UNHCR Assistant Instant Network School Officer Jobs in Kenya

UNHCR Assistant Instant Network School Officer Jobs in Kenya

UNHCR Kakuma Education Programme have rapidly expanded in the past years with school
enrolments across all the levels increasing and the operation currently having 16 pre-schools,
26 primary schools and 6 secondary schools with a student population of nearly 80,000

In addition to Kakuma camp, UNHCR coordinates education provision in the newly
established Kalobeyei settlement that hosts 38,000 refugees.

Management of such an expansive and complex education programme requires additional staffing to support the Associate Education Officer in the planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the education support to refugees and to ensure alignment with the national education system.

In addition to this, there are number of ongoing education initiatives such as the deployment of Kakuma Education Management Information System (KEMIS) to improve availability of accurate and credible education data for planning and this requires dedicated staffing for successful deployment.

It is against this background that this position is requested.

In response, Vodafone Foundation (VF) and UNHCR have worked together on the Instant
Network Schools (INS) Programme to address learning resource needs.

In collaboration with Vodafone Foundation and refugee communities, UNHCR has developed and adapted the INS to meet context-specific challenges.

Instant Network Schools provide a holistic solution to transform an existing classroom into an innovation hub for learning – complete with a local network; internet connectivity; sustainable solar power; a classroom kit, localized digital content; and a robust teacher training programme.

INS aims to improve access to quality
education for displaced children in refugee camps, through the use of technology and
connectivity, alongside teacher training and capacity building support.

The INS is now implemented across 6 locations in Kakuma ((3 secondary schools, 1 primary,1 community centre and 1 teacher training centre).

Each INS is run by a local coach who
provides in-service training and support for learners and teachers. Daily logs of INS use are also recorded and uploaded to a global platform; which helps to track utilization, flag challenges, and identify areas for re-design or capacity building.

The Assistant Instant Network School (INS) Officer is a member of the protection team and
reports to the Associate Education Officer with support supervision from the Senior Protection Coordinator.


  • It is responsible for the day-to-day implementation and monitoring of the Instant Network Schools programme in Kakuma.
  • Working closely with the Coaches who are hired by implementing partners to run the Instant Network Classrooms on a daily basis in each school, the Programme Manager is responsible for the effective and efficient
    management and implementation of all activities within the Instant Network Programme in
  • Accountability (key results that will be achieved)
  • INS activities are guided by global, regional and country priorities and reflect
    UNHCR's policy on age, gender and diversity (AGD)
  • Participation of persons of
    concern is assured through continuous assessment and
    evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches
  • Persons of concern are treated with dignity and respect and all protection incidents are immediately identified and addressed.
  • Responsibility (processes and functions undertaken to achieve results)
  • Support to programme set-up and consolidation

    Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in ICT
  • A background in education and knowledge of educational technology will be an advantage
  • 3 years of proven experience with various distributed ICT Systems and Networks, preferably in a development setting
  • Experience working in harsh environments with low bandwidth field technologies.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of Swahili and Local Turkana language will be an added asset

    Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Excellent team work and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in facilitation and delivering trainings.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting data collection for monitoring and reporting
  • Solid writing skills and an understanding of project management cycle and programme
    management in complex emergencies
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer literacy.
  • Must be able to multi-task effectively and balance competing priorities, reporting lines and deadlines.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills he/she must be able to relate well with others, dictate
    responsibilities, offer support and constructive feedback.
  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills.
  • He/She must be able to adeptly and quickly solve problems as they come up.



  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect For Diversity Core Competencies

    Core Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Team Work & Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Results Orientation
  • Organizational Awareness

    Candidates may also be tested on relevant managerial and cross function competencies.
    Examples are listed below:-

    Managerial Competencies

  • Empowering & Building Trust
  • Managing Performance
  • Judgement & Decision Making
  • Strategic Planning & Vision
  • Leadership
  • Managing Resources

    Cross – Functional Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Policy Research & Development
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Change Capability & Adaptability

    Submission of Applications:

  • This vacancy is open for qualified Kenyans ONLY. Female candidates are encouraged to


  • Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should complete a Personal History form (P.11) available online and
    attach it to their application for the position.
  • Short listed candidates will be invited for a written and then oral interview.
    3rd October, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see;
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