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Lutheran World Federation Jobs in Dadaab Refugee Camp Kenya

Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service Kenya/Djibouti program is seeking to recruit Kenyan nationals for the following positions to be based in Dadaab Refugee Camp

1. Education Officer 
1 Position

The Education Officer will be based in Dadaab Hagadera Camp and shall be responsible for coordinating and overseeing operational plans in the Education Department.

He/she will work hand in hand with the Quality Assurance and Standards Officer to improve the proper operations and management of the Education Sector.

The incumbent will report directly to the Senior Education Officer or his/her designate, while working closely on daily basis with Education staff & other sectors of LWF.

Duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Setting short and medium term primary education unit program plans and budgets in liaison with the SEO and plans and monitors performance against those plans.
  • Assisting with planning and design of primary education activities and measures of achievement and collecting data for LWF/DWS primary education unit performance monitoring plan, especially with regard to education indicators.
  • Overall in charge of school supplies (teaching and learning materials which includes: Making requisitions on quarterly basis of the required school materials and equipment, Distribution of the same to all schools in good time for appropriate utilization; also in overseeing data collection and analysis in schools.
  • Ensuring regular communication and interaction between the Education Sector Management staff and teachers, and the school management committees, Refugee Education committees, District Education Office, and other development partners and agencies.
  • Monitoring progress and impact of the primary education unit through regular school visits.
  • Reviewing annual work plans and activity plans of the unit for comprehensiveness, clarity and adherence to LWF/DWS Somali Refugee Assistant Project-Dadaab goals and objectives.
  • Working with teachers and others to ensure the meaningful participation of learners in all aspects of the unit
  • Arranging the sharing of ideas between teachers and schools and coordinating the work of head teachers, school management committees and school inspectors in the camp.
  • Ensuring effective evaluation of learners to see that schools are in line with the Kenya Schools Curriculum, and noting changes required in curriculum or teaching methods.
Professional Qualification:
  • Preferable a degree in education. A social science degree in a related discipline would also be considered.
  • Proven training in curriculum development and implementation, and educational administration.
  • Proven academic or on-job training and understanding of the Project Cycle model in managing humanitarian assistance.
Relevant Experience:
  • At least 4 years of progressive experience in primary education programs for refugees or rural communities.
  • Experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO will be an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical and administration skills in the management of education/programs consisting of primary education.
  • Experience in project cycle management, proposal, report writing and excellent computer skills.
  • Experience in Training of Trainers/Facilitators skills (TOT & TOF) an advantage.
Personal Attributes:
  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place
  • Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills.
2. Quality Assurance and Standards Officer
1 Position

The QAS Officer will be based in Dadaab Hagadera Camp and shall be responsible for coordinating and overseeing operational plans in the Education Department.

He/she will work to improve the proper operations, management and improvement of the Education Department. The incumbent will report directly to the Senior Education Officer or his/her designate, while working closely on a daily basis in collaboration with other sectors of LWF.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

Responsibility 1:
 
