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Project Officer - Kakuma

Closing: Jun 19, 2024

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Published: May 9, 2024 (20 days ago)

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Primary purpose of the position

  • To provide technical support in implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the ECHO project activities. The Project Officer will take overall responsibility for implementation of the daily activities of the project related to teacher professional development, mobilizing OOSC to re-entre school, creating safe and gender-transformative school environments, provision of psychosocial support, construction, distribution of Teaching and learning materials, cash transfers and community engagement aimed driving behaviour change.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in education or its equivalent.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in education sector especially in refugee setting/ASAL regions.
  • Knowledge of education in emergencies, education sector policy, child rights and protection issues.
  • Experiences of facilitating community-based training, capacity building school managements, and awareness campaigns.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind. sensitive and empathise with all children and their carers.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
  • Commitment to Finn Church Aid Child Protection Policy.

Desirable qualifications

  • Previous experience in working with INGOs delivering education education services.
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills.
  • High level of motivation and enthusiasm for education.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of the dynamics of the refugees is essential.
  • Experience of working with communities and other agencies that support refugee education.


Responsibilities

Primary purpose of the position

  • To provide technical support in implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the ECHO project activities. The Project Officer will take overall responsibility for implementation of the daily activities of the project related to teacher professional development, mobilizing OOSC to re-entre school, creating safe and gender-transformative school environments, provision of psychosocial support, construction, distribution of Teaching and learning materials, cash transfers and community engagement aimed driving behaviour change.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in education or its equivalent.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in education sector especially in refugee setting/ASAL regions.
  • Knowledge of education in emergencies, education sector policy, child rights and protection issues.
  • Experiences of facilitating community-based training, capacity building school managements, and awareness campaigns.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind. sensitive and empathise with all children and their carers.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
  • Commitment to Finn Church Aid Child Protection Policy.

Desirable qualifications

  • Previous experience in working with INGOs delivering education education services.
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills.
  • High level of motivation and enthusiasm for education.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of the dynamics of the refugees is essential.
  • Experience of working with communities and other agencies that support refugee education.


  • Implement project activities to ensure results are evidence based, culturally appropriate, cost-effective, and have high impact while also ensuring compliance of standards and donor regulations.
  • Prepare regular and periodic project reports (monthly, quarterly, semiannually and annual reports) with evidence/results based information.
  • Work with the project team and the MEAL team to prepare and/or revise project monitoring tools to track indicators and monitor achievement of objectives and impact of the program.
  • Conduct regular monitoring of project activities by documenting all project results with photos and short video clips for sharing progress and success stories with donors.
  • Ensure that project activities are implemented in accordance with the approved work plans and with the involvement of partners and concerned stakeholders at all levels.
  • Support in mapping, screening and enrollment of beneficiaries to the project.
  • Actively promoting awareness of the importance of education at every opportunity by liaising with all local stakeholders.
  • Conduct regular data collection using existing tools in order to track project performance on indicators and measure overall impact and for donor reporting purposes and make recommendations on the improvement of these tools.
  • Ensure that good practices and lessons are documented and shared with the MEAL team and the education team for replication and wider dissemination.
  • Travel to all project sites to conduct regular monitoring of projects quality together with other project team members.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Team, focus on project data collection to generate practical information that can be used for ongoing program decision-making while also capturing results at the impact level.
  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset management), procurement, security and administration.
  • Monitoring learner enrolment, retention and achievement rates by collecting relevant, gender-segregated data; identifying specific constraints to learner attendance at school.


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