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Camp Information Officer Job in Dadaab Refugee Camp

Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service Kenya / Djibouti Programme is seeking to recruit a Kenyan national for the following position, to be based in Dadaab Refugee Camp.

Camp Information Officer

Duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to:

1. Project planning, implementation and management
  • Regular visits to the field to collect data, analyzing the data and disseminating the information to the community, implementing partners and the donor Agency

  • Participate in developing tools for data collection and analysis
  • He will identify gaps both within the project and out of the project in relation to the UNHCR standards and share with the Sector head
  • Prepare an information data bank at camp level and frequent update of the information database
  • He/she will represent the organization in relevant coordination meetings at camp level
  • Prepare training manuals for induction of new arrivals on the processes and conduct during the registration
  • Develop and maintain a client-oriented approach with all relevant stakeholders to help identify their information requirements of the refugees.
2. Coordination at Camp level
  • Share information, give feed back and share gaps noticed at camp level in the coordination meetings
  • Support the Camp Field Officer to organize annual events eg World Aids day, World refugee day,
  • Work closely with implementing partners/community to ensure information is given and feed back shared.
  • Responsible for supervising refugee staff in accordance with LWF policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Responsible for ensuring all LWF staff observe the highest standards of the Code of Conduct
Qualification & Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in Communication, information Sciences, Journalism, Media studies
  • At least 2 years of progressive experience in humanitarian program management, preferably in refugee settings.
  • Experience gained in data management and DTP platforms is an added advantage.
  • Strong representation, negotiation and coordination experience gained from working with UN organizations, national and international NGOs.
  • Working knowledge and experience of SPHERE and UNHCR standards and security protocols
  • Excellent computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, use of internet and email.
  • Experience in training, facilitation and capacity building
Personal Attributes:
  • High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills.
  • Able to work in a team with minimal supervision
  • General knowledge about the political, socio-economic and social situation in the regions.
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. 

LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment.

They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 4th November, 2011

Human Resources Officer, Lutheran World Federation,
P.O Box 48, Dadaab
Or e-mail to

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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