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  • Posted: Jul 28, 2020
    Deadline: Aug 24, 2020
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    Xavier Project is an international NGO working Kenya and Uganda. We aim to provide opportunities to refugees living in urban areas in Kenya and Uganda who are otherwise excluded from the means to live a fulfilled and dignified existence so that they will be able to take back control of their lives and make a positive change whether to their new communities o...
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    Programme Officer (Nairobi)

    The Vacancy

    Xavier Project is looking to recruit for the position of Programme Officer in our Kenya office. Corona Virus pandemic has had adverse impact on the education of millions of children across the world. While schools remain closed, learning cannot be suspended without profound consequences on the children’s psychosocial wellbeing and continuity of learning when schools resume. Alternative approaches must therefore be adopted to not only keep children engaged but to offer them Mental Health and Psychosocial Support during this challenging times.

    During this season, Xavier Project is offering innovative, adaptive and robust education opportunities to refugee children in Kenya’s urban areas. These education interventions will not only ensure sustained learning during the school break but also seamless transition when schools re-open among the targeted groups. Furthermore, Xavier Project in consultation with other key education actors such as the Ministry of Education, the Kenya Education in Emergencies Working Group (EiE) and the Education Development Partners Coordination Group (EDPCG) will work with School Heads and Boards of Management to achieve post- COVID safe-back-to school.

    Full Job Description

    Desired Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent , Master’s degree is an added advantage
    • Advanced understanding and experience working in the education sector.
    • Excellent communication and technical writing skills including for proposals and reports particularly in English
    • Good knowledge of MS Office
    • Ability to work sensitively with refugee population or demonstrated experience working with marginalised communities
    • Ability to work effectively with other people both as an individual and as a member of a group
    • Experience or ability to work with people from various background
    • Excellent administration and organisational skills
    • Good problem solving skills
    • Experience in managing budgets
    • Willing to travel within Kenya

    Method of Application

    Applications In place of the cover letter, interested candidates should submit complete the google forms On this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JspKMxy7_520ILmPpI6vhA8pprc9KjzIL5piQQx…

    and submit their CVs ONLY to jobs@xavierproject.org .Applicants are urged to apply as soon as they can and not wait until the deadline of 24th August 2020 if possible.

     

    Candidates should use email title Kenya Programme Officer and include their name in the email title. Please also include the names and contact details of two referees. Successful candidates will be expected to produce a Certificate of Good Conduct. Kindly note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information on what we do please visit www.xavierproject.org Xavier Project is an equal opportunity employer and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, colour, origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.Candidates should use email title Kenya Programme Officer with their name in the title. Successful candidates will be expected to produce a Certificate of Good Conduct.

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