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Nuru International Education Fellow Job in Kenya

Nuru International is an organization with the goal of bringing lasting hope to those struggling to break free from the chains of extreme poverty around the world. Nuru helps impoverished, rural communities to lift themselves out of extreme poverty in a sustainable way within five years through a holistic community development model.

Communities will be completely self-sufficient, free from outside influence or dependency and permanently sustainable. Nuru is a 501(c)(3) organization that plans to make a significant impact in the fight against extreme poverty.

Closing date: 15 Dec 2010
Location: Kenya

The Nuru International Fellows Program is designed to be an incredible opportunity for those interested in expanding their experience by working in the field. The Nuru Fellows Program allows for talented and motivated professionals to use their skills to affect real social change by working directly with communities on the ground in rural Kenya. Potential applicants must be dedicated to serving the poor.

Successful candidates will undergo a three-week training in Nuru’s CA office. After training, fellows will participate in a seven month program based in Nuru’s project in Kuria, Kenya. The program will finish with a one week debrief in the U.S. Exemplary fellows may be offered a full-time paid position with Nuru.

All transportation, medical insurance, and living costs are paid by Nuru, as well as transportation for a three week vacation in the middle of the fellowship.

Please visit to see this information and more on Nuru's website.

Nuru’s plan to address our partner communities’ education needs is central to our overall, holistic solutions. The Education Fellow will partner with the community to identify the community’s needs in primary, secondary, and adult education and then design sustainable system solutions to meet those needs.

The Education Fellow is a member of a Foundation Team 6 and will report to the Foundation Team Leader.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
Identify the education needs within partner communities
Help to develop measuring tools (surveys) to measure impact of education programs on the poverty level of the community
Refine existing EPI to improve accuracy in its reflection of the community poverty level and operational effectiveness
Develop and implement education solutions to the communities’ needs in the areas of education quality, infrastructure, and administration within partner communities
Manages program budget efficiently to meet pre-determined goals • Achieves pre-determined quarterly goals
Ensure education programs are truly sustainable
Train and mentor the Community Development Committee
Identify, recruit, and manage relationships with potential partner organizations
Conduct logistics support operations and supervision of volunteer teams in the community project
Conduct effective turnover of the project with the incoming Education Fellow
Specific Skills and Attributes (additional to the General Requirements for the Nuru Fellows
Bachelor’s degree required, MA in Education preferred
At least 3 – 5 years of experience in teaching and/or education administration
Prior experience living and/or working in a developing country
High committed to organization’s mission and theory of change
Prior success working closely, leading and building relationships with diverse groups of people, including volunteers
Strong leadership and team building experience
Ability to do crisis management and rapid, innovative problem solving in uncertain environments
How to apply

Please go to and follow the link to the International Programs to view the Fellows Program Overview and specific Job Descriptions.

Applicants will be asked to submit the application form and additional documents (resume, cover letter and three letters of reference from their current job; volunteer supervisor, or personal acquaintance- all in the pdf. format) in order to be considered for the program.
Please note that due to the large number of qualified applications, we will not be able to interview every applicant.

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