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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Quality Assurance and Standards 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
Quality Assurance and Standards Officer
1 Position

The QAS 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 to improve the proper operations, management and improvement of the Education Department. The incumbent will report directly to the Senior Education Officer or his/her designate, while working closely on a daily basis in collaboration with other sectors of LWF.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

Responsibility 1:

    * Ensure that the education project monitoring & Evaluation systems and tools are appropriate and effective in accordance with project design and objectives.
    * Review existing monitoring and reporting tools for the project outputs suggest modifications and develop new tools as necessary in conjunction with sector officers and programme development unit of ERO.
    * Continue to re-examine the specific outputs of the main project components to be monitored and evaluated.
    * Field monitoring and tracking of project progress as per goals and objectives and in accordance to donor contractual obligations.
    * Capacity building of education staff on M&E systems, and data collection including SMP

Responsibility 2

    * Curriculum implementation and evaluation
    * Work together with education officers so as to assess teachers and advice appropriately.
    * Do spot check on syllabus coverage so as to advice appropriately
    * Check on the working instruments of all teachers
    * Analyze examinations & ensure that exams meet intended objective
    * Develop tools to measure learning achievements in schools.
    * Assess teaching visuals and learning materials

Responsibility 3

    * Participate and contribute in Education Sectors Program Development Tasks
    * Help in designing and development of education sector strategic plan
    * Contribute in the development of annual work plans and measurable performance indicators.
    * Review donor progress reports to ensure they conform to set goals and objectives and share corrections with colleagues within the sector.

Responsibility 4

    * Compile project/program reports.
    * Enhance the programmatic and communication linkage between sectors
    * Coordinate development of donor reports and ensure the reports are in line with the agreed upon indicators before submission to Sector head.

Professional Qualification:

    * A degree in Education, social science or an equivalent qualification with a bias towards statistics.
    * Strong analytical, quantitative, qualitative research skills –practical skills in community research skills desirable.
    * Knowledge of SPSS, EPI Info, STATA and SAS computer software
    * Specialized training in statistics.

Relevant Experience:

    * At least 4 years experience in development work, the bulk of that period having been spent in education programme development and development research.
    * Ability to work in a team and coordinate team initiatives
    * Good knowledge and understanding of the NGO environment including programme administration and management.
    * Working knowledge of programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of education.

Personal Attributes:

    * Excellent leadership, training and facilitation skills
    * Good writing , communication and analytical skills
    * Have thorough understanding of education programmatic related issues
“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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