International Rescue Committee Education Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

International Rescue Committee Education Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria



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 people affected by 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.


Responsibilities


Program Development and Design:

  • Provide strategic direction, leadership and overall technical and management support to education programs in Nigeria
  • Lead and/or contribute to project design processes for new or adapted education programming, including the development of budgets, proposal narratives, log frames, and other supporting documents
  • Utilize the IRC’s Outcomes and Evidence Framework (OEF) and related theories of change in project design and promote understanding of OEF tools among education staff
  • Coordinate closely and liaise regularly with the SPC, Deputy Director of Programs, and grants unit to ensure quality grant management
    Support the technical project team to produce high-quality reports and ensure timely submission.
  • Coordinate with the M&E unit to produce a robust M&E system for the sector.
  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from education implementation, and incorporate them in program and staff development processes
    Coordinate education program activities with other IRC sectors to ensure program integration

    Program Implementation and Management:

  • Lead the education team to implement timely, effective, and high-quality project activities in line with identified needs, donor requirements, and strategic objectives and indicators
  • In close coordination with the Senior Education Manager, SPC and Deputy Director of Field Management (DDFM), ensure all education projects have detailed implementation plans, detailed spending plans, monitoring plans, and procurement plans which are reviewed and updated periodically.
  • Manage the projects budget in coordination with SPC and Assistant Finance Controller
    Monitor and oversee project budgets and performance and ensure that projects implementation is on course as per the detailed implementation plans and phased budgets.
  • In coordination with the SPC and DDFM, conduct budget monitoring, suggest necessary revisions and prepare draft reports.
  • Ensure that the budget monitoring reports are responded to in time and with accurate information.

    Technical Quality:

  • Ensure that all projects are implemented in accordance with global technical guidelines and best practices in the education sector
  • Liaise with Education Technical Advisors regularly and proactively, and pursue technical guidance as needed
  • Stay abreast of developments in the IRC Education Technical Unit and global working groups related to new tools and guidelines
  • Identify, monitor and report on unmet needs and make informed recommendations to senior management on the capacity of the IRC to address identified needs
  • Provide technical assistance including supportive supervision to IRC and partner education staff.
  • Contribute to the technical interpretation of M&E data and apply output and outcome indicator findings to improve program quality
    Support the development and maintenance of a coherent education strategy across IRC’s areas of intervention in Nigeria

    HR & Team Management:

  • Supervise and provide technical support to Senior Education Manager and education managers, and other education staff to implement IRC education programs to a high-quality standard
  • Ensure timely recruitment, comprehensive on-boarding, and the general growth and well-being of team members
  • Maintain open
    and professional relations with colleagues, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to perform in their positions successfully
  • Ensure team members are aware of job expectations and have clear performance objectives; regularly review performance and initiate corrective action as needed
  • Identify training needs and develop specific capacity building plans for education staff to promote progressive levels of management responsibility
  • Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures

    Coordination:

  • Regularly attend technical working group meetings and other relevant coordination structures to ensure harmonized implementation approaches
  • Represent IRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
    Coordinate with the SPC, Deputy Director of Field Management (DDFM) and Field Coordinator to ensure field concerns and challenges are brought to relevant stakeholders for the development of improved standards and procedures
  • Proactively collaborate with other sector technical leads to promote program integration and an outcome-based approach
  • Play an active role in the execution of the country Strategic Action Plan


    Requirements


  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in the management of education programs in emergencies
  • Masters degree in Education or other relevant areas
  • Strong knowledge of technical tools, resources, and standards related to education in emergencies and post-conflict settings
  • Competency in literacy, numeracy, and social and emotional learning methods for children affected by crisis, familiarity with the Healing Classrooms model an advantage
  • Demonstrated experience developing training materials and facilitating workshops and training for adult learners
  • Excellent budget planning and management skills, previous experience developing and effectively managing multi-million, multi-donor grants required
  • Previous experience managing diverse teams to deliver results on short timelines, including the development of spending plans, procurement plans, and work plans
  • Strong verbal communication skills and effective in representation and liaison with external actors
  • Proven technical writing ability in English including skills in proposal and report writing
  • Capable of applying skills and knowledge in a range of capacities, including direct implementation, advisory functions, training and the transfer of technical knowledge and management skills to others
  • Promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle stress and pressure with professional grace
  • Previous experience in an insecure or conflict-affected setting preferred
  • Experience with remote management preferred.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th June, 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Education Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria


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