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Education Specialist (Kenyan Nationals Only)- Norwegian Refugee Council is available

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Responsibilities:

• Develop Education strategy, technical SOPs, and Macro LFAs in line with NRC Programme Policy and national and international standards, and in coordination with other Core Competences
• Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
• Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
• Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
• Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within Education CC, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
• Provide technical direction and project implementation support
• Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes
• Ensure that key learnings are extracted from Education CC implementation, and incorporate them in Education CC and staff development processes
• Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
• Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
• Promote the rights of IDPs/refugees in line with the advocacy strategy
• Provide technical support to the Accelerated Education Programme (AEP) in Kakuma which is scaling up and Dadaab which has been ongoing.
• Engage with KICD (Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development) for the development of an AEP curriculum aligned to the new competency-based curriculum
• Strengthening of the Education Technology (Ed-Tech) project in Dadaab and support the Kakuma team integrate Ed-Tech into their AEP
• In collaboration with VSOs, support the alignment of TIC (Teachers in Crisis Context) training modules with the Primary Teachers Education (PTE) modules
• Ensure the inclusion of cash-based interventions and marked based programmes in country and area-based strategies and their implementation across and within NRC’s core competencies
• Provide an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, including multi-purpose cash assistance, emergency cash responses
• Play a lead role in ongoing fundraising initiative in the Education core competency
• Review of the Technical and Vocational Training in Dadaab and make recommendations on aligning supply of skills to demand, how to create/develop linkages with the market and complementary skills required to be successful in business.
• Ensure coordination with relevant education stakeholders including representation and effective networking.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in working as a senior Program Manager and/or Advisor of humanitarian/ recovery education programme, preferably in refugees / IDPs environments
  • Proven expertise in Education (formal, non-formal and informal) with particular focus of complex programme with out of schoolchildren, youth.
  • College/University,Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience of setting up and implementing monitoring, documentation and learning systems.
  • University degree or higher education relevant to education and / or social science assignment.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
  • Proven skills and experience in report and proposal writing
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes
  • Ability to prioritize needs and carry out multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Prior experience and proven capability in training and capacity development
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal Qualities:

• Strategic Thinking
• Empowering and Building Trust
• Influencing
• Analysing
• Initiating Action and Change
• Handling insecure environments

How to Apply:

Application Deadline: 08.09.2019

Contract period is up to December 2019 with possibility of extension.

*Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position*

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