Education Officer at International Rescue Committee (Gwoza)


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Education Officer

Requisition: req19672
Location: Gwoza, Borno
Sector: Education
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview

  • The Education Officer will be responsible for the overall management of educational activities in the respective state and LGAs accordingly (either in Borno, Adamawa or Yobe Sate).
  • S/he 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.
  • The position requires experience with teacher training, policy and practice, designing programs for data collection and analysis, and personnel management.

Major Responsibilities

  • Oversee the implementation of all PEACE project activities in one of the assigned states (Borno, Adamawa or Yobe) in both formal and non-formal schools.
  • Work in collaboration with the Child Protection Team in the implementation of the project activities, ensuring integration of CP and education in the project.    
  • Oversee the initial training of learning facilitators, as well as their continuous professional development.  
  • Monitor progress towards the objectives and intended outputs pertaining to teacher education using routine data, spot checks, observation, and other methodologies. 
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports on education activities to supervisor.
  • Promote the quality of non-formal education activities by setting up quality assurance mechanisms and checks in collaboration with other staff. 
  • Oversee training, coaching and ongoing support for teachers, tutors and learning facilitators in order 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
  • Oversee the selection of learning facilitators (teachers) and tutors for the intervention and contribute to tools for selection such as assessment tools.  


  • University Degree in Education, Social Sciences or any other relevant field
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience with an international or civil society organization, including direct implementation of education programming
  • Good computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Good leadership skills
  • Good administrative skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions
  • Willingness to travel extensively in northeast Nigeria, including to remote and/or insecure locations.
  • At least five years of experience related to teacher professional development. 
  • Experience working with displaced or otherwise marginalized communities required
  • Strong verbal communication skills and effective in representation and liaison with external actors
  • Excellent spoken and technical writing ability in English, including report writing 

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: Senior Education Officer in the state with dotted line reporting to State Education Manager (Borno state)
  • Position directly supervises: NILL
  • Indirect Reporting: State Education Manager

Working Environment:

  • The position may require frequent travel to a deep field. A standard office work environment will be applicable for the position. For any field visits, security protocols must be adhered to.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


  • 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, and Anti-Retaliation

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