Apr 21, 2021

Education In Emergency Officer

  • International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Job Description

Requisition ID: req14401

Job Title: Education in Emergency Officer

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Ethiopia

Job Description


BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refuguees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.


With the direct supervision of the Education in Emergency Manager and technical oversight of CYPD Manager in Addis Ababa, the Education Officer is responsible for the IDP education timely implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting of agreed activities. The Education in Emergency Officer is also responsible to liaise with other sectors within IRC to achieve the project objectives. 



·         Involves in clients’ data gathering on regular basis.

·         Ensures the quality day-to-day implementation of the education activities.

·         Keeps the record of number of clients in the target refugee camp with age and gender segregated.

·         Works very closely with supply chain and finance to deliver the project activities on time.

·         Works with the parent teacher (PTA) associations and other community structure to ensure that children are enrolled and maintained in the ECCD centers.

·         Conducts in-service teachers/facilitators trainings based on teachers training needs.

·         Conducts classroom observation on regular basis and mentor ECCD facilitators/teachers and provide timely and constructive feedback.

·         Facilitates teachers learning circle (TLC) as a group capacity building approach.

·         Ensures that the teaching and learning process is going on based on the curriculum and lesson plans.

·         Develops procurement, activity and spending plans once the budget is released.

·         Ensures effective budget management based on existing tools (PR tracking and BvA) to avoid under or over-spending. Tracks the PR on regular basis to ensure appropriate budget management.

·         Communicates on regular basis to both the field office and/or Addis team on progresses and any challenges.

·         Represents the IRC in any coordination meetings at the local/refugee level.

·         Drafts monthly reports based on the IRC template and quarterly reports on the donor template.





Education and experience

  •  BA/BED in Education, Education Planning and Management or other fields related to the position. 
  • Minimum of 4 years working experience in the education sector
  • NGO experience is a plus
  • Experience in managing emergency projects
  • Good technical and report writing skill
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent spoken and written English and local language is a plus 
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Computer literate with MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Women are highly encouraged to apply

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.