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Education & Youth Project Coordinator - National Position

Baghdad | Ramadi

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Baghdad | Ramadi
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-17

Role and responsibilities

The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

  1. Line management of Education and Youth project field staff.
  2. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
  3. Contribute to Education strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps.
  4. Manage and implement delegated portfolio of (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality.  
  5. Provide regular progress reports to program Manager (Area Manager if no program Manager).
  6. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
  7. Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities.
  8. Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.  
  9. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
  10. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.


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, ICLA, Livelihoods Project staff
  • M&E Department
  • Logistics Department
  • Security Manager

Scale and scope of position

  • Staff: Officers and Assistants.
  • Stakeholders: Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with: UNICEF, Education Cluster, INGOs, local NGOs, Ministry of Education.
  • Budgets: All Anbar Education/Youth Budgets
  • Information: Work plans, Log frame, Budgets, Proposals and Reports
  • Legal or compliance: Brief description of any legal or compliance responsibility the post holder has (term of employment, vendors, donors).
  1. Competencies

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:


 1. Professional competencies

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

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Experience from working in a site-level management role in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience working with youth in an educational/training context (preferably employability training/labor market background)
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context related skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience from working an Education project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  •  Previous experience from 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.
  • Three 3 years’ Experience in implementing education/youth programmes.

2. Behavioral competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Initiating action and change
  • Managing performance and development
  • Influencing
  1. Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.