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Collaborating, Learning and Adaptability Assistant-Internal Only

International Rescue Committee

Research, Teaching & Training

Education NGN Confidential
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2 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Requisition ID:  req52725

Job Title:  Collaborating, Learning and Adaptability Assistant-Internal Only

Sector:  Monitoring & Evaluation

Employment Category:  Regular

Employment Type:  Full-Time

Open to Expatriates:  No

Location:  Maiduguri, Nigeria

Work Arrangement: In-person

Job Description

BACKGROUND

The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict-affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri and Monguno of Borno State, and Damaturu of Yobe State. Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs for primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods.

USAID’s Opportunity to Learn (OTL) is a 5-year project that aims to address the immediate education needs of out-of-school children (OOSC) and youth in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states, through safer new and existing non-formal education, while laying the groundwork for sustainable improvement of education systems at the community and government levels. The OTL goal is to ensure out-of-school children and youth in Northeastern Nigeria are safely able to gain foundational skills, including literacy, numeracy, and social and emotional skills, to progress to higher levels of education, training, and/or engagement in the workforce.

Key Responsibilities

Collaboration:

  • Work closely with community engagement team to coordinate and facilitate learning meetings and feedback sessions at all levels.
  • Support the development and maintenance of partnerships with stakeholders, including program staff, partners, and donors.
  • Help manage communication channels and collaboration tools to ensure effective information sharing and coordination.
  • Learning:

  • Assist in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data and information to support evidence-based decision-making.
  • Contribute to the development of learning agendas and the identification of key learning questions.
  • Work closely with communication specialists to organized and maintained organizational knowledge management systems, ensuring easy access to relevant information and resources.
  • Adaptation:

  • Assist in documenting lessons learned, best practices, and success stories from program activities.
  • Support the integration of feedback and learning into program design and implementation.
  • Help monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of adaptation strategies and suggest improvements.
  • Data Management and Reporting:

  • Assist in the preparation of reports, presentations, and other documentation related to CLA activities.
  • Support the collection, organization, and analysis of data related to program performance and outcomes.
  • Help ensure data quality and integrity by following established data management protocols
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.

  • Perform other task-related assignments proposed by his/her supervisor/s
  • Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: MEL officer
  • Indirect/Technical Reporting: MEL Lead
  • Position directly Supervises: Research Assistant/Enumerators
  • Key Internal Contacts:
  • Program Lead, Reporting and Communication Lead, Consortium Leads, State, Education Officers
  • Key External Contacts:
  • Teacher Mentors, Learning Facilitators, Enumerators, Data hub information officers, and consortium partners.
  • Qualifications

  • Education: Degree/diploma in statistics, computer science/IT/or any other social science course
  • Work Experience: At least 1 years’ experience in delivering MEL and CLA activities including data collection, management and reporting etc.
  • Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrated the use of ICT4D such as Kobo collect, Ona, Commcare etc.
  • Demonstrated report writing skill, facilitation, and communication skills.
  • Strong data collection, and data documentation skills required.
  • Familiarity with MEL tools and processes.
  • Experience in supporting assessment.
  • Most importantly, commitment to IRC values and principles.
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with groups of diverse backgrounds.
  • Languages: English and Hausa is a must, Kanuri will be an advantage
  • Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to Travel: 60% of the time will be required to be spent on the field.

    Standards of Professional Conduct:

    The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of 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, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others.

    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.

    Working Environment

    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.

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