Program Manager, Technical Vocational Education Training (call for applications)

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Amman, Jordan
Apply by 1 April 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 6 March 2018

Job Description

IIE’s mission is to help people and organizations leverage the power of international education and thrive in today’s interconnected world. IIE develops and implements many of the world’s most effective and prestigious competitive awards. The Institute of International Education seeks a Project Manager for an anticipated program located in Jordan. This program will provide Syrian refugees with support services to help them stay enrolled in university and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs, in addition to building community engagement around higher education and TVET issues. The program will include outreach to TVET and higher education providers, as well as other stakeholders that work with Syrian refugees. We anticipate a 2-year program duration. This is a call for applications. This position is contingent upon funding. Deadline for Applications is April 1. This position can be located in Amman, Jordan. Essential Functions:
  • Conduct outreach to TVET and higher education providers in Jordan, as well as other stakeholders that work with Syrian refugees.
  • Lead the selection process for participants, including reviewing applications, arranging to receive the required application documentation, and conducting finalist interviews
  • Coordinate payments to participants in collaboration with other IIE teams
  • Draft budget and program narrative reporting documents
  • Manage the work of technical consultants contributing to the program
  • Develop and deliver soft-skills workshops, and information and advocacy workshops for TVET and higher education in communities throughout Jordan
  • Oversee a virtual platform for participants and facilitate online discussions to enrich participants’ program experience
  • Provide student advising with support from IIE’s Advising team
  • Work with an M&E consultant to develop M&E plan, with guidance from IIE’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning team
Job Requirements Education and Work Experience:
  • Master degree in relevant field is preferred, such as international education, higher education, international development, etc.
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience working with refugee populations is required.
Other knowledge Skills and abilities:
  • Strong knowledge of TVET education in Jordan
  • Strong knowledge of higher education system in Jordan
  • Demonstrated experience working with Syrian refugees in Jordan, and experience working with UNHCR and other stakeholders in the humanitarian assistance sector
  • Bi-lingual English/Arabic
  • Comfort with online learning platforms
  • Experience with scholarship management
  • Experience developing budget and program reports
  • Experience facilitating workshops, particularly for leadership skills and other soft skills
  • Experience with student advising, especially for disadvantaged and refugee students.
  • Ability to work independently, handle a complex and high touch client group
  • Ability to monitor and manage a complex scope of work and contract
Work Conditions & Physical Demands: Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Travel 26 - 50%

About the Organization

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is the world's most experienced global higher education and professional exchange agency. IIE designs and implements fellowships, training, and technical assistance programs for sponsors, including government agencies, corporations, foundations, universities, and international organizations. As an independent, non-profit organization IIE serves as a resource for educators and learning institutions worldwide through our network of six U.S. regional and fifteen overseas offices. Annually, IIE administers over 250 programs that support cultural and educational linkages to nearly 18,000 men and women from 175 nations around the world. IIE fulfills its mission and achieves the objectives of sponsors through research, development and implementation of the following services in the United States and abroad: -developing and managing effective academic and technical training programs, -arranging internships, professional placements and exchanges, -administering small grants programs, -facilitating technical assistance, -convening international conferences, and -administering English language training. All IIE activities support one or more of our strategic goals: -Promote closer educational and professional relations between the people of the United States and other countries; -Increase the number of students, scholars, and professionals who have the opportunity to study teach and conduct research outside their country of residence; -Strengthen and internationalize institutions of higher learning throughout the world; and -Foster global development through training and technical assistance. Global Development Center IIE's Global Development Center (GDC) administers professional capacity-building programs serving participants from developing countries. The GDC's professional training and exchange programs have allowed participants to gain both industry and public agency based expertise, and acquire leadership, management and technical skills in a variety of fields. The GDC is an extension of IIE's strategic goal to offer the best in professional technical training and capacity development assistance in collaboration with public, private, and non-profit sector clients. The GDC's approach is to establish partnerships that can produce sustainable development results by engaging new and existing international development stakeholders. IIE is able to leverage additional and diverse sources of funding to bring creative development solutions to bear on complicated development challenges. IIE's contract and grant management approach strengthens human and institutional capacity development programs and ultimately delivers a series of premium integrated training services with measurable results for our sponsors. We establish and maintain partnerships with forward-looking governments, educational institutions, corporations, and foundations that work to improve the societies in which they live. Throughout all IIE programs we make a daily investment in the Opening Minds to the World concept: Peace and prosperity in the 21st century depend on increasing the capacity of people to think and work on a global and intercultural basis. As technology opens borders, educational and professional exchange opens minds.

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