Organisation Caritas Education Technical Advisor Job in Kenya

Education Technical Advisor

Organisation Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg are non-governmental aid agencies and members of Caritas Internationalis. Caritas works worldwide and adheres to international humanitarian
principles (NGO code of conduct). 
Caritas encourages people to take charge of their own fate and does this by promoting local initiatives that sustainably improve the living conditions of the socially disadvantaged, advocating the conservation of natural resources, supporting civil conflict resolution and peace building, cooperating with local partners and strengthening their own commitments.

Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg act in the frame of a MoU as a consortium in the Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa with a focus on education, strengthening of civil society, food security and water hygiene and sanitation. 
We operate a joint Liaison Office in Nairobi, have Country Offices in Somaliland (Hargeisa) and South Sudan (Torit) and a Representative in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa).

We are now seeking for a dynamic person to fill the position of Education Technical Advisor.

The Education Technical Advisor is responsible for enhancing Caritas Switzerland/Luxembourg’s capacity to deliver quality education services and strengthening linkages with Education Networks and platforms for coordination, networking and fundraising.

Position Education Technical Advisor (80% Somaliland, 20% Regional)

Reporting to Head of Kenya Office (and Somaliland Head of Education & Capacity Building Department)
Duration One year (with possibility of extending)

Location Based 50% in Nairobi, Kenya and 50% in Hargeisa, Somaliland with occasional travel to South
Sudan and Ethiopia

Key tasks & responsibilities

General Regional Support
  • Develop and periodically review an education strategy for the region;
  • Lead in project design, proposal writing and fundraising for education projects;
  • Integrate, adapt and introduce the Education & Capacity Building Departments of the Country Offices to new methodologies, innovations and best practices that will lead to improved programming and implementation of Education strategies;
  • Develop indicators and checklists for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of Education  Programmes;
  • Compile information periodically about progress of education activities, trends and developments in the region and disseminate to Caritas Country Offices to share experiences and lessons learnt; and
  • Contribute to a smooth coordination within Caritas at all levels, by sharing relevant education information and decisions in good time with Caritas at Country, Regional and Head Office levels Specific Support to Caritas Switzerland/Luxembourg’s Somaliland Education Programme
  • Assess and advise on progress being made by the Education & Capacity Building Department to gauge compliance with proposed timelines and the programme impact;
  • Provide technical support to capacity building of organisations working in partnership with the Education Programmes and according to their needs;
  • Represent Somaliland programme and maintain a high level networking and exchange with other INGOs and NGOs working in Nairobi and Hargeisa and actively participate in or lead working groups (e.g. NFE); and
  • Take up a liaison function with the EC and other donors based in Nairobi and Somaliland as required 
  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline;
  • At least five years’ experience gained in a management position in the field of Education (basic and non-formal education), including extensive field work experience;
  • An in-depth knowledge of the key issues and trends in development, education and capacity-building, with specific knowledge and understanding of key approaches and cross cutting issues such as gender, do-no-harm, etc.;
  • Outstanding proposal and report writing skills;
  • Experience with international donors and grant requirement especially with EC;
  • Good understanding of resource and project cycle management and participatory appraisal techniques;
  • Excellent networking, communication and inter-personal skills,
  • Flexible, innovative and sensitive to cultural values; and
  • Knowledge of the (North-Western) Somali context and preferably also the South Sudan and Ethiopian contexts Contract start August 1st, 2012 

If you feel you fit the required profile, please let us know how your qualifications, experience and career ambitions match the requirements of this position. 
Send your application latest by Sunday 1st July, 2012 to indicating ‘Education Technical Advisor’ on the subject line.

Please provide a Curriculum Vitae (CV) that contains details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, earliest date of availability, names and telephone contacts of three referees.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 

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