Program Officer

at World University Service of Canada
Published July 10, 2024
Location Amman, Jordan
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

WUSC Jordan is implementing several projects that support refugee youth to access education and employment, including several ‘complementary pathways’ programs. This includes the Student Refugee Program (SRP) which offers refugee students access to higher education and sponsorship to Canada and the Welcome Corps on Campus (WCC), which offers refugee students a life-changing opportunity to continue their education and build their futures in the United States. In addition, the UNHCR-funded “Refugee-led Counselling for Complementary Pathways'' project offers training and leadership opportunities to refugees in Jordan to provide peer support to refugees seeking education and employment opportunities linked with resettlement.

Key Areas of Responsibility

The Program Officer position is a new position that will primarily focus on the Student Refugee Program (SRP) and the Welcome Corps on Campus (WCC). There will be close collaboration with the team responsible for the UNHCR Complementary Pathways projects in Jordan.

Project implementation:

Support the Senior Program Officer with the outreach and student identification process, including launching the call for applications, conducting the shortlisting process and liaising with UNHCR and local authorities for verifications of refugee applicants;
Support selected students with the completion of immigration forms and preparation for the academic placement process;
Assist in developing relevant pre-arrival training supports for refugee students, including academic bridging, English language and/or digital skills;
Assist in communicating with selected students during the pre-arrival period
Support communications with local officials regarding immigration approval and travel arrangements; other related tasks, as required.
Support the other Complementary Pathway projects in Jordan in coordination and implementation
Undertake any related tasks assigned by the direct supervisor
External representation:

Support the WUSC Jordan team with external representation by attending relevant forums related to complementary pathways programs, and providing information and updates on the WUSC’s complementary pathways programs to other stakeholders
Communicate with organizations to coordinate English language upgrading courses for selected students
Qualifications:

Education

Degree completion in the field of humanities, law, political science or any other related field
Experience

Knowledge of the refugee context in Jordan, including familiarity with resettlement and complementary pathways, higher education scholarships for refugees, etc.
2-4 years of professional experience ideally in the NGO sector, humanitarian sector, refugee sector, including resettlement and complementary pathways
Willingness to travel within Jordan to various locations as needed
Competencies

Strong communication, administrative, time management and organizational skills
Excellent skills in information technology, spreadsheets and PDF programs in particular
Complete fluency, oral, and written in English and Arabic is essential
Flexibility in working hours
Demonstrated commitment to gender equality and inclusion
Languages

Fluency in Arabic and English

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