Friday, June 6, 2014

Deputy Senior Education Officer

Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service Kenya - Djibouti program (LWF) is seeking to recruit Kenyan nationals for the following position to be based in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

Deputy Senior Education Officer 
1 Position

The Deputy Senior Education Officer will be based in Kakuma Refugee Camp and shall deputize the Senior Education Officer in the responsibility of coordinating and overseeing operational plans in the Education Department. 

The incumbent will report directly to the Senior Education Officer, while working closely on daily basis with Education staff & other sectors of LWF.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Setting short and medium term primary and secondary education units program plans and budgets in liaison with the SEO and plans and monitors performance against those plans.
  • Assisting with planning and design of primary and secondary education activities and measures of achievement and collecting data for LWF/DWS primary and secondary education units’ performance monitoring plan, especially with regard to education indicators.
  • Overall in charge of quality of school supplies (teaching and learning materials which includes: Making requisitions on quarterly basis of the required school materials and equipment, Distribution of the same to all schools in good time for appropriate utilization; also in overseeing data collection and analysis in schools.
  • Address all issues in Education management, pedagogy and curriculum that enhance quality learning in schools
  • Monitoring progress and impact of the primary and secondary education unit through regular school visits.
  • Reviewing annual work plans and activity plans of the unit for comprehensiveness, clarity and adherence to LWF/DWS Somali Refugee Assistant Project-Kakuma goals and objectives.
  • Working with teachers and others to ensure the meaningful participation of learners in all aspects of the units
  • Working with Education management team and other stake holders to ensure child friendly schools in the camp
  • Ensuring effective evaluation of learners to see that schools are ¡n line with the Kenya Schools Curriculum, and noting changes required in curriculum or teaching methods and communicating the same promptly to the schools.
Professional Qualification:
  • Preferable a degree in education. A social science degree in a related discipline would also be considered.
  • Proven training in curriculum development and implementation, and educational administration.
  • Proven academic or on-job training and understanding of the Project Cycle model in managing humanitarian assistance.
Relevant Experience:
  • At least 4 years of progressive experience in primary education programs for refugees or rural communities. 
  • Experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO will be an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical and administration skills in the management of education/programs consisting of primary education.
  • Experience in project cycle management, proposal, report writing and excellent computer skills.
  • Experience in Training of Trainers/Facilitators skills (TOT & TOF) an advantage.
Personal Attributes:
  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills.
LWF is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. 

Female candidates are encouraged to apply. 

LWF is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. 

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Please email your application letter and attach updated CV with contact emails and phone numbers of 3
professional referees, preferably your current or immediate former employer addressed to;

The Human Resources Officer, 
Lutheran World Federation Kenya-Djibouti,
P.O Box, 48, 


Closing date: 13th June 2014

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.