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Information Management Consultant1

  • Company: The Education Sector Group
  • Deadline: Friday 25th November 2011
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

Duration: 2 months 

Reporting to:  Education Cluster Co-Lead 

 

Justification

The Education Sector Group through cluster coordination mechanism is responding to the emergency situation caused by the drought in Northern and North Eastern Kenya as well as in the refugee camps of Dadaab and Kakuma.  At the initial response to the drought, education supplies including education kits, ECD kits and boarding supplies were delivered to schools with increased students in the drought affected areas.  The supplies come with different kind of trainings such as management of boarding schools, hygiene and sanitation issues, and training for teachers to handle larger classes.  

 

This response comes as an integrated part of the Education Cluster support to the Ministry of Education where UNICEF co-leads the coordination in collaboration with Save the Children. As a part of this process it is essential that CLAs provide the necessary technical support to the cluster secretariat. There is a need to work closely with DEOs and schools to identify the various needs of education service delivery and system and subsequently coordinate the different Directorates of MOE and the Education Partners.

 

Information and data management is the key to an appropriate response and the consultant will support the Ministry of Education to collate analysed data and communicate to The Government of Kenya, coordination forums and donors through the Education Sector Group.

 

This consultant is stationed in Nairobi at the Ministry of Education and in the Save the Children UK office.

 

Scope of Work

A. Tasks

These will include the following key issues: 

  • Identify and address IM capacity-building needs of cluster partners
  • Assist Cluster Partners to meet cluster information needs through minimizing requirements, adopting simple tools and providing timely, relevant information to meet their own coordination needs
  • Develop dissemination systems and national and sub-national level cluster communication structures that facilitate verbal or SMS feedback and accommodate field constraints in attending meetings, accessing the internet and email, and writing reports and updates
  • Support the education Sector Group in producing synthesized facts and figures for communication to the Ministry of Education and inter-cluster communication.
  • Collate and update information from the field on progress of the drought response and the situation of children accessing education.
  • Coordinate with the information manager of OCHA to update necessary reports and websites on the progress of the Education Sector Group.
  • Create and update a 3Ws map (who, what, where) of the sector to document the progress of the cluster partners. 
  • Design, carryout, analyze and produce ESG assessment report with figures for publication and compliment with documented reports on the Post Disaster Needs Assessment on school aged children in affected areas based on situation reports, the education database in ASAL area and EMIS.
  • Draft a cluster drought report of the 6 month response to document the effectiveness of the drought response. The report will be based on the updated rapid assessment, enrolment data in Term III and cluster situation reports. The drought response report will inform the mainstreaming of the Ministry EPRP at the national and district level. 

Expected Deliverables 

  1. Monitoring framework with indicators developed working closely with M&E Specialist.
  2. Weekly Education Situation Reports completed and published in newsletter format.
  3. Education page on OCHA website updated regularly and documents uploaded in Drop box of the ESG. 
  4. Assessment reports completed end of February 2012 which reflect new enrolment in Term III in 2011
  5. Minutes of education Sector Group meetings recorded and points of action followed up and incorporated
  6. Liaise with IM contact in OCHA to map out the activities of Education Sector Group
  7. Produce a monthly bulletin of the ESG activities

Desired Background and Experience 

  • Masters degree in a relevant field
  • Understanding of the Kenyan education system and particularly Cluster approach and Coordination
  • Demonstrated professional experience in the field of education
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills
  • Capacity to work independently yet with ability to share information, collect feedback and engage in dialogue with other partners
  • Fluency in English

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements, please send your detailed proposal, CV with a cover letter and current contacts of three referees including immediate supervisor/organisations addressed to:

 

Head of Human Resources, Save the Children UK, Kenya Programme email: jobskenya@scuk.or.ke not later than 25th November 2011. Quote the job title on the subject line.

 

“Candidates from North Eastern Province are strongly encouraged to apply”

 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children (UK) recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal employment opportunities and the protection of children from abuse.