International Rescue Committee Education Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

International Rescue Committee Education Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 223224

Category: Education

Location: Shire Endaselassie, Tigray

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: Birr17,664.00

Job Description

Position: Education Officer

Location: Shire - Myayni Refugee Camp

Length of Employment: Definite

Monthly salary & benefits: ETB 17,664.00, negotiable based on the candidate’s qualification, experience, and previous earning history, plus 30% hardship allowance & 15% PF & Pension contribution.

Posting Date: 18-Sep-19

Closing Date: 29-Sep-19

Vacancy Code: SFO/021/9-19

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict.

IRC has worked for over seven decades in the world addressing both the immediate, life-saving needs of conflict-affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post-conflict societies.

IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve.

Scope of Work/ Job Purpose:

Under the direct supervision of the Camp Manage and CYPD Manager, the Education officer is responsible for the day to day implementation of Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), Accelerated School Readiness (ASR) for the local community, Play & Sport and Assessment for Learning (AFL); monitoring and technical support to ECCD facilitators in the camp; trained teachers for ASR & ECCD, selected local primary schools for Play & Sport and AFL..

Detailed Responsibility and Tasks:

  • Support the CYPD Manager in planning a realistic budget based on the need on the ground.

  • Strengthen relationship with Woreda offices for the smooth implementation of activities in the local communities.

  • Build relationships between Woreda education office and ARRA for coordination and cohesion among local and refugee community educational activities.

  • Prepare awareness-raising events and advocate the essence of learning among the local and refugee communities

  • Support the facilitation of pre-service, in-service and summer teachers training based on training needs and track pre and post-test results among education facilitators in camps and target teachers in local primary schools.

  • Closely follow up and support the quality day to day implementation of Accelerated School Readiness (ASR) for the local community, Play & Sport and Assessment for Learning (AFL) programs.

  • Closely follow up and support the quality day to day implementation of Education programs including Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), Functional Adult Literacy and English Language Improvement Program (ELIP).

  • Keep the day to day records of children who are attending in the ECCD and ASR program.

  • Works very closely with RCC, PTSA, school directors and homeroom teachers to track dropout children and work together to bring them back to ECCD centers and ASR programs.

  • Monitor ECCD facilitators and selected teachers from local primary schools to have lesson plans, conduct observation and support the effective use of pre-school healing classroom and ASR curriculum.

  • Serve as focal person for children’s attendance and record of their academic performance and relevant documentation.

  • Closely follow up the monthly teacher learning circle sessions (TLC) of the ECCD facilitators;

  • Follow up the hiring of
    incentive staff; identify replacers until formal hiring of terminated or resigned incentive staff.

  • Closely follow up the teaching and learning process as per IRC standard procedures, policies, and strategic plan;

  • Ensure the availability of teaching aid materials for math, literacy, art and exploration centers and provide the required pedagogical supports to ECCD facilitators;

  • Encourage ECCD facilitators and target teachers in ASR program to prepare teaching aids from locally available materials.

  • Make sure the feeding program is running smoothly; release basic feeding supplies from ARRA store on a monthly basis.

  • Support and facilitates the enrolment of marginalized and disadvantaged children and ensures the rate of dropouts are reduced;

  • Support the creation of innovative and child/learner-centered environment where children are motivated to participate in the learning and teaching process;

  • Support ECCD facilitators and other relevant staff in gathering reliable data on children’s attendance dropout and both gross and net enrollment rates of school-age children to ensure that updated data is accurately recorded, documented, reported and appropriate actions are taken on time.

  • Supports in the development of activity and spending plan when new grants are released and effectively uses the plans

  • Ensure effective budget management based on existing tools (PR tracking and BvA) to avoid under or overspending.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by his/her immediate supervisor;

    Job Requirements

    Education and experience

  • MA/BED/BA degree in Education with two and three years for master and degree holders respectively.

  • Experience in ECCD is advantageous

  • NGO experience is a plus

    Skills Required

  • Basic computer knowledge (word, excel,)

  • Basic English spoken and writing.

  • Good communication and interpersonal and report writing skills

  • Applicants, and especially women, having experience in a refugee setting are encouraged to apply

    Personal specifications:

  • Ability to work under pressure, long work hours, and high workload.

  • Ability to independently organize work and prioritize tasks.

  • Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

    How to Apply

    Please send your CV, application letter and copies of credentials to the following address:

  • Not allowed to apply in person

  • Please include 3 references from current and former employers.
  • Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.
  • Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be shortlisted and contacted.
  • Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.
  • Name of the position you have applied for

  • Date of application

  • Summary of your qualifications and experience

  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

  • Permanent and current address (if different from permanent) and telephone number

  • Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees by including the format below in your application.

    Are any of your relatives employed by International Rescue Committee (IRC)?

    If answer is “yes”, give the following information:

    Yes No




    Office/field office

    Recruiter of the position: HR/Admin,

    IRC is an equal employment 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 or disability. However, females are highly encouraged to apply.

    International Rescue Committee Education Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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