Short Term Technical Advisor Job, Education at International Rescue Committee

Short-Term Technical Advisor Job, Education at International Rescue Committee… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at International Rescue Committee.


The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization.


  • Provide leadership support and guidance to country program staff to implement projects and ensure that IRC institutional goals for program quality are met and programming is in alignment with the IRC’s Strategy 100, which includes contextualizing education outcomes and theories of change, ensuring interventions are based on best available evidence, responsive to client needs and preferences and based on sound context and gender analysis.
  • Review technical quality of proposals, including providing input on budgets required for project delivery, technical activities, ensuring alignment to IRC’s education and cross-sectoral outcomes.
  • Input into go / no go decisions on proposals.
  • Oversee and help analyze data to inform periodic review and course correction to ensure that IRC’s programs are based on evidence and are evidence-generating.
  • Develop, conduct and lead technical training and ongoing technical coaching for country program staff, including on IRC outcomes, theories of change, evidence and indicators.
  • Share cross-context learning with country program staff across the region.
  • Support senior technical country program recruitment.

Additional Functions

  • Engage with donors and system actors and conduct outreach in support of expanding country programming.
  • Contribute to technical design of interventions in proposals.
  • Play a leadership role in defining approach to teaming / partnering with other organizations.
  • Support senior country program staff onboarding.

Specific Priorities For The East Africa/Great Lakes Role

  • Country support and program review – conduct field visits to Ethiopia and Tanzania country programs; identify recommendations for improving effectiveness, efficiency and general quality; review and revise country support plans; provide targeted training to teams.
  • Business development – review program strategies and implementation plans for Tanzania and Ethiopia; identify potential areas of growth and added value for IRC education programming; conduct business strategy development visit to one other country in region.
  • Regional youth strategy – work with EA TA in development of regional youth strategy.

Key Working Relationships

Reporting:the role will report to and work in consultation with the East Africa Education Technical Advisor.

Other Internal And/or External Contacts


  • Regular relationships with education, violence prevention and response, health, economic recovery & development, and governance technical unit teams as well as with regional and country program coordinators and managers.Interacts with IRC internal departments, including business development, external relations and advocacy departments, to keep them informed of program activities.


  • Serve as IRC program representativein outside regional meetings and global meetings (as needed) and academic forums with donors, other non-governmental organizations, inter-agency groups and foundations.

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s/post-graduate degree in education, education psychology, social work, human development or relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.Participate in ongoing training courses and share knowledge and skill sets within the unit.
  • Work Experience: A minimum of 8 years of implementing and/or managing Education programs is required, preferably also within a humanitarian, international development setting.Experience in technical tools and materials development, monitoring and evaluation, and research in relation to education is highly desired.Experience in strategy development and working across sectors or disciplines is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Demonstrated expertise in program design, monitoring and evaluation, with the ability to turn concepts and strategy into measurable action.Strong verbal and written communication skills.Demonstrated commitment to renewing and maintaining currency with best practices.

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