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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Danish Refugee Council

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization that promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. 

DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of African region since 1997. 

The DRC Kenya program is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

Project Assistant - Psychosocial Support
Kakuma Refugee Camp
The Psychosocial Support Assistant will provide Support to the Project officer in conducting counselling with adolescents and youth through both individual and group sessions. 

Use adolescent and youth friendly interventions and/or approaches in sessions to assist them process their emotional conflicts. 

Prepare affected adolescents and youth for other forms of interventions through the referral pathway and follow up on the same

Data collection using agreed upon monitoring and evaluation tools-under the guidance of the Project Officer

Provide direct supervision and day to day management of refugee incentive workers in the Adolescents and Youth Protection Project.

  • Diploma level education in Counselling Psychology, Social Work and/or, Community Development, with a minimum of 1 year experience working in communities, 
  • Experience in designing and facilitating training session, 
  • Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English/Kiswahili. 
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and 
  • support innovative approaches to problem solving.

Project Assistant - Adolescents and Youth Protection
Kakuma Refugee Camp
The role of this position will be to support the Project Officer to conduct trainings for adolescents and youth as stipulated in the programme documents and work plans. 

Trainings programmes will focus on Life Skills Development, Resilience, and Child to Child Methodologies among others. 

Key roles will be; Mobilization of community members, adolescents and youth to participate in community led/centred activities such as Awareness Raising Campaigns. 

Data collection using agreed upon monitoring and evaluation tools will be a key role in addition to monthly and Periodic Reporting under the guidance of the Project Officer

  • Diploma level education in Social Work and/or, Community Development, with a minimum of 1 year experience working in communities. 
  • Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions, 
  • Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English & Kiswahili. 
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise.

Livelihoods Officer - Kakuma Refugee Camp
Under the supervision of the Field Coordinator the Livelihood officer will be responsible for support and development of livelihood programmes for the youth in the camp and in the refugee hosting community. 

The Key role includes designing and implementing relevant livelihoods and community based financial systems including Group Savings and Loans. 

The incumbent will also be responsible for identification of youths to benefit from DRC’s Trainings and Scholarships as outlined in Project documents and also follow up of beneficiaries in institutions of learning to ensure that the learning needs are fully met. 

He/she will also develop relevant training manuals and practices for target beneficiaries. 

Shall also facilitate trainings focusing on Group Savings and Loans, Financial Literacy and business Skills Management. 

Carry out participatory needs assessments and identify appropriate livelihood interventions to increase incomes for the local community and reduce poverty in the target areas.

  • Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship or Community Development
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience setting up and implementing livelihoods or income generating projects preferably with an NGO in a refugee/IDP setting ,
  • Skills or training in basic book keeping or administration is desirable.
  • Prior experience working with local governments and stakeholders in implementation of projects, 
  • a keen understanding of business and development issues including Groups Savings and Loan  approaches, 
  • able to adapt to changing program priorities and emergency priorities that may arise, 
  • hands-on community mobilization skills, 
  • experience in working in harsh climatic conditions and 
  • ability to communicate effectively will be an added advantage

Lead Psychosocial Counsellor – Dadaab Refugee Camp
The Lead Psychosocial Counselor (GBV) will support the successful coordination & implementation of all psychosocial activities, and will be responsible for the provision of quality Case Management, Support training of partners, staff and community workers to respond to cases of GBV and ensure effective referral for survivors of GBV. 

This includes providing ongoing training and utilizing monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure high quality services are available and utilized. 

The Lead Psychosocial Counselor will provide technical guidance and leadership required for the successful implementation of all psychosocial activities and ensure provision of professional and confidential services to survivors of GBV through a  survivor centered case management approach. 

This position reports to the GBV & CDPI Team Leader.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling and/or Psychology.
  • Master’s degree in the same fields is an added advantage.
  • 3 years hands on experience in counseling preferably with persons of concern, 
  • Knowledge in gender issues and human rights, 
  • Working experience in refugee situations will be an added advantage, 
  • Excellent, Good facilitation/training skills and project report writing skills, 
  • Ability to communicate in a highly professional manner with clients, community members and professional partners, 
  • Able to complete required reporting and documentation by deadlines, 
  • Motivated, innovative and possesses outstanding organizational and inter-personal skills and professional integrity, 
  • Willing to work in a hardship area.
Submission of Application:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications. 

Each application should include a 1 page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV. 

Application should include contact of three professional referees. 

One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. 

Applications should be sent to and have the subject heading of the position that is being applied for.

Deadline for receiving applications is Friday, 5th September 2014

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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