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  • Posted on: 17 July, 2017 Deadline: 28 July, 2017
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  • The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

    Education Officer - 6 positions

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Anticipated start Date: 15th August, 2017
    Scope of Work

    • The IRC Nigeria is currently expanding its education portfolio in the northeast of the country in line with its five-year Strategic Action Plan (SAP). A priority outcome for the country program is that girls and boys enroll in and attend safe, functioning, responsive education services.
    • The IRC aims to both rebuild, reequip, and staff damaged school infrastructure and enhance the quality of education through curriculum improvements in formal and non-formal institutions, with a particular focus on social and emotional learning.
    • In partnership with Creative Associates, the IRC intends to implement a twenty month project under the Education in Emergencies (EiE) component of DFID’s North-East Nigeria Transition to Development Programme (NENTAD) that aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in northeast Nigeria.
    • The EiE project will reach more than 100,000 children and adolescents in Borno and Yobe states with quality formal and non-formal education services, including literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills.
    • The Teacher Education Officer will be responsible for the overall management of DFID EiE education activities in either Borno or Yobe state.
    • S/he will be responsible for providing technical leadership for all teacher education activities, including leading and coordinating the teacher education and systems support activities at the national and state level.
    • The position requires experience with teacher training policy and practice, designing programs for data collection and analysis, and personnel management.
    • The position reports to the Program Manager and it is contingent on funding.

    Responsibilities
    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Oversee the implementation of all teacher education activities in Borno State in both formal and non- formal schools.
    • Oversee training, coaching and on-going support of teachers, tutors and learning facilitators in order to improve instructional practices in literacy, numeracy and social and emotional skills.
    • Ensure technical coordination of state-level activities related to teacher education and curriculum development, and obtain support from directorates and local government authorities as needed

    Oversight of Teacher Education Interventions:

    • Oversee the selection of learning facilitators and tutors for the intervention and contribute to tools for selection such as assessment tools.
    • Oversee the initial training of learning facilitators, as well as their continuous professional development.
    • Monitor progress towards the objectives and intended outputs pertaining to teacher education using routine data, spot checks, observation, and other methodologies.
    • Provide regular written and verbal reports on education activities to supervisor, senior management, project partners and donors.
    • Under the guidance of the Education Coordinator, provide technical supervision and guidance to Education Officers and implementing partners as required.
    • Promote the quality of teacher education activities by setting up quality assurance mechanisms and checks in collaboration with other staff.

    Coordination:

    • Lead integrated state and LGEA, SUBEB, and SBMC technical working groups and steering committees pertaining to teacher education, curriculum and assessment.
    • Work closely with consultants as needed to ensure effective implementation and quality content.
    • Coordinate with colleges of education and NCCE for the contextualization and validation of curriculum.
    • Represent the project in major state meetings and events as appropriate
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders including government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
    • Represent IRC to local communities, government departments, international agencies, and local

    HR & Team Management:

    • Provide supportive supervision to Education Officers.

    Other:

    • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

    Key Working Relationships

    • Position Reports to: Program Manager. Indirect reporting line to Senior Consortium Coordinator.
    • Position directly supervises: Other internal and/or external contacts: grants unit; finance, HR and supply chain departments

    Professional Standards

    • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.
    • These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    Job Requirements

    • University degree in Education; advanced degree preferred.
    • At least three years of relevant professional experience with an international or civil society organization, including direct implementation of education programming
    • At least five years of experience related to teacher professional development.
    • Experience working with displaced or otherwise marginalized communities required
    • Strong verbal communication skills and effective in representation and liaison with external actors
    • Excellent spoken and technical writing ability in English, including report writing
    • Good computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
    • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions
    • Willingness to travel extensively in northeast Nigeria, including to remote and/or insecure locations

    Working Environment

    • The position will be based in Maiduguri, Nigeria with frequent travel throughout Borno state, including to remote and insecure locations.
    • The situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location.
    • This is a non-accompanied position.

    Benefits
    Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

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    Finance Manager - Consortium

     

    Location: Maiduguri - Borno/Damaturu - Yobe
    Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2017.

    Scope of Work

    • The Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing the financial performance of a DFID-funded education in emergencies consortium.
    • The Finance Manager will provide leadership in developing tools for successfully administering a consortium budget and providing financial analysis of the projects performance to inform decision making processes.
    • As a member of the lead implementing agency, the Finance Manager will work with finance staff from IRC and sub-agreement partner agencies and will oversee the coordination of reporting that adheres to all agencies’ financial protocols.
    • S/he will work closely with the IRC Nigeria Finance Controller to submit accurate, reports in line with DFID requirements.
    • The Finance Manager will report to the Senior Consortium Coordinator and also have a dotted reporting line to IRC Nigeria Finance Controller.

