NGO Jobs in Kenya – Tdh


Terre des hommes (Tdh)
Job title: Child Protection Advocacy and Empowerment Assistant
Location: Dadaab
Starting date: 15th September, 2018
Length: 3.5 Months
Category:  Team member Advisor Manager
Position: Assistant
Reports to
·         (Hierarchically): Advocacy and empowerment officer
·         (Functionally): Advocacy and empowerment officer
Number of subordinates: 165 CORPS and 8 Volunteer Children officers
Working time in %: 100%
Number of positions: (3)
Context: Terre des hommes (Tdh) launched its activities in Kenya in January 2011. Tdh provides support to children in Dadaab Refugee Camp and in Korogocho slums. Tdh also implements WASH, Child Protection, health and nutrition projects in Garissa County.
General job description: Reporting to his/her immediate superior, the Assistant role is to support the Advocacy and Empowerment team in implementing and monitoring livelihoods. Building capacity for established children and community based committees /groups dedicated to child protection issues.
And conducting information forums and radio shows. S/he is responsible for data collection and entry, maintaining detailed up-to-date records for field activities, and supporting the successful delivery of project activities
Specific Job Descriptions:
·         CP Awareness, information, behaviour change and advocacy in the Host/Refugee community
·         Empowerment, Partnership and Advocacy for Child Safe Repatriation, enhancing children’s access to services including CP in camps and host communities
·         Conduct proper recording, documentation for all the children and their caregiver seeking child protection services and information at the sectional level.
·         Provision and Dissémination of appropriate Child protection information to support decision making on voluntary repatriation and sustained protection for the children remaining in the camp
·         Provide trainings and monitoring to the Community’s Own Child Protection Mentors and on behavior change and General Child protection concerns
·         Lead a team of corps (Community’s Own Child Protection Mentors to engage with caregiver and families at sectional and block level to create awareness and respond to the most urgent emerging child protection concerns in the community for Host/Refugee community.
·         Facilitate and support the Sub-County Children Officer (SCCO) to select and establish 8 Volunteer Children Officers (VCOs) who will be members of the Area Advisory Council – (AAC), Documenting and conducting meeting with the (ACC) bi-weekly
·         On a monthly basis, participates information forums involving other protection partners and service providers to strengthen the support to individual children. (Information forums) for the Host/Refugee
·         Document community during radio session for both Refugee/host communities.
·         Supervision of the CORPS and conducting on job training for them
·         Enhancing Empowerment, Partnership and Advocacy for Child Safe Repatriation, to access services including CP in the refugee communities.
·         To coordinate with SCCO in the village level for reffreal and coordination
·         Participates in the recruitment of community workers, in particular social workers, and CP volunteers
·         Reports incidents and difficulties encountered with any CP staff or community worker to advocacy and empowerment officer or CP project manager.
Information dissemination and advocacy
·         Sharing and provision of appropriate child protection information to support decision making on voluntary repatriation and sustained protection for the children remaining in the camp
·         Supports in child led advocacy campaigns, mass awareness and special events throughout the project. For the Host/refugee community level
·         Conduct refresher training and mentorship for children (Child Council members, peer support members and Ombudsman) to reinforce knowledge on Child Protection topics and provide information on any emerging issues such as Volrep or camp consolidation to strengthen child participation on issues affecting them.
·         Life skills training and provision of start-up kits and Nurturing kits for the babies (0-4) for trained vulnerable girl mothers to enhance income generated activities as a source of livelihood support.
·         Conduct refresher training and mentorship for children (Child Council members, peer support members and Ombudsman) to reinforce knowledge on Child Protection topics and provide information on any emerging issues such as Volrep or camp consolidation to strengthen child participation on issues affecting them.
Community involvement
·         Participates in the identification, mobilisation and training of community members and other actors to encourage their participation in different aspects of the project implementation (women, elders, leaders, youth, children, etc.) at sectional level
·         Involve the community, where appropriate, in the protection processes of children in particular need of help.
