Education Assistant - Early Childhood Development
New York City (United States of America)
The IRC Education Unit currently has programs in conflict- and post-conflict contexts in over 20 countries around the globe. Our programming approach is one that promotes and supports the realization of the rights of children and young people. Currently, our programs include formal and non-formal education and life skills training for children and youth ages 0-16, with a focus on psychosocial well-being and cognitive development.
IRC reaches over a million children annually with education and child protection programs in 20 countries around the world. Sitting within IRC’s Crisis Response, Recovery & Development (CRRD) Unit, the Education Technical Unit defines the vision and strategic priorities for all of IRC’s education programs. The team provides evidence-based and contextually-relevant technical support to programs, with the goal of ensuring they are technically sound and achieving meaningful outcomes.
Early Childhood Development—which is based within IRC’s Education Technical Unit but with strong linkages to Child Protection, Health and Nutrition—is a core organizational priority at the IRC.As a part of the IRC’s ECD portfolio, the organization is working closely with Sesame Workshop, the creators of Sesame Street, to implement a life-changing, multi-year intervention to bring vital early learning and nurturing care to children and families affected by conflict and crisis in the Middle East with a specific focus on the ongoing civil war in Syria as well as the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh. Further information about the initiative can be found here: http://refugee.sesameinternational.org.
Major Responsibilities: The Education Junior Consultant will be based remotely and will report to the Program Coordinator for Early Childhood Development. The Consultant will provide programmatic and administrative support to the Education Team on our global package of tools, with a specific focus on digital initiatives for Ahlan Simsim and other needs as they arise. This is an entry-level short-term consultancy where the Consultant will directly aid in the completion of the team’s numerous deliverables by providing a variety of support types.
The Ahlan Simsim digital project will require supporting all different elements of project startup and maintenance, including content, research, technology, and general project management. Tasks may include:
•Collecting lessons learned and documenting for teams
•Tracking project process and providing status updates
•Reviewing and organizing content to transition between project parties
•Data cleaning, organization and review
•Producing summation documents of projects
•Tracking conversations and decisions made
Work for the education global unit may include:
•Draft and maintain process and management documents, such as workplans, timelines, communication plans and project briefs
•Knowledge management; project design for departmental database
•Draft and update internal and external communication materials; editorial reviews
•Track and collect lessons learned to develop internal guidance documents
•Perform other education technical assignments as requested
•Perform administrative tasks as requested