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  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Lebanon
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
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ECD Manager

Lebanon (Lebanon)

Requisition ID: req5425

Job Title: ECD Manager

Sector: Youth Services

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Tripoli, Lebanon

Job Description

The ECD Manager will be responsible for overseeing the ECD team (ECD Senior Officer, ECD Officer, ECD MER Officer, ECD Assistants, and ECD Facilitators) based in T5. The ECD Manager will report directly to the Deputy ECD Coordinator, and will oversee all ECD activities in T5 and the monitoring and evaluation of these activities. The ECD Manager will be based in Tripoli, but will be required to travel to field locations in T5 to oversee the implementation of the ECD program activities, services, and research components. The ECD Manager will develop, oversee, and maintain key relationships with relevant stakeholders. The ECD Manager represents IRC ECD program in T5 as needed.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversee (management and technical support) the field-based ECD team to ensure inclusive program quality and transparency;
  • Monitor the quality of the project, with the Deputy ECD Coordinator, against benchmarks determined by the Beirut-based management and RMEAL team;
  • Supervise the organization and delivery of all ECD activities and services;
  • Design and develop new methodology to support community level outreach and work;
  • Whenever required, be the representative of IRC ECD for project activities, donor visits, local governance, etc.;
  • Analyze technical gaps and project impact at the community level for project activities;
  • Act as key focal point for ECD partnerships in T5, in close collaboration with the Beirut-based ECD and Partnerships teams; map, identify, and maintain relationships with all relevant stakeholders in T5;
  • Oversee the quality of data collection;
  • Conduct regular field visits to ensure successful program implementation;
  • Write regular field reports including progress against targets, all implementation details and challenges;
  • Organize and attend regular meetings with relevant stakeholders to ensure a coordinated and streamlined approach across target areas;
  • Collaborate with relevant IRC T5 field teams to optimize the ECD program implementation, and identify new potential implementation channels;
  • Collaborate with field teams in other regions to share lessons learned and harmonize work approaches and best practices across governorates and teams;
  • Timely identification and discussion of project issues with Deputy ECD Coordinator.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  Deputy ECD Coordinator
Position directly supervises: 
ECD Senior Officer and ECD MER Officer

Indirect Reporting: Integrated ECD Coordinator
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Senior Quality, Training, and Capacity Building Officer, ECD Managers in Akkar and the Bekaa, ECD Officer in Mount Lebanon, RMEAL team, Senior Partnerships Officer, IRC T5 field teams

External:  local governance representatives, local NGOs and INGOs, UN agencies, local ECD stakeholders, donors, Sesame Workshop, New York University

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in social sciences, social work, public health, development, or any relevant related field
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in the field of ECD and/or community-level humanitarian work overseeing community-level programming (awareness sessions, parenting)
  • At least 2 years of professional experience at management level
  • Adhere program implementation to IRC policies at all times, including confidentiality and safe identification/referrals
  • Demonstrated knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and planning
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developing new community-level awareness raising and assessment tools
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing data collection and M&E activities
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead a team (organize, plan and oversee)
  • Demonstrated capacity to write clear reports
  • Experience in working with communities (monitoring, training, needs assessment, and overseeing activities)
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, and capacity to maintain excellent working relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capacity to perform well under pressure with overlapping deadlines in a challenging environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English

Preferred:

·Working experience with an NGO/INGO

·Master degree in social sciences, development, public health, or any relevant related field.

Working Environment:  

The position is based in Tripoli, and expected to travel extensively within T5, and occasionally to Beirut. 

WOMEN OF ALL BACKGROUNDS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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