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Lutheran World Federation of Kenya – Education Officer.

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1. Identification

  LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.

A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.

Our partners in Kenya Somalia Program include: Lutheran Churches and their related agencies, The European Commission (ECHO), the US Government (BPRM), WFP, UNICEF and UNHCR with whom we are key implementing partners

Lutheran World Federation Kenya- Somalia, Kakuma Program is seeking to recruit a National staff for the following position;

Education Officer -Kakuma

2. Unit Summary:

Lutheran World Federation Department for World Services Kenya/Somalia runs 21 primary schools and 13 ECDE centers within Kakuma Refugee Camp. The schools have both national teachers and refugee teachers. The program is seeking to recruit a Kenyan national for the following position of teacher tutor to be based in Kakuma refugee Camp.

3. Overall Purpose/Broad Function:

The Education Officer – Primary will assist and support the Education technical lead in the management of the 21 primary schools by among other duties coordinating and overseeing administration operational plans in the education department. Specifically, the position holder will work with head teachers to identify school needs and ensure proper management of schools, community mobilization, liaison with UNHCR and other partners supporting education as well as coordination of all procurement and logistical functions for education sector. The incumbent will work closely with the Sub-County Education office in Quality Assurance and Standards to ensure regular standard school assessment and regular monitoring visits, preparation, registration and presentation of learners for national assessment. The officer will also work with teachers to promote and enhance learners’ participation in co-curriculum activities as per the Ministry of Education calendar. The officers will lead identification of teacher training needs, develop training schedules and lead teacher trainings and post teacher training development programs.

4. Key Duties and Responsibilities:

§ Provide technical leadership in curriculum implementation, monitoring and tracking of learning outcomes in all the primary schools

§ Responsible for; establishing, maintaining and improving curriculum implementation standards and quality in all schools.

§ Responsible for interpretation and implementation of MoE policies in schools

§ Provide technical support to all teacher in development and implementation of Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) and support Head teachers in development of curriculum based establishment.

§ Working closely with the HR in the recruitment, management and appraisal of the education officers, teacher tutors, national/refugee teachers and CSOs

§ Co-ordinate and facilitate the organization and implementation of co-curriculum activities in the schools in line with MoE co-curriculum activities calendar

§ Vetting of all teachers and other education staff to ensure they comply with National curriculum standards

§ Conducting regular school visits, hold meetings with head teachers and Boards of Management (BoM) to discuss emerging issues and come up with strategies for addressing the same

§ Working with head teachers to establish functional board of management and Parents associations in schools to promote community involvement and participation in education

§ In charge of disaster risk assessment and reduction in schools and enhancing school safety for learners and teachers

§ Reviewing annual work plans and activity plans of the unit for comprehensiveness, clarity and adherence to LWF/WS goals and objectives.     

§ Participating in disciplinary cases involving primary education staff        

§ 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

§ In Liaison with KNEC and other examination bodies ensure KCPE, ECDE and diploma teacher education examination teaching practice or conducted smoothly.

§ Coordination internal school assessment to measure learners’ progressive achievement towards achieving quality learning outcomes

§ Working with the teacher tutors develop tools for teacher performance appraisal in line with TSC Teacher Professional Development model

§ To organize for both short term (pedagogical skills development) and long term (professional certified) training programs for teachers

§ In charge of equitable deployment of teachers in schools along the parameters of gender, training and nationality

– 5. Supervisory Responsibilities:

– Head teachers

– Teacher tutors

– Teachers

6. Education/Professional Designations/Experience:

§ Must have at least a degree in education from a recognized institution.

§ Must be registered teacher by Teachers Service Commission (TSC)

§ Technical expertise in curriculum implementation

§ Technical expertise in education in emergencies (EiE)

§ Proven academic or on-job training and understanding of the Project Cycle model in managing humanitarian assistance with at least three (3) years in education programming.                                                                                                                                      

§ A very good understanding of Comprehensive School Safety or Disaster Management

§ Experience in coordination of teacher training programs

§ Strong analytical, administration and documentation skills in the management of educational institutions or programs consisting of primary education.

§ Experience in Training of Trainers/Facilitators skills (TOT & TOF) an advantage

§ Excellent communication, time management, organization and presentation skills

§ Demonstrate ability to supervise, mentor and provide professional support to other teachers;

7. Other Specific Skill Requirements:

– Experience of working in refugee schools or with refugee community in the camp or urban set up.

– Exemplary guidance and counselling skills, and experience in provision of psychosocial support

– Ability to use e-learning devices for teaching, data collection, analysis and dissemination

– Passionate for inclusive education

– High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.

– Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.

– Passionate for inclusive education and some experience in mainstreaming child protection and gender issues in education

– High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.

– Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.

– Good analytical and problem solving skills.

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