Primary School Teacher Interns (National)

Reports to:  Head Teacher

Location: Kakuma Refugee Camp

Organization Background

LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.

A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.

Our partners in Kenya-Somalia Program include: Lutheran Churches and their related agencies, The European Commission (ECHO), the US Government (BPRM), WFP, UNICEF and UNHCR with whom we are key implementing partners.

Lutheran World Federation World Service Kenya Program is seeking to recruit Kenyan nationals for the following position to be based in Kakuma.

Job Function

Reporting to the Head teacher, the Teacher Intern will teach and oversee school academic progress for learners, support professional development of refugee teachers, assess learners to track and report on learning outcomes, provide psychosocial support and ensure inclusivity in all school activities.

Duties and responsibilities of a Primary School Teacher Intern

Prepare for and teach lessons assigned to him/her
Enforce inclusive education programs reducing/eliminating barriers for inclusion of children with disabilities in regular schools
Ensure all teaching and learning materials available in schools are distributed equitably, used efficiently and recorded well
Teach subjects of specialization to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes to learners;
Evaluate learners in subjects of specialization and prepare them for national and other examinations;
Assist head teacher and deputy head teacher to upload learners’ details on online data systems including NEMIS, conduct surveys and other related tasks, including registration of candidates for national examinations
Support child protection by identifying, referring/supporting children with protection concerns and providing psychosocial support
Work with protection focal teachers and teacher counsellors to improve safety and hild protection in schools and community
Coordinate gender mainstreaming issues for teachers and learners in curricular and co-curricular activities such as sports to ensure gender equity, equitable participation and maximization of potential of teachers and learners;
Manage digital learning and e-learning devices used in learning processes
Collect, collate and maintain all school records such as enrolment, teaching and learning resources, evaluation records and attendance registers;
Ensure discipline in school is maintained and arbitrate any disputes;
Supervise cleanliness of the school compound and ensure the learners are tidy;
Embrace teamwork through collaborative planning and teaching to ensure consistency and improvement in curriculum delivery;
Serve as a role model and maintain learner discipline to create conducive environment for learning
Engage learners in curricular and co-curricular activities so as to identify, nurture and develop talents;
Requirements for appointment

A teacher must:-

Have Primary Teacher Education certificate.
Be registered with TSC and in possession of TSC teacher certificate
Personal Attributes for the above post

Ability to manage and use e-learning/digital devices for teaching and learning, prepare and upload learner content on devices, data collection and analysis
Experience of working in refugee schools or with refugee community in the camp or urban set up.
Exemplary guidance and counselling skills, and experience in provision of psychosocial support
Passionate for inclusive education and girl’s education program
Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.


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About Lutheran World Federation

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF; German: Lutherischer Weltbund) is a global communion .The Department for World Service is the LWF's humanitarian arm. It has programmes in 32 countries. The LWF is a member of ACT Alliance.