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  • Posted: May 21, 2020
    Deadline: May 29, 2020
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  • Terre des hommes is the leading Swiss child relief agency. We are committed to improving the lives of millions of the world's most vulnerable children. Children are the first to suffer in times of war, natural disasters and as a result of poverty. At Terre des hommes, our goal is to steadily improve the conditions of the most vulnerable children worldwide...
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    Help Desk Officers- Dadaab, Kenya

    Key Responsibilities

     

    • Provide capacity to the children, parents, their caregivers and community members to enhance their knowledge and ability to protect children from harm.
    • To be responsible to conduct proper recording, documentation for all the children and their caregiver seeking child protection services and information at the sectional level.
    • Provision and Dissémination of appropriate child protection information to support decision making on voluntary repatriation and sustained protection for the children remaining in the camps.
    • Provide trainings and monitoring to the Community’s Own Resource persons and help desk social workers on behavior change and General Child protection concerns.
    • Supervisers a team of Economic and social empowerment assistants .
    • Review and develop child friendly and child focused protection messages on emerging concerns and threats (with an emphasis on concerns of undocumented children, children in the Voluntary repatriation process and special protection cases, specifically prevention of and support to survivors of harmful traditional practices and SGBV and inclusion of children with specific needs).
    • On a monthly basis, conduct organize information forums (information clinics) involving other protection partners and service providers to strengthen the support to individual children.
    • Conduct monthly radio shows to provide further information, and an opportunity to take questions and feedback regarding the information forums sessions for both Refugee and host communities.
    • Organize and facilitate separate adolescent boys and girls symposiums and peer to peer activities at the child friendly help desks.
    • Enhancing Empowerment, Partnership and Advocacy for Child Safe Repatriation, to access services including CP in camps and host communities.
    • Coordination with UNHCR, Refugee Affairs Secreteriate (RAS) and other humanitarian actors to strengthen referral pathway.
    • Supports the recruitment of community workers, in particular social workers and CP volunteers.
    • Reports incidents and difficulties encountered with any CP staff or community worker to Empowerment Senior Officer or CP project manager.
    • Ensure that assigned activities are appropriately implemented and, when necessary, ideas on amendments deemed will be shared with the Empowernment Senior Officer.
    • Sharing and provision of appropriate child protection information to support decision making on voluntary repatriation and sustained protection for the children remaining in the camp.
    • Organize and facilitate separate adolescent boys and girls symposiums and peer to peer activities at the child friendly help desks.
    • Supports in child led advocacy campaigns, mass awareness and special events throughout the project in close consultation with empowerment officer and Case work officer.
    • Conduct refresher training and mentorship for children (Child Council members, peer to peer support network members and Children Ombudsman) to reinforce knowledge on Child Protection topics and provide information on any emerging issues such as COVID 19 Prevention and camp consolidation to strengthen child participation on issues affecting them.
    • Life skills training for girl mother’s, adolescent boys and girls, foster parents and provision of start-up kits and nurturing kits for the girl mother’s babies (0-5). The aim of the training is to enhance the groups to start their own income generated activities as a source of livelihood support leading to their self relience.
    • Reinforce the capacity of vulnerable foster parents, UASC and other vulnerable families through cash transfer program, and life-skills education.
      Participates in a base line, mid term and end term survey and evaluation of the CP project.
    • Facilitate and conduct Project Progress Review Quarterly meetings and feedback sessions with the various targeted beneficiaries.
    • Participates in the identification, mobilisation and training of community members and other actors to encourage their participation in different aspects of the project implementation (women, elders, leaders, youth, children, etc.) at sectional level.
    • Contributes and Participates in the preparation and implementation of special events at community level as well as adolescent boys and girls tournerment.

