Project Assistant Job in Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council
Project Assistant - Education
Ref. nr.: 3246072225
Full time
Number of positions: 1
Job Location: Kakuma
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011. 

Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations. 

NRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by the ongoing conflict and more recently by the drought and famine. 

NRC offers a comprehensive response for Refugees, returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

The Youth Education and livelihoods Project is a program of the Norwegian Refugee Council with support from UNHCR, and other agencies and institutions in education. 

The main objective is to ensure that displaced youth are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to enhance protection, improve their Youth Education and livelihoods Project and become productive members of their communities.
Youth Education and livelihoods Project is a one-year non-formal education project for refugees and local host population in between 15 – 24 years old, which combines literacy and Numeracy skills, life skills and skills training. 

The training cycles are for six (6) months and is full time, five days a week. The learners are refugees/host community youth aged 14 to 24 years.

Reporting to the Project Officer - Education 

He/She will ensure the skills development and literacy and numeracy activities run smoothly through providing the required support to the skills instructors and literacy and numeracy teachers on time.

To ensure proper and timely data collection and entry and compilation of reports

Job Description
  • Carry out community mobilization and awareness creation on the project activities and register youth for training/learning.
  • To prepare comprehensive work plans that will enable the instructors and teachers plan appropriately for the training activities.
  • To ensure that training content is delivered using learner friendly methods as per the curriculum.
  • To monitor in a participatory manner the implementation of the training curricula and ensure all modules are completed within the training cycle.
  • To ensure that training is thorough and trainees are able to apply the skills acquired.
  • To cooperate and support the entire team of teachers in the project.
  • To distribute training materials and other requirements on time and keep clear records on the same.
  • To submit progress reports to the Project Officer monthly or otherwise as may be required.
  • Promote close working relationship with other stakeholders.
  • Create awareness among refugees and the host community on the project activities and forge cooperation with other community livelihood activities.
  • Have at least four years of teaching experience in Primary School, pre-primary or any other formal or non-formal learning institution.
  • Experience in community development initiatives
  • High level of personal integrity and sensitivity to adult psychology.
  • High standard of English methodology including oral skills.
  • Knowledge on use participatory and learner centred methods, children rights and the global education standards.
Education field: Education

Education level:  Academy college / University

Personal qualities
  • Experience from working in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own skills/profile
  • Good knowledge of English
We offer
Commencement: As soon as possible
Duty Station: Kakuma
Duration of contract: 1 year with possibility of Extension
Salary/Benefits: According to NRC's general directions. The candidate will observe NRC's code of conduct 

Salary / Benefits: According to NRC's general directions. The candidate will observe NRC's code of

Miscellaneous info

Travel: No travelling required

Search criteria:
  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Education / Training
  • Role: Assistant
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Deadline for application: 02/11/2016