Education Technology and Innovation Officer

International Rescue Committee

Research, Teaching & Training

Unspecified NGN Confidential
1 month ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

Requisition ID:  req45178

Job Title:  Education Technology and Innovation Officer

Sector:  Education

Employment Category:  Regular

Employment Type:  Full-Time

Open to Expatriates:  No

Location:  Maiduguri, Nigeria

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

The IRC is seeking to hire a full time Education Technology and Innovation officer (Edtech) in Nigeria to support projects across our portfolio of the education Global Research & Innovation Priority (GRIP). Our multi-disciplinary teams build, facilitate, and contribute to projects that span research and ideation through to prototyping, piloting, evaluation, and scaling. Our solutions are co-created in partnership with colleagues and partners from the regions where we work.

You must be comfortable in a fast paced, collaborative, and flexible working environment to help to manage the diverse, multi-disciplinary work. Experience of working in cross-functional teams is essential.

The successful candidate will report to the Ed-Tech Specialist in Nigeria and will be responsible for providing technical leadership for all the education activities, including leading and coordinating the non-formal education program and systems support activities at the national and state level.

Major Responsibilities

The Ed-Tech and Innovation Officer (EdTech) will be an integral part of the Nigeria Country team and will work collaboratively with the Education team at various stages of innovation, research, and project implementation. EdTech solution scaling and thought leadership: Oversee monitoring of pilotsâ project in coordination with colleagues and solution providers while building roadmaps to scale. Support further understanding of localized student and teacher needs for education, preferably in humanitarian contexts. Oversee training, coaching and on-going support of teachers and learning facilitators to improve instructional practices in literacy, numeracy, and social and emotional skills. Ensure technical coordination of state-level activities related to teacher education and curriculum development and obtain support from directorates and local government authorities as needed. Build and maintain a network of innovation process and education solution partners who can support the development of new educational products and services. This includes individuals, collective implementers, consultancies, and startups. Support the projects procurements activities in collaboration with the Supply Chain team and finance. Clear monitoring and reporting (monthly, quarterly, and annually) against program level deliverables and KPIs.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Ed-Tech Specialist Indirect/Technical Reporting: Education coordinator Position directly Supervises: N/A Key Internal Contacts: M&E, HR, Supply chain and Finance


Preferably bachelorâs degree in education, or related field. 3 - 4 years of experience delivering projects and programs ideally in NGO or social enterprise settings. Experience of working with cross functional digital teams. Experience of delivering innovation projects (ideally education technology and innovation ones) end-to-end, on time, on budget and of a high quality. Experience of financial management at project and program level. Good understanding of, and experience with, project planning software and a range of cloud-based technologies (esp Asana, Mavenlink, Hubspot & Excel) Enjoys collaborative working, flexible structures and working with a geographically dispersed team. Ability to multi-task and move quickly between projects through effective prioritization. Organized and with excellent attention to detail. Ability to apply a diversity and inclusion lens and approach to work. Cares about the mission and goals of the IRC.


Preferred experience working in education in humanitarian contexts. Experience of working on projects with a diverse range of non-profit, commercial, and entrepreneurial stakeholders.

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

Demonstrated Managerial/Leadership Competencies: N/A Languages: English , Hausa or Kanuri is desirable.

Computer / Other Tech Requirements:

Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

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