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 or to their country of origin.
Xavier Project is primarily an education focused NGO, and while we have media and livelihoods programmes educational interventions make up the core of our activities within these programmes.
Xavier Project is registered as a local NGO in Uganda, an international NGO in Kenya and a company and charity in UK.
All operations are in Kenya and Uganda, but a majority of funds are raised in UK. We have a three way partnership agreement between the branches of Xavier Project and one executive team primarily based in the Xavier Project headquarters in Nairobi.
Job Description and Expectations
As Education Partner for UNHCR in urban areas, Xavier Project is looking for an Education Officer who will run capacity building sessions with schools’ Boards of Management and teachers that will cover all areas related to refugees.
The officer will also work with teachers to improve the quality of the education they deliver.
The team will engage with the senior management of the schools to ensure that each school has a governance structure in place, encourage the involvement of parents in the supervision of school activities, train PTAs and school management committees (SMCs) on good school management, establish student school committees (ideally with refugee members) and encourage exchange visits of PTAs and SMCs between schools.
The team will also engage the senior management on the safety of refugee children in their schools, and review the protection policies in place.
The team will work in partnership with other agencies to ensure that resources are saved and collaboration is maximised. An Education-in-Emergencies framework in each school will be established. The same schools will receive material support where necessary to build the capacities of the institution.
The Education Officer will work closely with the Xavier Project CEO Edmund Page who is a qualified teacher, and the Kenya Director of Education to develop good working practice.
The Education Officer will also be a member of the Xavier Project executive committee and in that capacity will be expected to offer advice and support to other areas of the Xavier Project beyond the Education Programme
Expectations of Xavier Project
The Xavier Project staff is a tight community and 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 we encourage all staff members to pursue opportunities which will help them to grow individually.
Candidates interested in applying for this job should send their CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants are urged to apply as soon as they can and not wait until the 31st January 2017 deadline.
Candidates should use email title KENYA EDUCATION OFFICER .
Please also include the names and contact details of two referees. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Xavier Project is an equal opportunity employer and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.