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Lodwar, Kenya

Education Project Officer

Job Title: Education Project Officer

Deadline: Friday 29th December 2023

Reference: Edu/001/2023

Reports to: TBC

Duty Station: Kakuma

Positions: 1


Job Purpose

The overall responsibility of the Education Project Officer is to support in implementation of the Accelerated Learning program Targeting the Kakuma refugee camp and host community. S/he will support the Better Learning Program (BLP). The responsibility includes ensuring efficient and effective systems and processes are in place to implement program activities according to APIR principles of programs and donor requirements.


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 program components are prepared by the assigned team, in line with APIR TURKANA procedures.
• Ensure monitoring of the BLP program 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 (Save the Children, Kituo Cha Sheria, LWF, HI, and MoE among others) as well as BLP Master trainers.
• Create and maintain strong working relationships with relevant UN bodies, INGOs, and all local organizations and authorities.
• Create Parental /Community awareness of the Better Learning Programme conducted in collaboration with Film Aid (FAI)
• Supervise the education technical assistants, teachers assigned, and 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, girls’ 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

• 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.
• It is desired that you have undergone training on and demonstrate proper mastery of Better Learning Programme approaches.
• At least 3 years of relevant work experience, at least 1 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 1 year mostly in humanitarian assistance.
• Ability to initiate, develop, plan, and implement an integrated program.
• 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.


Desirable Personal Qualities

1. Ability to work independently in a result-oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment.
2. Analyzing and critical thinking.
3. Empowering and building trust.
4. Ability to handle stress and insecure environments.
5. Ability to resolve individual and group conflicts.
6. Ability to cope and support the team to cope well with change.
7. Good planning and organization skills.
8. Project implementation supervisory skills.
9. Good community mobilization skills
10. Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills.
11. People management skills
12. Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
13. Strong organizational and team working skills.

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