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NRC YEP Education Supervisor, IT Officer and Computer, YEP Secretarial & YEP Hair Dressing Teacher Kenyan Jobs

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Somalia/Kenya is a two country Program with four field offices in Dadaab (Kenya), Hargeisa (Somaliland), Bossaso (Puntland) and Mogadishu (South Central).

NRC has been present in Somaliland since early 2004 and expanded to Puntland in 2006, Mogadishu and Dadaab in 2007.

In a short time NRC established Education, Shelter/Sanitation, Distribution and Camp Management projects for IDPs, refugees and local population in Somalia and Kenya.

NRC has a coordination office in Nairobi, Kenya that was established in 2006.

NRC is seeking for a qualified candidates to fill the following Vacant positions:

Position Vacant: YEP Education Supervisor
Reporting to: Education Project Manager
Duty Station: Dadaab

Duration of Contract: February 2011 to 31st December 2011 (with possible
extension)

NRC is seeking for a qualified candidates to fill the position of Education Supervisor for its Youth Education Pack(YEP), in Hagadera YEP centers - Dadaab. The Youth Education Pack is a program of the Norwegian Refugee Council with support from UNHCR, and other agencies and institutions in education.

The main objective is to bridge the gap in education for the youths with limited opportunities in the formal school system. Hence the need for an alternative education system that aims at making the youths functionally literate and self-reliant.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Support the development, implementation and monitoring of the Youth pack centres
  • Supervise advice and assist in the design and development of a comprehensive training guide/manual for YEP teachers (both vocational and academic) and Centre staff.
  • Supervise advice and assist in the design and development of a comprehensive training guide/manual for YEP teachers (both vocational and academic) and Centre staff.
  • Work with the YEP Project Manager PM in identifying and recruiting academic teachers /instructors for skills training.
  • Supervision and give support to centre leaders and YEP teachers and instructors in the process of implementing their roles and responsibilities. .
  • Training and monitoring the teachers in the YEP Methodology (modules)
  • Organize in-service training for YEP Teachers and instructors
  • Help in the design of a comprehensive curriculum for the Youth Education Pact training.
  • Develop training programs and teaching materials with particular emphasis on participatory methodology together with the YEP PM and NRC partners
  • Participate in the Identification, recruitment and registration of learners in project area.
  • Develop and collect further training/instruction materials for the learners and teachers.
  • Handle financial transactions connected to the project
  • Work with YEP Project Manager in preparation of proposals and budgets to donors
  • Provide required project and progress reports, both narrative and financial, to YEP PC PM and donors, including a comprehensive report to the YEP PC PM by end of every month
  • Liaison with relevant authorities and communities at field level
  • Ensure that learners are prepared for post course period right from Centre
  • Receive, analyze and request for tools and materials for yep training
  • Coordination with World Food Program on food collection and reporting for the Centres
  • To provide advice and work closely with the field team members on Protection as part of the NRC programme activities
  • Prepare and submit timely semi-annual, monthly and weekly work plans.
  • Collect and compile bi-weekly and monthly reports from Centre Leaders
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Relevant university degree in Education from a recognized University Or Higher Diploma in Technical Education from a recognized polytechnic or university
  • At least 3 years experience of teaching technical or supervising the teaching of technical skills in a recognized and reputable technical institute.
  • Experience in training and capacity building of teachers, Training of Trainers
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication
  • Fluency in the English, both oral and written
  • Goal oriented and has the ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
Desired skills
  • Knowledge of the political situation in Somalia and Kenya
  • Experience in designing and leading education teams, teachers, centre leaders and support staff
The position will be based in Dadaab, Kenya

Position Vacant: 
IT Officer
Reporting to: Program Support Manager

Duty Station: Nairobi, with frequent travel to the field offices in Somalia and Kenya

Duration of Contract:
 February 2011 to 31st December 2011 (with possible extension)

Main Responsibilities include:
  • Initiate, implement and maintain effective IT procedures and standards
  • Provide and coordinate efficient and effective IT services.
  • Ensure that there is adequate system security by refining network monitoring and implementing security management software on the server
  • Provide guidance in identification of users’ training needs and designing training materials for the country office’s standards applications.
  • Ensure that IT inventory facilities are maintained and regularly updated.
  • Conduct training to staff where necessary.
  • Offer technical advice on developing of IT policies and procedures.
  • Maintain regular contact with IT staff in the field for feedback on the performance of their network operations to ensure optimum performance.
  • Maintain a backup of office data and ensure weekly backups are done and kept securely outside the office.
  • Provide help desk support to all users on IT issues.
  • Perform any other duties reasonably assigned by the supervisor.
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer or Information Systems.
  • At least 3 years working experience.
  • Proven experience in LAN Management, hardware and software integration and basic maintenance.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and analytical skills.
  • Fluency in English, both oral and written.
  • Experience in managing computer training programs.
This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to the field offices in Somalia and Kenya; Applicants should hold valid travel documents.

