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Education District Manager Job in Isibania, Kuria West, Kenya

Job Title: Education District Manager

Category: Full time, contract

Location: Isibania, Kuria West, Kenya.

Applicants must currently live in the region, or be willing to relocate for this position.


Nuru International Kenya is an NGO with a mission of ending extreme poverty. With programs in agriculture, education, community economic development, and healthcare, Nuru’s Education Program aims to increase literacy levels among primary school-aged children in a sustainable and scalable way.  

Our team works with public, primary schools and facilitates literacy-focused programs during breaks in the school schedule to complement and reinforce the Kenyan curriculum. 

We are looking for a District Manager to fill the vacant position in Kuria West District.

The Nuru Education District Manager is a newly created role.  

The position may be staffed internally from Nuru Kenya staff or externally, as determined by the Education Program Manager and in coordination with the Chairman of Nuru Kenya.

Contract specifications will be in accordance with those established in the employment contract.  

This job description is a complement to the employment contract.  

Job performance will be evaluated based on the principles presented in this document. 

It is the employee’s duty to understand and perform these duties.

Manager: Education Program Manager, Chairman Philip Mohochi

Job responsibilities:

  • Accomplish the goals of Nuru Kenya and the education program in a sustainable and scalable way.
  • Develop high level program strategy including, but not limited to: sub-location scaling, outreach interventions, curriculum development, leadership development, and staffing.
  • Manage the Training Manager and Program Leaders and oversee the success and management of their teams.
  • Manage logistics of the outreach and learning center programs, plan and effectively implement scaling strategy, and coordinate with the Monitoring and Evaluation team.
  • Maintain excellent, collaborative relationships with school administration, teachers, community leaders, community members and Ministry Officials.
  • Ensure the tracking and use of operational and impact metrics from M&E.
  • Mentor Education staff and facilitate professional development across the team, focusing on management capacity and building perspective about the global education sector.
  • Collaborate with the Education Training Manager in the development of curriculum and professional development modules for the Education team.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of sub-location scaling. Project financial and staffing needs in preparation for scaling.
  • Routinely conduct strategic planning to ensure that Nuru Education can meet all programmatic goals.
  • Create and maintain the budget for Nuru Education.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with Kenya government officials. Obtains necessary Ministry approval for all programs at appropriate junctures. Writes 6 month Ministry report on Education team’s progress.
  • Represent Nuru Kenya / Education to the general public and government.
  • Sets and achieves short- and long- term goals related to the program.
  • Maintain a presence in the field for at least 10% of the week, supervising programs and providing feedback/guidance.

If the district manager is staffed by a current Nuru Kenya staff, the candidate must:

  • Demonstrate an ability to achieve all the above job functions during a trial period, after which an evaluation would be made to determine effectiveness.
  • Submit to a trial period with no promise of continued employment in the DM capacity if unable to demonstrate the ability to achieve job responsibilities.

The successful candidate must present the following qualifications & competencies:

  • University degree in education, international development, project management, or related area
  • Speak fluent English (mandatory), Kiswahili (mandatory) and Kikurian (preferred)
  • At least 3 – 5 years upper management experience. Demonstrated ability to competently manage 30+ subordinate staff
  • Possess intermediate computer skills (Word, Excel, internet, email)
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in both office and field settings
  • Demonstrated ability to form working relationships with subordinates and peers
  • Skilled in budgeting and planning under tight deadlines
  • At least 3 years of experience developing literacy curriculum
  • At least 3 years of developing and conducting training sessions
  • Ability to use data from monitoring and evaluation to make programmatic decisions
  • Demonstrated responsibility in managing and tracking complex budget expenditures
  • Long-term commitment to ending extreme poverty in rural areas of Kenya

Application Process:

Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • A CV that includes the applicant’s current phone number and email address
  • A cover letter expressing why he/she is interested in the role
  • Three professional references with contact information
  • A copy of school transcripts as well as any relevant certificates that the candidates has obtained

Applications must be submitted by January 31,, 2013. 

Please submit your application to the Nuru Education team by mail or by email at

Nuru Kenya - Education Team
PO Box 176 
Isibania, Kenya 40414 


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