Job Vacancy: Tamuka I/O Coordinator, Kakuma
Location: Kakuma, Kenya
Salary: 80,000 per month, plus extras
Xavier Project Profile: We believe that everyone has the right to equal opportunities and protection wherever they live and whatever their background.
Globally this right is denied to refugees and we use pioneering education to change this.
Our Education department aims to increase access to relevant, quality formal education delivered in a safe environment for refugee children.
This is achieved through a combination of school sponsorship and teacher training, in partnership with our donors UNHCR and UNICEF.
Our Tamuka department helps refugees engage with their new societies, whether in Kenya, their resettlement countries, or their countries of origin.
We do this by providing safe learning spaces for refugee communities – called “Tamuka Hubs” – and by providing a cycle of courses and support that covers everything from functional adult literacy to advanced livelihoods-focused computer skills.
This job description falls under the Tamuka department.
Job Description: The Tamuka I/O Coordinator will have two main areas of responsibility.
The first is to foster refugee talent in Kakuma camp, connecting them with telework, BPO and online freelancing jobs, coaching and mentoring them so they can complete them properly.
The second is to act as Xavier Project’s representative in Kakuma and help the wider XP team with any implementation that needs to take place.
They will work very closely with the Tamuka Director, the Tamuka Hub Programme Manager and the Tamuka Master Trainer.
- Creating leads for telework, BPO and other online jobs that can be conducted by refugees remotely
- Mentoring digitally talented refugees; coaching them on an ad-hoc basis to complete specific jobs and projects
- Supporting Tamuka and other XP staff as the organisation’s focal point in Kakuma camp
- Familiarity with the BPO industry
- Cutting edge ICT skills and knowledge
- Experience teaching or training in any context, plus an understanding and interest in pedagogical techniques
- Strong interpersonal skills and empathy, particularly with regards to working with vulnerable people
- Ability to communicate in English and Swahili, both written and spoken
- Willingness to work in hardship areas (i.e. in Kakuma refugee camp)
- Excellent self-organisational skills and self-confidence
- The confidence to contribute to team activities and decisions without expecting direct supervision
Additional desired features:
- Experience working with or teaching refugees; understanding of the various Kenyan refugee contexts, especially urban
- Experience working with a diverse team of people from different backgrounds
- Bachelor’s Degree
What Xavier Project Can Offer You: The Xavier Project staff is a tight community and a strong support network is offered to all members. We are diverse and relatively young crowd representing seven nationalities.
Xavier Project is committed to ensuring that all staff members enjoy their work and gain valuable experience and skills that will enhance their impact now and in the future, whether with Xavier Project or not.
As such as we run regular staff capacity building programmes and encourage all staff members to pursue opportunities which will help them to grow individually.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm on Wednesday 23 rd of November expressing your interest in the role. Please make the subject line Application for Tamuka I/O Coordinator role.
Attach your CV, including the contacts for two referees.
Instead of a cover letter, please attach a separate document with answers to the following questions. Max. 300 words per answer.
a. What qualities and experiences do you have that make you suited to this job?
b. What are your opinions on the policy of putting refugees in camps?
c. People say most of the jobs our children will do in the future aren’t even invented yet. What do you think those jobs will involve?
d. What makes an organisation succeed as opposed to failing?
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
If you don’t hear from us a week after the deadline, consider your application unsuccessful.
Xavier Project is an equal opportunity employer and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, origin, sex, sexual orientation or disability.