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Education Officer - Early Years Education (Open to Kenya Nationals Only)

Lutheran World Federation

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2 days ago

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Position Title: Education Officer-Early Years Education

Reports to/Position Title: Quality Services Manager.

Location: Dadaab Area Program

Unit Summary :

Lutheran World Federation Department for World Services Kenya/Somalia runs 23 primary school’s centers within Dadaab 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 an Education Officer for Early Years Education (EYE) to be based in Dadaab refugee Camp.

Overall Purpose/Broad Function:

The Education Officer – EYE, will assist and support the Education technical lead in the management of the 23 preprimary 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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Planning for early years’ activities by writing proposals, preparations of budget, work plans. Identifying the needs of teachers and learners. Preparations of distribution plans. Ensuring timely distributions of items/materials to the schools. Ensure regular monitoring and evaluation of Early Years program activities through routine supervisory visits and use of information to improve on project quality and implementation. Coordinate training, mentoring and evaluating Early Years teachers with the support of MOE County and Sub County government officials. Support the teachers on the continuous assessments of learners. Organizing and participating in meetings for various groups that includes Board of Management (BOMs), community leaders, Head teachers and teachers. Identifying, analyzing, documenting lesson learnt, best practices and success stories from the project with the support of communication office. Ensuring timely preparations and submission of quality progress reports that meets donor requirements with the support of PMER. Representing the organization at various forums when requested. Perform any other duties as assigned by the line supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Head teachers Teacher tutors Teachers

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 assistancewith 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;

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. -

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Disclosure: LWF participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme developed by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response The Misconduct Disclosure Scheme The Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (misconduct-disclosure-scheme.org), which requires LWF to conduct reference checks with prior employers including questions about employee misconduct. By proceeding with this job application, you consent to LWF requesting a Statement of Conduct from your previous employers. This Statement of Conduct is requested from previous employers for all candidates for employment and provided to all employers that request it from LWF.

Qualified candidates who are interested in the above position should submit an updated detailed CV and application letter (in English), giving a day time telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three) work referees.

Closing date for application: 17th June 2024


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