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  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Jordan
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Public, Private Partnership
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Early Childhood Development (ECD) partnership Officer

Jordan (Jordan)

Requisition ID: req5193

Job Title: Early Childhood Development (ECD) partnership Officer

Sector: Research & Development

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Jordan

Job Description

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 forced to flee from 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.

Since 2007, IRC has worked with refugees and other vulnerable populations in Jordan.IRC’s current programs in Jordan focus on urban interventions in the north that address gender-based violence specifically violence against women and girls for Syrian refugees and host community members as well as reproductive health care to Syrian refugees through two clinics based in Ramtha and Mafraq, and having mobile outreach health teams in both Mafraq & Irbid, and Economic Recovery & Development program. In 2013 IRC also started with Early Childhood Development programming addressing the needs of unaccompanied & separated children (UASC) and alternative care arrangements in Zatri and Azraq camps.

In Mafraq, Irbid, Ramtha and Azraq Refugee Camp, the IRC is implementing a program to support caregivers of young children through a play-based home visiting intervention. High-quality ECD programs provide the foundation for children’s future academic success, health, prosperity and wellbeing. A large body of scientific evidence emphasizes the need for increased investment in early childhood, particularly for children experiencing conflict, crisis and displacement; these children are extremely vulnerable to the long-lasting effects that prolonged stress has on the developing brain. This program will contribute vital research to the evidence-base for the implementation of ECD in emergency responses.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Early Childhood Development (ECD) Partnership Officer will be supporting the Strategic partnership for both cultivating and maintaining relationships among the partners in IRC Jordan office, while also support in developing strategies of ECD program partnerships, including mapping the Jordan field of ECD, identifying ways of partnerships with relevant Ministries, UN agencies in Jordan, leading on partnerships workshops and conferences, supporting the designing of the implementation plans, assurethatJordan plans are aligned with the other regional partnership plans and strategies.

The ECD Partnership Officer reports directly to the ECD Partnership manager, and work collaboratively with the Partnerships department and other ECD teams.


•Leading on the mapping process for the ECD key implementers in Jordan.

•Support to develop strategic partnership plans and networks for ECD program in IRC- Jordan office.

•Identify potential opportunities for ECD partnership in Jordan office, including relevant Ministries, UN agencies in Jordan, International and National NGOs, and other ECD implementers, and strengthening existing relationships and collaborations.

•Support on leading of partnerships workshops and conferences within the ECD program.

•Co-lead on the capacity building for the IRC partners in Jordan, including implementation plans, outreach, M&E, community involvement and any other needed aspects.

•Supporting on the partnerships reporting, with cooperation with partnerships department in IRC – Jordan office, IRC regional office and Technical Unit in NY.

•Manage the relationships to build the visibility of IRC, program donors and the ECD program.

•Liaise with partners to solve issues, communicate needs and create synergy.

•Report main challenges in collaboration with the partners to the ECD partnership manager.

• In close coordination with the ECD development officer, provide technical support in consistence with donor requirements to the Early Childhood Development team within the IRC partners. , oversight and leadership to the Early Childhood Development team within IRC partners, which allows partnerships to thrive.

•Works with internal teams such as ECD development team, ECD research team, M&E team, and other related teams to insure the best way of delivering ECD programs within IRC ECD partners.

•Develop and implement monitoring plan to monitor the partnership budgets and reporting.

•Contribute to lessons learned documentation and use it to develop the Partnerships department and future opportunities.

•Conduct a frequent field visits for the partners locations to monitor the work on the ground, and make sure that the implementation is meeting the ECD/IRC standards.

•Conduct a biweekly meetings with the partner ensuring that the implementation is moving as planned and track any challenges/successes immediately.

•Other duties as required.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:ECD Partnership manager

Indirect Reporting: N/A

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internally: ECD Development officer, ECD Research officer, MEAL officer, ECD Partnership manager and other ECD.


Education: Graduate degree in social Science, Education/ development or any related subject, ECD is a plus.

Work Experience:

  • At least three years’ experience working in Education humanitarian program implementation environments,Early Childhood Development is a plus.
  • Experience in refugee camp context and urban setting. .
  • Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative, problem solving abilities, and strong organizational and communication skills
  • Strong drafting and reporting skills
  • Good interpersonal Skills
  • Good negotiation, and problem solving skills
  • Strong sense of personal integrity and understanding of confidentiality.
  • Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, and Word] or similar software is required. Relevant business management systems such as general ledger, HRIS, CRM, etc. is preferred. Salesforce is preferred.

Language Skills:Arabic speaker & English fluency required.

Working Environment:

This Position is based in Amman, with 70% visits to Mafraq, Irbed, Ramtha, Zarqa, east Amman and when needed to other program sites within Jordan.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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