Education Technical Assistant; Better Learning Program at Norwegian Refugee Council

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Education Technical Assistant; Better Learning Program

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Education Technical Assistant (BLP) has the responsibility: 

  • To train teachers and partners on Better Learning Programme approaches. 
  • To ensure that the Better Learning Programme activities run smoothly through providing the required support to the BLP project. 
  • To ensure proper and timely data collection and entry and compilation of reports.
  • Leads in community mobilization for participation in BLP activities including persons with disabilities and in addressing child protection concerns affecting children’s learning.
  • Facilitate psychosocial support interventions in schools and assist in referral of cases to specialized agencies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Education Technical Assistant- Better Learning programme (BLP) supports the implementation of the Better Learning Programme (BLP) approaches in schools. You will collaborate with teachers and partners to ensure the effective implementation of the Better Learning Programme activities, providing technical assistance and contributing to the overall enhancement of educational experience for learners through psychosocial support interventions. This position involves a combination of educational knowledge and technical skills in the implementation of BLP. As such, the candidate will undergo rigorous BLP training from NRC’s Global team. 

Generic responsibilities 

  • Supports the PM in the implementation of the project work plan. 
  • Monitoring of activities in schools and centers.
  • Work with PTAs and children’s groups to address protection concerns in schools.
  • Work with BLP community facilitators in ensuring regular data collection, reporting and storage.

Specific responsibilities 

  • Conduct training sessions for teachers and partners on BLP approaches.
  • Carry out community mobilization and awareness creation on the BLP activities and register children and youth for learning.   
  • To prepare comprehensive work plans that will enable teachers plan appropriately for BLP activities.
  • To ensure that BLP content is delivered using learner friendly methods as per the BLP curriculum. 
  • To monitor in a participatory manner, the implementation of the BLP curriculum is completed within the appropriate time. 
  • To ensure that BLP teaching is thorough, and learners are able to apply knowledge and skills acquired. 
  • To cooperate and support the entire team of teachers and facilitators in the project. 
  • To distribute teaching and learning materials and other requirements on time and keep clear records on the same. 
  • To submit progress reports monthly or otherwise as may be required. 
  • Promote close working relationship with other stakeholders. 
  • Create awareness among refugees and the host community on the project activities and forge cooperation with other community education and psychosocial support activities.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Professional competencies 

  • Have at least five years of 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-centered methods, children rights and the global education standards. 
  • Proven capability in training and capacity development. 
  • Experience in Project Management in humanitarian/recovery context. 

 Behavioral competencies

  • Digital Literacy: Utilize technology effectively for communication and administrative tasks.
  • Communication skills (verbal, written)
  • Adaptability: Be open to change and able to adapt teaching methods to meet the diverse needs of learners.
  • Collaboration: Work effectively with learners, colleagues, parents, and guardians to create a positive and productive learning environment.
  • Time Management: Prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently to meet deadlines and achieve goals.
  • Organizational skills: Implement well-organized lesson plans and educational programmes.
  • Integrity: Demonstrate honesty and ethical behavior in all interactions with learners, colleagues, parents and guardians.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision.
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Context related skills, knowledge, and experience

  • Be a Kenyan citizen. 
  • Hold a Diploma in education from a reputable institution. 
  • Must have undergone training in and demonstrate a strong mastery of psychosocial support approaches for children. 
  • Have at least 5 years teaching experience in primary school. 
  • Understanding of child protection issues in schools. 
  • Experience in working with children with disabilities/special needs education.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Experience from working in a humanitarian/recovery context. 
  • Previous experience of working in complex and volatile contexts. 
  • Good knowledge of English and Swahili. Knowledge of the local Turkana/Somali language will be an added advantage.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Norwegian Refugee Council on ekum.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com to apply

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