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Senior Education Advisor

democratic republic of the congo

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: democratic republic of the congo
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req8618

Job Title: Senior Education Advisor

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Proposal

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: Yes

Location: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Job Description

Position Summary:
IRC is seeking a Senior Education Advisor for a USAID-funded 5-year project in DRC to support improved foundational literacy and social-emotional skills. The Senior Education Advisor will manage overall education technical program work and provide expertise on literacy and social-emotional learning. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership in the consortium.
This position is contingent on the IRC being awarded funding and is anticipated to begin in August 2020.
Job Responsibilities:
oProvide technical leadership on literacy and social-emotional learning;
oCoordination of technical team activities (field management, monitoring and evaluation, grants and operations);
oRegular communication and coordination with the Chief of Party and key home office staff on technical and project management issues; 
oProvide technical oversight to the education team and strengthen the technical capacity of staff to implement high quality education programs;
oConduct regular visits to project sites, as possible, to provide technical assistance and ensure proper implementation and monitoring of project activities; 
oProduce inputs to monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports for the Chief of Party and donors, as needed.

Qualifications

oAdvanced degree (PhD or MA) from an accredited university in education, or related field;
oAt least 10 years’ experience managing technical assistance for education programming, with at least four years of experience with work specifically in crisis or conflict-affected contexts is required, preferably in the Great Lakes region and/or DRC specifically.
oSignificant prior experience with literacy and social-emotional learning;
oExperience in technical tools and materials development, monitoring and evaluation, and research in relation to education is highly desired. Experience in strategy development and working across sectors or disciplines is highly desired
oStrong negotiation skills and the ability to develop relations with local counterparts, donors, and other stakeholders;
oStrong communication skills, both oral and written;
oFluency in English and French required.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
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