Job Opportunity at IRC in Lebanon to Work as a Parent and Community Engagement Manager

Deadline : 14 Jul 2020

Nonprofit organization: International Rescue Committee

Study level: Postgraduate

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Job Opportunity at IRC in Lebanon to Work as a Parent and Community Engagement Manager

IRC requires a full time parent and community engagement manager in Beirut, Lebanon. USAID’s “Quality Instruction towards Access and Basic Education Improvement” (QITABI 2) is a five-year program seeking to improve learning outcomes for all students in public primary schools in Lebanon. IRC will lead the social and emotional learning (SEL) component of the program. The parent and community engagement manager will be responsible for developing materials for and strategies to connect parents and the community to the QITABI 2 program, working in close collaboration with the consortium lead, government stakeholders, and other partners. This position will be based in Beirut, Lebanon, with up to 30% travel within the country required.


You must have:

  1. Master’s/post-graduate degree in education, developmental psychology or relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. A minimum of 8 years in implementing education programs, with a focus on parent and community engagement, in Lebanon. 
  3. Parent-facing technical tools and materials development and capacity-building is required. 
  4. It's preferred to have experience in multimedia campaigns at a national scale. 
  5. Demonstrated experience in working on donor funded projects with similar scopes of work. 
  6. Demonstrated expertise in parent and community engagement, program design and implementation. 
  7. Strong verbal and written communication skills.  
  8. Experience in working in a consortium is highly desired.
  9. Fluency in Arabic and English is required.  
  10. It's preferred to be proficient in French.

Your Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct desk research to inform the development, assessment and monitoring of parent-facing activities.
  • Development of parent-facing content for use with parents and corresponding training materials.
  • Development of content to improve parent-child relationship and home environment and to reinforce social and emotional learning in the home.
  • Work with IRC technical unit to contextualize and adapt global and country-specific materials, including content developed under other ongoing SEL and ECE programs.
  • Review and share program-specific tools / resources / curricula.
  • Support the development of parent and public awareness videos.
  • Refine parent learning circle materials based on learning from tracking and monitoring the use of developed materials.
  • Work with consortium colleagues to use data to inform periodic review and course correction.
  • Development of a strategy and plan for a multimedia awareness campaign on the importance of social and emotional learning in child development.
  • Manage consultants to develop video, radio, and other multimedia content to reinforce consortium and collaborate with IRC behavioral insights lead and technical specialists to adapt leverage existing multimedia content.
  • Work closely with QITABI 2 and government partners to launch a community awareness campaign on the value of social and emotional learning.
  • Develop materials to build capacity related to caregiver engagement in SEL within the consortium and government.

About IRC:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries, it restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

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Area: Middle East

Opportunities: Jobs

Host Country: Lebanon

Eligible Country: Lebanon


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