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Date Posted: 19/Apr/2017
Deadline: Not Specified

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.

Grants Manager

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.

Areas of Reponsibilities

Grants & Compliance:

  • With the support of the DDP, coordinate the development of quality proposals and reports (narrative and financial) with relevant teams. Act as the lead writer when necessary.
  • Manage delivery of timely and quality outputs (proposals, quarterly, interim and/or final reports…etc) to donors.
  • Liaise with HQ units (Region, AMU, technical units) to ensure proposals meet internal standards, apply IRC’s Outcome and Evidence Framework and are donor compliant.
  • Lead the organization and follow-up of grant opening meetings, monthly grant review meetings, and grant close out meetings in collaboration with the DDP.
  • Monitor and support the use of grants management tools such as FM01, BvAs, and the OTIS to ensure accurate tracking of opportunities and grants reporting.
  • Coordinate grant modification documents in coordination with relevant programs and finance teams;
  • Support the partnering and/or of sub-granting process with local or international partners, including due diligence of potential partners and draft subaward agreement in line with IRC processes and donors’ and requirements.
  • Provide training and mentoring to program, operations and M&E staff on priorities, compliance and lessons learnt necessary to ensure high quality implementation in line with donor contractual requirements.
  • Ensure that grant and budget management meetings, Budget vs Actual (BVA) meetings are conducted;
  • Provide technical guidance on IRC and donor regulations to ensure compliance within operations, program implementation and reporting. Raise compliance issues proactively with program staff and operations team;
  • Provide capacity building support to local partner organizations, including report and proposal related mentoring and training.
  • Keep the DDP informed of any projected inabilities to meet contractual obligations, report submission and burn rates/significant budget variances.
  • Compile and respond to information requests from IRC’s regional, London and NY offices.
  • Maintain hard and soft files on IRC Nigeria grant portfolio.
  • Distribute and share with all IRC staff copies of all documentation (grant proposals, reports, budget etc) related to their specific programs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline although Master’s degree is preferred.
  • At least two years international work experience in relief or development programs, preferably in a post-conflict setting.
  • Demonstrable experience in grants management, including: report writing, grant monitoring, compliance issues, and budget realignments.
  • Demonstrable understanding of project planning and project cycle management.
  • Demonstrable high-level performance management and team working skills, with experience in managing multiple donors.
  • Ability to build good working relationships and work effectively with program, field staff and HQ from a distance.
  • High-level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Ability to work well under tight deadlines and high pressure situations.
  • Professional fluency in spoken and written English; able to communicate concisely and with impact.

 

SEL Curriculum Development Manager

Location: Lagos

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

Requirements

  • 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

Housing

  • Working Remotely

Deployment Security Protocols:

  • Working remotely

 

Education Specialist


Job Overview/Summary

  • 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.

Main Responsibilities

  • Management of the implementation of SEL activities in year three of the ECR project, including:
  • Ensure that activities are carried out as per time-line and support the ECR team with implementation
  • Attend a post-literacy workshop in mid-May and, with the Education Technical Advisor, help facilitate sessions on the scope and sequence for SEL
  • Get feedback from relevant sources on the scope and sequence.
  • Test, pilot, refine and contextualize the SEL lesson plans as needed for the country context

Capacity Building and Training:

  • Mentor the education team on the new lesson plans, the new scope and sequence and other activities relevant to SEL
  • Support a ToT and step down training of the revised SEL Materials
  • Facilitate any additional training of relevant stakeholders on SEL, the new lesson plans and/or S&S

Material Development:

  • Write the training material for the training of trainers on the new lesson plans and build the capacity of the team to deliver this training

Other:

  • Support the writing and design of the next phase of the project as needed
  • Support the writing and design of other education projects as needed
  • Other activities and support to the Education Team Leader and team as they arise

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,

Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Education or related field.
  • Proven skills in social and emotional learning and/or child psychology/child 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 curriculum development
  • Strong written communication skills
  • IRC experience preferred

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.

Housing:

  • 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.

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