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Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Capacity Building Specialist - Beirut

Beirut (Lebanon)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-01

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Requisition ID: req7685

Job Title: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Capacity Building Specialist - Beirut

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Job Description

USAID’s “Quality Instruction towards Access and Basic Education Improvement” (QITABI 2) is a five-year program seeking to improve learning outcomes for all students in public primary schools in Lebanon awarded to Word Learning.  The International Rescue Committee (IRC) will lead the social and emotional learning (SEL) component of the program. The SEL capacity building specialist will be responsible for conducting trainings on SEL for the QITABI 2 program, working in close collaboration with the consortium lead, government stakeholders, and other partners. He/she will support the development of SEL materials within QITABI 2. He/she will train consortium parents, of CERD master trainers and DOPS counselors, and others as needed, in line with overall consortium objectives. He/she will further support the training of teachers and school leaders alongside government and consortium partners.

Specific Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

SEL Training Content Development

  • Provides technical support to QITABI 2 partners master trainers, teachers and school leaders in the areas of SEL work planning, Coaching andtraining plan development:
  • Develop SEL training content for master trainers, teachers and school leaders
  • Develop training and coaching content to improve classroom and school climate through healing spaces
  • Engages in the development and delivery of SEL training materials, tools and manuals as well as review and share program-specific tools / resources / curricula
  • Supports in the material development, including but not limited to instructor guides, participant guides, and job aides of SEL content for use with students and corresponding training materials
  • Support in the development of content to improve classroom and school climate through healing spaces
  • Support the development of SEL training videos
  • Refine SEL materials based on learning from tracking and monitoring the use of developed materials


  •  Proactively collaborate with QITABI 2 lead World Learning, government stakeholders, and other partners to ensure SEL integration and links throughout the program, and provide SEL technical support as needed.
  • Support in the Development of training activity work plans that include assignment of responsibilities among team members and deadlines.
  • Facilitates training workshops and coaching meetings.
  • Coordinates skills training, and other human resource development initiatives for Qitabi II partners and CERD Master trainers and DOPs coaches
  • Build the capacity of CERD trainers and DOPS counselors at the national level through ongoing training and coaching
  • Support the training of partners and government stakeholders on SEL
  • Mentor and coach teachers on SEL through CERD trainers, DOPS counselors, and field-based facilitators
  • Supports the development of documentation and written materials relating to the program, including reports and workshop materials
  • Assists with training logistics
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Develops training reports.
  • Responsible for developing agendas to achieve stated group goals, documenting progress, agreements, and issues and providing follow up assistance to groups

Learning and development

  • Maintains and expands technical knowledge in instructional design and training delivery by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional organizations
  • Stays abreast of advancements in the SEL training field, benchmarks programs, and analyzes their potential application to the   Qitabi II 
  • Identifies learning methodologies and tools that most effectively build the capacity of project staff

Key Working Relationships:

 Position Reports to: IRC SEL Material Development Manager

Position directly supervises: None, consultants as needed

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal:Regular communication with QITABI 2 team, other consortium members

External: Train government stakeholders and partners as needed


Education: Master’s degree in education (Specialized Education, Ortho-pedagogy), developmental psychology or relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required, especially in material and TOT development

Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years in training on education programs is required, with a focus on SEL, in Lebanon. SEL training and capacity-building is required. Demonstrated experience working on donor funded projects with similar scopes of work preferred.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Demonstrated expertise in SEL, program design and implementation, and training. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Language Skills: Fluency in Arabic and English required.Proficiency in French is an advantage.

Working Environment: This position will be based in Beirut, Lebanon, with up to 30% travel within the country required.

All IRC staff are required to adhere to IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and IRC country employment policies.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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