Documentation
·         Ensures correct data protection procedures and filing
·         Documentation of the conducted activities, documenting of human interest stories
Monitoring and evaluation
·         Participates in a base line survey and evaluation of the CP projects
Capacity building
·         Contributes to the training and capacity building of all community workers and other community groups.
Coordination
·         Supports and works in coordination with all CP team, community leaders CPCs and other relevant camp based actors in all steps of project implementation.
·         Participates in weekly team meetings, Cluster weekly meeting
·         Participates in case conference meetings at section level.
·         Represents Tdh in inter-agency meetings and at the community level.
·         Develops a community network to facilitate the project acceptance and ownership.
Reporting
·         Participates in weekly meetings and weekly planning activities.
·         Provides accurate and timely activity, monitoring and assessment reports.
·         Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality – inter Tdh staff and between Tdh staff and non Tdh employees.
·         Upon completion of the assignment, submits detailed handover notes when leaving for annual leave.
·         Completes and meets the deadline of all assigned work.
·         Provides accurate and timely weekly and activity reports
·         Provide weekly reports to the advocacy and empowerment officer
·         Participating in the monthly report drafting
Competencies: This position requires Personal, Social and Leadership competencies (PSLC), Technical and methodological competencies (TMC)
In particular:
·         Building resilience in fragile context, supporting development of opportunity in refugee settings-understanding the dynamics between humanitarian response and development approaches.
·         Demonstrated collaborative approach including working with Government officials with good negotiation skills.
·         Social protection measures for reducing vulnerability, strengthening change from extreme poverty.
·         Knowledge and practical experience of managing risk building resilience
Skills
Other professional skills required:
·         Working knowledge of MS office and other relevant computer applications.
·         Hands on community work/mobilization skills
·         Training and counterpart development skill
·         Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
·         Flexible and ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines in changing situations
·         Strong administrative skills
·         Monitoring and evaluation skills
·         Communication skills
Requirements
·         Must have a degree in Entrepreneurship, Business Administration and Socio-Economic development .Other livelihoods related disciplines of humanities and Social sciences would be an added advantage
·         Proven understanding of microenterprise/ small business development and Groups Savings approaches.
·         Experience in use of community based approaches in building resilience in fragile context, supporting development of opportunity in refugee settings-understanding the dynamics between humanitarian response and development approaches.
·         A minimum 2 years experience in setting up and implementing livelihoods or income generating projects in refugee or development context. In addition to experience in Child
·         Protection field Will be an added advantage.
·         Able to adapt to changing program priorities and emergency priorities that may arise. Coupled with good coordination, planning and organisationnel and conflict resolution and management skills
·         Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Ability to communicate in Somali will be an added advantage
·         Good mobilization skills and networking is of high encouragement
·         Knowledge and experience working in Garissa, Dadaab Refugee camp context and Sub county Governemnt of FAFI is of high desire
·         Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Somali Language, and knowledge of Somali culture and traditions is a plus.

Job title: Child Protection Liaison Officer
Categories:  Collaboration Advice Management
Function: Officer
Location: Dadaab
Reports to
·         (Hierarchically- Program Area Manager
·         (Functionally): Program Area Manager
Number of subordinates: None
Working time in %: 100%
Starting date: 15th September, 2018
Length: 3.5 Months
Number of position: (1)
Context: Terre des hommes (Tdh) launched its activities in Kenya in January 2011. Tdh provides support to children in Dadaab Refugee Camp and in Korogocho slums. Tdh also implements WASH, Child Protection, health and nutrition projects in Garissa County.
General description of the position: Reporting to his/her immediate supervisor,the Tdh Child protection Liason Officer link focal person and provides liases with all relevant authorities at district, Dadaab and FAFI community levels (civil, religious, and all other services) to facilitate Tdh activities implementation, acceptance, and ownership from the community in Garissa County.
Specific Job Descriptions:
·         Mapping,updating the database of partners of all relevant authorities at district, Dadaab and FAFI community levels (civil, religious, and all other services) that ensures none is left behind
·         To strengthen partnership and networking with various actors in Hagadera camp: To increase participation by actors in project implementation to enable ownership and susistainability.
·         To work with other statutory and gencies to manage risk and safeguard and protect children from the risk of significant harm and strengthen Child safeguarding policies.
