• Senior Officer – Education at Concern Worldwide

  • Posted on: 1 August, 2017 Deadline: 13 August, 2017
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  • Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

    Senior Officer – Education


    Liaises with:

    Officer Community Empowerment & Officer Health and Nutrition

    Regional Coordinator Education Development Trust in Nairobi

    Contract Details:

    One (1) Year Fixed Term Contract

    Monthly Starting Salary - Kes 105,699

    Group Medical Cover (1Principal + 2 Dependants)

    Group Life Cover

    Group Personal Accident Cover

    Job Summary:

    The incumbent will be responsible for the implementation of the education programme in Nairobi County

    Main Duties & Responsibilities:

    Provide leadership at school and community level implementation of education programme in Nairobi County, this includes:

    · Generate and implement Education quarterly costed workplan

    · Strengthen capacity of school systems and communities to improve attendance, learning outcomes and transition for the Most Vulnerable Children through a variety of Education   pathways

    · Strengthen capacity of school systems and communities to improve protection and safety for the Most Vulnerable Children

    · Monitoring and evaluation and quality assurance of project activities

    · Collecting and analyzing project monitoring data

    · Maintain and update programme monitoring dashboard

    · Project reporting, identification of case studies and change stories for documentation

    · Represent Concern in County or Sub County level as applicable

    · Manage the cash transfer and income generating component of the project

    Responding to Emergencies:

    · Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary

    · Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

    Programme Participant Protection Policy

    · To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct.

    Job Specification:

    A degree in education and at least three (3) years’ experience in Primary Education programming and demonstrate capacity in the following areas:

    • Mentorship and or Child to Child approach to motivation and learning
    • Protection of vulnerable children
    • Life skills education
    • Early grade literacy including assessments
    • Strengthening school system in a development and emergency context
    • Monitoring and Evaluation and data management,
    • Cash transfers and Income Generating Activities for vulnerable households

    · A Trainer of Trainers in participatory and adult learning techniques

    · Working knowledge of project cycle management, data management and analysis

    · Good understanding of cross cutting issues - gender, HIV and AIDS, DRR

    · Excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills

    · Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams.

    · Proficient in the use of computer applications

    · Fluent in both spoken and written English and Kiswahili. Fluency in the local language is an added advantage.


    This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a CV and cover letter only to nairobi.hr@concern.net with the title of the email as ‘Senior Officer – Education Nairobi’. The closing date for applications is Sunday13th August 2017.

    Each application must include at least three referees who can validate technical expertise. Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

    Candidates who had applied earlier need not reapply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

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