Norwegian Refugee Council Jobs in Kenya

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.

The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab and Kakuma ), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Dolo Ado, Shire,Gambella and Asosa), South Sudan (Juba, Awil, Alek and Aweril) and Yemen (Sa’naa and Aden).

The NRC Horn of Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007. NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counseling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab.

1. Norwegian Refugee Council WASH Assistants (Laboratory Technologist) Vacancies in Kenya

Reporting to the WASH Project Officer , the WASH Assistant –Laboratory Technologist will ensure that water quality services and intervention are carried out as required to ensure that Persons of Concerns consume water which is safe from disease causing organisms.

Job description
• Perform water sampling as per the Ministry of Health, code of regulations, Government chemist and Water Resources Management Authority regulations
• Record and maintain all records related to water quality sampling.
• Prepare and organize water sampling bottles, containers, and related tracking documents; collect water
• Samples from boreholes, distribution systems, and at households
• Deliver water samples to the laboratory for analysis; ensure the required documentation for each sample
• is complete and correct; monitor sampling schedules daily to ensure the timely completion of sampling.
• Inspect sample sites and perform repairs or upgrades, as needed.
• Monitor sampling supplies and maintain adequate inventory to maintain the sampling program
• Review statistical data for regulatory compliance; organize and compile water quality lab reports; store
• Data both in hard copy and digital formats.
• Review and analyze existing, pending, and potential potable and recycled water quality regulations.
• Liaise with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in compilation of monthly WMS reports
• .Raise the necessary Procurement Request related to water quality Laboratory and ensure that water treatment chemicals and reagents are always available
• Conduct any other duties as may be assigned by the WASH Project Coordinator or the WASH Core competency Specialist or the Area Manager
• Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, or Diploma in Laboratory Training as a Technologist from Kenya Medical Training College with a bias on Water quality control
• In-depth skills and knowledge in Water quality control/Analysis
• Understanding of WHO drinking water standards guidelines.
Minimum of 2 years’ of relevant experience, at least 1 years in Humanitarian or working in water quality control laboratory as Laboratory Technologist, Water Laboratory Technician or Water Quality Analyst

Education field

Education level
College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent ability to coherently lead and manage diverse spread out teams
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Good community mobilization skills
  • Individual and group facilitative capacity building skills
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent program evaluative and report writing skills.

    We offer
    Commencement as soon as possible

    Duty station: Kakuma

    Duration of contract 1 year with possibility of Extension

    Salary/benefits according to NRC general directions. The candidate will observe NRC's Code of Conduct and working hours for the NRC Kakuma office.

    For more information and job application details, see; Norwegian Refugee Council WASH Assistants (Laboratory Technologist) Vacancies in Kenya

    2. Norwegian Refugee Council Literacy & Numeracy Teacher Jobs in Kenya

    The Literacy and Numeracy Teacher will take the lead in implementation of the NRCs alternative education programmes and conduct on-the-job teacher training and mentoring of inexperienced and incentive teachers.

    Literacy and Numeracy Teacher will report to the Project Officer- Education.

    Job description
  • To prepare comprehensive work plans that will enable you deliver learning activities as per the curriculum.
  • To deliver content using learner friendly methods as per the syllabus in your field of specialization.
  • To monitor the implementation of the training syllabus and ensure all modules are complete within the set period.
  • To cooperate and support the entire team of other teachers in the programme.
  • To submit evaluations, attendance sheets and reports each month to the Project assistant.
  • Monitor, follow-up and report on learner absences in classes and report this to the Project assistant.
  • Be open for and participative in monitoring and supervision to improve the quality of the program.
  • To prepare Schemes of work
  • To prepare Lesson plans and lesson notes,
  • To prepare record of work covered
  • To prepare Learners’ evaluation and progress records
  • To prepare Stock records for all training materials, tools and equipment in your work station.

  • One should be a trained teacher.
  • Experience from working as a teacher in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own skills/profile
  • Some knowledge of English
  • Have at least 3 years post training teaching experience in Primary School, pre-primary or any other formal or non-formal learning institution.
  • Experience in community development initiatives
  • High level of personal integrity and sensitivity to adult psychology.
  • High standard of English methodology including oral skills.
  • Knowledge on use participatory and learner centred methods, children rights and the global education standards.
  • Have knowledge and experience in some of the following topics: counselling trauma in children, children with special needs, child protection
  • Basic understanding of the local language is desirable.
  • Understanding of the basic entrepreneurial skills will be an added advantage

    Education field

    Education level
    Academy college / University

    Personal qualities
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Analyzing
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust


    We offer
    Duty station: Kakuma

    Contract period is up to December 2017 with possibility of extension. Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nairobi.

    Miscellaneous info
    Some travelling must be expected

    For more information and job application details, see; Norwegian Refugee Council Literacy & Numeracy Teacher Jobs in Kenya

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