·         Act as the local Tdh focal point for symbiotic information sharing and communication with local authorities and community representatives and committees
·         On a monthly basis, support the Program Area Manager in providing a regular social and economic analysis of the North Eastern Province and Tdh intervention areas within the monthly sitrep.
·         Conflict resolution and intervention mechanisms by ensuring effective intervention of conflict and find a conducive environment for operation of services to enhance service delivery.
·         Takes ownership for resolving problems, demonstrating courage and resilience in dealing with difficult and potentially volatile situations.
·         Acts on own initiative to address issues, showing a strong work ethics and demonstrating extra efforts when required.
·         Upholds professional standards, acting honestly and ethically and challenges unprofessional conduct or discriminatory behavior.
·         Asks for and acts on feedback, learning from experience and debveloping own professional skills and knowledge.
·         Remains calm and professional under pressure, defusing conflicts and being prepared to step forward and take control when required.
·         Ensure enhanced accountability, transparency through Increased informational sharing, reporting and participation of beneficiaries in project implementation process.
·         Abuse Prevention Policy – Operational Risk Management
1.      Commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Code of Conduct, Whistle Blowing Policy.
2.     Commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.
3.     Commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.
Competencies
This position requires personal, social and leadership competencies, technical and methodological competency.
·         Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of Child Protection/Safeguarding procedures.
·         Demonstrate a real belief in public service, focusing on what matters to the public and will best serve their interests.
·         Understand the expectations, changing needs and concerns of different communities, and strive to address them.
·         Build public confidence by talking with people in local communities to explore their viewpoints and break down barriers between them and tdh.
·         Understands the impact and benefits of policing for different communities, and identifies the best way to deliver services to them.
·         Work in partnership with other agencies to deliver the best possible overall service to the public.
Skills:
·         Ability to work in partnership with other statutory and voluntary agencies.
·         Very good communication skills both written and spoken including public speaking and giving presentation to a variety of audiences.
·         A proven team player and promoter of an environment conducive to cooperation, collegiality, consultation and collaboration.
·         Highly motivated, result oriented and self-driven person with understanding of due process, financial transparency and accountability, equity issues and how they relate to
·         Tdh beliefs,values and principles.
·         Competent in the use of basic ICT applications such as email and word processing.
·         Accurate data entry skills and the ability to enter, retrieve and present information in a suitable format.
·         Well-developed interpersonal skills and experience working with multi-cultural teams
·         Proven ability to work to strict deadlines, managing a high workload.
·         Good facilitation skills.
·         Flexibility and open to alternative approaches to problem solving.
Requirements
·         Minimum bachelor degree in peace and Conflict resolution and Management from a recognized university.
·         Knowledge of statutory guidance, approved professional practice and local safeguarding procedures relating to Child safeguarding; Child Protection and Abuse Investigation; the investigation of Rape and Serious Sexual Offences and other children legal statutories. .
·         Experience of multi-agency working with statutory and voluntary agencies.
·         Experience of data/information collection, analysis and presentation of information
·         Experience in use of community based approaches in conflict resolution and management.
·         Minimum of four years’ experience in Community Liason within child protection.
·         Project reporting and evaluation experience.
·         Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Somali Language, and knowledge of Somali culture and traditions is a plus.
·         Experience and knowledge of North Eastern Province (Garissa , Dadaab Refugee camp context) social and security context, community organization and dynamics

Job title: Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant
Category:  Collaboration Advisor Manager
Position: Assistant
Location: Dadaab
Reports to (hierarchy):M&E Officer
Number of subordinates: 1 data clerk
Working time (%): 100%
Starting date: 15th September, 2018
Length: 3.5 Months
Number of position: (1)
Context: Terre des hommes (Tdh) launched its activities in Kenya in January 2011. Tdh provides support to children in Dadaab Refugee Camp and in Korogocho slums. Tdh also implements WASH, Child Protection, health and nutrition projects in Garissa County.
General job description: Reporting to his/her immediate superior, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant provides technical and methodological support to operations teams. He/she helps develop monitoring plans and adapt and roll out monitoring tools in compliance with Tdh’s approaches and methods.
