|BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.
IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. Since then, the IRC has expanded its scope and size of the programs as new areas became accessible after prolonged conflict and insecurity, in Adamawa and Borno States. The IRC’s response to the humanitarian situation includes integrated health and nutrition services, as well as reproductive health care and women protection services. In 2015 IRC Nigeria developed a five-year long term Strategy Action Plan. The plan has Health, Education and Economic Wellbeing as high priority program areas.
With the magnitude of the situation, USAID launched the Education Crisis Response (ECR) project in 2014 which is now in its third year. The program aims at expanding access to quality and protective non-formal education opportunities for out-of-school children aged 6 to 17 in the states of Adamawa, Gombe, Borno, Yobe and Bauchi, and reduce the burden on local schools which are already over-stretched.
The IRC is the technical lead on social and emotional learning (SEL) strand of this project. The 36 week non-formal education curriculum focuses on literacy, numeracy and SEL and the IRC has led on the development of the SEL scope and sequence and lesson plans, as well measuring the impact of SEL intervention. A recent ECR model review report outlined recommendations to improve the SEL component in year 3 which includes: review and development of SEL lesson plans, the piloting of a new SEL measure, the training of formal school teachers in Healing Classrooms, and the integration of SEL into the post-literacy program.
Management of the implementation of SEL activities in year three of the ECR project, including:
Capacity building and training
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: CYPD Coordinator with technical support from the Education Technical Unit
Position directly supervises: None
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Education Team Leader, Education Officers, Grants Manager
External: ECR Consortium partners,
IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
The Education Specialist is an unaccompanied position and will be based in the Yola field Office. Shared housing of an adequate standard is provided. IRC guesthouses have electricity and internet.
Deployment Security Protocols:
Yola and surrounding areas of Adamawa state are security phase 3 (ORANGE). The Education Specialist will be expected to respect the various security protocols in place in country. Phase 3 requires clear contingency planning in place with staff prepared should hibernation or evacuation be called.
IRC leading the way from harm to home.
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