Job Recruitment at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: SEL Curriculum Development Manager
Location:
Lagos
Sector: Education & Literacy
Employee Type: Short-Term
Employee Category: Full Time
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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
  • Draft 68 SEL lesson plans to be delivered for review in a series of sets, as agreed with the supervisor
  • 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
  • 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
  • At least 2 years of experience managing and/or advising on education programs in conflict or post-conflict contexts.

Housing

  • Working Remotely

Deployment Security Protocols:

  • Working remotely

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

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