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Secondary School Principal-Kalobeyei

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure all students receive good quality education through a programme designed to promote a stimulating style of learning in a safe and secure school environment.
  • To secure and sustain effective teaching and learning throughout the school and to monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and standards of students’ achievement, using benchmarks and setting targets for improvement
  • To be able to take a strategic role in the development of new and emerging technologies to enhance and extend the learning experience of students.
  • To coordinate and execute assessments and examinations in line with the regulations and standards across all School levels.
  • In consultation with the Education Officer, to direct the process of teaching and learning for quality assurance in curriculum delivery.
  • In consultation with the Education Officer, to evaluate and approve development and orders for teaching and learning resources, Teaching and Learning Files and their utilization.
  • In consultation with the Education Officer, to conduct appraisals in teaching and learning, advise on training needs and prepare training schedules for capacity building of teachers to in in tandem with emerging global trends.
  • To schedule and conduct academic meetings.
  • To lead in the interpretation and analysis of data derived from diverse assessments and examinations and develop academic records for reference by stake holders.
  • To plan, prepare and execute Parent/Student Forums and activities that involve academics and co-curricular activities.
  • To lead and supervise school students’ guidance and counselling programs that will enhance individual learning and positive character formation.
  • To facilitate high level consultative communication flow with the students, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff and the wider community.
  • To maintain a culture of high level of self-discipline and work ethic among students.
  • To ensure that students are properly guided and mentored to be able to objectively choose their future careers.
  • To ensure that students receive, understand and embrace school rules and regulations.

Curriculum Development

  • Be involved in discussions to study in detail curriculum subjects under subject panels to foster understanding of the content, assessment methods, and teaching methods
  • Attend workshops and trainings on professional advancement
  • Set, moderate, and supervise examinations.

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Co-Curriculum ActivitiesBeing a master/mistress of at least one school sports area, games, or clubTrain/coach or teach the group of students involved in the activity in the afternoons

Responsibilities

  • Be a member of a committee in the school e.g., counseling and guidance committee

Minimum Education and Professional Experience

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Education or its equivalent from a recognized University or Institution
  • Must be a TSC registered teacher
  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment, and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational, and religious diversity in the workplace.
  • Ability to work for long hours with minimal supervision.
  • Good team player with excellent interpersonal communication skill.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently with guidelines and clear expectations.
  • Must have experience in refugee secondary education programming.

School Meals Program (SMP) Officer

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to-

  • Provide leadership and a sense of direction to the School meals program (SMP) monitors and head teachers on the clearly set objectives of SMP. In addition to this, the position holder orients the head teachers and SMP monitors on the strategies and modalities of achieving the set objectives of the program.
  • Liaise with Education Officer and WFP field staff to sensitize the stakeholders on the importance of SMP in meeting education objectives.
  • Representing FCA in food coordination meetings and sharing the minutes with education specialist, education coordinator and education officer.
  • The position holder will supervise SMP monitors and Head Teachers and closely scrutinizes the performance and the quality of their service delivery.
  • The position holder will give professional advice to SMP monitors so that they carry out their monitoring activities, which will in turn help them to monitor food usage and impact on learners’ school attendance and academic performance thus helping them carry out their duty in a manner that is consistent to the general objectives of FCA Kenya.
  • The position holder positively will relate and liaise with, FCA, WFP/UNHCR and staff from the other implementing partners’ and community leaders in a manner that promotes good relationship.
  • Attending at WFP monthly/annual food coordination meetings and sharing the findings.
  • Taking part in mid-term reviews with WFP.
  • Sharing of transport plans and coordinating SMP activities and term dates with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Helping SMP monitors and, Head teachers grow professionally taking them through induction courses and teaching them report-writing skills.
  • Working and relating closely with other workers, thus ensuring for the common success of the organizational objectives.
  • Embracing the rights‐based approach when interacting with people of concern and when implementing project activities. Interacting with rights holders and forming or selecting committees among the stakeholders to promote and safe guard the rights of the people of concern.
  • Orienting the learners on their food entitlement so that each child knows what he/she is supposed to get.
  • Writing reports on SMP activities/progress and influence learners school attendance and academic performance via indicators, challenges and potentiality for growth.
  • Ensuring that all cross‐cutting issues (i.e. gender, environmental conservation, conflict resolution, accountability and FCA approaches (i.e. rights‐based approach, integrated approach, and community empowerment) are integrated into all the project activities.
  • Help the Project Coordinator, through supporting delegations and taking instructions outside of ones area of jurisdiction thus contributing to the general objectives of the project.
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Professional Qualification:

  • At least a degree in Education (B.ED) or Nutrition related studies from a recognized university or any other social science with additional training in logistics, candidates with a diploma in logistics may be considered.
  • Strong analytical, administration and documentation skills in the management of a schools meals program.
  • At least 1 year of experience in in a similar capacity
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Ability to manage a complex and diverse workload and to work within tight schedules.
  • Ability to contribute to a small, proactive team, motivating staff and working collaboratively with colleagues and providing support and advice as necessary
  • A full appreciation of the value of co-operation, a team player.

Relevant Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in international humanitarian or development work or other related fields, including at least two years of direct experience managing a school feeding program
  • Good operational, analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision;
  • Good understanding of project lifecycle, humanitarian principles and tools, programs and transfer modalities;
  • Good understanding of school feeding program principles and practices
  • Ability to explain projects to field counterparts and to communicate with Government and partners clearly and effectively;
  • Ability to effectively represent FCA at working level and inter agency SMP meetings.
  • Ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to cope with situations which may threaten health or safety;
  • Flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description.
  • Training and/or experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spread sheet.


