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Lodwar, Kenya

Education Project Officer for Better Learning Program (BLP)

Job Title: Education Project Officer for Better Learning Program (BLP)

Deadline: Friday 29th December 2023

Reference: Edu/007/2023

Reports to: TBC

Duty Station: Kakuma

Positions: 1


Job Purpose

Implement delegated BLP project portfolio including coordination with MoEST, other partners and Project staff. (according to strategy, proposals, budgets, plans and donor requirements). Ensure adherence with APIR TURKANA policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the planning, implementation, expansion, coordination, and management of APIR TURKANA’s AEP and BLP activities in Kakuma.
  • Ensure proper and timely administrative, logistical, and financial arrangements and documentation needed for the implementation of the assigned programme components are prepared by the assigned team, in line with APIR TURKANA procedures.
  • Ensure monitoring of the BLP programme components assigned, by contributing to data collection, spot visits, data analysis, and drafting of regular activity implementation/monitoring/evaluation reports, need-based.
  • Capacity building of BoMs, teachers, and other education personnel (FAI, KUZEKUZE, RLOs, LWF, HI, and MoE) as well as VSO Teacher Coaches.
  • Create and maintain strong working relationships with relevant UN bodies, INGOs and NGOs such as UNHCR, UNICEF, NRC, LWF, FCA, FAI and HI
  • Create Parental /Community awareness of the Better Learning Programme conducted in collaboration with Film Aid (FAI)
  • Supervise the education technical assistant, teachers assigned, and community BLP facilitators in terms of performance, allocation of tasks, work plan, day-to-day work, and leaves, and support them to further build their capacity and expertise.
  • Ensure timely procurement, development and distribution of training modules, educational materials and equipment and preparation and filing of beneficiary lists and results outcome.
  • Ensure effective pre-positioning, timely, distribution and monitoring of school learning materials.
  • Promote, advocate, and implement community mobilization on the Right to Education for All (EFA), the concept of AEP, INEE standards, girl’s education, protection of vulnerable children and the rights of refugees, IDPs and Children with Disability (CwDs).
  • Prepare timely periodic BLP progress reports as required by the line manager. (Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly or Quarterly and end-of-year project reports).
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities of the project and conduct monthly community coordination meetings per camp.
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager.

Job Specification and Desirable Skills

Professional Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in education oriented towards Primary Education or a related field of study such as Psychology, an additional P1 certificate is an added advantage.
  • Must have undergone training on and demonstrate proper mastery of the Better Learning Programme approaches.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience, at least 2 in Humanitarian, urban informal settlement, pastoralist or other educationally challenged people’s contexts.
  • Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of education projects for at least 3 years, mostly in humanitarian assistance.
  • Ability to initiate, develop, plan, and implement an integrated programme.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Be able to use a wide variety of computer software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience in Education project management and with evidence of successfully implementing similar projects
  • Sound knowledge of Human Rights and Humanitarian Protection programming principles
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Participate in appropriate professional development of project portfolio.
  • Willingness to adhere to APIR TURKANA code of conduct at all times in and outside work.


Desired Personal Qualities

  • Ability to work independently in a result-oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment.
  • Analyzing and critical thinking.
  • Empowering and building trust.
  • Ability to handle stress and insecure environments.
  • Ability to resolve individual and group conflicts.
  • Ability to cope and support the team to cope well with change.
  • Good planning and organization skills.
  • Project implementation supervisory skills.
  • Good community mobilization skills.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills.
  • People management skills
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Strong organizational and teamwork skills.

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