NGO Jobs in Kenya – SHOFCO

Social Worker Coordinator
Grade: G7
Section: Member/Client Services
Department: Essential Services
Location / Work station: Kibera
Working Hours:
Reporting Relationships
Reports to: Site Director/Manager
Direct reports: Social workers:, Health, ECD, Education
Responsible for overall coordination and management of psycho-social activities of SHOFCO programs that improve the quality of life and well-being of individuals, groups, and communities through direct practice, policy development, organizing communities and outreach and crisis intervention.

Responsibilities

·         Provide strategic management for social work in ECD, Education and Health.
Manage program development and strategic growth of social work department to ensure targets and goals are met.
·         Evaluate, interpret and apply all policies and procedures relating to the social work services for staff, management and clients.
·         Develop a marketing strategy for program visibility.
·         Monitor expenditure for services provided and make appropriate recommendation for action as necessary.
·         Network with relevant agencies for effective referrals and collaborations.
·         Control and coordinate the work of social workers and ensure they are scheduled according to client requirements.
·         Coordinate, supervise and mentor social workers in the various program areas.
·         Ensure integration of social work with other SHOFCO programs for holistic approach.
·         Recruit and develop capacity of staff to draw key performance indicators and link them with program goals and objectives.
·         Work with program beneficiaries such as caregivers and other relevant institutions for community participation.
·         Review social work documentation for completeness and accuracy.
·         Offer high level psychosocial support to clients on deserving cases.
·         Develop work-plans and monitor implementation to ensure meeting of targets.
·         Review reports from social workers to monitor caseloads of staff, service provision and expenditures for social work.
·         Manage reporting and impact measurement for all the areas of social work.
·         Document best practices and share with relevant agencies and donors.
·         Conduct supportive supervision, working closely with M&E.
·         Develop monitoring tools and disseminate job aids to social workers to capture and monitor department activities for quality and efficiency.
·         Develop schedules and enforce routine.
·         Ensure quality of individualized developmental services are provided.

Qualifications

·         Degree in Community Development/ Sociology/psycho-social studies or reletae field
·         Relevant certification
·         Knowledge and expertise in psychology and social work matters
·         Must have at least 3 years working experience in social work and psychology fields
·         Counselling skills/training
·         Computer literacy skills
·         Facilitation/training skills
·         Documentation and reporting
Functional Skills:
·         Adopting practical approaches
·         Examining information
·         Articulating information
·         Managing tasks
·         Establishing rapport
·         Understanding people
·         Upholding standards
·         Team working

Ghetto Mirror Coordinator

Grade: 2.3
Section: Business Services
Department: Marketing & Communications
Location / Work station: Kibera
Working Hours: Monday – Friday | 8.00 AM – 5.00PM and weekends as needed
Reporting Relationships
Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer
Direct reports: N/A
To be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Ghetto Mirror publication and providing necessary support for the staff and writers; with the overarching goal of supporting the realization of SHOFCO’s vision and strategic goals.

Responsibilities

·         Prepare an Editorial Policy tailored to The Ghetto Mirror.
·         Edit drafts of articles to ensure accuracy of information; grammatical accuracy and logical flow.
·         Ensure articles adhere to copyright standards or do not go against SHOFCO’s mission and policies.
·         Proofread and double check final copy of publication before printing.
·         Work hand in hand with the Marketing Officer and the Graphic Designer to support, mentor and assist the writers in journalism skills.
·         Work with staff and writers in assigning topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage and ensure strict deadlines are met.
·         Implement plan to make The Ghetto Mirror become financially independent.
·         Prepare material for and administer weekly mentorship meetings.
·         Develop linkages with professional journalists that would be willing to train/mentor writers.
·         Recruit new writers from other areas and work closely with different writers.
·         Develop activities and programs to keep writers motivated and increase quality of writing.
·         Maintain the social media platform and guide writers to collect materials to continuously keep social media updated.
·         Look for writers’ capacity gaps and coordinate with management to bridge those gaps.
·         Prepare work plan, action plan and budget for the publication.

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Journalism or any other related field
·         Qualification in Marketing, PR, Communication is desirable
·         At least 3 years’ experience in editing newspapers or other publications
·         Experience working with youth
·         Extensive social media knowledge
Functional Skills:
·         Articulating information
·         Checking things
·         Adopting practical approaches
·         Managing tasks
·         Convincing people
·         Thinking positively
·         Embracing change
·         Upholding standards
How to Apply
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Manager, jobskibera@shininghopeforcommunities.org quoting their current and expected salaries.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications should reach us no later than 8th January 2018.

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