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CSLT Facilitator: Youth Empowerment

Organisational Context

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.  The organisation was founded in November 1980 and has a presence in over 50 countries. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term wellbeing of refugees and displaced persons, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs. JRS offers opportunities to a wide variety of staff, local and international, while maintaining a realistic and localised scheme of salary/stipend, insurance, etc. 


Operational Context/Role

The CSLT Facilitator: Youth Empowerment is responsible for delivering the course content for the Youth Empowerment CSLT. This includes instructional planning, delivery, follow-up with students, and assessment of students and course goals.  The Youth Empowerment Facilitator will work closely with the Project Coordinator and external partners to coordinate community practicums for students.



Location
Kakuma, Kenya

Report to
Higher Education Project Coordinator

Responsibilities

1. Recruitment and Selection

  • Produce recruitment materials to attract students for course
  • In collaboration with other staff, review applicants to select students using systematic methods and criteria, with special attention to achieving equitable gender balance, as outlined in JRS Education and Gender Policies


2. Instructional Planning and Delivery

  • Using the contextualized course curriculum and syllabus, deliver Youth Empowerment course to course attendees.
  • In consultation with Project Coordinator, adapt course curriculum as necessary to meet objectives of program while accommodating unique circumstances of pilot course.
  • Present content to students using varied methods, including direct instruction, inquiry-based learning, cooperative learning, and peer-to-peer learning methods
  • Ensure course objectives are met by conclusion of calendar year.
  • Employ gender-responsive, trauma-sensitive, and cross-cultural pedagogical approaches in delivery of course content


3. Assessment and Reporting 

  • Conduct ongoing formative assessment/ progress monitoring to ensure students are on track to meet course objectives
  • Track student attendance and completion of coursework
  • Provide timely feedback to students on coursework, including written assignments, group work, and assessments
  • Communicate with students promptly when effort is insufficient or coursework is inadequate for meeting course objectives, and work with students to identify challenges and develop action plans for successful completion of course
  • Prepare and submit reports on student and course progress to Project Coordinator on regular basis, as determined by Project Coordinator and Project Director.


4.  Coordination 

  • Communicate regularly with Project Coordinator and external partners regarding student progress in course and community practicum
  • Collaborate with coordinators of community practicums to ensure learning experiences are relevant and shared across both settings




Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Secondary school-level passing certificate 
  • 1+ years experience working with children or youth in educational or development programming
  • Strong grasp of written and spoken English language

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university in human development, education, or related field
  • Experience teaching courses at the post-secondary level

Core values and ethics

  • Good understanding of and compatibility with the values of JRS;
  • Very good listening abilities and communication/inter-personal skills;
  • Ability to be a team player and work as a member of a team;
  • Ability to develop solutions to problems creatively;
  • Demonstrated ability and experience of working in a multi-cultural environment with good multicultural sensitivities and in a flexible environment;
  • Willingness to commit to living a simple lifestyle 




Conditions

Contract duration: 6 months

Starting date: September, 2017

Deadline for applications:  30 July 2017

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  



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