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Technical Director – Refugee Teacher Professional Development System Support in Kenya

The Technical Director will oversee technical design, implementation, and monitoring of all activities across a consortium of partners. The Technical Director will work closely with implementing partners to adapt activities across regions while coordinating with external stakeholders to ensure that activities complement other initiatives. He or she will have a major focus on supporting implementing partners to deliver services on time, on budget, and with a high degree of quality and fidelity. The Technical Director will lead a technical steering committee that sets technical and strategic direction for the project, oversee a team of technical specialists, and at times serve as the Project Director. He or she will foster positive relationships with donors, government officials, UN agencies, implementing partners, and other stakeholders.   

 Job Description: 

  • Ensure that program activities are responsive to the needs and priorities of refugee teachers, head teachers, parents and learners, and align with the national vision and strategy for teacher education and professional development.  
  • Oversee design and implementation of TPD activities that exemplify best practices and pedagogies for children and youth who are displaced, that foster inclusion, wellbeing and use of innovative play-based pedagogies to support the use of Kenya’s competency-based curriculum in refugee hosting communities. 
  • Oversee a team of senior technical experts. Ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained among team members, and that deadlines are met consistently. 
  • Work with the MEL team and other technical experts to develop and oversee the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Plan. 
  • Lead the development and implementation of technical strategies, resources and approaches necessary to meet project objectives, developing workplans and aligning teacher professional development with the academic year, leveraging teacher education cycles in Kenya.   
  • Lead and/or contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports. 
  • Identify synergies with other donor funded activities and local initiatives to increase project impact and sustainability. 
  • Identify technical assistance needs and resources for project staff, partners, government counterparts and beneficiaries. Coordinate technical assistance provision from the home office and other experts. 
  • Promote sustainability of the project activities through linkages to other programs, integration with national TPD systems, tools and materials, and capacity building of project staff and local stakeholders.   
  • Coordinate with partners, government counterparts and other stakeholders to achieve project objectives. 
  • Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms. 
  • Act in place of the Project Director when needed. 

 Minimum Requirements:  

  • Master’s degree in international development, economics, education, or a related field. Ph.D. preferred. 
  • At least ten years of experience supporting education projects in developing contexts. 
  • At least five years of progressively more responsible supervisory experience that involves direct leadership as well as oversight and evaluation of staff performance.  
  • Previous experience leading comprehensive teacher professional development activities in low resource or fragile environments.  
  • Strong understanding of inclusion, MHPSS / SEL, and play-based learning.  
  • Familiarity with the challenges faced by refugee learners and refugee teachers in Kenya.  
  • Familiarity with the current parallel refugee education system in Kenya and recent policies aimed at greater refugee integration.  
  • Familiarity with Kenya’s Competency Based Curriculum. 
  • Previous experience working with the Kenyan Ministry of Education or Teacher Service Commission. 
  • Strong understanding of monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) activities and experience working with MEL counterparts to measure, learn from and adapt programming. 
  • Previous experience providing technical leadership within a consortium.  
  • Experience managing large scale activities including conducting strategic planning, work planning, contingency planning and report writing. 
  • Fluency in English required. 

Project Director – Refugee Teacher Professional Development System Support in Kenya

The Project Director will provide leadership and oversight for a consortium of international and national partners with a focus on managing project timelines, budgets, and deliverables, ensuring compliance with national regulations, FHI 360 policies, and donor requirements, and fostering a safe and equitable working environment. The Project Director will be the primary liaison with the funder, government and UN officials, and other key stakeholders. He or she will be expected to identify challenges and risks and work with other key personnel to adapt programming in a complex operating environment.

Job Description: 

  • Responsible for the overall direction, planning, implementation, and management of the project as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner. 
  • Oversee a team of senior technical and operational staff and ensure strong communication and coordination with and between all team members. 
  • Manage partnerships and ensure strong lines of communication and collaboration are established and maintained. 
  • Oversee the planning of all project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices, and donor guidelines. 
  • Oversee strategies and interventions to ensure excellence and accountability to beneficiaries and LEGO Foundation. 
  • Represent the project internally and externally to donors, stakeholders, implementing partners and government and UN counterparts.  
  • Produce and present papers at local, regional, and international fora to share experiences and emerging best practices. 
  • Ensure financial and grants management compliance with FHI 360 and LEGO Foundation rules and regulations.  
  • Ensure timely, high-quality, and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by LEGO Foundation. 
  • Promote sustainability of the project activities through linkages to other programs, integration with national TPD systems, tools and materials, and capacity building of project staff and local stakeholders.  
  • Coordinate with FHI 360 HQ teams on management and technical oversight and support.  

 Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, international development, education, economics, or a related field from an accredited university; Masters and/or Ph.D. preferred.  
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience managing complex donor-funded activities in challenging environments. 
  • Minimum of 8 years in strategic leadership of line management positions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and support diverse teams in challenging environments. 
  • Demonstrated experience leading consortia. 
  • Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, gender and social equity.  
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational development, partnership-building, managerial, teambuilding and communication skills. 
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and coordinate with government officials, UN agencies, civil society, and non-governmental organizations. 
  • Previous experience leading large teacher professional development activities. 
  • Previous experience supporting refugees in Kenya or other contexts is strongly preferred.  
  • Previous experience working with the Kenyan Ministry of Education or Teacher Service Commission is strongly preferred.  
  • Familiarity with Kenya’s Competency Based Curriculum, play based learning, MHPSS/SEL, and inclusion strongly preferred.  
  • Fluency in English. 

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