Sunday, September 30, 2012

NRC Tailoring & Dressmaking Teacher, Electrical Skills Teacher, Welding & Fabrication Teacher, Computerized Secretarial Skills Teacher and ALP Teachers Jobs in Dadaab, Kenya

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011. 

Since 2004, NRC has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced and refugee populations.

NRC Horn of Africa Mission has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by the ongoing conflict and more recently by the drought and famine. 

The Regional Office is based in Nairobi-Kenya, with offices and operations in Somalia, (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab and Molo) and Ethiopia (Addis Ababa and Dolo Ado).
Youth Education Pack (YEP) Background
Youth Education Pack (YEP) is a project of the Norwegian Refugee Council. Its main objective is to ensure that youth are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to become financially independent, improve their livelihoods and enable them to become productive members of their communities.
YEP is a non-formal education project for refugees and Kenyans in the Dadaab area aged 15 to 24, which combines literacy and numeracy skills, life skills with vocational skills training. 

The vocational curriculum followed is that of the Directorate of Industrial Training and the learners do Artisan Grade 3 examinations at the end of the course. 

These posts are for Vocational Skills teachers / trainers. 

The training period is for one year and is full time, five days a week.
Positions Vacant:
- Tailoring & Dressmaking Teacher (Dagahaley YEP Centre)
- Electrical Skills Teacher (Ifo YEP Centre)
- Welding & Fabrication Teacher (Ifo YEP Centre)
- Computerized Secretarial Skills Teacher (Hagadera YEP Centre)
- Plumbing Skills Teacher (Dadaab YEP Center)
Reporting to: Centre Supervisor
Duty Station: Dadaab
Duration of Contract: ASAP to 31st December 2012 (with possible extension)
Main duties and responsibilities
These include the usual responsibilities of a skills trainer and especially include
  • Adherence to the YEP principles of teaching and learning
  • Preparation of relevant teaching and learning materials for students of weak background
  • Guidance and counselling of learners
  • Training and Mentorship of new refugee skills trainers
Qualifications, Skills & Experience required:
  • A Craft Certificate or Diploma in the relevant Trade
  • Diploma in Technical education/ Instructor Training Certificate from KTTC or other recognized Institution
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a teacher/instructor.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge and experience of adult education and practice.
  • Ability to service equipment used for learning in ones area of speciality
  • Openness to new educational methods and approaches.
  • Flexibility, reliability and team spirit
  • Cultural sensibility and ability to work and live in challenging situations
This is a non-accommodated position and successful candidates will be required to cater for their own accommodation in Dadaab town. 

Work follows the Kenya School calendar. 

Candidates may be required to work during a portion of the centre vacations
Position Vacant: ALP Teachers 

10 Positions
Reporting to: ALP Head Teacher
Duty Station: Dadaab (initially working in Dagahaley camp)
Duration of Contract: ASAP to 31st December 2012 (with possible extension after evaluation)
Back-ground information
NRC proposes to respond to the substantial need of Education in Dadaab by providing catch up courses through an Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) to out-of-school children and youth in Dadaab Refugee camps. 

ALP is a formal programme which uses a condensed curriculum combined with life skills to enable learners get back to school after dropping out or to enable over age children to catch-up with their appropriate class. 

The project is implemented in accordance with the National and international education policies.
Main Responsibilities.
  1. To teach all subjects to primary learners (normally slightly over-age) in alternative education classes (accelerated, catch-up)with the aim of them entering or returning to normal school to take the KCPE.
  2. To serve as a model
  3. To conduct on-the-job teacher training and mentoring of inexperienced teachers.
  4. To assist from the beginning in the evolution of the programme
Qualifications, Skills & Experience required:
  • Be a Kenya citizen
  • Have ten years of teaching experience in Primary School
  • Hold P1 Certificate/Education or recognised two-year Diploma in two of the following subjects: English, Kiswahili, Somali, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies or Islamic or Christian Religious Education. (Note the selected candidates will cover all teaching subjects apart from language and religious studies).
  • High level of personal integrity, cultural awareness & sensitivity.
  • High standard of English methodology including oral skills and teaching English to speakers of other languages.
  • Experience in mentoring.
  • Expressing creativity and innovation in teaching.
  • Having simple individual counselling and conflict resolution skills
  • Have knowledge and experience in some of the following topics: accelerated learning programs, trauma in children, children with special needs, child protection
  • Keen in ensuring accuracy and precision in all his/her works with attention to detail.
  • Goal oriented, with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work and live in a generally insecure and harsh environment
This is a non-accommodated position and the successful candidates will be required to cater for their own
accommodation in Dadaab town. 

Work is from Monday to Friday. Because these are accelerated courses terms are longer than those in normal schools.
Deadline for Applications: 5th October 2012
Applications should be submitted to: 

Norwegian Refugee Council, 
Email Address: 

The Norwegian Refugee Council, 
Dadaab Field Office 
P O Box 05, Dadaab 

OR Drop it at in the Human Resources Office Applications Box at the NRC Compound Main gate in Dadaab.
The Norwegian Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer, with no discrimination in terms of sex, age, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation. 

However, female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in Dadaab or Nairobi