Various Vacancy Announcement At Finn Church Aid (FCA)-Over 200 Jobs

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish international aid organization. We operate in 14 countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political convictions. Our work is based on rights, which means that our operations are guided by equality, non-discrimination and responsibility. FCA is now looking for competent persons to fill the following positions:

POSITION                   : HEAD TEACHER -PRIMARY (1 VACANCY)

DUTY STATION                          : KYAKA II REFUGUEE SETTLEMENT

REPORTS TO               :  DIRECTLY TO FCA AND COPY DEO 

Position Summary:  The head teacher overseas day to day administration of the school activities in order to provide a smooth operation of the school. He or she monitors the progress of learners and pupil’s achievement and academic progress. The head teacher will promote the vision, mission and any other polices of the school, Gorvenment  and Finn Church Aid in order to maintain and provide an excellent teaching and effective learning environment for the school.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Leads the Coordination, Guidance & Control of School Activities 
    1. Provide support to the administrative and educational needs of the school, supervising both teaching and non – teaching staff, and overseeing admissions, fees collection and general matters of the school.
    1. Maintain proper records regarding school library, stationary, furniture and equipment’s by ensuring that all stores are kept in a neat and orderly condition
    1. Works to maintain high expectation and excellent quality of teaching and performance of teachers and learners.
    1. Leads annual planning and budgeting for the school in conjunction with other heads of departments.
    1. Leads the management and usage of finances allocated to the school ensuring that they are efficiently and adequately used ensuring transparency and accountability.
  2. Leads  implementation of High Quality Education Programmes
    1. Coordinates the identification of educational needs of each child through continuous monitoring and assessment of each Childs’s progress in conjunction with other teaching staff and heads of departments.
    1. Leads by demonstration the overall implementation of  quality curricular and co-curricular activities  example, lesion scheming and planning, learning assessment and records keeping as well as organizing such recreational activities including games and sports, clubs and debates.
    1. Keeps up to date with current educational issues and informs teachers of new developments and ideas in the education sector. In addition, he seeks opportunities with capacity building with ministry of education, newspapers and various circulars
    1. Maintains an up to date record of individual files of each school learner   including records of academic progress, achievements, and disciplinary issues among others.
    1. Leads the process of identification of student’s leaders by liaising with both staff and learners.
  3. Participates in the development of a Committed and Effective Staff Team
  4. Oversees the selection , training, development and appraisal of teaching staff to ensure that only the best staff are employed and that they are developed to reach their potential
  5. Participates in planning and holding regular meetings with staff to discuss current activities, problems, concerns and ensure open communication and cooperation.
  6. Upholds the rights and responsibilities of each staff member by leading disciplinary committee and ensuring that a positive degree of discipline is maintained at all times.
  7. Participates in conducting performance appraisals of all teaching and non-teaching staff Department.
  8. Strictly adhere to and uphold  all the professional code of conduct and relevant policies of the organisation ( Teachers code of conduct, FCA staff code of conduct, child protection and safeguarding  policies and any other)

Qualifications and Experience

  • A bachelors in Education from a recognised institution is a MUST. Diploma in Education or Grade III teaching certificate from a recognized teacher training institution  with extensive teaching experience very essential
  • The ideal candidate must be registered with Ministry of Education, Science and Sports with at least 3 years’ experience in primary school management at similar level.
  • The candidate must exhibit excellent team management skills and able to work in multi ethnic environment.
  • Must be an innovative teacher, able to produce results amidst challenges
  • Should be able to listen and work respect with authority.
  • Must be hardworking and disciplinarian with skills to control large classes.
  • High integrity personnel to control the teaching materials available and demonstrated knowledge of teachers cord of conduct.
  • Willing to work with refugee community in promoting access  and quality  education
  • Basic understanding of refugee situation and able to live within the refugee communities.

POSITION                   : DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER (03 VACANCIES)

DUTY STATION                          : KYAKA II REFUGUEE SETTLEMENT

REPORTS TO               : HEAD TEACHERS ( IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR)

Position Summary: In addition to the general roles of ensuring delivery of quality learning for learners   allocated him/ her as indicated in responsibilities below. The Deputy Head teacher, will support the Head teacher in overseeing day to day administration of the school in order to provide a smooth operation and learning processes in the school. He or she will support monitoring teachers staff performance, progress of learners and pupil’s achievement and academic progress participate in any education and community engagement aimed at promoting access to schools as organized by the organization and any other delegated role by the Head teacher

Key Responsibilities:

Supports the Coordination, Guidance & Control of School Activities 

  • Provides support to the administrative and educational needs of the school, supervising both teaching and none teaching staff, and overseeing admissions, fees collection and general matters of the school.
    • Maintains proper record regarding school books, stationary, furniture and equipments by ensuring that all stores are kept in a neat and orderly condition. In addition he/she liaises with the bursar to ensure that inventories are regularly updated.
    • Works closely with the head teacher to maintain high expectation and excellent quality of teaching and performance of teachers and learners.

Support Development of High Quality Education Programmes

  • Coordinates the identification of educational needs of each child through continuous monitoring and assessment of each Childs’s progress in conjunction with the Director of Studies and the Heads of Departments.
    • Leads the overall implementation of co-curricular activities as well as organising such recreational activities including games and sports, clubs and debates.
    • Keeps up to date with current educational issues and informs teachers of new developments and ideas in the education sector. In addition, he seeks opportunities with capacity building with ministry of education, newspapers and various circulars
    • Maintains an up to date record of individual files of each school child, including records of academic progress, achievements, and disciplinary issues among others.
    • Leads the process of identification of student’s leaders by liaising with both staff and learners.   

Enhances the Public Reputation of the School

  • Liaises with schools, parent bodies, relevant government authorities and community groups to further the ideas and reputation of the school.
    • Participates in creating awareness of the school among the public by promoting good relationships with external service providers, and other private and government bodies/agencies to support the school.
  • Strictly adhere to and uphold  all the professional code of conduct and relevant policies of the organisation ( Teachers code of conduct, FCA staff code of conduct, child protection and safeguarding  policies and any other)

Teaching role

  • Prepare timely schemes of work and lesson plans for quality teaching and learning.
  • Prepare teaching, learning materials and effectively teach pupils.
  • Professionally manage his/her classrooms to ensure discipline and control for better teaching.
  • Conduct timely, regular and quality learning assessment of pupils to guide teaching and learning processes.
  • Promote inclusiveness in the school by ensuring that preparation of teaching and learning materials take care of the different learning needs of learners in his/her class
  • Report on the academic performance of the learners through carrying out continuous assessment of all the learning stages.
  • Attend staff meeting and participate in the planning and management of schools
  • Participate in the co-curricular activities to enhance children’s holistic learning and expected competence development
  • Participating in community mobilization and sensitization activities aimed at increasing enrolment.
  • Be part of the child protection structure in school that will promote safety & protection of children while in school by ensuring the school is free from all forms of child abuse and risk
  • Professionally carry out counselling and career guidance with his/ her learner to help learner understand the available career/ education path ways options for them.

Others

  • Supports the Head teacher in the administration of the school and Acts as the School Head teacher in the absence of the School Head Teacher

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • A Diploma in Education (primary) and Grade III teaching certificatefrom a recognized teacher training college is a MUST ,Bachelors degree in Education will be an added advantage.
  • Must be registered with Ministry of Education, Science and Sports.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in primary school management.
  • Must be a team player and able to work in multi ethnic environment.
  • Must be an innovative teacher, able to produce results amidst challenges.
  • Must be able to listen and respect authority.
  • Must be hardworking and disciplinarian with skills to control large classes.
  • High integrity personnel to control the teaching materials available and demonstrated knowledge of teachers code of conduct.
  • Willing to work with refugee community in promoting access to education
  • Basic understanding of refugee situation and able to live within the refugee communities.

