Officer – Education

Job Title: Officer – Education

Job Location: Nairobi

Reports to: Programme Manager – Urban

Direct Reports: Field Officers – Nairobi

Liaises with:

Concern runs and manages integrated programmes, the officer will liase with the following jobs and roles; Internally the officer will liaise with;

· Regional Coordinator – Girls Education Challenge Transition – Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu Project in Nairobi

· Technical Manager and Officers in – Community Empowerment, Livelihoods, Health & Nutrition and Monitoring and Evaluation as appropriate. Externally, the officer will work closely with the County Director of Education and Teachers Service Commission, Department of Children Services and relevant line ministries as directed by supervisor

Contract Details:

Fixed Term One (1) Year Renewable Contract Subject to Availability of Funds and Performance

Pension upon confirmation of appointment

Group Medical Cover (Principal + 3 Dependents)

Group Life Insurance Cover

Group Personal Accident Insurance Cover

Job Summary:

The Officer- Education – Urban Programme will be responsible for supporting the manager in the technical and quality implementation of the programme in Nairobi County. Specifically, S/he will ensure the programmes is aligned with the technical strategy of the Ministry of Education, this will entails application of appropriate tools, templates and strategies of the education sector. You will be responsible for timely and quality delivery of education programme in a region of Nairobi county

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Programme management and delivery

· Substantially contribute in the development of Nairobi annual and quarterly programme work plan and budget that is aligned to the project and Ministry of Education.

• Effectively represent Concern in Technical Working Groups (TWG) and articulate technical strategy and approach to the urban education programme daily implementation activities.

• Translate the quarterly programme work plans into area detailed implementation plan for action

• Develop and implement a coherent procurement plan for project inputs with relevant administrative departments

• Guide implementation to ensure programme inputs and activities produce outputs and outcomes

• Train and provide supportive supervision to Field Officers or Local Partners to implement education services

• Use System Strengthening Approach to work with community structures Sub county MOE and TSC offices to improve: curriculum delivery; management of schools; Life Skills Education Child to Child approach

• Train and provide supportive supervision to Field Officers to facilitate communities to apply Community Conversation technique to address barriers to quality education for Most Vulnerable Children

Quality assurance

• Undertake monitoring visits together with Ministry of Education (MOE) and Teachers Service Commission (TSC) officers and institute corrective and follow-ups actions for quality education programme.

• Train Field Officers on data collection approaches/platforms and tools based on Concern Worldwide and education sector approved formats

• Working closely with M&E collate and analyze area specific education programme data/information to inform technical inputs of the urban programme

• Draft quality monthly and quarterly report in approved organizational and donor templates for the assigned areas.

• In partnership with Communications/M&E develop compelling case studies, technical briefs and lessons learnt and best practices briefs to inform programming implementation quality and fundraising

• Ensure the technical implementation of the urban programme In the assigned areas is in compliance with donor requirements and MOE/ TSC policies and guidelines

Influencing and Coordination

• Represent Concern in County and sub county Education forums, workshops and other relevant meetings to advocate and keep abreast with trends and developments in the sector

• Show case and present concern works and technical approach in these forums. Market system strengthening approach to MOE, TSC and Civil Society actors at sub-county level

Programme development

• Contribute substainly in the technical domain during development of programme strategies, concept notes and proposals to expand the urban programme

Human Resource Management

· Responsible for the day to day management of community development facilitators/field officers

· Manage and oversee the performance management of Field officers. This will ensure, setting of performance objectives and execution, orientating staff to their roles and organization policies, staff appraisal, mentorship, supportive supervision and training of staff,

· Support Field Officers to uphold highest standards of accountability

· Foster a spirit of teamwork and collegiality among supervised staff and the communities in the assigned areas. This will entail clear communication using appropriate channels and means

Responding to Emergencies:

· Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary.

· Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies.**

Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies

· To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in Concern’s Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

· To support and promote the standards outlined in the Concern’s Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies to their team, partner organizations and beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment

· To contribute to the establishment of preventive measures to reduce the potential for exploitation and abuse in Concern programme

Job Specification:

· A Degree in Education or relevant field

· At least five (5) years’ experience in primary education programmes for vulnerable children with a focus in literacy and numeracy; and Girls’ education**

· Experience in promoting Science Technology, Engineering and Math among girls **

· At least three (3) years’ experience Child Protection programming for most vulnerable children **

· Working knowledge in alternative education pathways e.g. catch up and TVET

· Experience in application of Child to Child approach in Life Skills development

· Demonstrate understanding of gender equality, HIV and AIDS and Disaster Risk Reduction

· Knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and related procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices

· Strong monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, reporting and communication skills

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams

· Proficient in the use of computer and applications

· Fluent in spoken and written English and Kiswahili

· Exceptional analysis and report writing skills

Concern has a Concern Code of Conduct & Associated Policies which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as appendices to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies candidates demonstrate they have understood its content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. Any breach of the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies by employees of Concern during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal

Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Follow Concern online: www.concern.net

How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send their CV and Cover Letter Only to [email protected] with the subject of the email as ‘Officer – Education’ by Friday 18th September 2020

Each application should include three (3) referees who can validate technical expertise.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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