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Education/Instant Network Schools Officer (INS Officer)

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International Rescue Committee Tanzania
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Management level
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Full Time
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Years of Experience
5 years

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an International Non-Governmental Organization working in 40 countries, responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

With funding from donor governments, institutions, companies and individual supporters we strive to support people meet their basic rights with dignity and to be protected. In Tanzania, the IRC supports refugees and Tanzanian people in- and – out of camps with education, health and protection services.

We are currently recruiting a number of positions to meet above outcome. If you are Tanzanian and have excellent strategic vision, professional skills, an understanding and leadership experience in humanitarian or development work with a cutting edge outlook, willingness to take action to have a positive impact for the clients we serve, then please consider applying for the following position:

Position: Education/Instant Network Schools Officer (INS Officer)

Location: Kasulu - Nyarugusu refugee camp, Tanzania

Reports to: Education Manager

Number of Positions: One (1)

Job Summary:

Since 2013, Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR have worked together on the Instant Network Schools (INS) Programme. INS aims to improve access to quality education for displaced children in refugee camps, through the use of technology and connectivity, alongside teacher training and capacity building support. In each operation, the programme aims to establish Instant Network Classrooms in formal schools which are already operating in the refugee camps. Schools are selected by UNHCR along with the community and implementing partners, and cover primary, secondary and vocational training. From 2015, Community Learning Hubs are also being established to serve the wider community; and in Kenya World Reader Mobile is being leveraged to give community access to eBooks on their own phones.

INS Officer is responsible for the day-to-day implementation and monitoring of the Instant Network Schools programme in Nyarugusu camp. Working closely with the Coaches who are hired by IRC to run the Instant Network Classrooms on a daily basis in each school and is responsible for the effective and efficient management and implementation of all activities within the Instant Network Programme in Nyarugusu.


  • Lead implementation of UNHCR INS activities.
  • Develop and supervise the quality implementation of INS and education activities in Nyarugusu refugee camp, ensuring adherence to donor requirements and regulations.
  • Provide technical support and training to coaches and teachers using the Instant Classrooms
  • Identify mobile technology based solution for specific education needs in the location
  • Preparing reports of activities undertaken in the Instant Classrooms and story collection for blog publication
  • Working closely with Education Managers, head-teachers and teachers to ensure that the program implementation aligns with programme guideline and procedures
  • With the support from the Manager, help coaches in monitoring the programme, development and support in the effective use of online tools
  • Provide on-the-job training to coaches and teachers and support data collection and research visits
  • Provide technical support to existing connectivity centers and oversight of INS Reporting.
  • Supervise, mobilize, and train incentive teachers, education volunteers and interns, work with education staff to review training needs, identify training content and ensure training occurs.
  • Work closely with HR and the Education Protection Officer to ensure all teachers are trained on the Teacher Code of Conduct and violations are properly addressed.
  • Ensure integration of programming through partnership with other IRC sectors, including Women’s Protection and Empowerment, Child Youth Protection and Development, and Health teams.
  • Ensure education activities are well coordinated with those of other IRC sectors and NGOs present in the camps, including community mobilization, referral systems, and creating awareness in an integrated manner. Support education activities in the host community, including teacher training and monitoring of activities.
  • Prepare INS activity reports, monthly, and donor reports based on the prescribed template.
  • Notify the Education Manager of any problems, complaints, or useful information about all aspects of the education program.
  • Work with the M&E Manager and officer to undertake assessments in coordination with partners, UNHCR, UNICEF, where appropriate.
  • Work closely with the Education Protection Officer to ensure the safety and security of children and teachers in schools. Report any Child Protection or SGBV cases to the Education Protection Officer.


  • University degree in ICT or ICT and Education from a recognised institution
  • A background in education and knowledge of educational technology will be an advantage
  • 5 years of proven experience with various distributed ICT Systems and Networks, preferably in a development setting
  • Experience working in harsh environments with low bandwidth field technologies.
  • Excellent team work and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in facilitation and delivering trainings.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting data collection for monitoring and reporting
  • Solid writing skills and an understanding of project management cycle and programme management in complex emergencies
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of Swahili and French and will be an added asset
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with
  • Strong computer literacy.
  • Must be able to multi-task effectively and balance competing priorities, reporting lines and deadlines.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills he/she must be able to relate well with others, dictate responsibilities, offer support and constructive feedback. Must have excellent problem-solving skills.

INS Officer is responsible for the day-to-day implementation and monitoring of the Instant Network Schools programme in Nyarugusu camp

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