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  • Posted: Oct 25, 2021
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  • The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
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    AEP Teacher (Kakuma)

    Job Description

    All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    1. To take the lead in implementation of the NRCs alternative education programmes.
    2. To conduct on-the-job teacher training and mentoring of inexperienced teachers. The teacher should be able to efficiently identify training gaps and complement and assist the teacher during lesson.
    3. Adhere to and promote NRC’s Child Safeguarding policy in your interaction with children under your care
    4. Conduct teaching in manner that promotes the social and emotional wellbeing of learners
    5. Teach all subjects to primary learners (normally slightly over-age) on alternative education programmes (accelerated, catch-up) at primary level with the aim of them returning to normal school to take the KCPE.
    6. To serve as a model and mentor for inexperienced teacher colleagues.
    7. To provide on-the-job training, mentor and supervise inexperienced teachers.
    8. Take the lead in guiding the teaching team on the lesson content while referring to the curricular provided.
    9. Document the day to day progress which is to be used for the improvement of the program.
    10. Deliver lessons and organize learning activity sessions in the subject of specialization.
    11. Together with the Education Officer, prepare the learning scheme of work and required lesson plans
    12. Keep records of student’ attendance, progress and assessment.
    13. Prepare and administer continuous assessment tests and internal examinations to assess learners’ progress and knowledge assimilation
    14. Together the senior ALP teachers submit evaluations, attendance sheets and monthly reports to the Head Teacher and Education Officer.
    15. Ensure availability of all the necessary teaching aids and materials in liaison with the senior ALP teachers
    16. Remain up to date on pedagogical methods and ensure a child-friendly environment where each child’s need are identified and addressed.
    17. Monitor and support each learner and inform students of their progress.
    18. Maintain good communications with parents concerning the progress of their children.
    19. Any other duties that may be given by supervisor.

    Qualifications

    1. Hold P1 Certificate/Education or recognized two-year Diploma.
    2. Must be registered with TSC
    3. Have five years of teaching experience in Primary School
    4. High level of personal integrity, cultural awareness & sensitivity and empathy for children.
    5. High standard of English methodology including oral skills and teaching English to speakers of other languages.

    Personal qualities

    1. Experience in Mentoring.
    2. Having simple individual counseling and conflict resolution skills
    3. Keen in ensuring accuracy and precision in all his/her works with attention to detail.
    4. Goal-oriented, with the ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
    5. Ability to work and live in a generally insecure and harsh environment
    6. Excellent communication skills, flexible, readily adaptable to new challenges and approaches.
    7. Knowledge and experience of special needs education and practice are a plus factor.
    8. Clear vision and creativity
    9. Flexibility, reliability, and a team spirit
    10. Ability to work long hours and in challenging situations

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    Education Project Officer-Better Learning Program

    Job Description

    Role and responsibilities

    Implement delegated BLP project portfolio including coordination with implementation partners and MoE (according to strategy, proposals, budgets, plans and donor requirements). Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.

    Specific responsibilities

    1. Participate in the planning, implementation, expansion, coordination and management of NRC’s AEP and BLP activities in Kakuma.
    2. Ensure proper and timely administrative, logistical, and financial arrangements and documentation needed for the implementation of the assigned programme components are prepared by the assigned team, in line with NRC procedures.
    3. Ensure monitoring of the BLP programme components assigned, by contributing to data collection, spot visits, data analysis, and drafting of regular activity implementation/monitoring/evaluation reports, need-based.
    4. Capacity building of BoMs, teachers and other education personnel (NRC, LWF, HI, and MoE) as well as VSO Teacher Coaches.
    5. Create and maintain strong working relationships with relevant UN bodies, INGOs and NGOs such as UNHCR, UNICEF, NRC, LWF, FCA, FAI and HI
    6. Create Parental /Community awareness on the Better Learning Programme conducted in collaboration with Film Aid (FAI)
    7. Supervise the education technical assistant, teachers assigned, and commnity BLP facilitators  in terms of performance, allocation of tasks, work plan, day-to-day work, and leaves, and support them to further build their capacity and expertise.
    8. Ensure timely procurement, development and distribution of training modules, educational materials and equipment and preparation and filing of beneficiary lists and results outcome.
    9. Ensure effective pre-positioning, timely, distribution and monitoring of school learning materials.
    10. Promote, advocate and implement community mobilization on the Right to Education for All (EFA), the concept of AEP, INEE standards, girl’s education, protection of vulnerable children and the rights of refugees, IDPs and Children with Disability (CwDs).
    11. Prepare timely periodic BLP progress reports as required by the line manager. (Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly or Quarterly and end of year project reports).
    12. Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities of project and conduct monthly community coordination meetings per camp.
    13. Any other task relevant to the position as requested by line manager.

    Professional competencies

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Education oriented towards Primary Education or related field of study such as Psychology, additional P1 certificate is an added advantage.
    2. Must have undergone training on and demonstrate proper mastery of the NRC’s Better Learning Programme approaches.
    3. At least 5 years of relevant work experience, at least 2 in Humanitarian, urban informal settlement, pastoralist or other educationally challenged people’s contexts
    4. Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of education projects for at least 3 years mostly in humanitarian assistance.
    5. Ability to initiate, develop, plan and implement an integrated programme.
    6. Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.
    7. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    8. Be able to use a wide variety of computer software, including Word, Excel and Power Point
    9. Experience in Education project management and with evidence of successfully implementation of similar projects
    10. Sound knowledge of Human Rights and Humanitarian Protection programming principles
    11. Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
    12. Good communication and interpersonal skills
    13. Participate in appropriate professional development of project portfolio
    14. Willingness to adhere to NRC code of conduct at all times in and outside work

    Personal qualities

    1. Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment.
    2. Analyzing and critical thinking.
    3. Empowering and building trust.
    4. Ability to handle stress and insecure environments.
    5. Ability to resolve individual and group conflicts
    6. Ability to cope and support the team to cope well with change.
    7. Good planning and organization skills.
    8. Project implementation supervisory skills.
    9. Good community mobilization skills
    10. Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills
    11. People management skills
    12. Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
    13. Strong organizational and team working skills.
    14. Knowledge of local Turkana language will be an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Norwegian Refugee Council on ekum.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com to apply

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