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Terre des hommes (Tdh)

Function: Assistant
Job title: Admin Assistant
Location: Dadaab
Reports to (Hierarchically):Log/Admin Officer Dadaab
Number of subordinates:4
Position Grade: F

Working time in % : 100%
Starting date: 15th September 2018
Length: 3.5 Months
Context: Terre des hommes (Tdh) launched its activities in Kenya in January 2011. Tdh provides support to children in Dadaab refugee camp and in Korogocho slums. Tdh also implements health and nutrition projects in Garissa County.
General description of the position: Manages and organises the Logistics, Administration and HR of the dadaab base in close collaboration with the Log/Admin Officer and Area Program Manager.
With the support and under the supervision of the the Log/Admin Officer, responsible for logistics,administration and human resources support for Tdh intervention in dadaab in collaboration with the Project Manager. He or she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy.
Terre des hommes expects that its contractors’ professional conduct reflect proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. He or she assures the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and upholds in all circumstances the interests of the organization.
Tdh intervenes without any affiliation to politics, religion or financial profit. The incumbent will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.
S/he is able to make independent decisions and actions in his/her field of activity.
Specific Job Descriptions:
Cash Management
·         Manage the cash box of the office, under the supervision of the the Log/Admin Officer. The Support Services Coordinator have the right to verify randomly the cashbox balance.
Project support
·         Responsible for the correct implementation of Tdh procurement and supply chain procedures in compliance with donor requirements.
·         In coordination with the Programme staff, ensure forecasting of purchases and material delivery (for office and project sites’ needs).
·         Lead and support in monthly logistics budget forecast planning and monitoring of expenses.
Procurement
·         Coordinate with the Programme staff for monthly follow-up of purchase requests.
Contracts Management
·         Responsible for coordination of transport of all supplies and equipment to and from site in Garissa County.
·         Stipulate & manage contracts for vehicles and all other logistical services, in close collaboration with field managers.
·         Responsible for contracts management (calls to tender, vehicles, service contracts or miscellaneous rental).
Fleet management
·         Responsible for the follow-up on contractual commitments for the rental vehicle fleet in Garissa County.
·         Responsible for vehicle fleet maintenance. Ensure good state/performance of all vehicles.
Stock/Assets management
·         Coordinate with Programme Managers and support teams on fleet requirements and ensure an appropriate provision of vehicles.
·         Responsible with the field teams for the correct implementation of Tdh stock and physical asset management procedures in line with donor requirements.
·         Ensure maintenance of transparent stock management systems including documented monthly inventory controls and spot checks.
Logistics
·         Responsible for office/guest houses maintenance (water, electricity, generator, painting, etc.) for all Tdh premises in dadaab County.
·         Responsible for the equipment maintenance (computers, printers, photocopiers, fridges, generators, etc.).
·         Provide punctual support to programme activities through provision of needed supplies and equipment, performance of maintenance in the projects’ facilities, and other logistics needs arising during implementation.
HR management
·         Support the the Log/Admin Officer in the contractual placement of the human resources and keep the records of daaab based and Inpatriate staff updated, under direction of the the Log/Admin Officer or Finance/Admin Officer based in Nairobi.
·         Prepare and make payment of unskilled workers.
·         Work as liaison between staff and Finance/Admin Officer based in Nairobi.In order to smooth any problem and maintain a high standard of HR management.
·         Keep him/herself updated about the local Employment Act and local taxes and contributions
Administration
·         Support the Logistics Department in filling the yearly office assets inventory.
·         Pay suppliers under Project Managers or Admin/Log officer’s request and double check the acceptability of the expenditure.
Coordination
·         Ensure and facilitate the communication and information sharing within the team and the department, and contribute to the team responsibilities.
·         Work in close collaboration with other departments.
Security
·         Comply with Tdh Security Regulations
Abuse Prevention Policy – Operational Risk Management
·         Commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy
·         Commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Risk Management Policies
·         Commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.
Others
·         Undertake all other duties that may be determined by the Support Services Coordinator and/or Country Representative and that are compatible with the job.
Competencies: Strong knowledge about Procurement procedures in emergency context
Skills: Good analytical, computer, problem solving and report writing skills required
Languages: Proficiency in English and Swahili
Other: Previous working experience with INGO`s in emergency context, Awareness about garissa county.


