The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
In 2015, the IRC reached over 1.3 million children in 20 countries with education programs. We ensure that even the hardest to reach children in the most challenging places are able to go to school and thrive. In the midst of conflict and disaster, education is one of the first things parents and children say they need. Education is a human right. It also helps keep children safe and gives them the skills needed to be resilient, do well now, and later in life. Education offers a glimmer of hope. The IRC defines success with six education outcomes from infancy to young adulthood, ensuring results for all girls and boys, regardless of age. These outcomes are: Access to safe, functional and responsive education, across all ages;
Early childhood learning and nurturing care; Primary school-aged learning; Post-primary learning; Safety in school; and
Gender equality across all education outcomes.
The IRC seeks an Education Technical Advisor for the Middle East Region to guide on program design, provide direct technical support, and build technical capacity to implement, measure and continuously improve education programs in IRC country programs in the Middle East (Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria). The Education TA will also focus a large portion of time on technical oversight and project start up for a strategic education initiative in Lebanon. To ensure quality programming towards impacting the lives of children and youth affected by conflict and crisis through IRC’s work, the Education Technical Advisor (Ed TA) will: support country program staff to design programs and projects that are aligned to the IRC’s outcomes and evidence framework / theories of change / core indicators; review technical quality of proposals; input into proposal go/no go decisions; analyze data to inform course correction; conduct technical trainings and ongoing technical coaching, share cross-context learning with country program staff; design, review and share program-specific tools; support senior technical country program recruitment and capacity–building.
Provide targeted program design, technical support, materials adaptation and revisions, field testing, assessment and monitoring/evaluation support and oversight to an upcoming strategic education initiative in Lebanon
Support country program staff to design programs and projects, ensuring that they areAligned with the IRC’s strategy 2020 which includes contextualizing education outcomes, the theories of change and include interventions chosen based on best available evidence;
Responsive to client needs and preferences based on sound context and gender analysis
Support selection of indicators for country programs based on available and emerging indicator testing;
Review technical quality of proposals, including providing input on budgets required for project delivery, technical activities, ensuring alignment to IRC’s education and cross-sectoral outcomes;
Input into go / no go decisions on proposals;
Help analyze data to inform periodic review and course correction to ensure that IRC’s programs are based on evidence and are evidence-generating;
Conduct technical training and ongoing technical coaching for country program staff, including on outcomes, theories of change, evidence and indicators;
Provide specific guidance to IRC education programs in the Middle East in efforts to integrate Improvement Science approaches into standard IRC Teacher Professional Development
Share cross-context learning with country program staff across the region;
Review and share program-specific tools / resources / curricula working with IRC education specialist to contextualize and adapt global and country-specific materials;
Support planning and implementation of partnership activities, including research initiatives with academic partners
Support senior technical country program recruitment
|Job Location:||Amman, Jordan|
|Job Role:||Community Services|
|Company Industry:||Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit|