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  • Posted: Oct 28, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 6, 2020
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    Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is a non-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya and New York, NY that combats urban poverty and gender inequity in the slums of Nairobi. Kennedy Odede, who grew up in the Kibera slum, founded SHOFCO in 2004 with a focus on youth and gender empowerment. SHOFCO has four initiative areas: education, health, economic an...
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    P1 Teacher, Kibera

    Position Overview

    To be responsible for creating a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; this is aimed at ultimately developing strong, ethical, community centered female leaders of tomorrow.

    Key duties and responsibilities

    • Teach: Literacy, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, physical education, and music to students.
    • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials.
    • Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
    • Create and use variety of instruction strategies,
    • Translate lesson plans into learning experiences.
    • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
    • Evaluate students’ academic and social growth.
    • Prepare progress reports and keep records.
    • Communicate with parents on students’ progress.
    • Interpret the school program.
    • Coordinate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
    • Create an effective environment for learning.
    • Select and requisition books and instructional aids.
    • Maintain required inventory records.
    • Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
    • Administer group standardized tests in accordance with school and national testing program.
    • Participate in curriculum development programs as required.

    Education

    • P1, Diploma in Education or Degree in Education Primary option

    Professional Qualifications

    • Must be registered with Teachers Service Commission

    Other requirements (unique/job specific)

    • This is an Entry level position
    • Should have at least 2 years’ experience in teaching middle or upper grade classes

    Functional Skills

    • Articulating information
    • Adopting practical approaches
    • Providing insights
    • Taking action

    Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Establishing rapport
    • Valuing individuals
    • Inviting feedback

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    Safe House Matron, Kibera

    Position Overview

    To be responsible for leading, managing and monitoring of all girls living in the safe house in accordance to SHOFCOs standards and in support of SHOFCO’s vision.

    Location: Kibera

    Key duties and responsibilities

    • Wake all the children early.
    • Prepare breakfast.
    • Escort the children to school on time.
    • Accompany the children home in the evening.
    • Ensure meals are served on time and children are well fed.
    • Ensure general cleanliness in the safe house.
    • Ensure safety of children at the safe house.
    • Accompany sick children to hospital.
    • Counsel children under the safe house.

    Education

    • Certificate in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or any related field

    Other requirements (unique/job specific)

    • 5 years’ experience in a similar role

    Functional Skills

    • Examining information
    • Adopt practical approaches
    • Taking action
    • Managing tasks

    Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Establish rapport
    • Understanding people
    • Team working
    • Upholding standards

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    Gender Safe House Matron, Kibera

    Position Overview

    To be responsible for leading, managing and monitoring activities in the safe house in accordance to SHOFCOs standards, GBV prevention/response programming  principles and in support of SHOFCO’s vision.

    Location: Kibera

    Position Overview

    To be responsible for leading, managing and monitoring activities in the safe house in accordance to SHOFCOs standards, GBV prevention/response programming  principles and in support of SHOFCO’s vision.

    Location: Kibera

    Key duties and responsibilities

    • Welcome new residents, show them to their room and give them basic information about the safe house and how to get things they need.
    • Maintain Gender sensitivity environment, understand trauma issues and support survivors respectfully without any stereotypes
    • Assist residents when they need items such as Medicare attention, baby care items, personal care item etc.
    • Maintain strict confidentiality of individuals and their cases in the safe house.
    • Screen potential safe house residents.
    • Provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering environment for the individuals in the safe house.
    • Provide access to the safe home to authorised individuals.
    • Develop, implement and periodically review the safe house’s residential life procedures.
    • Escalate, as necessary, any issues that arise involving the safe houses’ residents and/or their children.
    • Monitor the proper functioning of the safe house.
    • Assist with facility upkeep.
    • Maintain monthly statistical reports and submit statistics accurately and on a timely basis.
    • Maintain appropriate client files and track referrals accordingly.
    • Notify supervisor of any safety concerns.

    Education

    • Certificate in Social Work, Community development, Psychology, Counseling or any related field

    Professional Qualifications

    • Vast experienced person in trauma management and general housekeeping/carer

    Other requirements (unique/job specific)

    • 2 years’ experience in a similar role

    Functional Skills

    • Examining information
    • Adopt practical approaches
    • Taking action
    • Managing tasks

    Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Establish rapport
    • Understanding people
    • Team working
    • Upholding standards

    Key duties and responsibilities

    • Welcome new residents, show them to their room and give them basic information about the safe house and how to get things they need.
    • Maintain Gender sensitivity environment, understand trauma issues and support survivors respectfully without any stereotypes
    • Assist residents when they need items such as Medicare attention, baby care items, personal care item etc.
    • Maintain strict confidentiality of individuals and their cases in the safe house.
    • Screen potential safe house residents.
    • Provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering environment for the individuals in the safe house.
    • Provide access to the safe home to authorised individuals.
    • Develop, implement and periodically review the safe house’s residential life procedures.
    • Escalate, as necessary, any issues that arise involving the safe houses’ residents and/or their children.
    • Monitor the proper functioning of the safe house.
    • Assist with facility upkeep.
    • Maintain monthly statistical reports and submit statistics accurately and on a timely basis.
    • Maintain appropriate client files and track referrals accordingly.
    • Notify supervisor of any safety concerns.

    Education

    • Certificate in Social Work, Community development, Psychology, Counseling or any related field

    Professional Qualifications

    • Vast experienced person in trauma management and general housekeeping/carer

    Other requirements (unique/job specific)

    • 2 years’ experience in a similar role

    Functional Skills

    • Examining information
    • Adopt practical approaches
    • Taking action
    • Managing tasks

    Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Establish rapport
    • Understanding people
    • Team working
    • Upholding standards

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    School Librarian, Kibera

    Position Overview

    To be responsible for management of library’s information materials and library clients in line with SHOFCO’s aim to provide education in slum areas.

    Location: Kibera

    Key duties and responsibilities

    • Research and select library materials.
    • Develop special programs like outreach program.
    • Prepare budgetary information and reports.
    • Ensure prompt opening of the Library at appointed times.
    • Catalogue, classify and maintain library materials using bar codes and call numbers.
    • Manage users in the library to meet user’s needs.
    • Analyze user’s needs to determine what books are appropriate.
    • Search and provide books for users.
    • Ensure entry of data and regular update of entries into the library system.
    • Return books to shelves.
    • Repair damaged books and maintain catalogue.
    • Induction of new program users providing comprehensive reference and information on resource center activities.

    Education

    • Diploma in Library and Information Science

    Professional Qualifications

    • Dedicated to serving the community by providing assistance in information retrieval and research techniques.
    • Committed to promoting literacy in the school by supporting reading programs and other student education initiatives.
    • Extensive knowledge about materials, research databases, circulation, and other aspects of archiving.

    Other requirements (unique/job specific)

    • At least a years experience in performing library services preferably school setup
    • Record Management skills will be an added advantage
    • Ability to manage a library and its collection

    Functional Skills

    • Articulating information
    • Examining information
    • Generating ideas
    • Checking things

    Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Directing people
    • Interacting with people
    • Following procedures
    • Inviting feedback

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed Cover letter and CV to the HR Manager jobskibera@shininghopeforcommunities.org. Applications without this information will not be considered. DO NOT ATTACH TESTIMONIALS at this point. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications should reach us no later than 6th November 2020.

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