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NGO Jobs in Kenya - SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an affiliate of SOS CV- International whose mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities. In Kenya, the organization runs five Children’s Villages in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Meru and Kisumu.


SOS Children’s Villages Kenya also runs education and health programs and works with local communities through Families Strengthening Programs.
We seek to recruit a suitably qualified person for the position of a Community Development Worker for SOS CV KE JIELIMISHE GIRL CHILD EDUCATION CHALLENGE (GEC) Project based in Meru

Key Functions of the Job
·         Community Development Worker will undertake various duties which include and are not limited to the following:-
·         Support the coordination of all project activities including preparation for trainings to various implementation sites, training and sensitization of community on the importance of girl Education
·         Plan and facilitate peer education and life skills training
·         Schedule activities and meetings with community gate keepers and students,
·         Take part in midline and end line evaluation as advised by the project coordinator
·         Participate in project , organizational and institutional meetings and work harmoniously with other stakeholders.
·         Complete accurate activity reports submit them to the project coordinator within the set deadlines ,
·         Track students attendance in schools, ensure evaluations of trainings and outreach activities are conducted and reports written and submitted to the project coordinator.
·         Support in tracking the implementation of the child protection policy.
·         Keep records for data collected and reported
·         Facilitate Open communications with other departments in SOSCV KE
·         Attend regular department meetings as planned by the PD and project coordinator
·         Facilitate effective communication within the team to build a cohesive and supportive unit.
·         Facilitate open communication and coordination between the JGEC project and other programs in the location.
·         Ensure that all the children are ready for school whenever the new term begins by purchasing personal school materials for them well in advance to avoid lateness and delays.
·         Data Management and Protection
Required Qualifications / Abilities
·         A minimum of bachelor’s degree in social sciences preferably in Education.
·         Diploma in project management will be an added advantage
·         Prior experience with project cycle management in a complex project
·         At least 3 years progressive experience working with vulnerable populations [children, youth, women] and community groups.

·         Good facilitation skills
·         Previous experience in child -focused organizations working with children on care, protection and advocacy will be an added advantage.
·         Strong analytical ability as well as excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili is preferred.
·         Ability to work with a team, foster a team approach and incorporate capacity building activities into the program.
·         Strong report writing skills.
·         People management skills as well as mentorship experience

We seek to recruit a suitably qualified person for the position of a Community Development Worker for SOS CV KE Alternative Care Project based at Eldoret and Busia Location.
Key Functions of the Job
·         Community Development Worker will undertake various duties which include and are not limited to the following:-
·         Implement alternative care activities and timely reports to donors
·         Facilitate the assessment of child, family and community structures
·         Conduct individual & group assessments and selection of beneficiaries into the program.
·         Implementation of economic empowerment program activities.
·         Facilitate holistic development of children in the target group.
·         Facilitate and ensure the effectiveness of all the Community Management Committee (CMC) support groups, Community Volunteers and Community Representatives.
·         Establish and sustain new and existing links and develop networks with NGOs, CBOs, donors, government of Kenya departments and the community.
·         Support monitoring & evaluation of the programme.
·         Lead in documentation foe evidence based
·         Support co-workers of community-based partner organisations in their work with families
Required Qualifications / Abilities
·         Degree in Community Development, Social Work or Sociology
·         Training in counseling.
·         Must be computer literate.
·         At least 2 years’ experience in community development or social services.
·         A good understanding of issues facing orphans & vulnerable children.
·         In-depth knowledge of psychosocial issues in children and adolescence
·         Well developed communication, report writing and counseling skills
·         Ability to ride a motor-bike will be an added advantage
If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application letter(stating current and expected pay) & updated CV(with details of at least 3 referees one of which must be immediate former employer) addressed to the National Director to reach us on or before 11th August 2019 by email to: recruitment@soskenya.org
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality

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