POSITION                   : GRADE III PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS (102 VACANCIES)

DUTY STATION                          : KYAKA II REFUGUEE SETTLEMENT

REPORTS TO               : HEAD TEACHER

Position Summary:  Will be directly in charge of the general delivery of  quality learning for learners/ classes allocated  through, Early  and high quality lesson Scheming , planning  and, effective  facilitation of learning processes both in & out of classrooms for both curricular and co-curricula activities  during school hours,  carry out continuous assessment of learners and plan for remedial lessons when its required ,fully participate in the processes of summative assessment of learners, promote knowledge and skills sharing among colleagues to improve teaching quality, report any protection related concern in the school to the responsible persons and participate in any education and community engagement aimed at promoting access to schools organized by the organization

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare timely schemes of work and lesson plans for quality teaching and learning.
  • Prepare teaching, learning materials and effectively teach pupils.
  • Professionally manage his/her classrooms to ensure discipline and control for better teaching.
  • Conduct timely, regular and quality learning assessment of pupils to guide teaching and learning processes.
  • Promote inclusiveness in the school by ensuring that preparation of teaching and learning materials take care of the different learning needs of learners in his/her class
  • Report on the academic performance of the learners through carrying out continuous assessment of all the learning stages.
  • Attend staff meeting and participate in the planning and management of schools
  • Participate in the co-curricular activities to enhance children’s holistic learning and expected competence development
  • Participating in community mobilization and sensitization activities aimed at increasing enrolment.
  • Be part of the child protection structure in school that will promote safety & protection of children while in school by ensuring the school is free from all forms of child abuse and risk
  • Professionally carry out counselling and career guidance with his/ her learner to help learner understand the available career/ education path ways options for them.
  • Strictly adhere to and uphold  all the professional code of conduct and relevant policies of the organisation ( Teachers code of conduct, FCA staff code of conduct, child protection and safeguarding  policies and any other)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade III primary teaching certificate from a recognized teacher training college is a MUST
  • Must be registered with Ministry of Education, Science and Sports.
  • At least 1 years’ experience in primary school teaching
  • Must be a team player and able to work in multi ethnic environment.
  • Must be an innovative teacher, able to produce results amidst     challenges.
  • Must be able to listen and respect authority.
  • Must be hardworking and disciplinarian with skills to control large classes.
  • High integrity personnel to control the teaching materials available and demonstrated knowledge of teachers cord of conduct.
  • Willing to work with refugee community in promoting access to education
  • Basic understanding of refugee situation and able to live within the refugee communities.

POSITION                   : SPECIAL NEEDS TEACHERS (10 VACANCIES)

DUTY STATION                          : KYAKA II REFUGUEE SETTLEMENT

REPORTS TO               : HEAD TEACHER 

Position Summary: Special Needs Education Teacher  will contribute to the general delivery of inclusive learning through support to learning preparations, instruction which facilitates equitable participation of pupils with different learning impairment and disabilities in the learning process both in & out of classrooms. Plan together with colleagues, deliver the lessons, carry out continuous assessment of learners and plan for remedial lessons when required. Serve as case managers and be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of pupils’ Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Engagement with community aimed  at promoting access to schools by children with learning impairments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess students’ skills and determine their educational needs
  • Adapt general lessons to meet different pupils’ needs
  • Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each pupil
  • Plan activities that are specific to each pupil’s abilities
  • Teach and mentor pupils as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
  • Implement Individualized Education Programs, assess pupils’ performance, and track their progress
  • Update Individualized Education Programs throughout the school year to reflect pupils’ progress and goals
  • Discuss pupils’ progress with parents, other teachers, counselors, and administrators
  • Supervise and mentor teaching  assistants who work with pupils with disabilities
  • Prepare and help pupils transition from grade to grade and from school to life outside of school
  • Support fellow teachers in preparing and delivering  inclusive lessons
  • Strictly adhere to and uphold  all the professional code of conduct and relevant policies of the organisation ( Teachers code of conduct, FCA staff code of conduct, child protection and safeguarding  policies and any other)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade III teaching certificate from a recognized teacher training college. Additional advance training in SSpecial Needs education  at any level is a relevant requirement for this position.
  • Must be registered with Ministry of Education, Science and Sports.
  • At least 1 years’ experience in primary school teaching
  • High integrity personnel to control the teaching materials available and demonstrated knowledge of teachers cord of conduct.
  • Willing to work with refugee community in promoting access to education
  • Basic understanding of refugee situation and able to live within the refugee communities.
  • Must have willingness to work with pupils who have moderate to severe disabilities.
  • Should be willing and able to work with general education teachers, specialists, administrators, and parents to develop IEPs.
  • Must be comfortable using and learning new technology.
  • Should be willing and able to work in classrooms or resource centers that include pupils with disabilities.

