Education Officer- Administration and Policy, National Position, Dadaab, Kenya
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Lutheran World Federation -Kenya-Djibouti-Somalia Program, is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position of Education Officer – Administration and Policy, to be based in Dadaab Refugee Camp
The Education Officer-Administration and Policy will work closely with the Education Officer-Quality and Curriculum Implementation in ensuring adequate timely school supplies to enhance quality learning outcomes.
Also, the officer will work closely with the Human Officer to ensure teacher recruitment and management is done in accordance with LWF policies and Teacher Service Commission policies.
Duties and responsibilities will include: –
Setting short and medium-term Education program plans and budgets in liaison with the QS manager and others, and plans and monitors performance against those plans.
- Participate in conducting needs assessment and using the findings in the planning and design of primary education activities
- Support administration of internal and external assessments with a major focus on the logistical support
- Overall in charge of school supplies (teaching and learning material) which includes: making requisitions, raising demand forms of the required school materials and equipment, distribution of the same to all schools in good time for appropriate utilization and ensuring proper documentation of same and support school meals program.
- In charge of disaster risk assessment and reduction in schools and enhancing school safety for learners and teachers
- Lead Psychosocial support, socio-emotional learning and gender mainstreaming activities
- Working closely with UNHCR and UNHCR education focal persons to ensure the setting of priorities for investment in education
- A member of the education working group through which coordination mechanisms for networking and collaboration are strengthened
- Ensuring regular meaningful communication and interaction between the Education Sector Management staff and teachers, and the school management committees, sub-County Education Office, and other development partners and agencies.
- Investigate gender imbalances in education service provision in the schools, and designing and implementing initiatives aimed at increasing enrolment and improving retention and performance of girls in the schools.
- Conducting regular school visits, hold meetings with headteachers and Boards of Management (BoM) to discuss emerging issues and come up with strategies for addressing the same
- Keeping the QS manager abreast with emerging issues in the community and suggesting possible ways of addressing them to ensure there is no disruption to school activities
- Reviewing annual work plans and activity plans of the unit for comprehensiveness, clarity and adherence to LWF/WS goals and objectives.
- Working with headteachers to establish a functional board of management and Parents associations in schools to promote community involvement and participation in education
- support headteachers and BoMs to development and implement school development plans
- Working closely with the HR in the recruitment, management and appraisal of education staff including teachers
- Oversee the implementation of LWF policies including Child safeguarding, CoC and PSEA in education and reporting on the same
- Participating in disciplinary cases involving education staff
- Performing any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor and/or their designate
- Minimum of an undergraduate degree in education, Special Needs Education plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience in humanitarian education programming including 2 years in the refugee context
- Technical expertise in education in emergencies (EiE)
- Proven academic or on-job training and understanding of the Project Cycle model in managing humanitarian assistance
- A very good understanding of Comprehensive School Safety or Disaster Management
- 3 years of progressive experience in the management of primary education programs for refugees or rural communities.
- Experience in coordination of Education Working Group or leading education cluster
- Experience in supporting Needs assessment, identifying priorities and designing interventions
- Experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO will be an added advantage.
- Strong analytical, administration and documentation skills in the management of educational institutions or programs consisting of primary education.
- Experience in proposal and report writing and excellent computer skills.
- Experience in Training of Trainers/Facilitators skills (TOT & TOF) an advantage.
- High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
- Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the workplace.
- Excellent communication, time management, organization and presentation skills.
- A good team player with a high degree of initiative, flexibility and tolerance
Female candidates and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.
Applications must have 3 referees who are work-related.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Closing date is 18th Jan 2021
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