Job title: Psychosocial Counsellor
Categories: Collaboration
Function: Officer
Location: Dadaab, Garissa
Reports to (Functionally):Child Protection Senior Officer
Number of subordinates: 2 assistant counsellor and 28 community workers
Position Grade: E
Working time in % : 100%
Job Description – Psychosocial Officer – Dadaab
Starting date: 1st September, 2018
Length: 4 Months
Context: Terre des hommes (Tdh) launched its activities in Kenya in January 2011. Tdh provides support to children in Dadaab Refugee Camp and in Korogocho slums. Tdh also implements WASH, Child Protection, health and nutrition projects in Garissa County.

General description of the position: Reporting to his/her immediate supervisor,the Psychosocial Counselor provides psychosocial support to the refgee children and families in Hagadera, monitor the activities in the two child friendly centers and girls screened areas and provide technical support to the center supervisors, Animators and Assistant counsellors.
Specific Job Descriptions:
Responsibility: Psychosocial support
Aim: To ensure all psychosocial activites are done in Hagadera camp.
Activities:
Responsibility:
·         To provide psychosocial support to selected cases of high risk or cases in need of specialized psychosocial support or mental health interventions.
·         Participate in need assessments and project evaluations aiming at contributing to the development of the child protection programme strategy for the refugee community project in Dadaab refugee complex and in four villages of the host communities.
·         To support in the development of intervention criteria for the psychosocial cases and design appropriate technical responses to psychosocial and mental health cases.
·         Provide training and supervising the CP team and community based structures on the management of children and families with basic psychosocial and mental concerns.
·         Train CP team members on the child friendly interviews techniques and implementation of psychosocial assessment.
·         Under the supervision of the Child Protection Senior Officer, coordinate with the Child Protection BID/ Case Management Officer on assistance response to cases of children in need of psychosocial interventions.
Responsibility: Conduct Mobile monthly CFS and monitor the two CFS in Hagadera and one CFS in Alinjugur.
Aim: Conduct mobile monthly CFS.
Activities:
·         Ensure monthly mobile Cfs are conducted in the camp.
·         Train and monitors the animators on the mobile Cfs.
·         Ensure children who can’t access the centres are reached through the monthly mobile Cfs.
·         Ensure the centre activities are conducted.
·         Provide technical support to the centre supervisors.
·         Monitor the two girl screened areas.
·         Plan the leave schedule for the center supervisors.
·         Ensure that children living with disabilities are incorporated into centre activities.
Responsibility: Renovation of the CFS in Alinjugur.
Aim: Conduct situational anaylsis on what the center requires.
Activities:
·         Conduct and assessment on the Cfs .
·         Plan with the logistic team on what the centre needs.
·         Train the community members who are willing to volunteer on basic counselling skills.
·         Ensure all the activities are carried out in the center.
Responsibility: Provide psychosocial support to the 4 villages.(Alinjugur,Welmarer,Yumbis and Borehole)
Aim: Ensure chidren in the four villages receive psychosocial services.
Activities:
·         Provide group and individual therapy.
·         Identify and screen children with psychosocial distress.
·         Work in close collaboration with other departments.
Responsibility: Report writing
Activities:
·         Develop unit reports.
·         Work closesly with the data officer for efficient documentation of psychosocial work.
·         Develop referrals for high risk cases and ensure regular follow up of the cases.
·         Participate and represent Tdh in relevant working group meeting at the camp level.
·         He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Protection Safeguarding Policy.
Terre des hommes expects that its staff professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. He/she assures the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.
Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He/she will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.
Abuse Prevention Policy – Operational Risk Management
·         Commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Code of Conduct, Whistle Blowing Policy.
·         Commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.
·         Commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.
Competencies
This position requires personal, social and leadership competencies, technical and methodological competency.
Skills:
·         Good facilitation skills.
·         Problem solving skills.
·         Competency in computer applications and packages.
Requirements
·         Minimum bachelor degree in psychology or related field from a recognized university, clinical experience is a plus.
·         Experience in use of community based approaches for the management of psychosocial and mental health issues.
·         Experience in application of innovative/creative and evidence based psychosocial and mental health issues.
·         Minimum of three years’ experience with prominence in psychosocial and mental health assignments.
·         Experience in case management including management of case conferences.
·         Project reporting and evaluation experience.
·         Staff supervision experience.
·         Fluency in English, Kiswahili and Somali Language, and knowledge of Somali culture and traditions is a plus.
Languages: Fluent in English, Swahili and Somali
Other: Knowledge of Garissa and Dedaab Refugee camp context.
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 should be emailed tdhkenyarecruitment@gmail.com.
Kindly indicate the position on the subject line of the e-mail – only applications which will have complied with this request will be shortlisted.
Kindly note only applications sent to this email address will be considered.
Closing date for the application of this position is 22nd August, 2018
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a written test and oral 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.

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