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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Windle Trust Kenya

Background: Windle Trust Kenya (WTK), a member of Windle Trust International Federation, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to transform society through education and training. 

We are working with communities in Dadaab District, Fafi, Wajir South, Turkana West, Dadaab Refugee Camps and Kakuma Refugee Camp in education projects.

Position Title: 
Security Officer - Dadaab

Contract term: Full-time, 1 year contract with possibility for extension

Key Areas of Responsibility:
 The Security Officer will support successful implementation of WTK projects in Dadaab.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Ensure all security and safety of WTK personnel and resources in Dadaab
  • Work closely with other agencies in Dadaab on security matters
  • Organize regular security training for staff
  • Provide security updates to senior management and staff
  • Ensure good coordination with all different departments in terms of security and movement arrangements
  • University degree or Diploma in relevant discipline, particularly security management studies or public administration with either military or police training
  • Security management experience with a proven ability to develop and implement effective and contextualized protocols and systems
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with NGOs and/or other humanitarian organizations
  • Past or present experience in working with any of the Kenyan disciplined forces will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience working in uncertain, insecure and unstable locations
  • Experience with training & facilitation in security training for staff
  • Knowledge of international development, and refugee issues
  • Experience working with ethnically diverse communities
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of local dialect is an added advantage
  • High level computer skills

Position Title: Education Counsellor - Kakuma
Contract term: Full-time, 1 year contract with possibility for extension
Key Areas of Responsibility:
The Education Counsellor will provide overall support to the teaching staff, PTA members and students by transferring counselling skills to them. 

Specific responsibilities include: 
  • Train teachers, parents and staff to enhance their effectiveness in providing psychosocial support to girls in their schools.
  • Facilitate establishment of school counselling programme and resources to help girls develop skills in the areas of personal/social growth, educational planning, and career development
  • Provide a comprehensive individual and group counselling services to meet the developmental, preventive, and remedial needs of girls in target primary and secondary schools.
  • A psychology/ Guidance and Counselling or social science degree from a recognized University
  • Maturity of attitude, relevant experience and personality
  • Membership to a Professional counselling body
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the field of counselling, training, group facilitation, supervision and/or community based psychosocial programming
  • Demonstrated passion and a commitment to changing lives of others especially the girls for the better and inspires others in that passion and commitment.
  • Special interest, understanding, sensitivity and proven skills of working with girls and communities in Arid and Semi-Arid regions
  • Demonstrated ability to travel to and work in remote areas with rural populations.
  • High level computer skills required
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing and coaching staff and community members
How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please send your resumé with a covering letter quoting reference number 02/14 to:

WTK is an equal opportunity employer. 

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline for applications is August 20th 2014. 

No telephone calls please.

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