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Senior Education Officer

Lebanon (Lebanon) | Beqaa

Requisition ID: req2119

Job Title: Senior Education Officer

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Lebanon-Bekaa

Job Description

The Education Senior Officer will be responsible for overseeing three Education teams (Project Officers and Community Mobilizers) covering programming in North, Central and West Bekaa. The Senior Officer will report directly to the IRC Education Field Manager, and will oversee all community-level activities and monitoring and evaluation of these activities, in supporting formal school enrollment and retention for Syrian refugee children in the Bekaa. The Senior Officer will be based in Zahle, but will be required to travel to field locations to oversee the implementation of project activities. The Senior Officer will represent the IRC Education program in internal and external events, and also oversee key relationships with headmasters in both formal schools and vocational training centers (TVET), Outreach Volunteers and Education Community Liaisons/

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee three field-based teams to ensure program quality and transparency
  • Monitor the quality of the project, with the Education Manager, against benchmarks determined by the M&E Manager and Beirut-based management team
  • Supervise the organization of awareness raising sessions, parenting sessions, and peer support sessions at community level
  • Design and development of new outreach sessions and methodology to support community level work
  • Be the representative of IRC Education for project activities
  • Analyze technical gaps and project impact at the community level for project activities
  • Act as key focal point for data quality and data screening with Beirut-based M&E Manager and Zahle-based M&E Assistant
  • Ensure data collection and verification of data collected
  • Conduct regular field visits to ensure successful program implementation
  • Organize and attend regular meetings with Education Officers and Community Mobilizers to ensure a coordinated and streamlined approach across target areas
  • Timely identification and discussion of project issues with Education Manager

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Bekaa Education Manager
  • Position directly supervises: Project Officers (x3),Community Mobilizers (x3),M&E Assistant (x1)
  • Indirect Reporting: Education Coordinator 

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

  • Internal: ERD/Child Protection/WPE department officers
  • External:  other NGOs working in education in Bekaa

Qualifications

  • University degree in social science, education, pedagogy, or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in the field of education and/or community-level humanitarian work overseeing community-level programming (awareness sessions, parenting)
  • Adhere program implementation to IRC Child Protection and Education policies at all times, including confidentiality and safe identification/referral
  • Knowledge in monitoring, evaluation and planning
  • Knowledge of development of new community-level awareness raising and assessment tools
  • Experience in overseeing M&E activities (FGDs, KIIs, CSSs)
  • Capacity to lead a team (organize, plan and oversee) of community-based field workers
  • Experience in working with communities (monitoring, training and overseeing educational activities)
  • Working experience in NGO is a plus
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English   

Travel and other requirements: The position will be based in Zahle, Bekaa with regular travel to field sites in North Bekaa.

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  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Lebanon (Lebanon) | Beqaa
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
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