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  • Posted: Jul 27, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 9, 2022
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  • Way back in the Christmas of 1996, a group of like-minded men and women united by the fireside in Assi and gave birth to Fondazione L’Albero della Vita (FADV). They had a strong desire to find a purpose to live more meaningful lives. They strongly desired to make differences in lives of children and youth living in difficult conditions. In April 199...
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    Reintegration and Mentorship Manager

    He/she will provide assistance, accompaniment, supervision and guidance to minors and young people, in particular aimed at personal growth, identification of strengths, skills and competencies to enter the job market and/or continue with technical and professional studies.

    Role and Responsibilities:

    • Develop and deliver a coherent reintegration and mentorship strategy for the RISE project, with consistent work plans, ensuring internal / external alignment.
    • Implement the reintegration, Tvet, and mentorship education component of the RISE project with all the related activities, as per project objectives, Logical Framework, work plan and budget approved by the donor.
    • Coordinate monitoring and evaluation of all activities related to the project component under his/her responsibility, ensuring the smooth running of the action, tracking progress on activities and the achievement of the indicators indicated in the Logical Framework, as well as assessing and evaluating impact.
    • Prepare adequate work and implementation plans of the activities, in close coordination with the project team.
    • Develop regular, timely and complete monthly, quarterly, interim, annual, final narrative reports and maintain a high degree of consistency, accuracy, relevance, compliance with donor’s and Government guidelines.
    • Propose and develop corrective actions & submitting amendments to the Program Coordinator when needed, ensuring program quality, timely submission of deliverables and compliance with local legislation, Tree of Life and donors’ procedures and contractual requirements.
    • Support the management of financial, administrative, procurement and logistical aspects related to all activities under this role’s responsibility, including preparation of specific budgets.
    • Monitor and coordinate expenditures vis a vis approved budget and financial plans.
    • Support the preparation and the follow up of partner agreements and other agreements (Service Agreements, MoUs, consultants, etc.) and relevant documents.
    • Facilitate the analysis of the job market after Covid and upgrade of the TVET program plan in the child Justice system.
    • Conduct a needs assessment to gain clarity on what specific areas mentees need mentorship and coaching on.
    • Coordinate with relevant government departments for the organization of trainings and joint development of new Tvet curricula as well as best practices in the facilitation of mentorship to vulnerable children and youth in conflict with the law.
    • Facilitate the refurbishment of the TVET in the child Justice system through the identification, procurement and supply of equipment, goods and materials and the activation of new courses.
    • Support the development and the implementation of reintegration initiatives with families and within local communities, in line with the organization’s and Government priorities.
    • Support the drafting and the dissemination of position papers for children reintegration and youth empowerment and share them out with key stakeholders.
    • Monitor the progress of the reintegration activities through follow-ups in families and communities together with the government officers.
    • Facilitate the provision of a training, mentorship and professional guidance service to accompany the transition of young people towards independent living.
    • Work with mentors/coaches to provide the skills and materials to continually improve, adapt, and cater trainings based on post-test performance data and information on individual performance gathered during coaching sessions.
    • Support the preparation of budgets for the reintegration and mentorship component within the RISE project.
    • Coordinate, in collaboration with the project team, the group of mentors located in the project’s target areas.
    • In coordination with other partners, support to education and job placement for vulnerable girls and boys and in conflict with the law.
    • Structure and monitor reintegration processes and procedures: follow-up of monitoring tools/templates to collect information from the field staff, etc.
    • Participate in the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan of all project activities together with the project staff.
    • Facilitate networking with other stakeholders active in the field of Education, Child Protection and Youth Empowerment, participate in meetings with Government Departments, relevant sectorial meetings, supporting the creation of linkages and partnerships with government, CSOs, UN agencies, donors, private entities and any other relevant actor.
    • In coordination with the Regional Representative and the Program Coordinator, explore new program opportunities/development, build strategy for expansion of programs and grants portfolio.
    • Contribute to the development and the preparation of feasibility studies, assessments, concept papers, project proposal development.
    • Maintain an assets library, including case studies, best practices in reintegration and alternative family based care and publications of Tree of Life operations.
    • Measure impact using metrics. This includes retention rate, skills acquisition, employability impact, and stakeholder feedback.
    • Review and improve deliverables developed in the framework of the Tree of Life ongoing programs, such as manuals, guidelines, SOPs, Concept Notes, etc.
    • Contribute to the development of mentorship-related documents, such as Fact sheets, Capability statements, Presentations-Ppt, Concept Notes, etc.
    • Enhance stakeholders’ understanding on Tree of Life operations through dissemination of relevant education related information at national, regional, and international level.
    • Any other duty as required by the supervisor in line with the post and relevant to the achievement of the Tree of Life objectives.

    Requirements

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • Bachelor degree in Social work, Sociology or related discipline from a reputable University.
    • Background knowledge on development issues and /or areas related to Care reforms, child justice and youth empowerment will be a strong asset.
    • Knowledge of case management tools, Through Care Guidelines, AFC SoPs and guidelines, TVET standards, STEM, etc. will be an added value.
    • Ability to work independently, suggest practical solutions and follow-up effectively on the management decisions.
    • Good planning skills, pro-activity, creativity, and ability to meet the established deadlines.
    • Good organizational and facilitating skills for the coaching sessions
    • Ability to build key relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    • Strong understanding of the humanitarian and development context in Kenya and East Africa
    • Computer skills (Microsoft office word, excel, etc.).
    • Excellent spoken and written English and Swahili.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to summarise complex information in clear, non-specialist language.
    • Confident in managing multiple activities in a fast-paced environment.
    • Motivated by our vision of creating a world where everyone is an educator, and where Children are the key actors of human and social development, being a faithful reflection of the past, present and future of the growth process.

    Other Skills Required

    • Honesty and strong ethics are required in order to be successful in this position.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Demonstrated capacity and willingness to learn - open to learning new ways of doing things.
    • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, participatory approach and sustainable development.
    • Planning and management skills.

    Experience

    • Minimum 3 years experience in the youth empowerment sector and working with vulnerable children
    • Experience in mentoring and coaching, and in the empowerment of vulnerable groups.
    • Proven track record of creating linkages with Government agencies, learning institutions, civil society organizations and private sector stakeholders.
    • Previous experiences in NGOs and donor-funded programs.
    • Proven experience in planning and organizing mentorship sessions.
    • Experience of working with diverse teams, as well as ability to work with partners using effective interpersonal and communication skills

    Method of Application

    The application should include the following:

    • Cover letter (stating current salary and expected salary, and how your profile fits the position and the skills required). Applications without expected salary will not be considered.
    • CV having 3 references with contacts.

    The soft copy application should be sent to: childprotection.[email protected] CC: [email protected] with the subject indicating the position. Do not attach in this phase ID documents, school or university certificates, or any other document that has not been requested.

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