The Curriculum Specialist will take a lead role in providing curriculum development support to improve IRC’s global education work.
The Curriculum Specialist will work under the technical guidance of Education Technical Advisors in the HQ Education Technical Unit who are leading the global work in these technical areas; as well as directly support country programs to adapt and tailor existing curriculum to their specific contexts. The work in curriculum includes assisting in the production of teacher training manuals in teaching social and emotional learning skills (including executive function skills); and creating activities to help children and youth recover through recreation, art, drama and music in safe healing and learning spaces that are often established in acute emergencies. It is expected that the Curriculum Specialist will travel up to 30 percent of their time. The Curriculum Specialist’s specific responsibilities are as follows:
1. Curriculum Development (under guidance and oversight of lead Education Technical Advisors)
2. Capacity building and training
3. Research and learning
4. Other tasks
Education: Master’s degree in Education or related field preferred.
Work Experience: Experience working in conflict or crisis affected environments. At least 2 years of work experience in education and curriculum development, international experience preferred, particularly in conflict or post-conflict contexts. Classroom teaching at the primary school level preferred.
Demonstrate Skills and Competencies: Proven skills in curriculum development, particularly in teacher training curriculum and/or relevant subjects required. Strong knowledge in social and emotional learning and/or child psychology/child development preferred. Strong written communication skills
Language Skills: Fluency in English required; proficiency in French and Arabic is desired/an advantage.
Working Environment: Up to 30% travel may be required. This position will be based in New York, New York.