Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities, many of which center around formal and informal education needs.
The holder will be under the direct supervision of the Project Director, the coordinator takes responsibility of administration and management of the Education Program for refugee students in in Kakuma refugee camp.
- In liaison with camp schools and education agencies, analyze students’ performance and short list candidates to benefit from the various scholarship categories.
- Design and co-ordinate community services / workshops/ activities for the JRS Kakuma Scholarship students during school holidays
- Develop monthly students’ (issues / mobility) report
- Analyze students’ performance, termly, and offer guidance and counseling as appropriate
- Accompany students to and from schools and attend school’s parents and visiting days
- Receive and analyze student’s requirement list at the end of every term. Keep an updated inventory list of all students materials (boarding and academic) purchased and distributed
- Attend to students when they report from school thereafter report all matters arising to the Project Director.
- Follow-up students at home (in the camp) while identifying and advocating for their emerging needs (medical, shelter etc).
- Manages all the reporting of the education programme (monthly, quarterly, six months and annual)
- Participates in inter-agency meetings and represents the programme on forums on education
- Collaborates with agencies, Ministry of Education, and other partners.
- Ensure good maintenance of the programme equipment and provide an updated assets/inventory.
- Develop students updated performance data base
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education Arts and at least two years practical working experience preferably in project management, together with relevant professional experience.
- Experience in managing people/teams
- Ability to build effective partnership and collaborate with other team members.
- Ability to work sensitively with refugee population of different ethnic background and/or demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.
- Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral) and Good knowledge of MS word/Office.
- Flexibility, resilience to stress and ability to adapt to changing working environments
- Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills and monitoring and evaluation skills/experience.
- Patience, perseverance, proactive, self motivated and ability to work in stressful environment
- Adaptation: to be able to endure basic living and working conditions for a duration of time.Autonomy: to be autonomous and take initiatives in the limit of the rules set up by the supervisor.
- Respect: to be open-minded and respectful of the community with whom JRS works.
- Adherence: to adhere to the internal rules and, more particularly, the JRS staff and security rules.
Please send your Cover Letter that indicates what skills and experience one has that meets the criteria, expected salary and when one is available to start.
Please also include a CV that should include contacts for three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 31 May 2014
Applications that have not met these guidelines will not be considered.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted