Jesuit Refugee Service Community Service Learning Track Facilitator Job Advertisement in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya 2014

  Jesuit Refugee Service 
Community Service Learning Track Facilitator

Organizational Context: Jesuit Refugee Service is an international humanitarian 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 most of which centre around formal and informal education needs.

Description: Community Service Learning Track Facilitator (Community Development and Organization) and JC-HEM Diploma in Liberal Studies Liaison

The position serves within newly developing pilot online tertiary education partnership between JRS and number of Jesuit Universities in the USA called Jesuit Commons – Higher Education at the Margins (JC-HEM).

The position is based in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya.

The CSLT Facilitator and JC-HEM Diploma in Liberal Studies Liaison will be responsible for the development and delivery of a 15-week (150 hrs total) training of trainers professional course in English Language Learning (ToT-ELL) for refugees and host community members in Kakuma.

At the same time, the position serves as a Liaison for 35 students of online Diploma in Liberal Studies program established through JC-HEM.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a faculty member at a US Jesuit University to design curriculum for 15-week (150 hours) Training of Trainers English Language Learning CSLT
  • Design lesson plans for ToT-ELL – CSLT
  • Facilitate transparent and efficient recruitment process for refugees and host community members to participate in ToT-ELL – CSLT
  • Carry out teaching, on-going assessment and student support for ToT-ELL – CSLT students
  • Maintain M&E and detailed reporting for ToT- ELL CSLT
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with UN agencies, NGOS, CBOS and other partners, for service learning component of the ToT-ELL-CSLT
  • Serve as liaison for JC-HEM Diploma in Liberal Studies students in communication with JRS administration, US based faculty members and Kakuma based team members supporting students with tutoring
  • Carry out yearly individual meetings with JC-HEM Diploma in Liberal Studies students
  • Assist with recruitment, regular student meetings and special events for JC-HEM Diploma in Liberal Studies students
Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Education, Social Work, International Development or related field OR equivalent of Bachelor’s degree and relevant professional experience
  • 3 years of professional experience in the field of English Language Education or a closely related field
  • Experience with teaching adults in multicultural environment or willingness to learn
  • Ability to develop curriculum and lesson plans relevant to refugee audiences
  • Excellent computer skills and comfortable with computer-based communication
  • Interest in program development
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral)
  • Flexibility, resilience to stress and ability to adapt to working in remote area with adverse climatic and environmental conditions
(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 your current salary is; what skills and experience one has that meets the criteria; when one is available to start.

Please also include a CV that should include contacts for three referees to kenya.applications@jrs.net

Position open to Kenyan nationals; International volunteers

Candidates available for 2-year commitment
This is unaccompanied post with regular Rest and Recuperation (every 10 weeks)

Closing date: 30 Apr 2014

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