    Responsibilities
    Financial Control:

    • Coordinate the financial aspects of the multi-state, multi-year, multi-partner programs in line with DFID requirements.
    • Oversee financial aspect of sub-grant tracking and subcontracting, ensuring forward planning and preparation for donor reporting, adherence with DFID and consortium requirements and timelines, and timely submission of partner agency’s reports.
    • Ensure that financial management systems and records are effective and robust in order to identify and protect the assets and interests of the consortium.
    • Coordinate, review and monitor cash forecast for Lead agency and for each partner on monthly basis and draw down adequate cash to meet their stated cash requirement.
    • Consolidate cash flows, reporting templates, financial plans and amendments throughout the project life.
    • Review and monitor budgets to support financial stability, efficiency and value for money.
    • Maintain an adequate filing system for all financial and accounting deliverables to ensure ease of access during internal/external audit.
    • Monitor budget burn rates and recommend appropriate action on any significant variances ( +/-10%) or as per DFID guidelines.
    • Prepare budget amendments based on performance and currency fluctuation.
    • Participate in a procurement committee for procuring joint items and large capital assets for the consortium members.

    Financial Reporting:

    • Prepare Consortium Budget vs Actual reports on monthly basis.
    • Consolidate financial reports, fund requests and budgets in a timely fashion.
    • Ensure that all financial records and accounts are compiled on time, accurately and in line with international accounting standards and donor regulations.
    • Finalize year end accounts and provide any ad-hoc reports that may be required.
    • Ensure all consortium members submit accurate time sheets.
    • Maintain accounting records.
    • Follow up on timely implementation of the recommendations to remedy significant variances.

    Capacity Building:

    • Occasionally participate in any such consortium meetings to foster compliance and to address any financial issues.
    • Ensure that sub-grant related processes and procedures are consistently implemented through the use of compliance checks and agreements.
    • Undertake periodic visits to the field in order to support consortium members and put forward recommendations for improvements where appropriate.
    • Facilitate training sessions on grants management, general accounting, internal controls and administrative systems.
    • Ensure internal audit recommendations for grant funded projects are adhered.
    • Track lessons learned and share with consortium members throughout the projects implementation.
    • Organize for Peer reviews amongst the finance personnel of the three sub agreement partner agencies and draw lessons learnt to improve financial oversight.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Master's Degree in Finance or Accounting or professional accounting qualification, such as a CPA or equivalent.
    • Minimum of three years of experience in a finance/accounting role preferably with an international NGO.
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing large budgets, with preference for previous experience working in a consortium.
    • Experience in working on projects funded by major international donors, with preference for previous experience with DFID.
    • Strong coordination/negotiation skills specifically with the ability to effectively coordinate among other partner organisations.
    • Ability to work towards tight reporting deadlines as required.
    • Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication and organisation skills.

    Benefits

    • Monthly salary, 13th Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months

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    Teacher Education Officer

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Scope of Work

    • The IRC Nigeria is currently expanding its education portfolio in the northeast of the country in line with its five-year Strategic Action Plan (SAP). A priority outcome for the country program is that girls and boys enroll in and attend safe, functioning, responsive education services. The IRC aims to both rebuild, reequip, and staff damaged school infrastructure and enhance the quality of education through curriculum improvements in formal and non-formal institutions, with a particular focus on social and emotional learning.
    • In partnership with Creative Associates, the IRC intends to implement a twenty month project under the Education in Emergencies (EiE) component of DFID’s North-East Nigeria Transition to Development Programme (NENTAD) that aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in northeast Nigeria. The EiE project will reach more than 100,000 children and adolescents in Borno and Yobe states with quality formal and non-formal education services, including literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills.
    • The Teacher Education Officer will be responsible for the overall management of DFID EiE education activities in either Borno or Yobe state. S/he will be responsible for providing technical leadership for all teacher education activities, including leading and coordinating the teacher education and systems support activities at the national and state level.
    • The position requires experience with teacher training policy and practice, designing programs for data collection and analysis, and personnel management. The position reports to the Program Manager.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Oversee the implementation of all teacher education activities in Borno State in both formal and non- formal schools.
    • Oversee training, coaching and on-going support of teachers, tutors and learning facilitators in order to improve instructional practices in literacy, numeracy and social and emotional skills.
    • Ensure technical coordination of state-level activities related to teacher education and curriculum development, and obtain support from directorates and local government authorities as needed

    Oversight of teacher education interventions:

    • Oversee the selection of learning facilitators and tutors for the intervention and contribute to tools for selection such as assessment tools.
    • Oversee the initial training of learning facilitators, as well as their continuous professional development.
    • Monitor progress towards the objectives and intended outputs pertaining to teacher education using routine data, spot checks, observation, and other methodologies.
    • Provide regular written and verbal reports on education activities to supervisor, senior management, project partners and donors.
    • Under the guidance of the Education Coordinator, provide technical supervision and guidance to Education Officers and implementing partners as required.
    • Promote the quality of teacher education activities by setting up quality assurance mechanisms and checks in collaboration with other staff.

