Lutheran World Federation Special Needs Education Officer (Kakuma) and Special Needs Education Teacher (Dadaab) Jobs in Kenya
Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Feb 20, 2014
Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service Kenya-Djibouti Programme is seeking to recruit Kenyan nationals for the following positions.
1. Special Needs Education Officer (Kakuma)
Duties and Responsibilities will include among others
- Setting short and medium term SNE unit program plans in liaison with the SEO and plans and monitors performance against those plans.
- Assisting with planning and design of SNE activities and measures of achievement and collecting data for SNE unit performance monitoring plan, especially with regard to education indicators.
- Ensuring regular communication and interaction between the Education Sector Management staff and teachers, and the school management committees, Refugee Education committees, Turkana West sub County education office, and other development partners and agencies.
- Investigate gender imbalances in education service provision in the SNE unit, and designing and implementing initiatives aimed at increasing enrolment and improving retention and performance of girls in schools.
- Provide technical advice on SNE policies and guidance on education issues for persons with disabilities
- Identification, Assessment and placement of children with Disabilities in schools and making referrals for more advanced support when and where appropriate
- Monitoring progress and impact of the SNE unit through regular school visits, attending parents meetings and the Refugee Education Committees.
- Reviewing work plans and activity plans of the SNE unit for comprehensiveness, clarity and adherence to LWF/WS Kakuma Sub Program goals and objectives.
- Ensuring effective evaluation of learners to see that SNE are in line with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), and noting changes required in SNE syllabus or teaching methods and Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE).
- Assist in conducting SNE education unit staff performance appraisals every term, or as directed by the SEO.
Qualification and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree Special Needs Education from a recognized university
- Diploma in SNE in addition to a degree in Education
- 3 years progressive experience managing education programmes in marginalized and/or hard to reach populations.
- Experience gained working with an NGO will be an added advantage
- Computer literacy; MS Office suite
- Experience in development of Individualized Education Programme (IEP)
- Practical experience in project cycle management
2. Special Needs Education Teacher (Dadaab)
Duties and Responsibilities will include among others:
- Teaching children with special needs according to the curriculum to improve quality education.
- Responsible for implementing and evaluating curriculum in the least restrictive environment to SNE in primary schools.
- Train SNE children in co-curriculum activities.
- Capacity building of incentive SNE Teachers and regular class room teachers on specific needs of special needs children.
- Organizing the classroom and learning resources to create a positive learning environment.
- Planning, preparing and presenting lessons that cater for the needs of the whole ability range within their class.
- Assess and prescribe the right equipment to SNE children and train them to use them.
- Staying up to date with changes and developments in the curriculum structure.
- Working with the management & other stakeholders to ensure participation of SNE learners in all aspects of education.
- Guide and train parents of children with disability on basic conception for upbringing of their children.
- Together with the SNE Monitors conduct community mobilization and sensitization on significance of SNE.
- P1 Certificate from Kenya National Examination Council with a Diploma in SNE
- Registered by Teachers Service Commission
- Competencies: Assessment teacher of children with special needs and teacher trainer
- Special preference to person with specialization MH disorder will be an added advantage
- Working with MH learners and experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO will be an added advantage.
- Experienced in inclusive education and safe learning environments initiatives
- Experienced in using learner centered model of teaching
Personal Attributes for all above positions:
- Good team player; able to take direction and work collaboratively with others.
- Ability to communicate in a highly professional manner with clients, community members and professional partners
- Strong administrative skills, Problem solving, conflict resolution skills & ability to maintain confidentiality
- Able to complete required reporting and documentation by deadlines
- Able to work independently; self-motivated & Ability to work in a challenging environment.
- Ability to promote the values of equality, non-discrimination, and human rights for all.
“LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies.
Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.”
Please email your application letter and attach updated CV with contact emails and phone numbers of 3 professional referees, preferably your current or immediate former employer addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer,
Lutheran World Federation Kenya-Djibouti,
Closing date: 26th February 2014
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted