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

Deadline : 21 Jul 2020

Nonprofit organization: International Rescue Committee

Study level: Undergraduate

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

IRC offers a job opportunity to work as a parent and community engagement manager in education sector at 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. The International Rescue Committee (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. You will provide overall technical support to parent and community material development and engagement related to SEL within QITABI 2, including the development of materials for implementation parent learning circles and multimedia materials to support parent and community engagement and value of social and emotional learning, while ensuring alignment with overall consortium objectives.

Eligibility:

You must have:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in education, developmental psychology, or any relevant field. Master’s degree is a plus.
  2. A minimum of 4-5 years’ experience in the field of education; 2 years’ experience in implementing education programs is required, with a focus on parent and community engagement, in Lebanon.
  3. Experience in parent-facing technical tools and materials development.
  4. Proven experience in capacity-building.
  5. Preference for experience in multimedia campaigns at a national scale.
  6. Demonstrated experience in working on donor funded projects with similar scopes of work. 
  7. Demonstrated expertise in parent and community engagement, program design and implementation.
  8. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  9. Experience in working in a consortium is highly desired.
  10. Fluency in Arabic and English is required and it's preferred to be proficient in French too.
  11. All IRC staff are required to adhere to IRC way standards for professional conduct and IRC country employment policies.

Note: This position will be based in Beirut, Lebanon, with up to 30% travel within the country required.

Your Responsibilities:

 Your 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.
  • 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

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