The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities that support them, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. 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. IRC reaches over a million children annually with education and child protection programs in 25 countries around the world.
The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are four million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.
IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. With an budget of $60 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 500 staff and workers, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria in the fields of health, protection, and economic recovery and development.Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
High-quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs provide the foundation for children’s future academic success, health, prosperity and wellbeing. A large body of scientific evidence emphasizes the need for increased investment in early childhood, particularly for children experiencing conflict, crisis and displacement; these children are extremely vulnerable to the long-lasting effects that prolonged stress has on the developing brain.
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. With the extraordinary investment of $100 million, our partnership will transform the language, early reading, math, and social-emotional skills of a generation of children ages 0-8 affected by the Syrian war. Focusing on children in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria over the next five years, the 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: http://refugee.sesameinternational.org/.
One of the major components of Ahlan Simsim is build the capacity of all staff on ECD related topics ensuring that competencies are gained to reach clients with high quality interventions. With the availability of IRC E-Learning Platform all capacity building interventions will be transformed to remote delivery with minimal interventions by moderators.
Reporting to Senior E-learning Manger and work closely with ECD Regional Lead, the Instructional Designer will design and develop online training and practicing experiences, to facilitate learners in acquiring knowledge, skills and competencies in an effective and appealing manner.
- Review Ahlan Simsim’s materials including resource guides and training guides to suggest the transformation of each topic.
- Utilize ADDIE to design develop and publish the course content and learning activities for online and virtual modalities with continuous evaluation/improvement cycles for the course content.
- Adapt instructional materials created from face-to-face programming to E-Learning.
- Apply tested instructional design theories, practice and methods.
- Create exercises and activities that enhance and assess the learning process.
- Create visualized storyboard for training-based video.
- Design and develop course content included but not limited to measurable learning objectives, scenarios, simulations, audio scripts.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to:Senior E-learning Manger
Position directly supervises:N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Regional ECD Technical Lead (Ahlan Simsim), Regional ECD Content Development Coordinator (Ahlan Simsim) other IRC programs and support departments