POSITION                   : ASSISTANT TEACHERS (99 VACANCIES)

DUTY STATION                          : KYAKA II REFUGUEE SETTLEMENT

REPORTS TO               : HEAD TEACHER 

Position Summary:  Assistant teacher’s core role will be language translation during learning preparation, delivery and learner’s assessment to ensure the general learning processes both in & out of classrooms is inclusive and meets the need of all the learners. He / she will at all times work closely together with professional teachers who do not speak the local languages of the learners to prepare lessons, deliver, carry out continuous assessment of learners. Support planning for remedial lessons when it’s required, report to the Head teacher.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in developing schemes of work and lesson plans for quality inclusive teaching and learning through translation of the learning content in to the local language for better   comprehension by learners
  • Work closely with class teachers to prepare teaching, learning materials to ensure effective and inclusive teaching and learning.
  • Support classrooms management to ensure discipline and control for better teaching and learning.
  • Support timely and regular continuous assessment of learners to determine progress and achievement for promotion.
  • Attend staff meeting and participate in the planning and management of schools
  • Participate in the co-curricular activities to enhance children’s holistic learning.
  • Participate in community mobilization and sensitization activities aimed at increasing  learners enrolment
  • Be part of the child protection structure in school that will promote safety & protection of children while in school by ensuring the school is free from all forms of child abuse and risk
  • Strictly adhere to and uphold  all the professional code of conduct and relevant policies of the organisation ( Teachers code of conduct, FCA staff code of conduct, child protection and safeguarding  policies and any other)

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least O –level certificate with good passes is required,.
  • Knowledge of the local language commonly spoken by the refugee (Congolese Lingala, French and any other commonly spoken languages among the Congolese refugees) are essential. This is very key for the role of this position
  • Good skills in English language ( spoken & Written)  is essential for this position
  • Must be a team player and able to work in multi ethnic environment.
  • Must be an innovative person, able to produce results amidst challenges.
  • Must be able to listen and respect authority.
  • Must be hardworking and disciplinarian with skills to control large classes.
  • High integrity personnel to control the teaching materials available and demonstrated knowledge of teachers code of conduct.
  • Willing to work with refugee community in promoting access to education
  • Good understanding of refugee situation and able to live within the refugee communities.

A letter of recommendation of good conduct from refugee leadership (Refugee Welfare Councils) should be provided for refugee applicants and for none refugee applicants, the same letter should be provided from Local Leaders (L.C I)

POSITION                   : EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CARE GIVERS (02 VACANCY)

DUTY STATION           : KYAKA II REFUGUEE SETTLEMENT

REPORTS TO               : LEAD CAREGIVER / HEAD TEACHER of the Host primary School 

Position Summary : Actively contribute to all efforts  that promote holistic development  of all children enrolled at the centre  through preparation of age appropriate  learning and play materials, planning  and facilitation of activities that timely respond to the ECD physical, social, emotional and mental or cognitive developmental needs

Job description:

