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Education Programme Manager - South Sudan

Maban | Juba

Position: Education Programme Manager - South Sudan

Reports to:Country Director

Location: Maban, Upper Nile, South Sudan

Duration:1 year contract , renewable

About RI:Established in 1990, Relief International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian, nonprofit organization committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development, providing them the tools and support they need to gain self-reliance.

Position Summary:

RI’s is recruiting for an upcoming education project in Upper Nile, South Sudan. The Education Program Manager will be responsible for developing, planning and leading the implementation of an anticipated RI education program focused on supporting non-formal and formal primary education for children and young adolescents. He/she will be responsible for the day-today management of the program and will be assisted by a Program Manager and Education Coordinators. This position is contingent on funding and will be based in RI’s office in Maban, Upper Nile, South Sudan.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with RI’s Country Director with regard to day-to-day implementation and management matters relating to the program agreement;
  • Develop close, effective relationships with institutional donors (e.g. UNICEF). Maintain positive relations and reputation for RI;
  • Ensure sound administrative practices with regard to record keeping, compliance with RI regulations, reporting requirements, communications, and overall audit compliance;
  • Oversee and manage all staff working for the program and provide guidance to staff on all issues related to program implementation;
  • With collaboration of M&E team, ensure monitoring, evaluating and documenting progress of program implementation against indicators;
  • With collaboration of M&E team, ensure that activities are on track, including developing and implementing solutions as necessary;
  • Provide overall guidance and direction focusing the program team on achieving agreed targets and long-term strategic objectives;
  • Establish and maintain systems for program operations in accordance with RI policies and procedures;
  • Oversee key program activities are achieved per program budget, timeline and donor requirements;
  • Oversee the preparation and submission of technical and financial reports to RI headquarters as per the grant agreement;
  • Maintain effective communication with donors, Ministry of Education and other organizations operating in South Sudan, for coordination and partnership opportunities;
  • Participate in U.N. interagency coordination meetings and NGO sector coordination groups and identify areas for coordination, collaboration and expansion;
  • Maintain effective communication with RI Country Director regarding program implementation;
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Qualifications and Requirements:

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field or Bachelor’s degree with commensurate work experience;
  • Minimum of five years professional experience in lead management implementing emergency response programs in a conflict setting and within host community;
  • Minimum of five years professional experience in the Education sector (remedial, informal and non-formal);
  • Strong leadership, teamwork and management skills; experience in providing direction, instruction and guidance to groups, both small and large;
  • Solid background and knowledge of UN Rules and Regulations;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking, and strategic planning skills required;
  • English is required;
  • Strong English writing skills required;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, tasks efficiently;
  • Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills. Ability to think critically and creatively;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues;
  • Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team;
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment;
  • Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Agility and innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Relief International
  • Location: Maban | Juba
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-01

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