    Education, Technical Knowledge and Experience

    • Two years work experience , including in community development , advocacy and networking.
    • University degree in Community development, Social Work, Social sciences, International studies and other relevant training qualification.
    • Trainings in Behaviour change communication, life skills, advocacy and empowerment is an added advantage.
    • Excellents oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili. Ability to communicate in Somali is a plus.
    • Proven ability in implementation community development or advocacy intiative.
    • Experience in designing and delivering trainings.
    • Good understanding of the rights –based approach , conflict sensitivity and DO NO HARM, and gender justice.
    • Strong analyticl skills, with ability to think innovativety and operate strategically.
    • Flexibility ,stamina and ability to work under pressure and beyond regular working hours if necessary.
    • Personal qualities that ensure effective work with communities as well as self-management, including flexibility and respect for others .Skills
    • Required qualities: proactive, autonomous, rigorous, organized, good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Competency in computer applications and packages with Good IT knowledge (Microsoft Office, Internet).Other
    • Knowledge of the Dadaab Refugee context.
    • Work with the Empowerment Senior Officer to provide accurate and timely activity reports.
    • Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality between Tdh staff and non Tdh employees

    Abuse Prevention Policy – Operational Risk Management

    • Commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy
    • Commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.
    • Commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.Staff employed to work in Tdh will be expected to have:
    • Professional conduct that reflects proper behavior in accordance with local culture and tradition.
    • Ensure the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defend in all circumstance
    • Commits to observe discretion on any information related to the organization functioning and beneficiary related issues.
    • He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Protection Policy.

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    Child Protection Project Manager - Dadaab

    Specific Responsibilities

    Line Management

    • Daily supervision of ECHO funded child protection project team members in Dadaab.
    • Ensures that Tdh staff is working in line with Tdh policies and standards.
    • Participates in Tdh CP team recruitment and revision of job descriptions.
    • Ensures the team has a clear understanding of the Tdh CP mandate, projects and donor requirements.
    • Reports incidents and difficulties encountered with any Tdh CP staff members to the Dadaab Field Coordinator.
    • Takes lead in performance evaluations of the Tdh CP team in collaboration with the Dadaab Field Coordinator.
    • Organises and leads Bi-weekly team meetings and provides weekly program update to Dadaab Field Coordinator.

    Project Management

    • Develop and implement the ECHO funded Child Protection project in Dadaab refugee camps in accordance with multiple objectives, activities and targets outlined within current donor proposals and in line with projects’ budgets.
    • Develops project start up prioritizing on activities and procurement. Prepare and launch the purchase plan, M&E plan and detailed implementation plan for each project.
    • Ensure that activities are appropriately monitored and evaluated and proposes when deemed necessary, amendments to the child protection strategy, in consultation with the Field Coordinator.
      Conduct regular assessment of the Child Protection project and activities’ impact.
    • In collaboration with the Field Coordinator forecast and follows up on expenditures related to the Child Protection project including the preparation of cash advance requests on a monthly basis and the correct use of the administration forms.
    • Lead in budget revision exercises.
      Prepares timely purchase requests in line with project workplans.
    • Supports required actions by the administration related to protection team management and supervision.
    • Identifies administration support needs related to the CP project in Dadaab and communicates these to the Field Coordinator and relevant administration support person.
    • Participates in the development of a case management system, ensures qualitative implementation in Hagadera refugee camp and identifies needs for improvement.
    • In a participatory manner coordinates the identification, mobilization and training of community members and other actors to encourage their participation in different aspects of the project implementation and development.
    • In coordination with the Field Coordinator, reinforce the referral system and maintain regular liaison with resource agencies in Dadaab (police, medical staff, local and international NGOs, Sub-county Children Officer, education partners, etc.) to promote and maintain a healthy and productive relationship with Tdh.
    • Ensure the CP team involves the community, where appropriate, in the protection processes of children in particular need of help.
    • Develop and coordinate awareness activities in close consultation with local authorities, communities and other stakeholders on Child Rights topics together with the CP team.
    • Coordinates the capacity building support to the CP team, relevant local authorities, and agencies operating in Dadaab and host community as required by the project.
    • Coordinates the capacity building of CORPs, both working for Tdh and other agencies, on Child Rights and Child Protection.
    • Provide technical support to CP team members as needed.
    • Develop capacity building plans for CP team members.

