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Requisition ID: req5567

Job Title: Education Coordinator, EPRU

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: Yes

Location: IRC Global

Job Description

The IRC ERT staff is expected to be deployed in the field, either in an emergency or roving capacity, for up to 65% of the time (+/- 8 months out of the year) and must be able to deploy to the site of an emergency within 72 hours of notification. 

Members of the Emergency Response Team are deployed to either support existing country programs in their emergency response, or to initiate a new program in the crisis zone. The overall responsibility of the team is to rapidly and effectively design, develop and manage the IRC’s on-site humanitarian response to meet the immediate needs of the affected population. The ERT is also responsible for supporting the transfer of responsibilities and knowledge to the long-term staff to ensure the continuity of IRC programming and operations.

While primarily assigned to emergency response deployments, the ERT will also provide technical support to country programs through roving deployments and to the Education Technical Unit through contributing to the development of emergency-focused technical resources and representation; as well as the startup education programs for children living in conflict and crisis contexts.

S/he is a member of the Education Technical Unit and the Emergency Unit (EU). During emergency deployments ERT staff will work under the direction of IRC’s Emergency Field Director or designated country emergency lead.  During times with no acute emergency deployment the Coordinator will report to Education’s Senior Technical Adviser for Education.

Major Responsibilities:

Emergency Response

  • Ensure high quality and timely assessments of the children’s and youth’s education needs  for safe and quality education services and provide prioritized recommendations for program interventions to the ERT Field Director/emergency lead
  • Design program responses and strategy, including geographic areas of intervention, in coordination with internal  and external actors
  • Draft technical proposals and budgets for international donors, work in close collaboration  with IRC grants and finance staff to finalize proposals and respond to any requests for additional information
  • Manage grant/program implementation including staff recruitment and training, workplan development, procurement and inventory planning, and budget management;
  • Prepare high quality and timely donor and management reports on grants and sector activities
  • Select and implement appropriate monitoring systems ; ensure consistent reporting and analysis of results to enhance program effectiveness and quality
  • Ensure compliance with IRC policy and procedures throughout the program team and activities
  • Represent and coordinate with other agencies, local government , donors and other stakeholders to promote deliver of best practice humanitarian assistance
  • Support media and communications activities as requested by the ERT Field Director/CD/in-county emergency lead.
  • Provide a comprehensive handover to successor, including ensuring transfer of all related documentation, program monitoring data and staff performance information

Emergency Preparedness

  •  Work with Education staff and HQ program technical staff to develop emergency preparedness and response strategies and tools to ensure children have quicker access to high quality learning opportunities in a safe learning environment.
  • Work with country programs to implement emergency preparedness and response in selected IRC countries;
  • Contribute to the continual development of appropriate and cost-effective contingency stocks, revising the stock list in accordance with lessons learned in the field and monitoring replenishment.
  • Monitor and collect secondary data on the state of children in countries on the EU Watchlist and the impact of emergencies on children and access to appropriate, quality education services.


  •  Undertake technical assessments or evaluations of large scale-complex programs
  • Assist in the development and launch of new technical policy, procedures and training materials  - particularly as they relate to delivery of education services to reach out of school children and youth in conflict/crisis and promoting students’ social and emotional well-being
  • Lead the design and implementation of emergency components of the Education Unit strategic plan as well as the expansion/strengthening of the education components of STEP
  • Help start up education in emergency programs


Education: University degree, and technical accreditation or equivalent

Work Experience: 6+ years experience developing and managing technical projects including 3 years in emergency/conflict areas

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with per agencies, local governments and community leaders and develop multi-stakeholder support for humanitarian priorities and advocacy initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, recommend and adopt new or changes in technical standards and best practice approaches to ensure rapid, consistent, high quality emergency response strategies and programs
  • Experience managing large, complex donor funded programs and grants; including staff management, budget oversight, monitoring and evaluation systems, and technical input to proposal-budget development and donor reports.

Language Skills:  French and/or Arabic preferred

Certificates or Licenses: N/A

Working Environment:  The IRC ERT staff is expected to be deployed in the field, either in an emergency or roving capacity, for up to 65% of the time (+/-8 months a year) and must be able to deploy to the site of an emergency within 72 hours of notification.


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