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ECD Technical assistant

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req8002

Job Title: ECD Technical assistant

Sector: Research & Development

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Amman, Jordan

Job Description


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers life-saving 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. Working in coordination with the humanitarian community and the Government of Jordan, the IRC's assistance programs for children in Jordan include both camp-based (Zaatari, and Azraq camps) and urban-based refugee assistance (Mafraq, Ramtha, Irbid).

Ahlan Simsim Program

In December 2017, Sesame Workshop and the IRC were awarded the MacArthur Foundation’s inaugural 100&Change grant to make real progress toward solving a critical problem of our time and in December 2018 received another award from the LEGO Foundation to support early education programs. With these extraordinary investments, our partnership will transform the language, early reading, math, and social-emotional skills of a generation of children ages 0-8 affected by conflicts. Focusing on children in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, the inclusive plan combines the depth of in-person services, reaching 1.5 million children, with the breadth of mass media, reaching 9.4 million children. For more information, please visit:

Job Overview

The ECD technical assistant’s will be responsible to support and follow up, on a daily and weekly basis, on the curriculum implementation and facilitators’ performance in all centers in both urban and camp settings. Also, the ECD Technical assistant will technically capacitate and train volunteers on Ahlan Simsim ECD content. He/she will also assist in data collection and conducting field assessment visits. The ECD Technical Assistant will report directly to the Senior ECD officer.


  • Monitor the work of the field based ECD facilitators through conducting regular onsite visits and assessments in order to ensure program quality.
  • Provide technical assistance to facilitators in all centers.
  • Support in capacitating ECD facilitators and IRC partners through planning and delivering ECD technical trainings in coordination with the ECD Technical manager.
  • Support in conducting refresher trainings for facilitator on ECD content on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure facilitators are implementing the IRC ECD/Ahlan Simsim curriculum for children and caregivers in all centers.
  • Identify and report to the supervisor quality improvement needs and recommendations within specified geographic areas.
  • Support in conducting assessments and data collection based on the Ahlan Simsim curriculum monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Conduct regular field visits to ensure successful program implementation for the centers and for the home visiting program using specific program monitoring tools provided by the supervisor.
  • Submit weekly field reports including progress against targets and monitoring checklist results.
  • Prepare a weekly schedule for trainings and field visits.
  • Coordinate with IRC teams to collect recycled bottles, bottle caps, containers and cardboard
  • Collaborate with relevant IRC field teams to enhance quality of program implementation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Key Working Relationships

Position Reports to:ECD Technical Manger

Position directly supervises:N/A

Indirect Reporting: ECD program Manager
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: ECD Officer/research Manager

External: Upon Request



  • University degree in the field of early childhood, social science and international development.
  • Background in education/childhood development.


  • Approximately 2 yearsof professional experience working with non-profit organizations or NGOs.
  • Relevant experience and exposure to field work.
  • Work experience in refugee camps and with projects directed to children, refugees and vulnerable populations are an asset.

Skills and Abilities

  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English
  • Capacity to work under pressure, multitask and be a team player
  • Capacity to operate in a multicultural environment
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • Strong communication, facilitation and coordination skills

Working Environment:

IRC Amman office with frequent visits to the camps (Zaatri and Azraq) also the urban cites (Irbid, Ramatha, Mafraq and Amman)


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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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