Finn Church Aid Education Officers Jobs in Kenya

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s biggest development co-operation organisation and the second biggest organisation in Finland working in humanitarian aid.

Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organisations forming one of the world’s largest aid organisations.

We're seeking to recruit qualified, ambitious and experienced Kenyan Education Officers for county-level coordination and implementation of activities for the quality education Project.

Improving children’s access to quality and inclusive education in nomadic and semi-nomadic regions of northern Kenya, specifically in Turkana, Garissa and Marsabit counties - Promoting access to quality education in Northern Kenya for Out-of-School Children (OOSC).

Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Support the design of community mobilization plan and teacher professional development plan
  • Coordinate all community mobilization activities to improve county and community support for access to quality education
  • Apply system strengthening approach in working with MoEST and TSC to improve management of schools, curriculum delivery, life skills education and safety of children
  • Lead professional development activities for teachers and instructional coaches: Mobile- Mentoring, In-class instructional support for teachers, teacher training
  • Monitor all project activities and gather data on project activities, outputs, and outcomes
  • Contact person for the quality Education Project in the County
  • Keeping regular contact and coordinating activities with other education stakeholders
  • Keeping records of the all financial transactions and reporting them to the FCA Nairobi office monthly
  • Develop detailed project reports to ensure accountability and transparency to project partners and other stakeholders
  • Strengthen capacity of schools and communities to improve enrolment, attendance, learning outcomes and protection for Most Vulnerable Children
  • To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the FCA Code of Conduct.

    Competence and Personal Requirements:
  • A master’s degree from an accredited university in education, guidance, educational administration and supervision, or a related field
  • Working experience in remote communities with marginalized populations
  • Experience in educational program administration work such as evaluation and testing; researching and writing educational grant proposals; administration of funded programs; and analysis of educational data
  • Administration/supervision of special education programs or student enrollment, youth development and school safety programs.(Experience in increasing primary school enrolment is a must)
  • Experienced Primary school teacher with deep knowledge of Kenyan Education system and Kenyan curriculum; will be an added advantage
  • Experience in career administration/development in a continuing education programs for teachers, skill assessment for substitute teacher and paraprofessional candidates; and planning and preparation of training programs
  • Demonstrated expertise in community mobilization, capacity to engage community and all levels of education stakeholders to promote right to and access to quality education
  • Over five years’ experience supporting professional development of Kenyan teachers; including experience in teacher training programs
  • Working knowledge of Project Cycle Management
  • Strong data collection, analysis and report writing skills
  • Good understanding of cross cutting issues such as gender, HIV and AIDS and climate change
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams. Proven team orientation skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Self-driven individual with remote supervisory skills and able to meet deadlines

    How to apply:
    Interested candidates are invited to apply by email sending your motivation letter and CV to Subject should read the title of the position one is applying for instance; “Education Officer – KECO” by Tuesday 18th October, 2016

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