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Plan Denmark and Plan International Jordan have been contracted by the Novo Nordisk Foundation to implement a 5 Year program (2022-2026) called โ€œNajahnaโ€ focused on youth economic empowerment in Jordan. The action will aim to complement JRPโ€™s top priority, which is to strengthen systems to protect the dignity and welfare of Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians impacted by the Syrian crisis. By doing this, the project will support Jordanโ€™s enduring commitment to continue to build an integrated multi-year framework to respond to the Syrian crisis in a transparent, collaborative, and sustainable manner in line with the Global Compact on Refugees framework.

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. Plan actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in childrenโ€™s and young peopleโ€™s lives. Plan support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. Plan place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. Plan have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries. Plan Denmark and Plan International Jordan are both part of Plan International. Plan Denmark works with Plan Country Offices in more than 77 countries to ensure that children, adolescents and young people are safe and influence decision making in resilient communities that respect their rights and offer equal opportunities for all regardless of gender. Plan International Jordan was established in 2016 and works to improve the resilience of vulnerable Syrian refugees and Jordanians in both Azraq refugee camp as well as in host communities.


The Education Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Education component under Najahna project.


Going on its eleventh year, and with 6.6 million refugees worldwide, the Syrian displacement crisis is the largest the world has seen in decades. Of those, 5.6 million are hosted in Syriaโ€™s neighbouring countries. The Kingdom of Jordan, being one of the most affected countries by the Syrian crisis hosts over 1.36 million refugees. Syrian refugees and conflict affected youth in Jordan confront many challenges, including poverty, limited access to quality formal and non-formal education, high unemployment rates and barriers to economic opportunities. In addition, the youth often experience an exacerbation of harmful social norms, attitudes and behaviours in their communities that prevent adolescent girls and young women from achieving their full potential. The Najahna program aims to empower 48,000 young Syrian refugees and other conflict-affected youth in Jordan, especially adolescent girls, and young women, to become economic, social viable actors in an inclusive, healthy protective and gender responsive environment. The three interlinked program objectives are focused on working with Education, Economic Empowerment, and an Enabling Environment respectively, and provide a gender-transformative frame for a holistic approach to a complex problem. Against this background, the program targets different barriers that young people face from the systems level, with a weak educational system and a restrictive legal and policy environment for refugees, to the societal level characterized by harmful social norms, practices and traditions that stand in the way of young womenโ€™s economic empowerment, and finally, to the skills and capacities that young people need at an individual level.

The Najahna program will be led by Plan Denmark and Plan International Jordan in collaboration with four consortium partners; The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), The Royal Health Awareness Society (RHAS), Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and The Confederation of Danish Industries (DI). The consortium partners bring an exceptional combination of experience, capacity and presence built on many years working with refugees and conflict-affected youth in ensuring access to Education, Youth Economic Empowerment, Health/Protection mainstreaming, gender and gender transformative approaches in various countries around the world as well as in Jordan.. ODI and local partner โ€œInformation & Research Center King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF)โ€ will ensure that learning and research are integrated and inform program design and adaptation throughout the program duration.


Project Monitoring and Implementation

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework for the project in coordination with the MERL Coordinator, Programme Senior Project Manager and partner organizations.
  • Work closely with technical focal points to ensure support, capacity building, and training development for partner staff.
  • Assumes responsibility in the delivery of quality services for partner beneficiaries throughout all project implementation cycle.
  • Provide coordination and administrative support in developing and carrying out partner staff training and development
  • Maintain coordination and communication between the Project Manager and partner staff for ensuring the quality of processes and outputs.
  • Ensure the participation and involvement of relevant stakeholders in project activities, including the Technical and Implementation teams, so that the process is inclusive, participatory and transparent
  • Maintain ongoing surveillance of the developing humanitarian and security situation in target areas and adjust activities accordingly.
  • Ensure field supervision of the project operations in order to ensure the project is implemented in line with planned activities and expected outcomes.
  • Collect, update and share information related to project progress with Project Manager.
  • Ensure the timeliness and quality of the outputs as well as timely preparation of reports on achievements and challenges faced within the project;
  • Maintain regular communication and visits for project sites to ensure that the project achieves the goal.
  • Ensure timely submission of work plans and budget forecasts to Education Programme Manager.
  • Follow up on financial liquidation/settlement/ reports according to Planโ€™s procedures and submit spending reports for review and approvals.
  • Ensure that all Plan International and key donor compliance rules and regulations are adhered to for both Plan Jordan and implementing partners.

    Coordination, Communication and Reporting

    • Contribute to documentation of technical/program approaches, lessons learned, and success stories
    • Establish and maintain appropriate working relationships with government, institutions, partner organizations, and local NGOs in target areas.
    • Attend working groups and task force meetings on national/ local levels as required.
    • Ensure adequate and accurate reporting of data on Activity Info, internal databases, and Sitreps.
    • Draft and input into weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for both internal and external purposes.
      • Ensures that Plan Internationalโ€™s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan Internationalโ€™s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

        Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

        • Minimum 3-5 years of experience working in a humanitarian context, specifically in project coordination, management, lobbying and advocacy, and meaningful youth participation
        • Strong experience in Education in emergency programming
        • Experience in networking with CSOs and relevant governmental institutions
        • Bachelor degree (masterโ€™s degree is an asset) in social work, psychology, sociology, international relations or any other related field
        • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel


          • Strong commitment to safeguarding and gender policies both inside and outside the workplace.

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