Position: 
Computer Teacher
Duty Station: Dadaab

NRC is seeking for qualified candidates to fill the position of Computer Teacher for its Youth Education Pack Project (YEP) in Dadaab

Responsibilities & Tasks

To monitor implementation of YEP project with special focus on computer training including:
  • Implement the training syllabus and ensure all modules are completed before the end of the academic year
  • Promote an environment of dynamic, active and genuine learning
  • Employ a variety of effective teaching strategies to successfully implement the curriculum
  • Make accurate tools and keep records of student’ attendance, progress and assessment
  • Prepare formal monthly reports that conform to YEP guidelines
  • Support the secretarial/journalism learners in production of a publication
Required Qualifications
  • A diploma in Information Technology or related field; knowledge about adult education; additional qualifications for other levels of education preferred
  • Technically/professionally qualified teaching skills background from a reputable training institution is a must
  • Experienced in handling publishing software and basic photo journalism skills
  • Basic knowledge in computer software and hardware
  • Somali Speaking candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
The position is for a fixed-term duration of 4 months (renewable thereafter depending on continued funding and programmatic requirements).

Position Vacant: 
YEP Secretarial Teacher
Reporting to: Center Leader

Duty Station: Dadaab
Duration of Contract: February 2011 to 31st December 2011 (with possible extension)

NRC is seeking for a qualified candidates to fill the position of YEP
Secretarial Teacher for its Youth Education Pack(YEP), in Hagadera YEP centers - Dadaab.

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

The main objective is to bridge the gap in education for the youths with limited opportunities in the formal school system. Hence the need for an alternative education system that aims at making the youths functionally literate and self-reliant.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to the Principles of Teaching and Learning within the YEP Concept.
  • Promote an environment of dynamic, active and genuine learning.
  • Employ a variety of effective teaching strategies to successfully implement the curriculum.
  • Give adequate time to lesson planning and organization.
  • Be aware of course requirements and their directions as well as dynamics.
  • Reflect on the effectiveness of their teaching.
  • Make accurate tools and keep records of student’ attendance, progress and assessment.
  • Assist and advice the students on cooperatives formation and basic entrepreneurial skills and costing.
  • Monitor and support each student and inform students of their progress both within YEP and in the Cooperatives.
  • Maintain good communications with parents concerning the progress of their children.
  • Submit lesson plans and records to Center Leaders, as required.
  • Write formal monthly reports that conform to YEP guidelines
  • Any other duties that may be given by your supervisor.
Required skills and qualifications:
  • A diploma or higher certificate in Computer ; knowledge about adult education; additional qualifications for other levels of education preferred;
  • Experienced and devoted teacher/instructor.
  • Technically/professionally qualified vocational skills background from a reputable training institution is a must.
  • Excellent communication skills, flexible, readily adaptable to new educational methods and approaches.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English.
  • Availability on full-time basis.
  • Knowledge and experience of special needs education and practice a plus factor.
  • Terms and conditions of service as per NRC regulations and Policy.
Desired skills
  • Knowledge of the political situation in Somalia and Kenya
  • Flexibility, reliability and a team spirit
  • Ability to work long hours and in challenging situations
The position will be based in Dadaab, Kenya:

Position Vacant: 
YEP Hair Dressing and Beauty Teacher
Reporting to: Center Leader

Duty Station: Dadaab
Duration of Contract: February 2011 to 31st December 2011 (with possible extension)

NRC is seeking for a qualified candidates to fill the position of YEP Hair Dressing and Beauty Teacher for its Youth Education Pack(YEP), in Hagadera YEP centers - Dadaab.

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

The main objective is to bridge the gap in education for the youths with limited opportunities in the formal school system. Hence the need for an alternative education system that aims at making the youths functionally literate and self-reliant.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to the Principles of Teaching and Learning within the YEP Concept.
  • Promote an environment of dynamic, active and genuine learning.
  • Employ a variety of effective teaching strategies to successfully implement the curriculum.
  • Give adequate time to lesson planning and organization.
  • Be aware of course requirements and their directions as well as dynamics.
  • Reflect on the effectiveness of their teaching.
  • Make accurate tools and keep records of student’ attendance, progress and assessment.
  • Assist and advice the students on cooperatives formation and basic entrepreneurial skills and costing.
  • Monitor and support each student and inform students of their progress both within YEP and in the Cooperatives.
  • Maintain good communications with parents concerning the progress of their children.
  • Submit lesson plans and records to Center Leaders, as required.
  • Write formal monthly reports that conform to YEP guidelines
  • Any other duties that may be given by your supervisor.
Required skills and qualifications:
  • A diploma or higher certificate in Computer; knowledge about adult education; additional qualifications for other levels of education preferred;
  • Experienced and devoted teacher/instructor.
  • Technically/professionally qualified vocational skills background from a reputable training institution is a must.
  • Excellent communication skills, flexible, readily adaptable to new educational methods and approaches.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English.
  • Availability on full-time basis.
  • Knowledge and experience of special needs education and practice a plus factor.
  • Terms and conditions of service as per NRC regulations and Policy.
Desired skills
  • Knowledge of the political situation in Somalia and Kenya
  • Flexibility, reliability and a team spirit
  • Ability to work long hours and in challenging situations
The position will be based in Dadaab, Kenya:

Please indicate the title of the position as the subject for email applications

Deadline for Applications: 4th February 2011

Applications should be submitted to:

Norwegian Refugee Council,
P O Box 21211-00100 Nairobi,
Kenya

Email Address: recruitment_nb@som.nrc.no

Or

Norwegian Refugee Council,
Dadaab Field Office,
P.O Box 05, Dadaab

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer, with no discrimination in terms of sex, age, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation.

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