Vacancy for SEL Curriculum Development Manager
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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.


Job Overview/Summary:

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 IRC have 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 three which includes review and development of SEL lesson plans. The SEL Curriculum Development Manager’s primary role of position is the creation of 68 SEL lesson plans. This is a short-term, six week position.


Main Responsibilities:

The SEL Curriculum Development Specialist will develop 68 SEL lesson plans, with technical support from the Education Technical Unit’s SEL Specialist.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Familiarization with the Scope & Sequence to understand the logical sequencing of learning objectives.
  • Draft 68 SEL lesson plans to be delivered for review in a series of sets, as agreed with the supervisor
  • Ensure all lesson plans are of high technical quality and written in clear, easy to understand language
  • Submit lesson plans electronically to SEL Specialist for review
  • Incorporate feedback and changes from TU and field teams
  • Be available for conference calls on materials development with the TU team as needed
  • Submit final package of 68 reviewed lesion plans


Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Senior Emergency Program Coordinator with support from Education Technical Unit

Position directly supervises: None

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: CYPD Coordinator and relevant Regional/HQ-based


Professional Standards

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.



  • Master’s degree in Education or related field.
  • Proven skills in curriculum development, particularly lesson plan development
  • Experience working in conflict or crisis affected environments
  • At least 2 years of experience managing and/or advising on education programs in conflict or post-conflict contexts.
  • Knowledge in social and emotional learning and/or child psychology / child development
  • Excellent written communication skills in English
  • IRC experience preferred
  • Strong commitment to IRC’s mission, purpose and values



Working Remotely


Deployment Security Protocols:

Working remotely

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

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.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.


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