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Project Assistant Job in Kenya

The Danish Refugee Council is an international non-governmental organization that promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. 

DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa region since 1997. 

The DRC Kenya Program is seeking a qualified candidate for the following position:

Senior Project Assistant – Women & Girl Empowerment
(Based in Kakuma Refugee Camp)

The Project Assistant - Women and Girls Empowerment and Participation will support the development and implementation of programmes and activities aimed at increasing Girl Child / Female (12-24 years) participation and involvement as well as their improved access to services through referrals, awareness raising, capacity building and advocacy efforts.

  • Minimum of a Higher National Diploma in Social Work/Counselling Psychology or other related field from a recognized institution. 
  • Degree holders will have an added advantage. 
  • Must possess a minimum of 2 to 3 years’ experience in social work in a busy NGO with communication skills and the ability to work towards organizational goals with a high level of autonomy. 
  • Reliable, discrete individual with the ability to professionally handle PoCs with a high level of confidentiality. 
  • Service oriented and willing to adjust to changing field dynamics and ability to work in a team and promote team work.
Preference is for female candidate with past experience in girl child programming.

Candidate must be able to work in a socially sensitive environment and willing to take responsibility for personal security and adhere to DRC’s security guidelines

Please note that the above position is on a 6-month contract with possibility of extension.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV.

Applications should include contact details of three professional referees. 

One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager.

We only accept applications through our online system
 under Vacancies - “Senior Project Assistant – Women & Girl Empowerment” in English no later than Monday, 4th May,

Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact

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