Description

WeWorld is looking for several Project Assistants/DATA ANALYST for ‘PAMOJA TUDUMISHE ELIMU – Promotion of quality and inclusive education for the retention and engagement of students at risk of dropping-out in Kenya

Project Name: PAMOJA TUDUMISHE ELIMU – Promotion of quality and inclusive education for the retention and engagement of students at risk of dropping-out in Kenya

Job Location: Either Narok County and in Karungu in Migori county (with possible exchange)

Contract Information: Local position

Position/Contract type: Full time – National Employment Contract

Contract Duration: 12 months (including 3 months as probation period), with possibility of extension

Tentative Starting date: July 2024

Organization Description

WeWorld is an Italian independent non-governmental organisation working in Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid projects in 25 countries worldwide, including Italy. The NGO carries out 128 projects reaching over 2.4 million direct beneficiaries and 12.3 million indirect beneficiaries. Children, women and youth, actors of change in every community, are the protagonists of WeWorld projects and campaigns in the following fields of intervention: gender equality, prevention and contrast of violence against women and children, migrations, humanitarian aid (prevention, aid and reconstruction), food security, water and sanitation, health, education and learning, socio-economic development, environmental protection, global citizenship education and international volunteering.

Project Summary

WeWorld is implementing by Educate A Child (EAC) to identify and track “at high risk” (AHR) and “most at risk” (MAR) students, focusing on individual/family level risks factors and academic markers, affecting drop out. The ultimate Goal of the project is “at high risk and most at risk students affected by multiple risk factors in rural areas in Kenya (Migori and Narok Counties) are engaged and retained in a quality primary education.” WW’s strategy to address the identified risk factors respond to the project Theory of Change (ToC), that recognizes and states the role of the educational community – defined as all the relevant stakeholders who have/should have some kind of role/responsibility in children education and reflects the assumption/belief that children’ education is a collective responsibility, and not only parents, families and schools are accountable for ensuring children right to a quality education.

In Kenya, enrolment rate in primary school is at 89.2%, and the retention rate in class 8 is 78.9% for boys, compared to 77.0% for girls (KNBS, 2017). With about 13.6% of adolescent girls and 0.7% of adolescent boys, aged 15-19 years, married; 33% of adolescent mothers aged 15-19 without any education and 1 in 5 (18%) adolescent girls aged 15-19 years either pregnant or having given birth (KDHS, 2014), early marriage is a major reason for learners dropping out of school. The 2015/16 Kenya Integrated Household and Budget Survey estimated that there are about 773,696 child labourers in Kenya. Further, Kenya is not immune from GBV and the situation has been exacerbated by Covid-19 pandemic and nearly half of females (45.9%) and more than half of males (56.1%) experienced childhood violence in Kenya.

The key target interventions, designed to respond to specific risk factors, as well as to better intervene in specific contexts, are based on a tailored holistic and integrated approach focusing on:

  • School level interventions
  • Community based interventions
  • Supporting the improvement of the Education Management Information System

Scope of the work:

The Project Assistant/data analyst will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide support and participate in planning, budgeting and review of programme reports.
  • Participate in community mobilization activities
  • Participate in measurement and tracking project performance using appropriate tools and techniques specifically to analyse the successful completion of short and long-term goals
  • Participate, creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation
  • Assure that the daily activities of information/data, are carried out according to laid down procedures
  • Provide logistical support for the organization, capacity development workshops, meetings and other forums.
  • Assure the constant and good working relationship with all stakeholders for the monitoring and updating of information
  • Participate in the learning, monitoring and evaluation activities of the organization in liaison with the Project lead officer and Meal Officer
  • Uphold the highest standard of confidentiality in assigned tasks
  • Ensure all project activities and materials meet with relevant organisational and statutory policies, including health and safety, employment and equality laws.
  • Gather data at school and community level and use a dataset to track the changes
  • Perform any other duty connected to the function that might be assigned by the Country representative
  • Prepare reports on workshops and field visits, minutes of meetings, and others.
  • Performing other relevant duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Degree or Diploma in a relevant discipline e.g. Statistics, Education, development studies or social studies
  • Excellent communication (writing and oral) skills and reporting skills in English
  • Computer skills, in particular good skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Demonstrates integrity concerning NGO values and ethical standards
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Professional Experience: at least 2 years of experience working in a similar position with local/international organizations, government or relevant organizations in development projects
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Assets

  • Previous experience in gathering and maintaining data in a database
  • Previous experience in the target region
  • Previous experience in educational projects and supporting child protection activities
  • Ability to adapt to changing project priorities that may arise
  • Ability to communicate in local language
  • Valid driving licence (type B).

Desirable/Added value

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in gathering and maintaining data in a database.
  • Experience with data analysis tools like Excel, Tableau, or Power BI
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Working knowledge of statistics and probability

Reporting, Supervision and Performance Evaluation
– The Project Assistant will report to the Project Lead officer and Project Manager with oversight by the Meal Officer.

How to apply

How to apply

Send your CV and letter of motivation letter to: [email protected]

Please indicate the reference number of the vacancy Ref: Project Assistant/Data Analyst PTE in the subject line of your email indicating the preferred County. (ie Ref: Project Assistant/Data Analyst-Migori or Ref: Project Assistant/Data Analyst-Narok)

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for sending applications: May 26th, 2024

WeWorld reserves the right to close this vacancy early if a sufficient number of applications is received.

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