Job Title
Early Childhood Development Officer

Requisition ID: req2874

Job Title: Early Childhood Development Officer

Sector: Education

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Job Description

The ECD Officer will be responsible for overseeing the ECD Assistant in Mount Lebanon. The ECD Officer will report directly to the Deputy ECD Coordinator, and will oversee all ECD activities in Mount Lebanon and the monitoring and evaluation of these activities. The ECD Officer will be based in Beirut, but will be required to travel to field locations in Mount Lebanon to oversee the implementation of the ECD program activities, services, and research components. The ECD Officer will develop, oversee, and maintain key relationships with relevant stakeholders, and will represent IRC ECD program in Mount Lebanon as needed.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the field-based ECD team to ensure program quality and transparency;
  • Monitor the quality of the project, with the Deputy ECD Coordinator, against benchmarks determined by the Beirut-based management and RMEAL teams;
  • Supervise the organization and delivery of all ECD activities and services;
  • Design and develop new methodology to support community level outreach and work;
  • Whenever required, be the representative of IRC ECD for project activities, donor visits, local governance, etc.;
  • Analyze technical gaps and project impact at the community level for project activities;
  • Act as key focal point for data quality and data screening with Beirut-based RMEAL team;
  • Ensure quality data collection and verification of data collected;
  • Conduct regular field visits to ensure successful program implementation;
  • Write regular field reports including progress against targets, all implementation details and challenges;
  • Organize and attend regular meetings with relevant stakeholders to ensure a coordinated and streamlined approach across target areas;
  • Collaborate with relevant IRC Mount Lebanon field teams (protection, child protection, education) to optimize the ECD program implementation;
  • Collaborate with field teams in other regions to share lessons learned and harmonize work approaches and best practices across governorates and teams;
  • Timely identification and discussion of project issues with Deputy ECD Coordinator.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  Deputy ECD Coordinator
  • Position directly supervises:  ECD Assistant
  • Indirect Reporting: Integrated ECD Coordinator

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

  • Internal: Senior Quality, Training, and Capacity Building Officer, Senior ECD Officers in the Bekaa, Tripoli, and Akkar, RMEAL team, IRC Mount Lebanon field teams
  • External:  local governance representatives, local NGOs and INGOs, UN agencies, local ECD stakeholders, donors, Sesame Workshop, New York University


  • Bachelor degree in social sciences, development, or any relevant related field
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in the field of ECD and/or community-level humanitarian work overseeing community-level programming (awareness sessions, parenting)
  • At least 1 year of professional experience at management level
  • Adhere program implementation to IRC policies at all times, including confidentiality and safe identification/referrals
  • Demonstrated knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and planning
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developing new community-level awareness raising and assessment tools
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing data collection and M&E activities
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead a team (organize, plan and oversee)
  • Demonstrated capacity to write clear reports
  • Experience in working with communities (monitoring, training and overseeing activities)
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, and capacity to maintain excellent working relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capacity to perform well under pressure with overlapping deadlines in a challenging environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English
  • Working experience with an NGO/INGO is a plus 

Working Environment:  

The position is based in Beirut, and expected to travel extensively within Mount Lebanon.


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