Norwegian Refugee Council Project Officer Education Job in Kakuma, Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council
Project Officer Education – Kakuma 
(Kenyan Nationals Only)
Ref. nr.: 3157273716
Full time
Number of positions: 1
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011. 


Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations. 
NRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by the ongoing conflict and more recently by the drought and famine. 
NRC offers a comprehensive response for Refugees, returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

The Youth Education and livelihoods Project is a program of the Norwegian Refugee Council with support from UNHCR, and other agencies and institutions in education. 

The main objective is to ensure that displaced youth are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to enhance protection, improve their Youth Education and livelihoods Project and become productive members of their communities.

Youth Education and livelihoods Project is a one-year non-formal education project for refugees and local host population in between 15 – 24 years old, which combines literacy and Numeracy skills, life skills and skills training. 
The training cycles are for six (6) months and is full time, five days a week. The learners are refugees/host community youth aged 14 to 24 years.

The Project Officer is responsible for follow up of Education activities at Kakuma office. 

Participate in planning, designing and implementation of Education programmes and initiatives
Job description
  • Monitor and report on the project activities and ensure compliance with plans and NRC standards
  • Mobilize communities and community leaders to participate/support education programme activities and initiatives
  • Report all protection related concerns.
  • Collect and analyse data as required
  • Take part in the strategic planning, scheduling, assessments, monitoring and evaluation of the NRC Education programme
  • Participate in project planning & implementation including activity, financial and procurement planning
  • Carry out assessments and/or surveys (e.g. needs assessment) relevant to the program
  • Participate in development and design of new projects in Kakuma
  • Implement new technologies and approaches in NRC Kakuma Education department.
  • Ensure all project activities are implemented on time and in line with the set out work plans.
  • Participate in tendering and bid analysis for contracts for service delivery and materials.
  • Ensure quality in implementation of NRC Education programmes.
  • Mainstream, document and integrate sound M&E procedures in all aspects of the project
  • Represent NRC at relevant coordination meetings as may be delegated to you.
  • Ensure curriculum is fully implemented.
  • Ensure Education centres are well managed and running as planned.
  • Work with community and leaders to ensure drop outs are brought back to school
  • Degree in Education from a reputable institution.
  • Project management skills.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills
  • Excellent in computer skills & data analysis
  • People management skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Strong organizational and team working skills.
Education field: Education

Education level: Academy college / University

Personal Qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Communicate with impact and respect
  • Experience of working with Education projects in a humanitarian/recovery context for a minimum of 3 years
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Good knowledge of English language
We offer
  • Duty Station: Kakuma
  • 1 year Contract with possibility of extension. 
  • Salary/Benefits according to NRC general directions.
  • Candidate to observe NRC Code of Conduct and working hours for NRC Office in Kakuma
Search criteria
  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency relief
  • Special field: Education / Training
  • Role: Supervisor
Candidates should apply on line by going through

Email and paper applications will not be considered.

Deadline for application: 10/08/2016

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