NGO Jobs in Kenya – Norwegian Refugee Council 2019
Career Employment Kenya: NGO Jobs in Kenya – Norwegian Refugee Council 2019
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Norwegian Refugee Council



Education Project Coordinator –
Kakuma

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.
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Line management of Education project
field staff
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Adherence to NRC policies, guidance
and procedures
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Contribute to Education strategy
development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps
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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
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Provide regular progress reports to
Area Manager (AM)
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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
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Liaise and collaborate with relevant
local authorities and other key stakeholders
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Promote the rights of
refugees/IDPs/returnees in line with advocacy strategy
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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
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Conduct Education specific technical
assessments, present recommendations and adapt programme implementation to
needs and context
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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
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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
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Support the only development of NRC’s
psycho-social responses to learners within our education programming (Better
Learning Programme)
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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
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Minimum 5 years of relevant
experience within field of expertise
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2 years of experience managing
education projects
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Experience in planning and delivering
teacher professional development (preferred)
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Familiarity with INEE Minimum
Standards for Education and Child Protection AoR Minimum Standards
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Previous experience from working in
complex and volatile contexts
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Documented technical competences
related to the position’s responsibilities
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Strong analytical, administration and
documentation skills in the management of educational institutions or
programmes consisting of primary education
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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
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Good communication skills
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Project implementation supervisory
skills
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Ability to resolve individual and
group conflicts
·        
Ability to work with minimum
supervision and deliver on deadlines
·        
Possess high cultural awareness and
sensitivity
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Knowledge of SPHERE standards and
other global humanitarian and education and protection standards
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Fluency in English language both
written and verbal
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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
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Handling insecure environments
·        
Managing resources to optimise
results
·        
Empowering and building trust
·        
Managing performance and development
·        
Planning and delivery results
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*
Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Livelihoods & Food Security Assistant – Kakuma
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.
·        
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.

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Collect data required for the
projects’ output and outcome monitoring system. Write weekly/monthly progress
reports.
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Any other reasonable duties
identified by supervisor.
·        
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
·        
Handling insecure environment
·        
Planning and delivering results
·        
Empowering and building trust
·        
Communicating with impact and respect
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
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.
·        
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
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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
·        
Handling insecure environment
·        
Planning and delivering results
·        
Initiate action and chain
·        
Empowering and building trust
·        
Communicating with impact and respect
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.
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Location: Kenya
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Industry: Emergency Relief
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Special field: Food Security
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Role: Supervisor

Deadline for application: 16/04/2019

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