, partnership and networking with all relevant duty bearers.
- Ensure diversity and team work, coach and mentor the project staff and other partners in order to build their capacity, and enhance team work for current and future program management responsibilities.
- Assist field staff to write, and ensure timely submission from relevant activity reports and any grant-specific reports.
- Ensure program alignment with Technical Programme and meets minimum standards.
- Technical support with DME team in designing, redesigning and elaborating log frames for Education programming.
- Ensure monitoring and evaluation of the education program/projects are carried out as per LEAP requirements and phases in order to improve implementation and impact according to the project design and future programming and Market the geographic area, engage and build relationships with existing and potential donors to ensure continuity in support and funding.
- Design strategies, partnerships and interventions to ensure project activities and implementation strategies are gender, age and ability inclusive.
- Maintain effective projects quality assurance mechanisms, including monitoring system for tracking of projects progress against indicators and key milestones.
- Conduct routine visits to all project sites.
- Ensuring assessment of Education in Emergencies (EiE) responses to prevailing conflict and natural disasters affected areas in the country and design and/or advice on mitigation and response measures.
Networking, Partnering, and External Representation:
- Represent WV at external workshops, engaging with Ministry of Education, donors and other education partners.
- Establish partnerships with national and sub-national Education agencies, institutions and other partners.
- Actively engage in cluster meetings at the zone and in country education sector design workshops and proposal writing.
- Work closely with Ministry of education, War child Holland and other World Vision education projects and other sectors to enhance unified response standards.
- Build and maintain productive working relationships/partnerships with key partners like consortium partners, Ministry of Education, Education Cluster and Relief and Rehabilitation Commission.
- Identify and build linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the Sub County and District level.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Minimum of Bachelor’s degree. A Masters degree in Education will be an added advantage in addition to a related field applicable to developing country.
- At least 3-5 years of progressive work experience in humanitarian response, mainly on education in emergencies and protection in an international humanitarian emergencies or fragile country contexts.
- Proven multi-partner management skills, especially to engage at project with local and international partners especially in a fragile context.
- Evidence of high level written and spoken English language abilities.
- Prior experience of working in South Sudan is an added advantage.
- Effective in written and verbal communication in English.
- Knowledge of Arabic will be an added advantage.
- Understanding of humanitarian relief, recovery and development work i.e. triple nexus in fragile contexts.
- Sound knowledge of humanitarian international standards, policies and procedures including the Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, HAP-I Standard, ECB Good Enough Guide, Sphere Standard (Humanitarian Charter and Participation Standard), donor requirements and WV Humanitarian Accountability Framework.
- Relevant professional experience managing and implementing large emergency response projects in Africa (assessment, proposal development, report writing and evaluation, etc.)
- Excellent networking, relationship building and people management skills.
- Excellent spokesperson skills.
- Solid research, reporting, and writing skills.
- Ability to work in difficult, insecure and stressful conditions.
- Demonstrated ability to think, manage to plan and meet deadlines.
- Work environment: Field based position in Malakal – Greater Upper Nile
- 50% office 50% field.
Due to the hardship terrain and field challenges, the position requires an able-bodied staff.
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