Officer, Education Career Opportunity in Nairobi, Kenya - Concern Worldwide

Job Title: Officer, Education

Reports to:

Technically: Field Operations Coordinator

Administratively: County Programme Manager, Marsabit County

Direct Reports: None

Job Location: Marsabit (Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application - National Position)

Contract Details: Fixed Term , Nine (9) Months Contract

Job Summary:

The Officer, Education will be responsible for the implementation of education programme activities in Marsabit County in close collaboration and support from the County Programme Manager, Marsabit and the Field Operations Coordinator. S/he will in collaboration and partnership with the County and National level ministry of education offices in Marsabit, undertake roll out of education sector activities, regular reporting and quality control; and additionally work closely with the Field Operations Coordinator to undertake fundraising efforts for the education programme.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Programme management

  • Work closely with the County Programme Manager to develop the Marsabit Education sector Costed Work Plans and implementation plans
  • Take lead in the implementation of education sector activities in Marsabit County in line with the approved costed work plan and implementation plans
  • Represent Concern in the education sector forums in Marsabit County and where necessary at national level forums
  • Work closely with the education sector stakeholders in Marsabit County including but not limited to the department of education at County and Sub County levels, school heads and boards of management, communities within the target schools and other partners undertaking education programmes in Marsabit

Monitoring, learning and evaluation

  • With support from the County Programme Manager, develop an education sector monitoring plan for Marsabit County and oversee its implementation
  • Spend at least 60% of time visiting project sites with field visit reports prepared at the end of every monitoring trip.
  • Participation in relevant monthly and quarterly review meetings.


  • Adhere to and promote the standards outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and associated policies to their team, beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment
  • Participating and contributing towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary
  • Take all possible measures to meet Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS)
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager

Person Specification:

Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience implementing education program with a focus on improving literacy and numeracy skills as well as supporting girl’s education and STEM in schools.
  • Experience in Child Protection programming for most vulnerable children
  • Working knowledge in alternative education pathways e.g. catch up and TVET
  • Experience in application of Child to Child approach in Life Skills development
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams
  • Proficient in the use of computer and applications
  • Fluency in spoken and written language in English and Swahili

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Good understanding of cross cutting issues such as gender, HIV and AIDS, DRR, etc.
  • High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies
  • Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Energy to work long hours and be out in the field all day
  • Analytical Skills - critical thinking & Data analysis.
  • In-depth understanding of procedures with strong technical knowledge.
  • Be willing to accept responsibility and to show good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness

Competencies required:

  • Trustworthy, self-driven, honest and reliable
  • Willing to challenge or question others constructively when appropriate
  • Ready to accept changes as new situations arise

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a consultancy opportunity with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their consultancy contract. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to do consultancy work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, being hired as a consultant with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Follow Concern online:

How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a detailed CV with three referees and Cover Letter Only to with the subject of the email as ' Officer, Education’ on or before Thursday 11th May 2023 ". Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (for application, written test, interview, training, medical examination etc.) nor act through recruitment agents. This is applicable for all opportunities including staff and interns.

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