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Child Protection Officer Job in Kenya - NGO

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is an international NGO focused on Child Rights.

To support the development of its Child Protection Programme in Garissa Township, Garissa County. 

Tdh is encouraging Kenyan Nationals to apply for the position of:

Child Protection Officer – Garissa

1 Position

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

Contract duration: 1 Year with possibility of extension based on performance and budget availability.

Main responsibilities:
  • Daily coordination of child protection activities in Garissa Township and the Garissa Rescue Center.
  • Establishment and management of the referral pathway ensuring coordination with partners on referrals
  • Supervision of Database Officer (part time)
  • Organize and facilitate periodic planning and program review meetings
  • Participate in management of complex or high risk child protection cases including managing cases requiring specialized intervention
  • Participate in family level interventions together with the Child Protection assistant and community volunteers as may be applicable
  • effectively manage outcomes of interventions; including participation in conference, and selected follow-ups
  • Reviewing 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
  • 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 Garissa Township and the Garissa Rescue Center.
  • Provide training and mentor support to the Child Protection Assistant
  • Organizing and conducting training for partners, with special emphasis to governmental partners (County Children’s Officers).
  • Organize and facilitate weekly internal case conference meetings
  • Act as the technical expert on child protection for the UNICEF supported CP Project, Garissa
  • Develop field reports on a periodic basis and provide reports to the Project Manager Garissa.
  • Support documentation activities in the project by development of case studies and best practices from the field.
Requirements:
  • Minimum bachelor degree in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in case management, or implementing child protection program (directly) in a Tdh program or programs of other like-minded agencies.
  • Experience in the Case Management Process, experience in Mental Health and Psychosocial support programming
  • Team management experience.
  • Project reporting and evaluation experience.
  • Strong training experience required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skill and ability and capacity to work upstream, especially with government
  • 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 kenya@tdh.ch – 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 22nd January 2016

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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