(KShs 43K)Project Assistant (Education) Job Vacancy at Jesuit Refugee Service  in Nairobi Kenya 2013


Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Job Title: Project Assistant – Education

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Incorporation date: Immediately

Organizational Context:

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.

This is a position based in Nairobi.
The holder will be actively involved in planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of the education program.
Key Responsibilities
Under the direction and supervision of the Nairobi project director, take responsibility for the management of the education program.
Key Responsibility Areas:
  • Work closely with MOE and the City Education Department in promoting admission of refugees in schools.
  • Advice the Urban project on Education related matters and the necessary corresponding interventions.
  • Coordinate capacity building of teachers, parents and Education officials through training.
  • Coordinate supply of crucial items to schools to promote conducive learning environments
  • Keep an updated inventory of the items purchased and distributed.
  • Monitor progress of education interventions including school enrolment, retention and completion.
  • Collaborates with agencies, Ministry of Education, and other partners in educational issues and to share information and explain matters arising.
  • Manage all the reporting of activity, monthly and other periodic reports
  • Attend to other duties which will emerge in the process of service to refugees and as directed by the project director.
  • Work in close Collaboration with the other staff in the education program.
  • Participate in any other programme activity as agreed with the project Director or the country director.
  • 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
Starting Salary: Kshs. 43,000.00
(Applications that have not met these guidelines will not be considered only short listed candidates will be contacted)

How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter that indicates what skills and experience one has that meets the criteria and when one is available to start.
Please also include a CV that should include contacts for three referees to kenya.applications@jrs.net.

Closing Date: 14th August 2013

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