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Education Project Coordinator Full-time Job

1 year ago   Education & Training   Lodwar   2.4K views Reference: 783
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Education Project Coordinator Kenya Kakuma

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


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 NRCs 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 NRCs psycho-social responses to learners within our education programming (Better Learning Programme)

Promote NRCs 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 your line-manager


Bachelors 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 northwestern Kenya

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 positions 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

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Company Description
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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