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NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – Tdh

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is an international NGO focused on Child Rights.
To support the development of its Child Protection Programme  in Korogocho, Nairobi County, Tdh is encouraging Kenyan Nationals to apply for the position of:

Child Protection Project Manager
 – Korogocho, Nairobi

Reporting to:
 Child Protection Programme Manager

Duty station: Korogocho, Nairobi County; 
Contract duration: 12 months (with 3-month probation period)

Main responsibilities:
  • To be responsible, under the supervision of the Child Protection Programme Manager, for all aspects of the implementation of the Child Protection project in Korogocho.
  • To manage, mentor and train a team of CP professionals and community workers.
  • To coordinate with the project heads of programme activities to ensure regular assessment of project needs and adequate follow up of extremely vulnerable cases.
  • To develop collaboration and participate in coordination with the local authorities such as the Sub- County Children Officer, the LAC’s, AAC’s, parents, operational partners, and services in order to establish a proper child protection referral system.
  • Minimum university degree in related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in projects supporting children (social work, child protection, psychosocial, education, etc.).
  • Experience working in a low income community context and knowledge of Behaviour Change techniques and approaches; or in refugee settings and managing child protection in emergencies programs is a plus (as applicable to area of work).
  • Management of project funds
  • Team management experience (5-10 subordinates).
  • Project reporting and evaluation experience.
  • Hands-on experience in training and mentorship of staff
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili

Child Protection Psychosocial Counsellor – Kambioos Refugee Camp & Hagadera refugee camp, Dadaab

2 positions

Reporting to:
 Child Protection Project Manager 
Duty station: Dadaab, Garissa County

Contract duration: Initially 3 months with probability of extension based on performance and budget availability.

Main responsibilities:
  • To conduct individual and Group psychosocial and mental health reviews of children and families living with the effects and impacts of prolonged displacement.
  • To provide psychosocial support to selected vulnerable cases or cases in need of specialized psychosocial or mental health intervention
  • Participate in needs assessments and project evaluations aiming at contributing to the development of the Child Protection Programme’s strategy for the refugee community project in Dadaab refugee complex
  • To support the development of intervention criteria for psychosocial cases and design appropriate technical responses to psychosocial and mental health cases 
  • Provide training and supervising of CP staff, and the Child Protection Committees on the management of children and families with basic psychosocial and mental health  concerns
  • To train CP team members on child friendly interviews techniques and implementation of a psychosocial assessment.
  • Under supervision of the project manager, coordinate work with the Child Protection Senior Officer, and the child protection team leaders to coordinate assistance response to cases of children in need of psychosocial interventions
  • Establish and provide psychosocial and resilience building activities for all children at existing Tdh facilities or in the community
  • Provide training of teachers on psychosocial and mental health and support development of the safe school environment through training and mentorship activities with teachers
  • Develop networks for referral of high risk cases and ensure regular follow-up of cases in need of additional psychosocial and mental health needs
  • Minimum bachelor degree in psychology or related field, clinical experience is a plus.
  • Experience in use of community based approaches/non-conventional methods for the management of psychosocial and mental health issues
  • Experience in application of innovative/creative and evidence based psychosocial and mental health interventions
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as child psychologist or in child protection related positions with prominence in psychosocial and mental health assignments.
  • Experience in case management, and management of case conferences.
  • Project reporting and evaluation experience.
  • Staff supervision experience.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Ability to communicate in Somali is a plus.

Child Protection Senior Officer – Kambioos Refugee Camp, Dadaab 

1 Position

Reporting to:
 Child Protection Project Manager
Duty station: Dadaab, Garissa County

Contract duration: initially 3 months with possibility of extension based on performance and budget availability.

Main responsibilities:
  • Daily coordination of case management activities in Kambioos refugee camp.
  • Management of the referral pathway ensuring coordination with partners on referrals
  • Supervision of Child protection Team Leaders and the Database Officer
  • Organize and facilitate periodic planning and program review meetings
  • Participate in management of complex or high risk child protection cases including managing a limited number of cases requiring specialized intervention
  • Participate in family level interventions with Social workers and tam leaders to more effectively manage outcomes of interventions; including participation in selected follow-ups
  • Review triages and guiding social workers in determining best course of action in case management
  • Supports the conduction of Community Mobilization for child protection including work with Child Protection Committees, Community and religious leaders; school based interventions
  • Works closely with the Child Protection Psychosocial Officer to identify high risk cases/children in distress for psychosocial and mental health support
  • Participate in needs assessments and project evaluations aiming at contributing to the development of the Child Protection Program strategy for the refugee community project in Dadaab refugee complex.
  • Organizing and conducting on-job training of CP staff on case management (including BID).
  • Organizing and conducting training for partners.
  • Organize and facilitate weekly internal case conference meetings
  • Represent Tdh at camp level case management and coordination meetings.
  • Develop field reports on a periodic basis.
  • Support documentation activities in the project by development of case studies and best practices from the field.
  • Minimum bachelor degree in Sociology, Social Work or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in case management.
  • Experience in the Case Management Process and knowledge of BID/BIA
  • Experience in Mental Health and Psychosocial support programming
  • Team management experience.
  • Project reporting and evaluation experience.
  • Strong training experience required.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Ability to communicate in Somali is a plus.
  • Good computer skills: MS Word and Excel.
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 can be emailed to – Kindly indicate the position on the subject line of the e-mail - only applications which will have complied with this request will be shortlisted.

Closing date for this position is 18th November 2015

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a written test and 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. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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