  • Ensure that the education project monitoring & Evaluation systems and tools are appropriate and effective in accordance with project design and objectives.
  • Review existing monitoring and reporting tools for the project outputs suggest modifications and develop new tools as necessary in conjunction with sector officers and programme development unit of ERO.
  • Continue to re-examine the specific outputs of the main project components to be monitored and evaluated.
  • Field monitoring and tracking of project progress as per goals and objectives and in accordance to donor contractual obligations.
  • Capacity building of education staff on M&E systems, and data collection including SMP
Responsibility 2
  • Curriculum implementation and evaluation
  • Work together with education officers so as to assess teachers and advice appropriately.
  • Do spot check on syllabus coverage so as to advice appropriately
  • Check on the working instruments of all teachers
  • Analyze examinations & ensure that exams meet intended objective
  • Develop tools to measure learning achievements in schools.
  • Assess teaching visuals and learning materials
Responsibility 3
  • Participate and contribute in Education Sectors Program Development Tasks
  • Help in designing and development of education sector strategic plan
  • Contribute in the development of annual work plans and measurable performance indicators.
  • Review donor progress reports to ensure they conform to set goals and objectives and share corrections with colleagues within the sector.
Responsibility 4
  • Compile project/program reports.
  • Enhance the programmatic and communication linkage between sectors
  • Coordinate development of donor reports and ensure the reports are in line with the agreed upon indicators before submission to Sector head.
Professional Qualification:
  • A degree in Education, social science or an equivalent qualification with a bias towards statistics.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, qualitative research skills –practical skills in community research skills desirable.
  • Knowledge of SPSS, EPI Info, STATA and SAS computer software
  • Specialized training in statistics.
Relevant Experience:
  • At least 4 years experience in development work, the bulk of that period having been spent in education programme development and development research.
  • Ability to work in a team and coordinate team initiatives
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the NGO environment including programme administration and management.
  • Working knowledge of programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of education.
Personal Attributes:
  • Excellent leadership, training and facilitation skills
  • Good writing , communication and analytical skills
  • Have thorough understanding of education programmatic related issues
3. Special Needs Education Teachers 
3 Positions

The Primary school SNE teacher will be based in Dadaab Hagadera Camp and shall be responsible for developing and fostering appropriate skills and social abilities to enable learners achieve optimum development according to age, ability and aptitude.

He/she will work hand in hand with the Education Officers and other Sectors to facilitate learning and improve proper curriculum implementation in schools.

Responsibilities and Tasks:
  • Overall responsible for implementing & evaluating curriculum in the least restrictive environment to children with SNE
  • Establish and maintain up to date professional and administrative records.
  • Train SNE children in co-curriculum activities, assess & prescribe right equipment to SNE children & train them to use
  • Planning, preparing and presenting lessons that cater for the needs of the whole ability range within their class.
  • Staying up to date with changes and developments in the curriculum structure
  • Working with the school management and stakeholders to ensure participation of SNE learners in all education aspects
  • Guide and train parents of children with disability on basic conception for upbringing of their children
  • Involve the refugee community through the PTA in SNE issues, Monitors conduct community mobilization and sensitization on significance of SNE
Professional Qualification:
  • P1 Certificate from Kenya National Examination Council with a Diploma in SNE
  • Registered by Teachers Service Commission
  • Computer literacy
  • Has attended various short courses on SNE to keep abreast with new developments in the sector
  • Competencies: Assessment teacher of children with special needs and teacher trainer
Relevant Experience:
  • At least 4 years of progressive experience as SNE teacher
  • Assessment teacher of children with special needs and teacher trainer
  • Experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in inclusive education and safe learning environments initiatives/learner centered model of teaching
Personal Attributes:
  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place
  • Excellent communication skills, time management, organization and presentation skills
  • A good team player with high degree of initiative, flexibility and tolerance
4. Secretary
1 Position
  • Provide personal administrative support to Education Sector and the organization through conducting and organizing administrative duties and activities including typing and proof reading examinations and keeping records of the same.
Responsibilities
  • Prepare and manage correspondence, reports and documents
  • organize and coordinate meetings, conferences, travel arrangements,take, type and distribute minutes of meetings
  • In liaison with the OIC organize internal and external events in the sector and Set up and maintain filing systems
  • Type and print examinations for all classes in the schools and facilitate timely distribution of the same.
Relevant qualification and experience:
  • Diploma in Secretarial
  • 3 years working experience in similar position
  • Proficiency in computer and in depth knowledge of relevant soft ware such as MS Office Suite
  • Proficiency in spelling, punctuation, grammar and other English language skills, high typing speed
Key competencies
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to details, Time management, planning and organization
  • Confidentiality/Interpersonal skills
“LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.”

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment.

They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 3 January, 2011

Human Resources Officer,
Lutheran World Federation,
P.O. Box 40870 00100,
Nairobi

Or e-mail to hr-dadaab@lwfkenya.org by end of business on 3rd January 2011.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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