SEL Specialist IRC Jobs


Job Title: SEL Specialist

·        Sector: Education

·        Employment Category: Regular

·        Employment Type: Full-Time

·        Open to Expatriates: No

·        Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

·        Work Arrangement: In-person

Job Description

The SEL specialist under the supervision of the school and safety protection lead will:

  • Lead the integration of SEL into access to quality education, TPD, and education actors’ capacity-building activities.
  • Identify gaps in social, emotional, and behavioral atmosphere of the school and classroom, and develop plans of action around priorities.
  • Work in partnership with various stakeholders, including students, parents, community organizations and mental health providers to update and adapt SEL “kernels of practice” for publication, training, and dissemination.
  • Stay current on best practices in social and emotional learning, learning differences,
  • Consult with principals and staff concerning social social-emotional learning needs of students.
  • Guide designing social-emotional learning integration into the school.
  • Provide professional development to support the social-emotional learning curriculum and instruction by using best practices, including research on learning theory and content standards.
  • Support the integration of school-wide social and emotional learning education throughout school.
  • Provide social and emotional learning education workshops for parents and the community.
  • Provide technical support and modeling of social and emotional learning lessons to whole classes and small groups in accordance with the curriculum.
  • Present professional development for school staff on social and emotional learning for students and on district SEL program goals and report requirements.
  • Provide SEL professional development and training for schoolteachers and facilitators.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Competency profile

  • Experience in management of a team.
  • Excellent analysis and reporting skills.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
  • Punctuality and respect for applicable rules and procedures.
  • Ethical and transparent decision-making.
  • High regard toward preserving the confidentiality of work-related information and data.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of local communities and customary rules.
  • Independent work, i.e., with minimal supervision and under pressure.
  • Self-motivation, goal/result-orientation, and teamwork.
  • Flexibility, creativeness, tolerance, and maturity.
  • Computer/IT literacy (OS Windows/Vista/Linux, MS Office, Internet etc.)

Position Reports to:  SSCP


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in counseling, social work, psychology, or education; Master’s preferred.
  • Five years of experience in education.
  • Experience working on social, emotional, and behavioral support programs.
  • Training in trauma-informed practices and/or restorative practices and experience teaching a social emotional curriculum to students.
  • Classroom teaching or school-based management experience highly preferred.


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