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Education Project Coordinator – Kakuma
(Kenya Nationals Only)
Ref. nr.: 4057759112
Full time
Number of positions: 1
The NRC East Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007. NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counselling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab and Kakuma.
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.
The purpose of the Education Project Coordinator position is to implement delegated education project portfolio in Turkana West sub-county in Turkana including Kakuma camp, Kalobeyei settlement and the surrounding host community.
In Kakuma and Kalobeyei this includes overall responsibility for the implementation of NRC run primary-level (basic) Alternative Education and catch-up programmes in targeting out-of-school refugee children and over-aged learners as well as projects supporting out-of-school children in the surrounding host community in coordination with the Ministry of Education.
The Education Project Coordinator will provide support on technical programme competences related to programme development and implementation and supervise the Education Project Officer and oversee the line management for all staff in education department including teachers.
NRC’s education programming has a strong focus on quality and achieving measurable learning outcomes of children and ensuring that learning is delivered in a safe and inclusive manner with a particular focus on addressing the psycho-social needs of learners and adherence to NRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
Job Description
·         Line management of Education project field staff
·         Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
·         Contribute to Education strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps
·         Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Education (2) projects (activities, budget ad project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
·         Provide regular progress reports to Area Manager (AM)
·         Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
·         Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
·         Ensure capacity of project staff and transfer key skills
·         Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
·         Promote the rights of refugees/IDPs/returnees in line with advocacy strategy
·         Oversee implementation of education projects in basic education (AEP, catch-up and primary) in Turkana West, targeting both refugees and host communities
·         Provide day-to-day support to education programme team at field level in developing clear work plans and targets and following up on implementation and engage in regular performance monitoring of projects
·         Support the development of quality programming, identifying key areas for further follow up, devising strategies and supporting implementation to improve and monitor quality in NRC’s education approaches
·         Conduct Education specific technical assessments, present recommendations and adapt programme implementation to needs and context
·         Actively participate in relevant coordination forums including camp level education and child protection working groups and country fora
·         Develop training modules and provide specific technical learning or/and training for project staff including teachers. Liaise with NRC hosted Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) education specialists on teacher training and inclusion
·         Develop and implement approaches that promote learning in safe and inclusive environments. Coordinate with NRC protection staff and protection and inclusion partners to support the implementation of key protection mainstreaming actions plan
·         Support the only development of NRC’s psycho-social responses to learners within our education programming (Better Learning Programme)
·         Promote NRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy and ensure awareness of the policy amongst NRC education staff and partners including reporting and investigation procedures
·         Participate in the monthly area office coordination meetings including the monthly programme meeting and the Area Management Team
·         Conduct work planning, mid-term and end-term performance review for staff under your supervision.
·         Any other tasks assigned by the line-manager
Qualifications
·         Minimum 5 years of relevant experience within field of expertise
·         2 years of experience managing education projects
·         Experience in planning and delivering teacher professional development (preferred)
·         Familiarity with INEE Minimum Standards for Education and Child Protection AoR Minimum Standards
·         Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
·         Documented technical competences related to the position’s responsibilities
·         Strong analytical, administration and documentation skills in the management of educational institutions or programmes consisting of primary education
·         Experience in proposal and report writing and excellent computer skills.
·         Proven commitment and passion in inspiring disadvantaged children to achieve their full potential in education and ability to inspire others with the commitment
·         Good communication skills
·         Project implementation supervisory skills
·         Ability to resolve individual and group conflicts
·         Ability to work with minimum supervision and deliver on deadlines
·         Possess high cultural awareness and sensitivity
·         Knowledge of SPHERE standards and other global humanitarian and education and protection standards
·         Fluency in English language both written and verbal
·         Bachelor Degree in Education or related field of study
·         P1 certificate in education is an added advantage
·         Relevant experience in education in emergency settings, especially protracted crisis
·         Experience in non-formal/alternative basic education approaches for disadvantaged children and youth is an added advantage
·         Understanding of key protection concerns in education and child safeguarding
·         A thorough understanding of the context, environment and education challenges in north western Kenya
·         Knowledge of the local language (Kiswahili, Juba Arabic,Somali) – if different than English
Education field: Education
Education level: College / University, Bachelor’s degree
Personal qualities
·         Handling insecure environments
·         Managing resources to optimise results
·         Empowering and building trust
·         Managing performance and development
·         Planning and delivery results
Language: English
We offer
Duty station: Kakuma
Contract period is up to December 2019 with possibility of extension.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Kakuma.
*Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position*
Miscellaneous info
Travel: Some travelling must be expected

Livelihoods & Food Security Assistant – Kakuma
(Kenya Nationals Only)
Ref. nr.: 4056912373
Full time
The NRC East Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007. NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counselling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab and Kakuma.
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.
The Project Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS) activities in Turkana West, Turkana County, Kenya (Kakuma camp, Kalobeyei settlement and surrounding host communities).
This includes supporting the delivery of NRC’s planned market-based skills training in selected value chains (including online/digital skills and energy) and entrepreneurship and business development training, mentorship and support to refugee and host community youth and local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in partnership with other organisations and private sector actors.
Job description
·         Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
·         Assist with the implementation of the programme portfolio according to plan of action.
·         Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
·         Ensure proper filing of documents.
·         Promote and share ideas for improvement of the programme function.
·         Conduct project awareness among stakeholders at community level in Kalobeyei settlement Kakuma camps and surrounding communities.
·         Conduct beneficiaries’ mobilisation and registration based on the targeting criteria for a particular activity or project.
·         Monitor the freelancing workspaces on a daily basis in to ensure they are operating at optimum standard and capacity.
·         Regularly monitor activities of other youth groups and SMEs and provide follow up support in relation to training, inputs and post-training/distribution monitoring.
·         Support identified NRC partners and private sector actors engaged in the delivery of their activities.
·         Contribute in preparation of training content and materials and in the delivery of such trainings.
·         Carry out distribution of materials or cash grants to registered beneficiaries and complete distribution lists in accordance with NRC’s beneficiary distribution lists and cash-based intervention (CBI) standard operating procedures (SOP). Facilitate and gather information on market systems, market analysis and mapping in Turkana West.
·         Facilitate and strengthen income generating activities (IGA) of target groups at Kalobeyei and Kakuma.
·         Plan, coordinate and collaborate closely with Education and ICLA teams regarding the skills training, legal assistance and documentation support (or other support) required by LFS target groups.
·         Collect data required for the projects’ output and outcome monitoring system. Write weekly/monthly progress reports.
·         Any other reasonable duties identified by supervisor.
Qualifications
·         Experience running Livelihoods or Food Security projects in a humanitarian/recovery context, with a particular focus on market-based income generation activities.
·         Previous experience from working in complex and/or protracted displacement situations is desirable
·         Data collection experience, preferably including market assessments.
·         Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
·         Fluency in English both written and spoken
·         A diploma or bachelor in business management or related subject
·         At least 1 year’s experience in working in livelihoods and food security field. Knowledge of the local context an asset.
·         Knowledge of community mobilisation and effective information sharing methodologies.
·         Knowledge of Juba Arabic, Somali, Kiswahili and other local languages would be an advantage.
Education field: Social science
Education level: College / University, Bachelor’s degree
Personal qualities
·         Handling insecure environment
·         Planning and delivering results
·         Empowering and building trust
·         Communicating with impact and respect
Language: English
We offer
Duty station: Kakuma
Contract period is up to December 2019 with possibility of extension.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Kakuma.

Livelihoods & Food Security Officer – Kakuma
(Kenya Nationals Only)
Ref. nr.: 4056872683
Full time
Number of positions: 1
The NRC East Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007. NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counselling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab and Kakuma.
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.
The Project Officer is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS) activities in Turkana West, Turkana County, Kenya. The Project Officer is responsible for supporting the implementation of LFS activities in Kakuma camp, Kalobeyei settlement and surrounding host communities and supporting programme development through assessments, stakeholder engagement and coordination.
