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ECD Designer - Jordan Country Program

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location:
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Marketing (Digital, Advertisement, Brand, Promotion)
  • Closing Date:

CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND

Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people affected by war or disaster to survive and rebuild their lives. We commit to stay as long as we are needed, helping survivors to heal, recover and rebuild their communities to be stronger, more stable and more democratic.  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. Building local capacity and self-sufficiency—and promoting human rights, participation, and accountability—are at the core of all of our innovative programs. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Project Background

Ahlan Simsim:

Children and their families living in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria have been exposed to levels of adversity that threaten their development and jeopardize the future prosperity and stability of the societies in which they live. Research shows that the development of basic skills can help promote resiliency and, for the most vulnerable children, help mitigate the negative effects of conflict and crisis. But such care and education are unavailable to many children. Ahlan Simsim’s theory of change is based on the idea that Sesame Workshop’s signature culturally relevant, localized production approach, with its engaging Muppets and other elements, coupled with the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC’s) expertise in delivering services to people affected by conflict and crisis, will enable the creation of a scalable, replicable intervention for early childhood programming to help a generation of conflict-affected children achieve their developmental potential.

In fact, the education system went through reform action during the years (2004-2015), where one of the development objectives was to expand access to early childhood education, and to improve student assessment and teaching and learning conditions for Jordanian children and Syrian refugee children. Readiness to Learn Program was one of the main components of MoE main interventions in ECD, while Early Grades Reading and Mathematics Initiative has core inputs to utilize and build on in the KG teachers training as well as the for the teachers’ guide.

Consultancy Purpose

AS Jordan Team is working with a MOE and National Center for Curriculum Development to develop the current teacher’s guides of the integration SEL content addressed to children aged 5-8to foster their preparedness (cognitive and social emotional knowledge and skills) and better engage them in KG2, through the following:

Major Responsibilities:

The consultant will design the pages for integrated SEL component based on CASEL framework into KG2 Math and science teacher’s guides. Work closely with IRC team managers, field directors and senior stakeholders to resource teams, revise the content and develop illustrating plan promote the content design discipline, engage with the cross-government community, and keep up to date with education needs. In addition, responsible for creating, evaluating, updating and reviewing content at all stages of the end-to-end user journey.

Key Working Relationships:

     Position Reports to: Technical Manager

o   Internal: ECD coordinator 

o   External:  non


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