IRC (International Rescue Committee) Deutschland is looking for an

Education Technical Advisor (m/f/d)

Bonn/Berlin | as soon as possible, Full-time | fixed-term

About IRC

Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC’s mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The International Rescue Committee Deutschland is part of the IRC global network. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve.
The IRC’s vision is to lead the humanitarian field by implementing high-impact, cost-effective programs for people affected by crisis and by using our learning and experience to shape policy and practice. To achieve that vision, the IRC’s Technical Excellence (TE) provides technical assistance to IRC’s country program staff and shares what we learn to influence policy and practice.

The Education Technical Advisor (m/f/d) will be responsible for an ECHO-funded grant titled Protective and Adaptive Education Approaches for Children in Emergencies (PEACE), that will take an integrated education and child protection approach to support school-aged girls and boys in Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon to access educational opportunities and improve their academic and social-emotional skills in safe, functional schools and learning spaces. The program has a strong focus on adaptation and innovation.  

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide technical leadership to ensure a shared regional framework, as well as context-appropriate adaptation, for program design, material  development and adaptation, field-testing, assessment, innovation, influence, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning for the PEACE project;
  • Support country program staff to undertake PEACE activities, ensuring that they are aligned with the project strategies;
  • Help analyze data to inform periodic review and course correction;
  • Provide support to ensure proposed activities are responsive to client needs and preferences based on sound context and gender analysis;
  • Document and share cross-context learning internally and externally;
  • Conduct technical training and ongoing technical coaching for country program staff, including on outcomes, theories of change, evidence and indicators;
  • Give technical input to relevant communication materials;  
  • Act as lead technical focal point for education in emergencies technical questions with the donor.


  • University degree in Education or comparable qualification
  • A minimum of six years’ experience of implementing and/or managing large education programs and teams is required, within a humanitarian or international development setting
  • Demonstrated expertise in program design, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in technical tools and materials development, monitoring and evaluation, innovation, and research in relation to education is highly desired
  • Experience in strategy development and working across sectors or disciplines is highly desired
  • International field experience, especially in the region, preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams and to coordinate across teams/functions
  • Excellent relationship-management skills
  • Ability to drive adaptive thinking and management
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally
  • English and French fluency required

What we offer

  • Being part of a highly motivated, cross-cultural team in a growing organization
  • Flexible working hours and agile working conditions
  • A number of employee benefits such as company pension scheme, subsidized public transportation, gym membership, snacks and drinks in the office
  • 30 days of annual leave per year
  • Training and development opportunities

The employment contract will initially be limited to one year with an expected extension for another two years in line with the total duration of the grant.
The role can be filled in Berlin (home-based) or Bonn, Germany or in Dakar, Senegal. Other IRC locations are possible. Candidates must have the right to work in the country they apply for.

There is no application deadline for this role. The position will be advertised until it is filled.

Please submit your application (cover letter and CV, at least three references) via IRCs application platform. Please note that applications submitted via E-Mail cannot be considered.

For questions and detailed information about the role, please contact Christine Mader,

For further information, please visit our website

IRC-D strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC-D is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.