    Project Strategy and planning

    • In collaboration with the Field Coordinator participates in designing strategies and objectives for improved support to beneficiaries and contribute actively in its monitoring, evaluation and revision
      Participates in CP assessments.
    • Participate in the review of the strategy for Tdh in Kenya if requested.
    • Guarantees that the strategy of the CP project is implemented, effectively and timely, with relevant authorities and in support to the Tdh CP team.

    Monitoring and evaluation

    • With the support of M&E department and Head of Programs, prepare the PFU for each project and develops the M&E plan.
    • Guide and supervise the devolvement of M&E tools for a correct and accurate measurement of the indicators.
    • Ensure that data needed to inform indicators is available and analysed for reporting purposes.
      Closely follows the M&E plan in collaboration with M&E department.
    • Ensures that all data bases needed to manage project related information are in place and correctly operating.
    • Organises and supports a base line survey and evaluation of the CP project in collaboration with the Tdh CP team, the Sub-County Children Office, relevant actors and ensures community participation.
    • Works with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in the implementation of the database tools and field testing of the tools.
    • Ensures correct data protection procedures and filing.

    Human Resources Management

    • Daily supervision of Tdh child protection team members in Dadaab.
    • Participates in the development of accurate job descriptions as necessary for the Child Protection project team, in coordination with the Field Coordinator.
    • Participates in Tdh CP team recruitment and revision of job descriptions and assists in recruitment efforts through planning and interviewing of candidates.
    • Ensures the team has a clear understanding of the Tdh CP mandate and project in Dadaab.
    • Takes lead in performance evaluations of the Tdh CP team in collaboration with the Field Coordinator.
      Organises and leads weekly team meetings and provides weekly program update and movement plan to Field Coordinator.
    • Lead and manage staff, encouraging effective teamwork and providing supervision and guidance, including regular and constructive feedback.
    • Reports incidents and difficulties encountered with any Tdh CP staff members to the Field Coordinator.
    • Ensure regular performance appraisals of directly supervised staff, encourage personal development plans, and assist in the identification of training needs.
    • In collaboration with the HR, assure the planning of annual leave and any other leaves allowed the Dadaab staff.

    Coordination

    • Works in close collaboration and consultation with the Field Coordinator.
    • Coordinates with other sectors in Dadaab to ensure implementation of standardised activities.
    • Works in close collaboration and consultation with available government structures, non-government actors and community representatives in Dadaab.
    • Participates in Child Protection Working Group Meetings and other CP technical meetings.
    • Coordinate with other departments (programme and support) as necessary.

      Representation

    • Represents Tdh in all forums and meetings held at community and location level.
    • Represents Tdh during media or donor missions if requested by Field Coordinator.
    • Develops a network to facilitate the project acceptance and stake holder’s contribution and ownership.

    Reporting

    • Provides a compiled weekly meeting minutes report to the Field Coordinator including movement plan.
    • Ensures a monthly data analysis report is submitted to the Field Coordinator and Head of Programs after every month.
    • Provides requested support to Field Coordinator in development of monthly report.
    • Ensures that all donor requirements and deadlines are respected in terms of quality and timeliness.
    • Ensure all the data and information related to indicators is available and accurate.
    • Upon completion of the assignment, submits detailed handover notes.

    Abuse Prevention Policy – Operational Risk Management

    • Commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy.
    • Comply with Tdh Security Regulations
      Commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Risk Management Policies
    • Commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their applications letter and detailed CVs to KEN.recruitment@tdh.ch.
    Candidates are required to indicate the position title on the subject line of the email when applying.
    Kindly note only applications sent to this email address will be considered.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Locals and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
    Closing date for the application of this position is 29 May, 2020.
    Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.
    Tdh is an equal opportunity employer

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