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Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service Kenya / Djibouti program is seeking to recruit Kenyan nationals for the following position to be based in Dadaab Refugee Camp
1. Education Coordinator
The Education Coordinator will be based in Dadaab Camp and shall be responsible for coordinating and overseeing operational plans in the Education Department.
The incumbent will report directly to the Area Coordinator or her designate, while working closely on daily basis with Education staff & other sectors of LWF.
Duties and responsibilities will include:
•Setting short and medium term primary education unit program plans and budgets in liaison with the SEO and plans and monitors performance against those plans.
•Assisting with planning and design of primary education activities and measures of achievement and collecting data for LWF/DWS primary education unit performance monitoring plan, especially with regard to education indicators.
•Overall in charge of school supplies (teaching and learning materials which includes: Making requisitions on quarterly basis of the required school materials and equipment, Distribution of the same to all schools in good time for appropriate utilization; also in overseeing data collection and analysis in schools.
•Ensuring regular communication and interaction between the Education Sector Management staff and teachers, and the school management committees, Refugee Education committees, District Education Office, and other development partners and agencies.
•Monitoring progress and impact of the primary education unit through regular school visits.
•Reviewing annual work plans and activity plans of the unit for comprehensiveness, clarity and adherence to LWF/DWS Somali Refugee Assistant Project-Dadaab goals and objectives.
•Working with teachers and others to ensure the meaningful participation of learners in all aspects of the unit
•Arranging the sharing of ideas between teachers and schools and coordinating the work of head teachers, school management committees and school inspectors in the camp.
•Ensuring effective evaluation of learners to see that schools are in line with the Kenya Schools Curriculum, and noting changes required in curriculum or teaching methods.
•Preferable a degree in education. A social science degree in a related discipline would also be considered.
•Proven training in curriculum development and implementation, and educational administration.
•Proven academic or on-job training and understanding of the Project Cycle model in managing humanitarian assistance.
•At least 4 years of progressive experience in primary education programs for refugees or rural communities.
•Experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO will be an added advantage.
•Strong analytical and administration skills in the management of education/programs consisting of primary education.
•Experience in project cycle management, proposal, report writing and excellent computer skills.
•Experience in Training of Trainers/Facilitators skills (TOT & TOF) an advantage.
2. Quality Assurance and Standards Officer
The QAS Officer will be based in Dadaab Hagadera Camp and shall be responsible for coordinating and overseeing operational plans in the Education Department.
He/she will work to improve the proper operations, management and improvement of the Education Department.
The incumbent will report directly to the Senior Education Officer or his/her designate, while working closely on a daily basis in collaboration with other sectors of LWF.
Duties and responsibilities will include:
Responsibility 1: Ensure that the education project monitoring & Evaluation systems and tools are appropriate and effective in accordance with project design and objectives.
•Review existing monitoring and reporting tools for the project outputs suggest modifications and develop new tools as necessary in conjunction with sector officers and programme development unit of ERO.
•Continue to re-examine the specific outputs of the main project components to be monitored and evaluated.
•Field monitoring and tracking of project progress as per goals and objectives and in accordance to donor contractual obligations.
•Capacity building of education staff on M&E systems, and data collection including SMP
Responsibility 2; Curriculum implementation and evaluation
•Work together with education officers so as to assess teachers and advice appropriately.
•Do spot check on syllabus coverage so as to advice appropriately
•Check on the working instruments of all teachers
•Analyze examinations & ensure that exams meet intended objective
•Develop tools to measure learning achievements in schools.
•Assess teaching visuals and learning materials
Responsibility 3; Participate and contribute in Education Sectors Program Development Tasks
•Help in designing and development of education sector strategic plan
•Contribute in the development of annual work plans and measurable performance indicators.
•Review donor progress reports to ensure they conform to set goals and objectives and share corrections with colleagues within the sector.
Responsibility 4; Compile project/program reports
•Enhance the programmatic and communication linkage between sectors
•Coordinate development of donor reports and ensure the reports are in line with the agreed upon indicators before submission to Sector head.
•A degree in Education, social science or an equivalent qualification with a bias towards statistics.
•Strong analytical, quantitative, qualitative research skills –practical skills in community research skills desirable.
•Knowledge of SPSS, EPI Info, STATA and SAS computer software
•Specialized training in statistics.
•At least 4 years experience in development work, the bulk of that period having been spent in education programme development and development research.
•Ability to work in a team and coordinate team initiatives
•Good knowledge and understanding of the NGO environment including programme administration and management.
•Working knowledge of programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of education.
Personal Attributes for the above posts:
•Excellent leadership, training and facilitation skills
•High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
•Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place
•Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills.
“LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies.
Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.”
Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment.
They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 1 February, 2012
C/o Office Administrator,
P.O. Box 40870, GPO-00100,
Or e-mail to: [email protected]
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
For more details, visit our website http://www.lwf-kenya.org/
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