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The Lutheran World Federation

Department for World Service Kenya Programme
(LWF is a founding member of ACT - Action by Churches Together)

Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service Kenya Programme is seeking to recruit Kenyan nationals for the following positions, to be based in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

Deputy Project Coordinator
Ref: 01/10-1

The Deputy project Coordinator (DPC) for Kakuma Refugee Assistance Project (KRAP) shall be responsible to and report directly to the Project Coordinator (PC) for carrying out of his/her duties, which shall be conducted in a timely and efficient manner, and which shall include the following:

Key responsibilities:

i) Project Cycle Management (Planning, implementation, Monitoring, Reporting, and Evaluation)
• To be responsible for all project issues relating to overall planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the Kakuma Refugee Assistance Project in accordance with the relevant and current project agreements with partner and related agencies and in accordance with the current policies and strategies of the LWF/DWS Kenya/Sudan Programme.
• To specifically steer up the project programming functions through a community participatory approach at all levels of the project cycle to enhance the beneficiaries' well being, dignity and respect and ensuring all project activities are implemented.
• Closely working with the Senior Officers in Kakuma, and in collaboration with the Programme office in Nairobi, the DPC will be responsible for drawing up Kakuma Refugee Assistance Project Proposals (in a timely manner) that represent the community needs.
• To be responsible for the verification and review and submission to the PC of project level weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual detailed project implementation and monitoring reports that measure and indicate progress achievement in meeting set goals and objectives.
• To be the focal point and responsible for produsing Feature Reports that focus on the interest stones relate to the project.
• To undertake frequent visits into the camp (all zones and sub-zones) and the host community and their environs in order to maintain dose supervision, monitoring and coordination of LWF/DWS activities to ensure achievements of set goals, objectives and desired outcomes. During such visits the DPC will closely monitor activities in the camp by working with community leaders to ensure proper planning and orderliness in the camp for effective services to the beneficiary community.
• To ensure that the monthly financial reports are used as a management tool by the Officers for timely decision making and cost effective implementation.

ii) Staff Supervision, Training & Development

• The DPC will directly supervise the Sector heads in Water Supply and Management, Education, Community Services & Development, Food distribution.
• To advise and assist the PC in the recruitment and staffing of project field staff.
• To be responsible for ensuring that sector staff's job descriptions reflect the positions' roles, responsibilities and contribute towards the achievements of set goals and objectives. In addition the DPC will be responsible for coordinating field level staff performance appraisal & be responsible for conducting, organizing and coordinating staff development training as may be necessary to the achievement of set goals objectives.

iii) Coordination

• To be responsible for establishing and maintaining cordial and effective working relationship with regard to field operational issues with the local authorities, other humanitarian agencies and other partners in Kakuma through regular coordination meetings, individual discussion and training workshops amongst other forums.
• Identify areas of complementarities amongst the LWF/DWS Kakuma Refugee Assistance Project activities and be responsible for co-ordination and information sharing with/among sectors to avoid duplication.
• To be responsible for and ensure effective communication on operational issues and fast effective management of the Kakuma Project.
• To coordinate closely with the Finance, Logistics and Personnel/Administration Staff to effective and efficient implementation of the project activities.
• To coordinate and collaborate closely with the PC and Programme unit in Nairobi in regards to programming issues.
• To facilitate all donor and potential donor visits to the camp and any other visitors deemed by the PC as high profile or in need of senior management participation.
• To be the Acting PC on all issues when the PC is out of the camp when requested by the PC.
• To carry out any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time as requested by the Team PC and/or the LWF/DWS Kenya Country Representative or person designated by him/her within the context of the LWF/DWS operations in Kenya, which may expand into theTurkana host community project.
Professional Qualifications
• A degree in Sociology, Social Work, Development Studies, Anthropology or a related social science discipline from a recognized university. A degree in a related discipline would also be considered.
• Proven academic or on-job training and understanding of the Project Cycle model in managing humanitarian assistance.
Relevant Experience and skills
• At least three (3) years of progressive experience in development or humanitarian progamme management at senior management level. Experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO will be an added advantage.
• Strong analytical, facilitation and documentation experience with humanitarian programmes.
• Experience in proposals and report writing with strong representation, negotiation and coordination experience and skills gained from working with UN organizations, national and international NGO's
• Leading and coordinating multi-sectoral activities within a humanitarian NGO, using Project Cycle tool in the humanitarian sector & experience in Training of Trainers/Facilitation skills (TOT & TOF).
• Excellent computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, use of internet and email.

2. Child Protection Officer

Ref: 01/10-2

Reporting to the Senior Community Services and Development officer; the Child Protection Officer will;
• Be the team leader in the design and implementation holistic child development project in Kakuma refugee camp.
• Be the focal person in child protection and development for LWF/DWS Kakuma, UNHCR and other agencies.
• Ensure that Unaccompanied and Separated children arriving in the camp are identified upon arrival in Kakuma, their social history documented, foster families are identified and the children are successfully fostered.
• Ensure that weekly situation reports, monthly, quarterly, mid year and annual reports are written and submitted to the senior community services & development officer within the specified time frame.
• Work in collaboration and coordination with other sectors to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in LWF/DWS service delivery to the beneficiaries & carryout monitoring and evaluation of child development project.
• Supervise LWF/DWS national and refugee staff working in child development project
• In collaboration with senior community services and development officer, carryout staff appraisal as per LWF/ DWS staff appraisal procedure.
• Compile weekly situation reports (SITREPS) to be shared in the end of business week community services and development meetings.
• In consultation with the beneficiary community, facilitate the linking of child development activities in the camp to the host Turkana community & assess the community's training needs and plan and facilitate relevant training.
• Coordinate community training and awareness creation on the rights of the child with a view to promoting protection of children in Kakuma camp.
Professional qualification, Skills and Experience
• University degree in sociology, development studies, Psychology, rural development or any other relevant degree.
• At least three years experience in child protection and/or human rights issues and a demonstrated commitment to children's rights
• Experience in humanitarian programme design, planning, implementation, coordination and community mobilization to ensure holistic development of children within refugee camp and the host community.
• Strong representation, facilitation, negotiation and coordination experience gained from working with UN organizations, national and international NGOs.
• Working knowledge and experience of humanitarian principles, SPHERE and UNHCR standards and field security protocols and procedures.
• Proficiency in computer programming; word processing, spreadsheets, use of internet and email.

3. Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Officer
Ref: 01/10-3


Reporting to the Senior Community Services and Development officer; the Peace and conflict resolution officer will;
• Work in close collaboration with the senior community services officer and other staff in the overall planning, management and development of the Peace Building and Conflict Resolution unit in the LWF/DWS Kakuma refugee assistance project
• Liaise with refugee staff, community leaders, community members (Host and refugee community) and other stakeholders to identify Peace Building and Conflict Resolution community concerns and together develop an action plan in coordination and collaboration with other stakeholders.
• Design innovative ways of addressing the conflicts between the refugees and the host community in order to enhance peaceful coexistence between the two communities.
• Establish a budget monitoring system for Peace Building and Conflict Resolution unit to ensure cost effective and efficient implementation of the project,
• Work with communities to identify community training needs in Peace and Conflict Resolution and plan and facilitate relevant training, design and implement relevant and cost effective peace education training in the camp.
• Manage the assessment and documentation of vulnerable refugees in the camp and make necessary referrals to UNHCR and other agencies for support.
• Conduct monthly case conference involving all implementing partners to highlight and address the plight of vulnerable refugees & write timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual, and feature reports.
Professional qualifications, Skills and Experience
• University degree in development studies, sociology, political science, leadership and management or any relevant field. At least 3 years experience in humanitarian program management, community mobilization.
• Experience in working with refugees and local communities to promote community- based structures and institutions for self management.
• Strong representation, facilitation, negotiation and coordination experience gained from working with UN organizations, national and international NGOs.
• Proficiency in computer programming; word processing, spreadsheets, use of internet and email.

4. Community Liaison Assistant

Ref: 01/10-4

The Community liaison Assistant for Kakuma Refugee Assistant Project (KRAP) shall be responsible to and report directly to the Project Coordinator (PC) for carrying out of his/her duties, which shall be conducted in a timely and efficient manner, and which shall include the following:

Key responsibilities:

i) Receiving and responding to complaints

• Establish appropriate and suitable channels for receiving complaints from refugees and host community members, though consultative processes such as FGDs, surveys etc.
• Establish systems for documenting complaints received and maintain clear records acknowledging receipts of complaints.
• Establish and upgrade systems for channeling complaints to respective offices, with clear documentation.
• Establish systems for receiving responses to complaints and conducting feed back to complainants.
• Attend regular Monday morning meetings with the PMT to give updates of the general complaints and trends.

ii) Awareness creation and information design

• Conduct regular awareness campaigns among refugee and host community members regarding the CRM
• Conduct regular meetings with the refugees and LWF staffs to discuss issues relating to the CRM.
• Develop appropriate IEC materials regarding the CRM and display in suitable refugee and host community locations.

iii) Monitoring and Evaluation

• Conduct regular FGDs with the beneficiaries to get feedback on the CRM
• Develop regular weekly, monthly and annual reports on the CRM.
• Conduct official visits to the refugee and host community to monitor; community involvement and measure impact of the CRM & conduct quarterly, Midterm and End term evaluations/reviews of the CRM activities
• Facilitate external evaluations of the CRM and use the results to improve the tools and CRM procedures.
• Conduct quarterly and annual trend analysis of the complaints received and acted upon, and based on the outcome liaise closely with the project Coordinator and Sector heads to design programmes that address adequately the general complaints by beneficiaries where possible.
• Analysis of nature of complaints and feeding into the Kakuma Program.

iv) Training CRM Staff

• Conduct regular trainings for CRM staff on methodologies for receiving and responding to complaints by beneficiaries.
• Conduct regular training needs assessments among the community members & staff & design appropriate training plans.
• Work closely with the HRO source for competent trainers to conduct trainings for the beneficiaries and CRM staffs.
Professional Qualifications
• A degree in Sociology, Social Work, Development Studies.Anthropology or a related social science discipline from a recognized university.
• A degree in a related discipline would also be considered.
• Proven academic or on-job training and understanding of the CRM

Relevant Experience and skills

• At least three (3) years of progressive experience in development or humanitarian progamme management at senior management level.
• Experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO will be an added advantage.
• Strong analytical, facilitation and documentation experience with humanitarian programmes.
• Practical experience of using the Project Cycle tool in the humanitarian sector.
• Experience in Training of Trainers/Facilitation skills (TOT &TOF).
• Excellent computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, use of internet and email.
Personal attributes for above positions:
• High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
• Strong inter-personal and team building skills
• Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.
• Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills.
• Ability to work under pressure
• Capacity to deal with confidential information.
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies.

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization's commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Applications together with a CV, names, contact and e-mail addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally should be send to the Human Resource Assistant, P.O. Box 48, Kakuma, Kenya not later than 12th February 2010

Or e-mail to: hr-kak @ lwfkenya.org

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more details visit our website: www.lwf-kenya.org




Any questions on this opportunity please email: kenyanjobsandvacancies@googlemail.com or get us on facebook
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