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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading crisis response agencies, providing life-saving assistance and supporting recovery and reconstruction for people affected by war and natural disasters. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.

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Job Title: Education Officer

Requisition ID: req5684
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Scope Of Work

  • The IRC Nigeria is currently expanding its education portfolio in the northeast of the country in line with its five-year Strategic Action Plan (SAP). A priority outcome for the country program is that girls and boys enroll in and attend safe, functioning, responsive education services. The IRC aims to both rebuild, reequip, and staff damaged school infrastructure and enhance the quality of education through curriculum improvements in formal and non-formal institutions, with a particular focus on social and emotional learning.
  • The IRC intend to implement a twenty month EiE project Improving Access to Education for Nigerian Children Affected by the crisis that aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in northeast Nigeria. The EiE project will reach 20,000 children in Borno and Yobe states with quality formal and non-formal education services, including literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills.
  • The Education Officer will be responsible for the overall management of EiE education activities in either Borno or Yobe state. S/he will be responsible for providing technical leadership for all the education activities, including leading and coordinating the non-formal education program and systems support activities at the national and state level.  The position requires experience with teacher training policy and practice, designing programs for data collection and analysis, and personnel management. The position reports to the Program Manager.
  • This position is contingent on funding.

Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities:

  • Oversee the implementation of all EiE education activities in Borno State or Yobe state in both formal and non- formal schools.
  • Oversee training, coaching and on-going support of teachers, tutors and learning facilitators in order to improve instructional practices in literacy, numeracy and social and emotional skills.
  • Ensure technical coordination of state-level activities related to teacher education and curriculum development, and obtain support from directorates and local government authorities as needed

Oversight of teacher education interventions:

  • Oversee the selection of learning facilitators and tutors for the intervention and contribute to tools for selection such as assessment tools.
  • Oversee the initial training of learning facilitators, as well as their continuous professional development.
  • Monitor progress towards the objectives and intended outputs pertaining to teacher education using routine data, spot checks, observation, and other methodologies.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports on education activities to supervisor, senior management, project partners and donors.
  • Under the guidance of the Education Coordinator, provide technical supervision and guidance to Education Officers and implementing partners as required.
  • Promote the quality of teacher education activities by setting up quality assurance mechanisms and checks in collaboration with other staff.

Coordination:

  • Lead integrated state and LGEA, SUBEB, and SBMC technical working groups and steering committees pertaining to teacher education, curriculum and assessment.
  • Work closely with consultants as needed to ensure effective implementation and quality content.
  • Coordinate with colleges of education and NCCE for the contextualization and validation of curriculum.
  • Represent the project in major state meetings and events as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders including government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
  • Represent IRC to local communities, government departments, international agencies, and local

HR & Team Management:

  • Provide supportive supervision to non-formal learning facilitators and local partners
  • Other: Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to:  Program Manager. Indirect reporting line to Senior Consortium Coordinator.  Position directly supervises:  None
  • Other internal and/or external contacts: grants unit; finance, HR and supply chain departments

Professional Standards:

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation

Qualifications

  • University degree in Education; advanced degree preferred.
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience with an international or civil society organization, including direct implementation of education programming
  • At least five years of experience related to teacher professional development.
  • Experience working with displaced or otherwise marginalized communities required
  • Strong verbal communication skills and effective in representation and liaison with external actors
  • Excellent spoken and technical writing ability in English, including report writing
  • Good computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions
  • Willingness to travel extensively in northeast Nigeria, including to remote and/or insecure locations

Standards for Professional Conduct:

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation
  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Livelihood Assistant

Requisition ID: req5681
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview/Summary

  • The Livelihood Assistant will support the technical implementation of the cash transfer project. Support in conducting relevant assessment such as baseline, end line and post distribution monitoring. Carry out community mobilization and sensitization.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support the distribution of cash to beneficiaries
  • Carry out community mobilisation and sensitizations on cash transfer.
  • Conduct post distribution monitoring and Focus Group Discussions
  • Document field achievements, challenges and lessons learned to integrate into project activities
  • Support the preparation of project reports on cash transfer activities
  • Perform other activities as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor or ERD team

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: Livelihoods Officer

Qualifications
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics or any relevant field

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience in providing technical supports on cash and livelihoods programing
  • Experience working with INGO/NGO in Borno state

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Technical skills in cash and livelihoods programming
  • Strong training and facilitation skills
  • Experience in community and stakeholders relationship building and management   .

Languages:

  • Fluency in English Language both written and spoken is required and Hausa language is mandatory

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Working Environment:

  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law

Standards for Professional Conduct:

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Livelihood Officer

Requisition ID: req5680
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview/Summary

  • The Livelihoods Officer will support the technical implementation of the cash transfer project through ensuring that the project activities are done within the time frame. Organize and manage the distribution of cash to targeted households.

Major Responsibilities
Cash Transfer Programming:

  • Organize and supervise the distribution of cash to the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Responsible for the selection and verification of beneficiaries in coordination with community committee and authorities and the use of selection criteria
  • Actively engage and support in community sensitization activities on selection criteria, cash redemption process and feedback mechanism.
  • Develop distribution plans for Cash and share for final approval.
  • Maintain clear communication with cash transfer agents and beneficiaries in accordance with IRC policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with cash transfer agents on the schedule of distributions to make sure they are ready with cash to smoothly distribute cash to beneficiaries.
  • Organize cash distributions considering safety and dignity of beneficiaries
  • Conduct field visits to project sites and meet with community leaders to select specific vulnerable locations for targeting and ensure a conducive community mobilization system
  • Carry out the staff appraisal for the Livelihood Assistants

Livelihoods Programming:

  • Within the context of a longer term strategy to livelihood support and vulnerability reduction, Participate to the production of technical support materials and guide program teams on the delivery of mechanisms that will ensure effective implementation of livelihoods interventions as well as early recovery.
  • Provide close supervision and monitoring to the implementation of livelihood project related activities in the field

Monitoring & Evaluation and reporting:

  • Conduct post distribution monitoring
  • Support in conducting market assessments or cash feasibility assessment in the targeted communities
  • Under the supervision of Program Manager conduct baseline and end line surveys

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  ERD Program Manager
  • Position directly supervises:  Livelihood Assistants, Casual/incentive workers

Qualifications

  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Development Studies or related field
  • Work Experience: Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in the relevant filed.
  • Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Proven practical experience in cash and livelihoods programming. Past experience in working early recovery projects.
  • Coordination experience with different partners and stakeholders
  • Language Skills:  Good written and spoken English. Ability to communicate in local languages (Hausa and Kanuri) will be an added advantage

Working Environment:

  • Working Environment IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law

Standards of Professional Conduct:

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality:

  • IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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