Education Coordinator Job At Jesuit Refugee Service in Nairobi (KShs 52,500)




Job Title: Education Coordinator
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Closing Date: 14th February 2014
 

Incorporation date: 1st March 2014

Organizational Context: Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.

JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities, many of which center around formal and informal education needs.

Description: This is a position based in Nairobi.
The holder will be under the direct supervision of the Project Director.
The Programme Coordinator – Education takes responsibility for the overall leadership, administration and management of the Education (Pre-school, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Adult learning) programme in Nairobi.
 
Key Responsibilities
 
While coordinating the overall Education programme;
  • Work closely with MOE and the City Education Department in promoting admission of refugees in schools
  • Coordinate capacity building of teachers, parents and Education officials through training
  • Coordinate supply of crucial items to schools to promote conducive learning environments and keeping inventory records of all school supplies
  • Monitor progress of education interventions including school enrolment, retention and completion.
  • Prepare and submit quality activity, monthly and other periodic reports
  • Develop strategy/ies to promote refugee access/enrolment/ participation and retention in schools
  • Attend to refugees with education related issues at the JRS reception.
  • Attend to other duties which will emerge in the process of service to refugees and as directed by the project director.
  • When called upon, represent JRS urban project in meetings touching on Education matters
  • Advice the Urban project on Education related issues and the necessary corresponding interventions
Tertiary level education:
  • Analyses tertiary level education student’s applications, short lists and interviews candidates to benefit from the education programme.
  • Carries out home visits for all the possible vocational skills training beneficiaries and prepares the home visits reports and recommendations.
  • Maintains a proper filling system for all the student’s documents and records.
  • Coordinates the student’s placement in institutions of learning.
  • Maintains and updates student’s enrollment and performance databases.
  • Holds monitoring meetings with students
  • Analyzes student’s performance and offers guidance and counseling appropriately.
  • In liaison with the institutions of learning, carries out students monitoring in the institutions of learning, identifies and advocates for the emerging needs.
  • Receives and analyses students’ requirements list at the end of every semester.
  • Keep an updated inventory list of all students materials purchased and distributed.
  • On – going participation in preparation of student’s fees/subsistence allowance payment and follow up payment receipt.
  • Participate in any other programme activity as agreed with the Programme Coordinator, Project Director or the Country Director.
  • Any other duty that the Project Director may assign.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education Arts and at least two years practical working experience preferably in project management, together with relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in managing people/teams
  • Ability to build effective partnership and collaborate with other team members.
  • Ability to work sensitively with refugee population of different ethnic background and/or demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral) and Good knowledge of MS word/Office.
  • Flexibility, resilience to stress and ability to adapt to changing working environments
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills and monitoring and evaluation skills/experience.
  • Patience, perseverance, proactive, self motivated and ability to work in stressful environment
Starting Salary: Gross – Kshs. 52,500.00
(Applications that have not met these guidelines will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted)
How to Apply:
Please send your Cover Letter that indicates what skills and experience one has that meets the criteria and when one is available to start.
Please also include a CV that should include contacts for three referees to kenya.applications@jrs.net.

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