Job Title:Technical Lead - Education
Location:Kakuma Refugee Camp
Supervisory role;Education officers, Teacher Trainers, School counsellors, SafeguardingAssistants
Reports to:Area Program Technical Coordinator
The Lutheran World Federation, Kenya-Somalia Program - Technical Lead - Education
The Department of World Service (WS) of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. WS provides support to refugees, returnees, internally displaced people, their host communities and communities at risk, focusing on livelihoods, quality services, protection and social cohesion. The Kenya-Somalia Program has been implementing such interventions in Kenya and Somalia since 1992.
Overall purpose of the role :
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Area Program Technical Coordinator, the technical lead education will coordinate effective implementation of education across all the 21 primary schools, 21 JSS, and 13 ECDEs in Kakuma Refugee Camp.The holder will be responsible for effective budget management and utilization as well as quality internal and donor reporting. The incumbent will be responsible for effective project management, implementation and supporting teachers and other education staff. The role holder will also be tasked to lead the education team and represent LWF in the education Working group.
Main duties and responsibilities:
The Technical Lead- Education will work with the education team to ensure quality, safe, accessible, and inclusive education across all the learning institutions under LWF in Kakuma Refugee Camp. The incumbent among other duties will lead in establishing minimum education standards in the schools in the refugee camps in line with the Ministry of Education, UNICEF quality standards, and EiE standards. Specifically, the position holder will work with the Monitoring Evaluations, Accountability and Communications officer, Education Officers, school counselors, and safeguarding officers in developing safe, quality and inclusive education indicator tracking tools, conducting regular school visits to assess progress on education indicators across all the schools. 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 incumbent will be responsible for effective project management, and implementation of all the education projects.
Program DeliveryPerformance management and supervision of all Education staff. Lead and motivate the education Team to ensure effective project implementation. Develop planning documents- Phased budget, detailed implementation plan and procurement plans for the education projects and ensure timely implementation. Preparation of monthly education project reports and ensure consistent filing of all education documents. Work with PMER to ensure updated project indicators and target beneficiaries. Ensure that all relevant staff receives appropriate induction and training. Make regular support visits to the schools. Monitoring and evaluation of program activities: Work with project staff to assist in the development of new project proposals and the evaluation and documentation of program activities. Mentor the relevant staff to facilitate the continued development of education projects, budget and personnel management capacity. Lead in assessments, evaluations and report writing for all education related projects. Act as the Education Working Group focal person with support from the Area Program Technical Coordinators.
Grants Management and Accountability.Coordinate with finance team to ensure effective budget monitoring for the project in line with donor requirements and contractual obligations, including Grant opening, mid-term and closing meetings. Coordinate the timely implementation of all grants and ensure sound and accurate expenditure. Proposal development - continuously analyses needs and develops concept notes, outlining clear areas of sensitization and awareness raising. Oversee project activities budget expenditures and ensure they are allowable and allocable according to LWF and donor regulations. Review monthly Budget vs. Actual and expenditure sheets and collaborate with the finance department to ensure accurate expenditures and reporting. Ensure timely production of activity/events reports as well as monthly reports as per the agreed timelines.
Communication and Team Management:Develop and maintain effective communication systems within the team. Ensure regular team meetings are held. Ensure regular planning and reviews are carried out for all individuals the projects within Education. Ensure that all team members understand their roles and responsibilities within team of activities with team members and their managers.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
Accountability:Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling LWF values. Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit. Providing the necessary technical support to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same. Widely shares their personal vision for LWF, engages and motivates others. Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Collaboration:Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters. Values diversity and sees it as a source of competitive strength. Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions. Willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Qualifications requirementsAt least a Degree in social work/social sciences, education, development studies or equivalent from a recognized University.
Experience and Competencies:At least four (4) years relevant experience in education with experience in coordination and sector integration. Substantial management experience, preferably in emergency programs. Demonstrable competence in proposal and report writing Experience of financial planning and expenditure monitoring Experience of community participation, ownership and empowerment Has high-level communication skillsâ, including engaging and informative formal public speaking. Fluent in English and Kiswahili (both spoken and written). Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment. Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals. Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organization and with various stakeholders. Proven ability to work as a team. Good knowledge of project cycle and implementation and management in a protracted emergency setting. Working knowledge and experience of humanitarian principles, laws, and standards â Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), Sphere Minimum Standards, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), Rights Based Approach (RBA) and Gender Age Marker.
Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organizationâs commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.
Disclosure: LWF participates in theÂ Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme developed by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response,Â 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.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Open to Kenyan Nationals Only
Closing date for applications: 26 Jan 2024
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