Education Specialist Pastoralist Education Programs

Education Specialist - Pastoralist Education Programs

As a member of EMACK program core team and reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, The Education Specialist - Pastoralist Education Programs (ES-P) will provide leadership for all EMACK education programs in North Eastern Province (NEP) in addition to playing a significant role in the development and refinement of EMACK plans and strategies.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate program activities and interventions that will increase access, improve quality, retention, completion and transition rates for children in both formal and non-formal settings in North Eastern Province.
  • Strengthen the Whole School Approach (WSA) as the overarching EMACK strategy in order to enhance community support and ownership of education programmes at district/school levels.
  • Support MOE efforts aimed at the establishment of quality alternative learning programs in NEP including NFE centres and integrated Islamic education programs.
  • Ensure systematic monitoring of learner achievements [with a focus on reading instruction] and documentation of both partner and core team program activities and interventions.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with GoK (particularly MOE and the Ministry for the Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands), NGOs, media outlets, and other relevant partners in order to influence policies favorable to the education of marginalized children.


  • Masters’ Degree in Education or closely related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ work experience in education programs especially programs with a bias for pastoralist communities.
  • Good understanding of the dynamics and complexities in the management of programs in pastoralist settings.
  • Sound knowledge of the education sector with a bias on literacy, numeracy, learning assessments and the policy context.
  • Good understanding of the project cycle including the logical framework analysis (LFA) and Results Based Management (RBM).
  • Direct experience with or some exposure to policy advocacy work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Knowledge of the Somali language is added advantage.

    Applications, along with a cover letter, an up-to-date CV and names of three referees should be sent to the address below by 21st October,

    The Human Resource and Administration Manager,


    P.O. Box 99870 - 80107,



    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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