NGO Jobs For Child Welfare Centre Officer in Kenya 2014

 

NGO Jobs in Kenya
CP – Child Welfare Centre Officer – Dadaab Office
Team / Programme: Programmes
Location: Dadaab
Grade: TBC
Post Type: National
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young peopleRole Purpose:

The Child Welfare Centre Officer is responsible for overseeing activities in 10 Child Welfare and Education Centres in Dadaab Refugee camps and host community.

S/He will coordinate, monitor and evaluate activities as well as providing leadership and guidance to Assistants, Supervisors and community workers in the CWEC.

Ensure community participation and management of the CWEC. Deliver capacity building training for incentive workers and programme staff and staff from partner agencies.

 Reports to: Child Protection Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.

Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Meru and Wajir – with plans to expand into Bungoma and Turkana in 2014. We work through partners in many other parts of the country.

Currently, we have a staff complement of approximately 240 staff and an operating budget of approximately US$21 million this year.Staff directly reporting to this post: Child Welfare and Education Centre Assistants/Supervisors/Community workers

Key Areas of Accountability:
The Child Welfare Centre officer will be responsible for the overall management of the Child Welfare and Education Centres in the refugee camps (Hagadera, Ifo, Dagahaley and Ifo 2) and the immediate host communities in Fafi and Lagdera districts.
Establish/capacity build Child Welfare and Education Centre management committees and ensure they paly a key role in management of CWECs through active participation in the day to day running of the same.
Support the development and implementation of a programme of training and capacity building for Child Welfare and Education Centre Supervisors and Community workers, ensuring that training needs are proactively assessed and built within ongoing design.
Document programme learning from the “Desert Flower strategy”, ensuring it contributes to organisational advocacy.
Participate in the development of emergency strategies for the wider child protection programme in Kenya.
Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
Preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly and annual reports capturing activities in the Child Welfare and Education Centre implemented in accordance with “Desert Flower Strategy”.
Conduct community sensitization campaigns on services available at the CWECs and the general refugee operations.
Maintain an up to date attendance records and updated workplans of activities in the CWECs.
Ensure timely implementation of budgeted activities in addition to budget tracking and control.
Ensure strong links with the overall child protection and education work that SC is undertaking in the refugee camps.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Qualifications and Experience
Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
Graduate degree in Psychology, social work / social sciences or equivalent with preferably 2 year work experience in working with children and Adolescents in educational, recreational and psychosocial programmes.
Knowledge of community based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches (PRA/PLA) and child participation methodologies.
Good IT skills including the use of powerpoint, Word and Excel
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.

Desirable:
Experience and skills in management of staff
Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions
Understanding of the East Africa and the dynamics of the conflict
Experience in working in an insecure environment

How to Apply
The application process is now open and will close on 16th December 2013 at 5.00 p.m.

To apply for this position, please send a short cover letter and CV to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the position title on the subject line.

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