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  • Posted: Dec 9, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 21, 2020
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    SOS Children's Villages is an independent, non-governmental international development organization which has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949.
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    Community Development Workers

    We seek to recruit 2 dynamic mature persons to become 2 Community Development Workers for SOS Children’s Villages – Meru and Nairobi.

    Key Functions of the Job

    The Community Development Workers will undertake various duties which include but not limited to the following:-

    • Support Family Strengthening Program
    • Responsible for all Target Group assessments and selection of beneficiaries into the program
    • Facilitate Open communications within the Family Support Team and other departments
    • Facilitate the educational development of children in the target group
    • Facilitate and ensure the effectiveness of local child protection structures such as Child Protection Volunteers, Lay Volunteer Counsellors, Community Health Workers and Local Area Advisory Councils
    • Establish links and develop networks with NGOs, CBOs, donors GOK departments and community
    • Any other duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications / Abilities

    • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences / community development / child psychology or related disciplines.
    • Knowledge in data collection, analysis and knowledge management
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills
    • Strong written and oral skills in English and Kiswahili
    • Strong report writing skills

    The position offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

    Method of Application

    If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application & updated CV (with details of at least 3 referees one of which must be immediate former employer) addressed to the Human Resources department to reach us on or before 21st December 2020 by email to:

    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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