This includes supporting the development and delivery of NRC’s planned market-based skills training in selected value chains (including online/digital skills and energy) and entrepreneurship and business development training, mentorship and support to refugee and host community youth and local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in partnership with other organisations and private sector actors.
Job description
·         Ensure adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements.
·         Implement LFS activities according to strategy, proposal, budget, and plans.
·         Prepare periodic status report and other documents as required by management.
·         Ensure proper filling of all types of project document.
·         Breakdown the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly plans.
·         Coordinate with relevant partners and authorities in the project area.
·         Ensure that procurement plans, training activities, distribution of equipment/materials and other project activities are done timely and according to procedures.
·         Train and develop team.
·         Promote and share technical improvement in order to improve the quality of the activities.
·         Ensure that project team target most beneficiaries in need, and explore new better ways to assist.
·         Undertake assessments in relation to employment and income generation opportunities for refugee and host community youths.
·         Explore opportunities for digital livelihoods for youths and create linkages with relevant partner organisations and online platforms in coordination with private sector actors including social enterprises.
·         Facilitate the establishment and running of workspaces for freelancing in Kalobeyei settlement and Kakuma camps for refugee and host community youths engaged in digital livelihoods.
·         In coordination with LFS actors in Kakuma identify potential value chains in Kakuma, analyse them and select a few ones that NRC can focus on developing for benefits of youth groups and SMEs in the area.
·         Support the training of SMEs in business management, inventory and finances in coordination with partners and private sector actors.
·         Support the delivery of entrepreneurship mentorship and literacy and numeracy training to refugee and host community youth groups/SMEs targeted under our LFS projects.
·         Create linkages between SMEs and credit institutions and facilitate agreements on favourable lending and repayment terms.
·         Plan, coordinate and work closely with the other core competency teams, particularly Education for skills training activities and ICLA for legal support and civil documentation issues.
·         Recommend any potential local partners to the Area Manager for consideration and further due diligence procedures.
·         Conduct performance appraisal review meetings with LFS Assistants.
·         Ensure timely outcome/output monitoring and post-distribution monitoring (PDM) for all LFS projects.
·         Participate in the area level PCM and other coordination meetings
·         Implementation of training session for beneficiaries, including preparation of training content and materials and logistic arrangements
·         Liaison with NRC partners (local authorities, others) and other stakeholders (returnees, host community, community leaders, CBOs, NGOs, UN) on food security and other related issues, attending relevant coordination meetings and sharing information as requested and agreed with the Area Manager
Qualifications
·         Experience running Livelihoods or Food Security projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
·         Experience in running livelihoods activities, especially digital livelihoods, value chains, linking skills to employment or income generation opportunities, developing business plans, supporting SMEs to grow and assisting refugees or other vulnerable groups to access credit and legal documentation
·         Previous experience from working in complex and/or protracted displacement situations is desirable
·         Experience of carrying out market assessments
·         Understanding of market-based livelihoods programming
·         Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
·         Fluency in English both written and spoken
·         A diploma or bachelor in business management or related subject
·         At least 3 year experience in working in livelihoods and food security field. Knowledge of the local context
·         Good level of competency in working with social enterprises, online marketing/work platforms is desirable.
·         Proved skills and experience in report writing.
·         Strong organisational and logistic skill and the ability to work with little infrastructures and function in difficult situation including little transport.
·         Knowledge of Juba Arabic, Somali, Kiswahili and other local languages would be an advantage.
Education field: Social science
Education level: College / University, Bachelor’s degree
Personal qualities
·         Handling insecure environment
·         Planning and delivering results
·         Initiate action and chain
·         Empowering and building trust
·         Communicating with impact and respect
Language: English
We offer
Contract period is up to December 2019 with possibility of extension.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Kakuma.
How to Apply
Visit www.nrc.no to apply online
Search criteria:
·         Location: Kenya
·         Industry: Emergency Relief
·         Special field: Food Security
·         Role: Supervisor
Deadline for application: 16/04/2019

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