SHOFCO Hiring Future Education Student Advisor

Shofco > Future Education Student Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 2 days ago

SHOFCO Overview

SHOFCO combats gender inequality and extreme poverty in urban slums by linking tuition free schools for girls to holistic social services for all. The SHOFCO model elevates girls while connecting community transformation to women’s empowerment.

Our ecosystem of services enables everyone to reach their full potential. Our holistic services change communities today: we improve health, provide economic opportunity, work to end gender-based violence and create sanitation systems that offer dignity.

Tomorrow, our girls will become next-generation leaders, disrupting the systems that hold poverty in place.

Job Purpose

The Future Education department supports Class 8 graduates from the Kibera and Mathare School for girls in their high school and university journey.

The Student Advisor will work hand-in-hand with high school students to ensure they are performing academically.

He/she will put in place a tracking mechanism to track student progression and ensure issues can be identified, and develop interventions for those found to be struggling – including engaging parents.  He/she will guide students on subject selection in high school and course selection for university.

Location- Nairobi

Reports- Future Education Director

Monday – Friday | 8.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Position Objectives and Responsibilities

  • Lead the academic support provided to SHOFCO Primary School Graduates as they attend high schools throughout Kenya
  • Evaluate current academic support given to Future Education, and design and implement a new structure moving forward to help increase success of students, including but not limited to:
    • Collect and maintain a student database, including academic records, school contact information, etc.
    • Monitor, follow up, and intervene with any students struggling academically or adjusting to high school life
    • Connect academic issues that are steaming from behavioral issue, and help to put in place interventions and resolutions
    • Meet with parents/guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to determine the academic priorities and needs of their children
    • Guide and counsel students with subject and course selection based on performance / interest
    • Conduct high school visits when necessary – meeting with other teachers and administrators to understand challenges faced by the students
    • Identify ways to support students with varying academic resources
  • Assist the Future Education team to support the students in various ways
    • Delivery of training, community service, and internships during school breaks
    • Home visits for students transitioning to secondary and post-secondary school
    • Procurement of school supplies and fee payment
    • Scholarship applications
    • Documentation needed for travel

Education, Experience and Skills

  • Degree in Secondary Education

More requirements

  • Experience working in a secondary school
  • Experience counselling/advising students
  • Experience working with parents
  • Proficient in Microsoft and Google Suite

Functional Skills

  • Adopting practical approaches
  • Providing insights
  • Managing tasks

Behavioural Competencies/Attributes

  • Team working
  • Convincing people

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to [email protected] quoting their current and expected salaries.

All Applicants must provide at least three professional references. 

The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for. Applications without this information will not be considered. Applications should reach us no later than 30th March 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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