Elimu Yetu Coalition the national platform of civil society organizations working towards the achievement of EFA goals in Kenya wishes to recruit a qualified and competent individual to fill in the position of National Coordinator.

Reporting to the Executive Committee of EYC, the NC will provide overall leadership, coordination, and strategic direction to all Elimu Yetu EFA campaigns in Kenya.

S/he will in addition serve as the Secretary to the Executive Committee.

The key responsibilities for the position are:
  • Managing and coordinating all aspects of EYC Campaign Activities
  • To promote engagement and develop prospects for new partnership
  • Performance Management and reporting
  • Provide oversight and accountability
Basic competencies for this position are:
  • high level of personal integrity
  • Practical experience in designing and implementing rights based advocacy strategies;
  • Knowledge and experience with the EFA and MDG campaign processes;
  • Thorough understanding of issues and challenges facing education sector in Kenya;
  • Ability to manage teams from cross-cultural backgrounds in Kenya.
Required Qualifications for NC:
  • First degree in any relevant field of social sciences, but education is preferred
  • Three to five years experience in campaign planning, implementation, management, monitoring and reporting.
Interested candidates should send short CVs (not more than five pages) and a brief cover letter stating justification for interest by e-mail to info@elimuyetu.net cc elimuyetu@gmail.com by 28th December 2011. Detailed job profile can be found on EYC Website.

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The Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service, Kakuma Refugee Assistance Project and Host Community Project hereby invites applications from suitably qualified citizens for the following vacant positions.

1. Senior Community Services & Development Officer

2 Positions: one for Refugee Project and one for Host Community Project

Reporting to: Project Coordinator Refugee & Host Community Respectively

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The Refugee Senior community services and development officer will be responsible to:
  • Coordinate project activities in the five units under CS&D, namely; Gender Equity and Human Rights, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Reception Centre Management, Child Protection and, Youth Protection and Development.
The Host Community Senior community Services and Development Officer will be responsible to:
  • Coordinate project activities in the areas of Child Protection and Livelihoods.
Both the Refugee and Host Senior Community services and development officers will be responsible to:
  • Coordinate the production of accurate, detailed and timely narrative reports highlighting objectives achievements, impact on peoples’ lives from CS&D activities in accordance with approved project guidelines, donor formats and requirements.
  • Continuously monitor the rate of implementation of CS&D activities against set plans, facilitating reviews and re-planning sessions and making use of monthly and quarterly financial reports to monitor plans and budgets.
  • Provide overall team leadership to Community Services and Development sector staff in the implementation of their duties. Responsible for carrying annual staff performance appraisal and continuously monitor the attainment of action plans designed to improve individual staff performance.
Required skills and qualifications:
  • A relevant degree in social sciences from a recognized university. Post graduate qualification is an added advantage
  • Proven training in project development and implementation.
  • At least 5 years continuous and relevant experience in a humanitarian setting.
  • Experience in proposal and report writing.
  • Strong representation and negotiation skills in working with UN organizations, partner agencies (NGO)
  • Practical experience in application of Project Cycle tool in the humanitarian sector.
  • Working knowledge and experience of humanitarian principles, laws and standards.
  • Experience in Training of Trainers/Facilitators skills (TOT & TOF) & psychosocial support, SGBV and protection.
2. Child Protection Officer

Reporting to: Senior Community Services and Development Officer Host Community Project

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Focal person in child protection & development for LWF/DWS Kakuma, Government and other agencies in host community.
  • Facilitate the linkage of child protection activities in the host community to the refugee camp.
  • Analyze the current child labour situation in the host community and supervise activities to respond appropriately
  • Conduct trainings and awareness sessions on child rights, SGBV and HIV
  • Write concept papers, feature stories and document child protection milestones in the host community.
  • Prepare and submit weekly/monthly/quarterly and feature reports as required.
Required skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Political Science, Developmental Psychology or Sociology
  • Post graduate diploma in gender and children issues and /or human rights is an advantage.
  • At least 2 years experience in handling child protection in a humanitarian setting or refugee camp.
  • Experience in proposal development, planning and implementation of child focused projects.
  • Understanding of child protection laws and issues.
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite.
3. Deputy Child Protection Officer

Reporting to: Child Protection Officer for Refugee Project

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure that Unaccompanied, Separated and orphaned children arriving in the camp are identified upon
  • In collaboration with other agencies facilitate tracing and reunification of unaccompanied and separated children
  • Conduct assessments, document and analyze the trends of child abuse cases in the camp and recommend for the best action.
  • Train staff on BIA and BID systems, procedures and review all reports before submitting to Child Protection officer.
  • Participate in the BID panel meetings, review and follow up on deferred cases.
  • Participate in the development of SOPs for child protection, Child Protection working group
  • Develop and facilitate training plans to address children identified needs.
  • Prepare and submit weekly/monthly/quarterly and feature reports as required.
  • Build the capacity of and supervise refugee staff to perform similar duties in the protection work for children.
Required Skills and Qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Political Science, Developmental Psychology or Sociology
  • Post graduate diploma in gender and children issues and /or human rights is an advantage.
  • At least 2 years experience in handling child protection in a humanitarian setting or refugee camp.
  • Experience in proposal development, planning and implementation of child focused projects.
  • Understanding of child protection laws and issues.
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite.
4. Logistics and Administration Coordinator

Reporting to: Area Coordinator.

