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NGO Assistant Job in Kenya - GBV

GBV Assistant

Role Purpose

Save the Children International Kenya Country, Dadaab office has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as GBV Assistant. The role holder will be in charge of prevention and response to cases of GBV, counselling and case management in the Dadaab refugee host community and the refugee camps. The role holder will work to establish and revive the host community structures in five (5) wards under Dadaab sub-county and will establish GBV response mechanism that is responsive to the safety and protection of boys, girls, men and women and survivors of gender-based violence.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Nationality: Kenya National only

Qualifications and Experience


  • Graduate degree in counseling or Psychology, with 2 years’ experience working with children is desirable or a diploma with 3 years of active experience in GBV work.
  • Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Knowledge of community based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches and child participation methodologies.
  • Ability to use a wide range of child counseling methodologies
  • Good managerial and IT skills including the use of Word and database software.
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving.
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.


  • Ability to adapt to different cultures
  • Registered with the Kenya Counsellors and Psychologist’s  Association (KCPA)
  • Experience and skills in management of staff
  • Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions and activities for children
  • Understanding of the dynamics of the conflict within the East African region.
  • Experience of working in an insecure environment.
  • Experience in refugee setting and/ or understanding of local language would be an added advantage.

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Deadline: 3 Mar 2022 – 23:59 EAT

How To Apply

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Interested and qualified? Go to Save the Children on to apply

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