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Senior Security Officer and Deputy Education Officer Jobs in Kakuma Refugee Camp Kenya

The Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service, Kakuma Refugee Assistance Project, is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan nationals to the following positions to be based in Kakuma refugee camp. 

1. Senior Security Officer 

He/She shall be responsible for coordinating and overseeing security operational plans in the Security Department.

He/She will work to improve the operations of the security department and strengthen coordination, information sharing and surveillance activities.

The incumbent will report directly to the Area Coordinator or his /her designate, while working closely on a daily basis in collaboration with other sectors of the Lutheran World Federation

Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Responsible for the planning and implementation of LWF security coordination activities in the refugee camp.
  • Develop proposals and budgets addressing refugee and host community safety and security needs.
  • To take the lead role in coordinating with the refugee leaders, Community Based Security Management (CBSM) committees, other security focal persons in the program, UNHCR, GOK and other LWF/DWS sectors on security issues at the camp level.
  • Provide technical support to the Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Unit in the Community Services sector.
  • Responsible for preparation and submission of reports from the Security Unit in accordance with approved guidelines and donor formats.
Professional Qualifications: 
  • University degree in Social Work, Sociology, Criminology, Disaster Preparedness or any relevant social science field. A diploma with significant number of years of relevant experience will be considered. Training in field of security administration from a recognized institution.
  • Proven academic or on – job training and understanding of the Project Cycle model in managing humanitarian assistance.
  • Applicants with the rank of a commissioned military or police officer will have an added advantage
  • Proven ability to conduct investigations will be an added advantage.
Relevant Experience: 
  • At least 5 years progressive experience in managing security programs for refugees/ rural communities/police or military service
  • Experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO
  • Experience in proposal and report writing.
  • Strong representation and negotiation skills in working with UN organizations, partner agencies (NGO) and coordinating activities in a multi-pectoral setup.
  • Practical experience of using the Project Cycle tool in the humanitarian sector.
  • Working knowledge and experience of humanitarian principles, law and standards.
  • Knowledge and experience of SGBV and PSEA
  • Excellent computer skills.
2. Deputy Education Officer - Special Needs Education 

Initial 3 Months Contract with a high possibility of renewal in January 2012 based on performance and continued back donor Support.

The holder of this position is responsible for assist the Education coordinator in management of the LWF supported special needs education program activities in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

This program includes giving technical and administrative support to CWD mainstreamed in SNE Programs in 14 primary and 7 preschools in Kakuma camp and Special units for the Deaf, intellectually Challenges and the Blind along with mobilizing and creating awareness in the community to enhance access for CWD to education and other basic rights.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop short term and long term plans for the SNE Program activities and ensuring plans are implemented
  • Carry out regular monitoring and assessments of Special Education Activities and recommend actions on all findings
  • Provide supervision, guidance and capacity building to SNE staff
  • Write and submit reports on SNE related activities to the Education Coordinator.
  • Plan for the procurement and distribution of the special needs education materials
  • Represent the Education sector in special education related forums,
  • Work closely with regular teachers handling SNE children in the regular schools
  • Advocacy and liaison with other stakeholders and community mobilizes in the care for CWD.
Professional Qualifications 
  • At least Diploma in Special Needs Education Training but preferably Bachelors Degree from a recognized educational institution.
  • At least three years of progressive working experience in a management or supervisory role in the field of Special Needs Education programs. Experience gained in an NGO setting will be an added advantage.
  • Proven knowledge and hands-on experience in dealing with varied disabilities in the field of Education and or referral.
  • Conversant with methodologies of inclusive education and designing and implementing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
  • High level of Integrity, interpersonal skills, teamwork and ability to work in a workplace with cultural and religious diversity.
Personal Attributes for both positions: 
  • High level of integrity, commitments and professional responsibility.
  • Strong inter-personal and tea building skills.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, education and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills
“LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. Female 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.”

Please email your application letter and attach updated CV with contact emails and phone numbers of 3 professional referees, preferably your current or immediate former employer addressed to;

C/o HR Officer,
P.O. Box 48 Kakuma,

Or e-mailed to:

Closing date: 26th August 2011

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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