Main purpose of the job is to manage support the following sectors: Finance, Administration, Human Resource, Compound Management, Transport, Stores/warehousing and Logistics in the LWF Kakuma program. The incumbent will report to the AC but will have a close working relationship with the two project coordinators (Turkana and K-RAP).

Key responsibilities:
  • Oversee the logistics function and line manage the procurement officer, stores supervisor, and head driver
  • Responsible for developing and improving the various Logistics systems
  • To enhance the control systems in procurement, transport, communications, and monitor the logistics systems
  • Oversee the HR function, supervising the HR officer
  • Assist in staff resource planning, personnel requisition, recruitment, induction and training
  • Oversee the finance function, line managing the Finance Officer
  • With the Finance Manager in Nairobi, ensure financial management is in accordance with standard financial systems and policies.
  • Oversee the compound management function and manage the compound supervisor
  • Responsible for ensuring generator, water and other compound related tasks are managed efficiently.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • A degree in Business Administration, Business management or Bachelor of commerce, from a recognized university. A degree in a related discipline would also be considered. At least one professional course; CPA, CIPS, HRM
  • A strategic management course with a reputable institution will be an added advantage.
  • Experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO will be an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical, facilitation and documentation experience with humanitarian programs.
  • Experience in finance, HR and Logistics (or any two) & in transport and fleet management
  • Excellent computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, use of internet and email.
5. General Food Distribution Officer

Reporting to: Project Coordinator for Refugee Project

Main Responsibilities
  • Head of the General food distribution and alternative livelihoods sector
  • Provide support for the development, implementation and monitoring of the General Food distribution sector activities.
  • Supervise the GFD team and report on the general food distribution project activities.
  • Ensure accountability towards all stakeholders, transparency and good quality in the GFD sector
  • With the Project Coordinator and partners develop training programs and teaching materials
  • Liaison with relevant authorities and communities at field level
  • Develop M&E tools together with the Project Coordinator and Distribution Center Supervisors
  • Establish and maintain a credible complaints and feedback system at the food distribution centres
  • Assist the Distribution Center Supervisors and project staff in carrying out the daily activities,
  • Design the post distribution and baseline survey forms/tools and conduct/ supervise the survey
  • Based on needs, design training contents and methodology according to the guidelines given by the PC
  • Ensure overall quality assurance and control of all project activities
  • To immediately notify LWF management any incidences of the breach of the LWF Code of Conduct, in food distribution
  • In liaison with the Project Coordinator ensure that financial, administration and logistic requirements of the project are arranged
  • Any other assignment as may be required/assigned by the PC
Required skills and qualifications:
  • Degree in Social sciences with focus/background on food security and supply / logistics and livelihoods or related area
  • Minimum 3 year experience in relevant field, preferably in a refugee setup
  • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multicultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information and write good reports
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with sensitivity and respect for diversity
6. Secondary School Teachers (4)

Subject combinations
  • English/literature
  • Biology/Chemistry
  • Kiswahili/Geography or Kiswahili/History
  • CRE/Geography or CRE/History
Professional Qualification:
  • A degree in education is the preferred qualification or any other related degree with a post graduate Diploma in Education.
  • Any additional training in the field of Education will be an added advantage.
Relevant Experience:
  • At least 2 years of progressive experience in teaching in a secondary school offering the Kenyan Curriculum.
  • Experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO or in a refugee camp will be an added advantage.
Personal Attributes:
  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place
7. Primary Education Officer

Reporting to: Education Coordinator

Key Duties & Responsibilities
  • Setting short and medium term primary education unit program plans in liaison with the EC monitors performance against those plans.
  • Supervision of the internal and external exams exercise and administration.
  • Ensuring regular communication and interaction between the Education Sector Management staff and teachers,
  • Investigate gender imbalances in education service provision in the primary education unit, and designing and implementing initiatives
  • Keeping the EC apprised of emerging issues within the schools, the refugee communities, and involving the school management on time.
  • Monitoring progress and impact of the primary education unit through regular school visits,
  • Preparing Reports, tables, graphs and charts on the above information for the purpose of better informing LWF/DWS and its partners
  • Reviewing work plans and activity plans of the primary education unit to LWF/DWS Refugee Assistance Project goals and objectives.
  • Identifying teacher training needs and making proper managements for in-service training of teachers
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • A degree in education
  • Any additional training in the field of Education will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years of progressive experience in management of education projects
  • Experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO or in a refugee camp will be an added advantage.
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

LWF/DWS 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.

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment.

They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 4th January, 2012.

C/o HR Officer,
P.O. Box 48 Kakuma,
Or e-mailed to: hr-kak@lwfkenya.org

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more details, visit our website www.lwf-kenya.org

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