Education Project Assistant
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment.
About the Team
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 31 countries with approximately 14’000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.
NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC Geneva, with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), are NRC’s primary presence in Geneva.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Supports the Education Project Officer in the implementation of the Education Work plan
- Monitoring of activities in schools and centers
- Work with PTAs and children’s groups to address protection concerns in schools
- Work with teachers in ensuring regular data collection, reporting and storage
- Carry out community mobilization and awareness creation on the project activities and register children and youth for learning.
- To prepare comprehensive work plans that will enable teachers plan appropriately for teaching and learning activities.
- To ensure that training content is delivered using learner friendly methods as per the curriculum.
- To monitor in a participatory manner, the implementation of the basic education curriculum is completed within the appropriate time.
- To ensure that teaching and learning is thorough and learners are able to apply knowledge and skills acquired.
- To cooperate and support the entire team of teachers 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 to the Project Officer 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 livelihood activities.
- 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 centred methods, children rights and the global education standards
- Experience in Project Management in humanitarian/recovery context
- Context related skills, knowledge and experience
- Be a Kenyan citizen
- Hold P1 certificate/Diploma in education from a reputable institution
- Have at least 5 years teaching experience in primary school
- Understanding of child protection issues in schools and working with PTAs in addressing them
- Experience in working with children with disabilities/special needs education
- Experience from working in a humanitarian/recovery context
- Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
- Knowledge about own skills/profile
- Good knowledge of English and Swahili
- Knowledge of local Turkana language will be an added advantage.
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply
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