  • Mobilize and sensitize the community/parents on ECD and ECCE services through community meetings/fora both at the Center and in the community to get their buy-in, support and ownership.
  • Register children with all the relevant details including any form of vulnerability as may be demanded for ECD services at the Centre.
  • Prepare and Conduct age appropriate, culturally meaningful/ accepted ECD relevant learning activities with children using the common language easily understood by learners.
  • Select or make instructional resources and materials for ECD bearing in mind the cultural connotation, gender, children with disability and language.
  • Maintain and keep daily records of pupils’ attendance, records of children works at the ECD Centre. Ensure good hygiene, monitor health and ensure immediate isolation who need extra care
  • Guide and counsel pupils and parents/caregivers of the children including family visits for children with specific needs/supports.
  • Coordinate with other ECD services providers and resourceful members of the community to  ensure integrated ECD service delivery  at the centre
  • Control pupils’ behaviour and  learning conditions in and out of ECD Center and making proper use of the all the learning materials or tool kits that may be provided to promote children’s learning.
  • Organize structured play activities at the ECD Center to promote children’s growth and development.
  • Link up with children’s families to ensure coordinated support to children both at the Centre and back home and promote parents participation at the centre’s activities
  • Take good care of all ECD materials/items/equipment and maintain the ECD Center in good and attractive condition.
  • In case of an emergency such as sickness with a child, fire outbreak or anything of emergency nature, quickly liaise with the chairperson of the Center Management Committee or Camp Leadership to seek a solution.
  • Working together with CMC in managing the ECD centre through mobilization of the community and the parents to support the various activities at the centre.
  • Strictly adhere to and uphold  all the professional code of conduct and relevant policies of the organisation ( Teachers code of conduct, FCA staff code of conduct, child protection and safeguarding  policies and any other)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Completion of Ordinary level (UCE) or its equivalent from relevant schools.
  • Certificate in Community Child Care  or ECD from a recognised institution is essential
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience  of using ECD learning framework ( ECD curriculum)
  • Demonstrable abilities to develop Scheme of work, Daily routine or Classroom lesson planning carrying out learner’s assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in learning material production for ECD learning.
  • Ability to clearly express/ communicate, interpret and write in English
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili and any other local language commonly spoken by children from DRC in Kyaka II refugee Settlement is a MUST.
  • Willingness to work on Voluntary terms and  serve the DRC refugee community in providing  ECD services to the refugee children
  • Interested in supporting children of age 0-3 and 3-6 years old to develop well and their parents
  • Able to creatively use the surrounding environment to stimulate and meet the  children’s early childhood development needs at the centre for example using local materials to produce learning Aids/ play materials etc
  • Applicant should be interested to learn new things
  • Should be able to work with less supervision and willing to commit him/herself to FCA Supported ECD centre fully during the working hours for ECD/CFS (Child Friendly Space) activities.
  • A person with no previous record of child abuse.
  • A letter of recommendation of good conduct from refugee leadership (Refugee Welfare Councils) should be provided for refugee applicants and for none refugee applicants, the same letter should be provided from Local Leaders (L.C I)

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applications should submit their academic credentials, CV, Cover letter explaining their ability, skills and how your previous experience and training is relevant to the position you are applying for. Applications should be addressed to; The Area Manager, Finn Church Aid, Kyaka II Field Office. Please mark the envelop with the position being  applied for. Submission of applications is by Hand-delivery to Finn Church Aid Kyaka II Field office or designated areas of delivery, not later than 5:00 P.M. on Friday 12th June 2020. Only shortlisted applicants who will be invited for interviews.

NB:

  • Women and PWDS are encouraged to apply.
  • Host and Refugee communities are encouraged to apply
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One Reply to “Various Vacancy Announcement At Finn Church Aid (FCA)-Over 200 Jobs”

  1. I am interested in your job advert; But for Finn church… take it from me that there is no specialization in special needs education below a diploma qualification. I am a specialized graduate of Educ.in Special Education (Mental Retardation).Iam willing to offer you much advice you may need…Thanks

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