Education Officer (Secondary Education Programme)

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program Planning:

  • Under the direction and guidance of the Program Coordinator, coordinate plans for the implementation of the project activities in all target school communities
  • Work with the Program Coordinator and other education team members and partner organizations to develop project implementation and procurement plans
  • Work with the Program Coordinator and the MEAL Team to prepare and/or revise project monitoring tools to track indicators and monitor achievement of objectives and impact of the program
  • In collaboration with the Program Coordinator, prepare plans for capacity building and training of school managements on various trainings needs
  • Work collaboratively with the Program Coordinator to design criteria for selection of trainees for the school-based teacher-training program.
  • Prepare plans for regular field monitoring visits together with Program Coordinator and other Education staff

Program Implementation:

  • Ensure that project activities are implemented in accordance with the approved work plans and with the involvement of partners and concerned stakeholders at all levels
  • Ensure project activities are implemented in the most efficient, effective and sustainable manner
  • Ensure that the school-based teacher training program is implemented effectively
  • Assist Program Coordinator in the development and implementation of a modality of strengthening and improving management of schools’ committees and pupils through community mobilization and improvement of training materials and programs
  • Ensure effective and efficient distribution of textbooks and other instructional materials to target schools
  • Conduct regular data collection using existing tools in order to track project performance on indicators and measure overall impact and for donor reporting purposes and make recommendations on the improvement of these tools
  • Ensure that good practices and lessons are documented and shared with the MEAL team and the education team for replication and wider dissemination
  • Travel to all project sites to conduct regular monitoring of projects quality together with other project team members

Reporting, Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Ensure that field-based monitoring data and information is collated regularly and made available to Program Coordinator and the MEAL team for reporting and monitoring purposes
  • In collaboration with the MEAL team, focus on project data collection to generate practical information that can be used for ongoing program decision-making while also capturing results at the impact level
  • Assist the Program Coordinator in preparation of periodic progress reports in a timely manner for both internal and external use.

Program Support Operations:

  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing, and asset management), procurement, security, and administration
  • Coordinate with other FCA programs/sectors to ensure integration and that the projects run smoothly and efficiently and draws from best experiences and lessons for improved programming

Qualifications and experience

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Education/ Social sciences or its equivalent
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in education sector especially in refugee setting
  • Knowledge of education in emergencies, education sector policy, child rights and protection issues
  • Experiences of facilitating community-based training, capacity building school managements, and awareness campaigns
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support participatory, innovative approaches to problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all children and their carers
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, Kiswahili and the local language in the camps and the host community
  • Good report writing skills
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Commitment to Finn Church Aid Child Protection Policy.

Desirable qualifications

  • Previous experience in working with INGOs delivering education and girl child education services
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills
  • High level of motivation and enthusiasm for education
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of the dynamics of the refugees is essential
  • Experience of working with communities and other agencies that support education
  • Experience in delivering digital/virtual learning programmes.

Primary School Principal-Kalobeyei

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure all learners receive good quality education through a programme designed to promote a stimulating style of learning in a safe and secure school environment.
  • To secure and sustain effective teaching and learning throughout the school and to monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and standards of students’ achievement, using benchmarks and setting targets for improvement
  • To be able to take a strategic role in the development of the new and emerging technologies to enhance and extend the learning experience of students.
  • To co-ordinate and execute assessments and examinations in line with the regulations and standards across all School levels.
  • In consultation with the Education Officer, to direct the process of teaching and learning for quality assurance in curriculum delivery.
  • In consultation with the Education Officer, to evaluate and approve development and orders for teaching and learning resources, Teaching and Learning Files and their utilization.
  • In consultation with the Education Officer, to conduct appraisals in teaching and learning, advise on training needs and prepare training schedules for capacity building of teachers to in in tandem with emerging global trends.
  • To schedule and conduct academic meetings.
  • To lead in the interpretation and analysis of data derived from diverse assessments and examinations and develop academic records for reference by stake holders.
  • To plan, prepare and execute Parent/Pupils Forums and activities that involve academics and co-curricular activities.
  • To lead and supervise school pupils’ guidance and counselling programs that will enhance individual learning and positive character formation.
  • To facilitate high level consultative communication flow with the pupils, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff and the wider community.
  • To maintain a culture of high level of self-discipline and work ethic among pupils.

Curriculum Development

  • Be involved in discussions to study in detail curriculum subjects under subject panels to foster understanding of the content, assessment methods and teaching methods
  • Attend workshops and trainings on professional advancement
  • Set, moderate, and supervise examinations.

Co-Curriculum Activities

  • Being a master/mistress of at least one school sports area, games, or club
  • Train/coach or teach the group of children involved in the activity in the afternoons

Responsibilities

Be a member of a committee in the school e.g., counseling and guidance committee

Minimum Education and Professional Experience

  • MUST be a PTE certificate holder
  • Must be a TSC registered teacher
  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment, and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational, and religious diversity in the workplace.
  • Ability to work for long hours with minimal supervision.
  • Good team player with excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently with guidelines and clear expectations.
  • Must have experience in refugee primary education programming.

How to Apply

All qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed application letter and Curriculum Vitae to: recruitment.esaro@kua.fi stating the vacancy job title in the subject line

The deadline for receiving applications is 23rd December 2022

FCA will only contact short-listed applicants.

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