• Career Opportunity at The Xavier Project

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2016 Deadline: 23 November, 2016
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  • Xavier Project has two departments each with their own strategic objectives. The Education Department aims to increase access to relevant and good formal education delivered in a safe environment for refugee children. The ‘Tamuka’ Department aims to make vocational and life-long learning available to all refugees even in emergency situations, primarily through the use of ICT.

    I/O Coordinator

     

    Location: Kakuma, Kenya

    Key Responsibilities

    • Creating leads for telework, BPO and other online jobs that can be conducted by refugees remotely
    • Mentoring digitally talented refugees; coaching them on an ad-hoc basis to complete specific jobs and projects
    • Supporting Tamuka and other XP staff as the organisation’s focal point in Kakuma camp

    Essential Requirements

    • Familiarity with the BPO industry
    • Cutting edge ICT skills and knowledge
    • Experience teaching or training in any context, plus an understanding and interest in pedagogical techniques
    • Strong interpersonal skills and empathy, particularly with regards to working with vulnerable people
    • Ability to communicate in English and Swahili, both written and spoken
    • Willingness to work in hardship areas (i.e. in Kakuma refugee camp)
    • Excellent self-organisational skills and self-confidence
    • The confidence to contribute to team activities and decisions without expecting direct supervision

    Additional desired features

    • Experience working with or teaching refugees; understanding of the various Kenyan refugee contexts, especially urban
    • Experience working with a diverse team of people from different backgrounds
    • Bachelor’s Degree

    What Xavier Project Can Offer You: The Xavier Project staff is a tight community and a strong support network is offered to all members.

    We are diverse and relatively young crowd representing seven nationalities.
    Xavier Project is committed to ensuring that all staff members enjoy their work and gain valuable experience and skills that will enhance their impact now and in the future, whether with Xavier Project or not.

    As such as we run regular staff capacity building programmes and encourage all staff members to pursue opportunities which will help them to grow individually.

    Method of Application

    Send an email to jobs@xavierproject.org by 12pm on Wednesday 23 rd of November expressing your interest in the role. Please make the subject line Application for Tamuka I/O Coordinator role. Attach your CV, including the contacts for two referees. Instead of a cover letter, please attach a separate document with answers to the following questions. Max. 300 words per answer. a. What qualities and experiences do you have that make you suited to this job? b. What are your opinions on the policy of putting refugees in camps? c. People say most of the jobs our children will do in the future aren’t even invented yet. What do you think those jobs will involve? d. What makes an organisation succeed as opposed to failing? Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you don’t hear from us a week after the deadline, consider your application unsuccessful. For more information on what we do please visit www.xavierproject.org and www.tamuka.org Xavier Project is an equal opportunity employer and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, origin, sex, sexual orientation or disability.

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