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 refugees required to flee from war or disaster and implements programs to rebuild and restore communities and services over the longer-term. 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.
The IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, and manages and delivers large, complex programs to meet needs in health, education, protection, environmental health and livelihoods for displaced, poor and conflict-affected communities. The IRC works in partnership with local government and non-governmental organizations and currently works in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces.
The IRC is currently recruiting an Education Manager for a new three-year project in girls’ education.
Under the supervision of the project Team Leader and with technical backstopping from the IRC Education Coordinator, the Education Manager will support consortium partners in implementation of an Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) for out-of-school adolescent girls in Baluchistan. He/she will be support for capacity building of consortium partners in the delivery of literacy, numeracy and social and emotional learning (SEL). The role will also involve designing and conducting teachers/facilitators trainings, manual/module development and establishing linkages with the Ministry of Education to ensure smooth transitioning of adolescent girls into formal education, implementing measures for tracking students’ learning outcomes and working to ensure the inclusion of girls with disabilities. The Education Manager will also support the project Team Leader and Education Coordinator in internal and external representation activities, as well as budget management as required.
Project planning and implementation:
Work closely with the project partners (NGOs) to achieve overall grant activities, deliverables and budget compliance within donor guidelines;
Support consortium partners in development/updating of work plan with clear objectives and achievement benchmarks, long-term and short-term priorities, in line with programmatic vision and strategies Quality Oversight:
In coordination with the Team Leader, Education Coordinator and the Senior MEAL Coordinator, oversee the maintenance of a robust monitoring and evaluation framework, including quality control and reporting systems;
Identify technical assistance needs for education partners, and arrange for the provision of needed assistance;
Work closely with the Education Coordinator to provide clear technical support, supervision, training and mentoring to the Education partners, including training needed to build specialized skills;
Ensure that partners staff and services adhere to best practice, professional standards and principles;
Stay well-informed of developments related to new tools and guidelines etc.
Coordination and Representation:
Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors working in Baluchistan.
Maintain productive working relationship with key education actors working in Non-formal education sector for knowledge sharing on best practices and implementation across the targeted districts.
Ensure key field concerns are brought to the IRC team and relevant partners with proposed solutions.
Provide direct support to the partners in management of grant at the field-level – including financial planning and tracking, procurement planning, and reporting;
Support Education partners in producing high quality progress reports with clear rationale for over/under achievement of the planned targets.
Position Reports to: Team Leader and IRC Education Coordinator
Position directly supervises: Education consortium partners.
Master Degree in Education or Social Sciences.
A minimum of 4-5 years of experience in INGO (at least 2-3 years in INGO)/NGO related to education projects implementation directly as well as through partners.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
Advanced knowledge of software (Microsoft Windows, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint),
Experience in project management and report writing
Experience in training and workshop facilitation
Proven ability to meet deadlines
Ability to analyze data for project course correction
Excellent communication and analytical skills, including ability to create and deliver presentations
Strong English language skills both written and oral; knowledge of local languages will be added value.
Past work experience on Livelihoods and Skills Development project implementation directly as well as through implementing or consortium partners.
Knowledge of Baluchistan education, social and political context
The IRC Core Values and Commitments;
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 Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons.
IRC is committed to ensuring that IRC staff is suitable to work with children and have the knowledge s/he needs to uphold and abide by the IRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
Level of interaction with children: Frequent direct contact with children
IRC recognizes that gender equality is fundamental to the achievement of our organizational mission. As such, IRC is committed to the promotion of gender equality in all aspects of our operations and programs. Our organizational policies, procedures and actions demonstrate this commitment.
Women candidates and persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply.