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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Education Officer job in Kenya

Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service Kenya/Djibouti program is seeking to recruit Kenyan nationals for the following position to be based in Dadaab Refugee Camp

Education Officer
1 Position

The Education Officer will be based in Dadaab Hagadera Camp and shall be responsible for coordinating and overseeing operational plans in the Education Department.

He/she will work hand in hand with the Quality Assurance and Standards Officer to improve the proper operations and management of the Education Sector.

The incumbent will report directly to the Senior Education Officer or his/her designate, while working closely on daily basis with Education staff & other sectors of LWF.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

    * Setting short and medium term primary education unit program plans and budgets in liaison with the SEO and plans and monitors performance against those plans.
    * Assisting with planning and design of primary education activities and measures of achievement and collecting data for LWF/DWS primary education unit performance monitoring plan, especially with regard to education indicators.
    * Overall in charge of school supplies (teaching and learning materials which includes: Making requisitions on quarterly basis of the required school materials and equipment, Distribution of the same to all schools in good time for appropriate utilization; also in overseeing data collection and analysis in schools.
    * Ensuring regular communication and interaction between the Education Sector Management staff and teachers, and the school management committees, Refugee Education committees, District Education Office, and other development partners and agencies.
    * Monitoring progress and impact of the primary education unit through regular school visits.
    * Reviewing annual work plans and activity plans of the unit for comprehensiveness, clarity and adherence to LWF/DWS Somali Refugee Assistant Project-Dadaab goals and objectives.
    * Working with teachers and others to ensure the meaningful participation of learners in all aspects of the unit
    * Arranging the sharing of ideas between teachers and schools and coordinating the work of head teachers, school management committees and school inspectors in the camp.
    * Ensuring effective evaluation of learners to see that schools are in line with the Kenya Schools Curriculum, and noting changes required in curriculum or teaching methods.

Professional Qualification:

    * Preferable a degree in education. A social science degree in a related discipline would also be considered.
    * Proven training in curriculum development and implementation, and educational administration.
    * Proven academic or on-job training and understanding of the Project Cycle model in managing humanitarian assistance.

Relevant Experience:

    * At least 4 years of progressive experience in primary education programs for refugees or rural communities.
    * Experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO will be an added advantage.
    * Strong analytical and administration skills in the management of education/programs consisting of primary education.
    * Experience in project cycle management, proposal, report writing and excellent computer skills.
    * Experience in Training of Trainers/Facilitators skills (TOT & TOF) an advantage.

Personal Attributes:

    * High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
    * Ability to tolerate cultural, educational 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. Qualified 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.”

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment.

They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 3 January, 2011

Human Resources Officer,
Lutheran World Federation,
P.O. Box 40870 00100,

Or e-mail to by end of business on 3rd January 2011.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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