The M&E Assistant helps collect, process and analyse data, and ensures that monitoring information is effectively communicated.
He/she takes part in internal and external evaluation processes in addition to monitoring of project activities.
Main responsibilities:
Monitoring plans
·         Helps develop project monitoring plans and adapt and roll out monitoring tools to meet project and programme requirements. Helps design databases in coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation officer and Project Manager
·         Checks that collection tools are consistent with M&E plans, working in coordination with the M&E Officer while reporting any technical or methodological issues.
Monitoring activities
·         If necessary, assists the Project Leader and Monitoring and Evaluation officer collect data identified in the M&E plan in coordination with the Data clerks.
·         Supervises and/or supports collection activities in the field while respecting ethical and methodological standards.
·         If necessary, helps enter monitoring data provided by project teams using the appropriate tools.
·         Informs the Project Leader and/or Monitoring and Evaluation officer of any unmet targets, contextual changes (risks and opportunities) and negative effects on beneficiaries.
·         Helps manage and organise M&E information while ensuring that confidential data is protected, in coordination with the information management (IM) team if necessary.
·         Helps recruit, train and supervise any team members involved in occasional data collection activities (investigators, data clerks, data interns, data casuals).
·         Assists the Data Clerks in Data entry and analysis
·         Provides Key information to specific program department to support Program activities
·         Ensure Data quality checking of forms and data
·         To support the Data Clerk in form distribution, data entry and analysis
·         To Provide coordinated training to Tdh Program staff and Community on the CPIMS tools and Tdh Tools and follow up on proper implementation
·         Conduct activity monitoring of activities and generating reports of the same.
·         To submit a monthly report on the Data and support programming activities
Communication and reporting
·         Helps the Project Leader and/or Programme Coordinator develop presentations adapted to different target audiences. Provides the M&E information required to write reports for use by Tdh and by donors, working with the IM team if necessary.
Evaluation
·         Supports the internal and external evaluation process (by providing monitoring data, logistical support and assistance in monitoring the results of evaluations).
Abuse Prevention Policy – Operational Risk Management
·         Commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Code of Conduct, Whistle Blowing Policy.
·         Commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.
·         Commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.
Competencies: This position requires personal, social and leadership competencies (PSLC) and technical and methodological competencies (TMC)
In particular:
·         Ability to communicate clearly and constructively on negative and positive points
·         Team spirit: ability to work closely with project teams and consultants
·         Analytical skills
·         Discipline, precision, transparency and intellectual honesty
·         Results-oriented focus and problem-solving abilities
·         Ability to learn from positive and negative experiences and capitalize on errors
Other professional skills required:
·         Degree in Project Management or Information Systems
·         Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation/ Project Management
·         Basic knowledge of project cycle management
·         Experience in developing and implementing monitoring tools in the humanitarian aid and development sector
·         Experience in supporting internal and external M&E projects: baselines/endlines, routine monitoring, proposal writing, report writing etc.
·         Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative collection methods in the humanitarian aid and development sector
·         Command of IT tools and experience in using databases
·         Is Knowledgeable on the CPIMS tools
·         Ideally, experience with some or all of the following tools: Advanced Excel (including pivot tables), CPIMS, SPSS, ODK/KoBo tool box, Ona, etc.
·         Experience of at-least 2 years in Non-governmental organization
·         Knowledge and experience working in Garissa and Dadaab Refugee camp context.
·         Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Somali Language, and knowledge of Somali culture and traditions is a plus.
Application modalities:
Only candidates that fit the requirements above are invited to submit a covering letter, CV, references, and copies of academic and professional certificates, (if requirements are not met or application is incomplete, the application will not be considered).
The Application should be emailed tdhkenyarecruitment@gmail.com.
Kindly indicate the position on the subject line of the e-mail – only applications which will have complied with this request will be shortlisted.
Kindly note only applications sent to this email address will be considered.
Closing date for the application of this position is 28th August, 2018
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a written test and oral interview.
Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.
Tdh is an equal opportunity employer.
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