Retention Teachers - Akkar
Requisition ID: req6487
Job Title: Retention Teachers - Akkar
Employment Category: Occasional
Employment Type: Part-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Qobayat, Lebanon
Retention Teacher will be working in the provision of education to Syrian refugees children within or in close proximity to ITS (Informal Tented Settlement) locations in Northern Lebanon and Bekaa as part of the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC’s) Education response in Lebanon. Retention Tutors will be taking part in a new IRC pilot program to support Syrian children enrolled in formal school with extra, competency based support in Arabic, Math and Second Language (English or French) for a total of 8 hours per week. Tutors will be working under the guidance of IRC’s Education Officers, as well as the IRC Senior Technical Officer and IRC Field Managers in Akkar and Bekaa, and will report directly to the IRC Field Managers (Akkar and Bekaa).
Teachers are expected to deliver instruction in a community-based structure, in or close to refugee communities, with the goal of Syrian students being provided additional support for formal school classes. Assessments will be done at the beginning end of the program and will determine the learning level and learning materials needed for each student.
Tutors should have a full understanding of the refugee crisis, and be prepared to support and/or refer children with learning needs. Tutors will be teaching IRC developed teacher packages and should be comfortable in second language delivery (either French or English based on area and language in formal school.
1-Provide effective support and facilitation to Syrian refugee children, at community based schools locations in or near Informal Tented Settlements and/or other sheltering premises for 8 hours per week (2 hours and forty minutes 3 times per week) either in the afternoon or morning depending on whether children are enrolled in the first or second shift
2-Implement child-centered teaching strategies and methodologies to support children in Arabic, Math and Second Language (English or French)
3-Attend standardized IRC Facilitator Teacher Training and any other professional development, and agree to mentoring and technical support visits from the IRC Officers.
4-Maintain a safe and effective teaching/learning environment in the learning space, and comply with all IRC Child Protection policies and guidelines.
5-Enhance parental partnership though proper communication channels with Parents/ refugees.
6-Implement the IRC Retention Support curriculum and enrich content where appropriate, including the production and dissemination of teaching hand outs and activities sheets.
7-Assess children’s learning achievement, using properly designed assessment tools, both at the beginning of the school year, in the middle of the year, and at the end of the school year, with periodic assessments during the year
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Education Manager
Position directly supervises: None
Indirect Reporting: Senior Education Officer
- Tutors have at least a 10th or 11th grade education, does not have to be a primary or secondary teacher (Should not be a teacher currently employed by IRC)
- Demonstrates commitment, availability and creativity
- Has previous experience working with children and youth
- Has a good reputation in the community
- Demonstrates basic skills in reading, writing, and math
- Demonstrates basic skills in either French or English depending on chosen second language for area (determined by formal school language of instruction)
- Accepted by students
- Works well under pressure
- Is committed to playing with students and creates a healing and play based learning environment
Language Skills: Arabic; either English or French fluency based on region of work
Certificates or Licenses: Teacher Certificate/Teaching Certification
Working Environment:classes will be held in or near ITS camps, either in Education tents or in refurbished buildings easily accessible to the communities. Classes will have a maximum of 12 students per facilitator, broken into two levels (Emerging, or beginner and Developing, or intermediate).