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  • Posted: Jun 28, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    Education Project Assistant (Turkana)

    Job Description

    ​​​​​​Duties & Responsibilities 

    • Supports the Education Project Officer in the implementation of the Education Work plan
    • Monitoring of activities in schools and centers
    • Work with PTAs and children’s groups to address protection concerns in schools
    • Work with teachers in ensuring regular data collection, reporting and storage
    • Carry out community mobilization and awareness creation on the project activities and register children and youth for learning.  
    • To prepare comprehensive work plans that will enable teachers plan appropriately for teaching and learning activities.
    • To ensure that training content is delivered using learner friendly methods as per the curriculum. 
    • To monitor in a participatory manner, the implementation of the basic education curriculum is completed within the appropriate time. 
    • To ensure that teaching and learning is thorough and learners are able to apply knowledge and skills acquired. 
    • To cooperate and support the entire team of teachers in the project. 
    • To distribute teaching and learning materials and other requirements on time and keep clear records on the same. 
    • To submit progress reports to the Project Officer monthly or otherwise as may be required. 
    •  Promote close working relationship with other stakeholders.
    • Create awareness among refugees and the host community on the project activities and forge cooperation with other community livelihood activities.

    Professional competencies

    • Have at least five years of teaching experience in Primary School, pre-primary or any other formal or non-formal learning institution.
    • Experience in community development initiatives
    • High level of personal integrity and sensitivity to adult psychology.
    • High standard of English methodology including oral skills.
    • Knowledge on use participatory and learner centred methods, children rights and the global education standards
    • Experience in Project Management in humanitarian/recovery context

    Context related skills, knowledge and experience 

    • Be a Kenyan citizen
    • Hold P1 certificate/Diploma in education from a reputable institution
    • Have at least 5 years teaching experience in primary school
    • Understanding of child protection issues in schools and working with PTAs in addressing them
    • Experience in working with children with disabilities/special needs education
    • Experience from working in a humanitarian/recovery context
    • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Knowledge about own skills/profile
    • Good knowledge of English and Swahili
    • Knowledge of local Turkana language will be an added advantage.

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    Education Project Officer (Turkana)

    Job Description

    Duties & Responsibilities 

    • Participate in the planning, implementation, expansion, coordination and management of NRC’s AEP activities in Kakuma.
    • 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.
    • Ensure monitoring of the AE programme components assigned, by contributing to data collection, spot visits, data analysis, and drafting of regular activity implementation/monitoring/evaluation reports, need-based.
    • Ensure mobilization and enrolment of AEP learners at the start-up of the AEP project in close cooperation and coordination with other agencies (in particular UNHCR, UNICEF LWF, FCA, HI and WTK)
    • Supervise the education technical assistants and teachers assigned, 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
    • Ensure timely procurement, development and distribution of training modules, educational materials and equipment and preparation and filing of beneficiary lists and results outcome.
    • Coordinate with the World Food Program (WFP) to ensure that AEP learners receive school feeding and that all procedures are followed and completed in a timely manner.
    • Ensure effective pre-positioning, timely, distribution and monitoring of school learning materials.
    • 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)
    • Prepare timely periodic AEP progress reports as required by the line manager. (Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly or Quarterly and end of year project reports).
    • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities of project and conduct monthly PTA/community coordination meetings per camp.
    • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by line manager

    Professional competencies

    • Bachelor’s degree in Education oriented towards Primary Education or related field of study, additional P1 certificate is an added advantage.
    • Have a valid Teaching Certificate (Registered with TSC)
    • At least 5 years of relevant work experience, at least 2 in Humanitarian, urban informal settlement, pastoralist or other educationally challenged people’s contexts
    • Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of education projects for at least 3 years mostly in humanitarian assistance.
    • Ability to initiate, develop, plan and implement an integrated programme.
    • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Be able to use a wide variety of computer software, including Word, Excel and Power Point
    • Experience in Education project management and with evidence of successfully implementation of similar projects
    • Sound knowledge of Human Rights and Humanitarian Protection programming principles
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Participate in appropriate professional development of project portfolio
    • Willingness to adhere to NRC code of conduct at all times in and outside work

    Personal qualities

    • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment.
    • Analyzing and critical thinking.
    • Empowering and building trust.
    • Ability to handle stress and insecure environments.
    • Ability to resolve individual and group conflicts
    • Ability to cope and support the team to cope well with change.
    • Good planning and organization skills.
    • Project implementation supervisory skills.

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