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Education Program Manager

Job Description

Position Title: Education Program Manager (Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:The purpose of this position is to lead the World Vision Jordan education program team. The position holder will be responsible to directly manage and support coordinators and project managers in the implementation of World Vision’s education portfolio. S/He will be responsible for reporting, cross departmental coordination, financial accountability, external stakeholder engagement, and giving support to project managers and coordinators working in the education sector

Major Responsibilities:

Manage and provide leadership for the Education Program team:

  • Manage and support the Education Program Implementation Team

  • Create and implement professional Development Plan for all direct reports

  • Ensure cross departmental coordination is taking place between Education team and World Vision Support Departments.

  • Ensure Projects meet grant requirements including time frame, resource allocation, scope and risk management.

  • Coordinate with Education team and across World Vision departments to streamline approaches and standardize modalities where appropriate.

Coordinate with the Program Development and Quality Assurance Department to maintain quality implementation and access new funding.

  • Update and maintain the Education implementation plan

  • Collaborate with Programme Department to make sure programme designs are based on needs assessment findings (primary & secondary data) and analysis

  • Ensure all programmes refer to technical standards, consider government standards and are aligned with internal and external Strategic Objectives

  • Ensure education plans are developed and implemented with community engagement, taking into account local needs

  • Follow up with Accountability to respond to feedback from areas of implementation to strengthen Education sector approach

Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to position World Vision within the Education Sector:

  • Work with other managers in the Operations Department and Programs Department to ensure crosscutting and multi sector program capacity

  • Laisse with Supply Chain on behalf of Education Program team when needed to make sure procurement planning is accurate and on target.

  • Coordinate staffing plans and maintain Education Staffing structure with support from Operations Manager and P&C

  • Collaborate with Finance to review financial reports and maintain accurate spending reports and up-to-date budgets.

  • Ensure collaborative planning with external stakeholders such as UN Agencies, other NGOs and Govt ministries

  • Ensure World Vision is appropriately represented at Children in Emergencies focused Working Groups

  • Represent World Vision with appropriate Donors and Government Ministries including the Ministry of Education.

  • Ensure partner agencies are engaged and on target with program implementation expectations

Prepare, review, edit, and submit regular reports

  • Provide input for grant/donor and programme milestone and reports to Programmes

  • Establish and implement internal reporting system in coordination with Operations Manager and DME.

  • Provide regular updates to Operations Manager

  • Update monthly situation report and Grant performance Tracker.

Education:undergraduate degree in Education or Child Protection related fields.

Experience:

  • 3 + years in humanitarian response management.

  • 5+ years in humanitarian response.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience in management of multicultural teams in complex settings.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English, Arabic is an advantage.

  • Technical expertise in Children in Emergencies, Education, or Child Protection

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel to field sites within Jordan

Core Capabilities: Achieving quality results and service Practicing accountability and integrity Communicating information effectively Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly Understanding the Humanitarian industry Understanding WV’s mission & operations Practicing continuous innovation & creativity Learning for growth and development Maintaining work/life balance Building collaborative relationships Practicing gender & cultural diversity Influencing individuals & groups