    Coordination:

    • Lead integrated state and LGEA, SUBEB, and SBMC technical working groups and steering committees pertaining to teacher education, curriculum and assessment.
    • Work closely with consultants as needed to ensure effective implementation and quality content.
    • Coordinate with colleges of education and NCCE for the contextualization and validation of curriculum.
    • Represent the project in major state meetings and events as appropriate
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders including government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
    • Represent IRC to local communities, government departments, international agencies, and local

    HR & Team Management:

    • Provide supportive supervision to Education Officers

    Other:

    • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

    Key Working Relationships

    • Position Reports to: Program Manager. Indirect reporting line to Senior Consortium Coordinator.
    • Position directly supervises:
    • Other internal and/or external contacts: grants unit; finance, HR and supply chain departments

    Job Requirements

    • University degree in education; advanced degree preferred.
    • At least three years of relevant professional experience with an international or civil society organization, including direct implementation of education programming
    • At least five years of experience related to teacher professional development.
    • Experience working with displaced or otherwise marginalized communities required
    • Strong verbal communication skills and effective in representation and liaison with external actors
    • Excellent spoken and technical writing ability in English, including report writing
    • Good computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
    • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions
    • Willingness to travel extensively in northeast Nigeria, including to remote and/or insecure locations

    Working Environment:

    • The position will be based in Maiduguri, Nigeria with frequent travel throughout Borno state, including to remote and insecure locations. The situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location. This is a non-accompanied position.

    Benefits

    • Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

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    Senior Consortium Coordinator

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Anticipated start Date: 15 August 2017

    Scope of Work

    • The IRC Nigeria is currently expanding its education portfolio in the northeast of the country in line with its five-year Strategic Action Plan (SAP). A priority outcome for the country program is that girls and boys enroll in and attend safe, functioning, responsive education services. The IRC aims to both rebuild, reequip, and staff damaged school infrastructure and enhance the quality of education through curriculum improvements in formal and non-formal institutions, with a particular focus on social and emotional learning.
    • In partnership with Creative Associates, the IRC intends to implement a twenty month project under the Education in Emergencies (EiE) component of DFID’s North-East Nigeria Transition to Development Programme (NENTAD) that aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in northeast Nigeria.
    • The EiE project will reach more than 100,000 children and adolescents in Borno and Yobe states with quality formal and non-formal education services, including literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills.
    • The Teacher Education Officer will be responsible for the overall management of DFID EiE education activities in either Borno or Yobe state. S/he will be responsible for providing technical leadership for all teacher education activities, including leading and coordinating the teacher education and systems support activities at the national and state level.
    • The position requires experience with teacher training policy and practice, designing programs for data collection and analysis, and personnel management. The position reports to the Program Manager.
    • This position is contingent on funding.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Oversee the implementation of all teacher education activities in Borno State in both formal and non- formal schools.
    • Oversee training, coaching and on-going support of teachers, tutors and learning facilitators in order to improve instructional practices in literacy, numeracy and social and emotional skills.
    • Ensure technical coordination of state-level activities related to teacher education and curriculum development, and obtain support from directorates and local government authorities as needed

    Oversight of teacher education interventions:

    • Oversee the selection of learning facilitators and tutors for the intervention and contribute to tools for selection such as assessment tools.
    • Oversee the initial training of learning facilitators, as well as their continuous professional development.
    • Monitor progress towards the objectives and intended outputs pertaining to teacher education using routine data, spot checks, observation, and other methodologies.
    • Provide regular written and verbal reports on education activities to supervisor, senior management, project partners and donors.
    • Under the guidance of the Education Coordinator, provide technical supervision and guidance to Education Officers and implementing partners as required.
    • Promote the quality of teacher education activities by setting up quality assurance mechanisms and checks in collaboration with other staff.

    Coordination:

    • Lead integrated state and LGEA, SUBEB, and SBMC technical working groups and steering committees pertaining to teacher education, curriculum and assessment.
    • Work closely with consultants as needed to ensure effective implementation and quality content.
    • Coordinate with colleges of education and NCCE for the contextualization and validation of curriculum.
    • Represent the project in major state meetings and events as appropriate
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders including government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
    • Represent IRC to local communities, government departments, international agencies, and local

    HR & Team Management:

    • Provide supportive supervision to Education Officers

    Other:

    • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

    Key Working Relationships

    • Position Reports to: Program Manager. Indirect reporting line to Senior Consortium Coordinator.
    • Position directly supervises:
    • Other internal and/or external contacts: grants unit; finance, HR and supply chain departments

    Professional Standards:

    • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    Job Requirements

    • University degree in education; advanced degree preferred.
    • At least three years of relevant professional experience with an international or civil society organization, including direct implementation of education programming
    • At least five years of experience related to teacher professional development.
    • Experience working with displaced or otherwise marginalized communities required
    • Strong verbal communication skills and effective in representation and liaison with external actors
    • Excellent spoken and technical writing ability in English, including report writing
    • Good computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
    • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions
    • Willingness to travel extensively in northeast Nigeria, including to remote and/or insecure locations

    Working Environment:

    • The position will be based in Maiduguri, Nigeria with frequent travel throughout Borno state, including to remote and insecure locations. The situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location. This is a non-accompanied position.

    Benefits

    • Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their cover letters and CV's addressed to "The Country Director, International Rescue Committe" via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org
    Or
    Hand delivery applications should be sent in clearly labelled envelop to our Maiduguri office.

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