Community Mobilizers/Project Assistants

at Finn Church Aid
Published April 24, 2022
Location Samburu, Kenya
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s biggest development co-operation organization and the second biggest organization in Finland working in humanitarian aid. Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organizations forming one of the world’s largest aid organizations.

 

Finn Church Aid Kenya is looking for

 

Community Mobilizers/Project Assistants – 5 Positions

 

Duty Station: Turkana, Samburu, Garissa, Marsabit and West Pokot

 

Reports to: County Education Coordinators

 

Primary purpose:

 

The Community Mobilizer/Project Assistant among other duties will be responsible for ensuring smooth implementation of FCA education activities in their respective counties that ensures full integration and community participation.

 

Tasks and duties:

 

Liaise with the Education Coordinator to enhance access for out of school children to enroll In the primary schools and rescue girls subjected to FGM, early marriages and other forms of abuse **

Facilitate Empowerment of girls, boys and women in the focus sub-counties by building their capacity to raise their voices to oppose harmful practices, and ultimately contribute to breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty and discrimination.

Undertake community engagements, mobilization and sensitization in the various forums

Educate community members on the importance of education and encourage them to enroll their children to the public schools.

Represent FCA in the education coordination meeting and other stakeholders meeting within the sub-county

Support and closely monitor in collaboration with Head teachers on digital attendance of learners in the FCA targeted schools within the county.

Support in the coordination of joint monitoring visits between the donor, MOE and FCA Nairobi team by contributing to evaluation planning, support data collection, analysis and interpretation

Ensure synergies and collaboration with key stakeholders including MOE,TSC,ECDE County director

Ensure timely submission of quality reports (Weekly ,Bi-weekly and Monthly)in line with FCA grant reporting guidelines and the donor expectations

Actively participate in the identification, documentation and dissemination of promising practices and success stories of OOSC in the target project areas.

Together with the Education coordinator set weekly, monthly and termly targets for enrolment and attendance of new learners.

Assist the Education Coordinator with planning and implementation of project activities.

Perform any other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Attend Monthly county education coordination meeting/forums while giving comprehensive update on FCA Project.

Submit monthly SITREP to the education Coordinator.

Qualifications:

 

A Diploma in either community development education, guidance and counselling, educational administration and supervision, or a related field Working experience in remote communities with marginalized populations

Administration/supervision of special education programs or student enrollment, youth development and school safety programs.(Experience in increasing primary school enrolment is a must)

Demonstrated expertise in community mobilization, capacity to engage community and all levels of education stakeholders to promote right to and access to quality education

2 - 3 years’ experience supporting professional development of Kenyan teachers; including experience in teacher training programs

Strong data collection both manual and digital data collection methods, analysis and report writing skills

Good understanding of cross cutting issues such as gender, HIV and AIDS and climate change

Excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams.

Self-driven individual with remote supervisory skills and able to meet deadlines

 

How to apply

 

All qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed application letter and Curriculum Vitae stating the vacancy job title in the subject line

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