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  • Posted: May 6, 2021
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    Research Associate – SPTA Project

    Job Ref: 20210401

    Category: Collaboration

    Reports to: Head of Programs and Fundraising

    Location: Dadaab

    Context: Tdh has been active in Kenya since 2011 in Dadaab refugee camp (child protection), the arid county of Garissa (nutrition) and the urban slums of Nairobi (integrated child protection).

    In June 2018, the organization initiated a reflection to reorient activities to also address development needs around child protection services as the gap in support is significant. Humanitarian needs are very present due to the situation at Kenya’s borders, the country’s difficulty in tackling natural disasters and the risk of terrorism.

    Tdh is seeking a motivated and committed Program Assistant who will support the Head of Programs in the oversee of project implementation, MEAL activity implementation and grants management.

    General description of the position: The Project Manager ensures adequate and timely implementation of the project. She/he will be responsible for the technical implementation of activities and ensuring the project has what it needs in terms of support resources.

    She/he will be responsible for adequate budget execution based on the donor rules and requirements.

    Will be responsible of the management and professional development of project team. She/he will work in closed collaboration with the Head of Programs and the Field Coordinator.

    Main Responsibilities

    Project Management

    • Develop and implement the 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.
    • 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.
    • Identifies support needs related to the project in Dadaab and communicates these to the Field Coordinator and relevant administration support person.
    • Ensures qualitative implementation in and identifies needs for improvement.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Project Strategy and planning

    • In collaboration with the Field Coordinator and Head of Programs 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

    • Responsible of indicator progress ensuring indicators are duly measured with support of MEAL team.
    • Responsible of Project Follow Up tool is properly filled each month and is sent to coordination office on time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Works with MEAL department in the implementation of the database tools and field testing of the tools.
    • Ensures correct data protection procedures and filing.

    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.
    • 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.
    • Ensures field team has appropriate reporting tools and the use it correctly.
    • Upon completion of the assignment, submits detailed handover notes.

    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.
    • Lead 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.

    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.

    Others

    • Undertake all other duties that may be determined by the Field Coordinator and Head of Programs that are compatible with the job.
    • Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality – inter Tdh staff and between Tdh staff and non Tdh employees.

    Job Requirements:

    Knowledge:

    • Professional diploma or University degree in Social Sciences.
    • Specific technical training and experience in project cycle management and result based approach.
    • At least 5 years’ experience working in the humanitarian sector.
    • Experience managing projects and/or programs funded by main humanitarian donors/refugee-oriented donors (ECHO, PRM, DFID, etc) and experience managing funding from UN agencies and funds (UNICEF, UN WOMEN, UNFPA, etc).
    • Experience in refugee contexts will be and added value.
    • International experience will be an added value.
    • Basic IT knowledge (Microsoft Office, Internet)
    • Knowledge of the child protection system in Kenya is an added value.

    Skills:

    • This position requires social and leadership skills, as well as technical, organizational and methodological competences.
    • Required qualities: rigorous, organized, good communication and interpersonal skills. Autonomy and proactivity are very suitable for the position.
    • This position will require frequent travels to the intervention areas.

    Languages:

    • Fluent in English and Swahili
    • Knowledge of Somali is an asset.

    go to method of application »

    Child Protection Project Manager (Dadaab)

    Job Ref: 20210401

    Category: Collaboration

    Reports to: Head of Programs and Fundraising

    Tdh is seeking a motivated and committed Program Assistant who will support the Head of Programs in the oversee of project implementation, MEAL activity implementation and grants management.

    General description of the position: The Project Manager ensures adequate and timely implementation of the project. She/he will be responsible for the technical implementation of activities and ensuring the project has what it needs in terms of support resources.

    She/he will be responsible for adequate budget execution based on the donor rules and requirements.

    Will be responsible of the management and professional development of project team. She/he will work in closed collaboration with the Head of Programs and the Field Coordinator.

    Main Responsibilities

    Project Management

    • Develop and implement the 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.
    • 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.
    • Identifies support needs related to the project in Dadaab and communicates these to the Field Coordinator and relevant administration support person.
    • Ensures qualitative implementation in and identifies needs for improvement.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Project Strategy and planning

    • In collaboration with the Field Coordinator and Head of Programs 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

    • Responsible of indicator progress ensuring indicators are duly measured with support of MEAL team.
    • Responsible of Project Follow Up tool is properly filled each month and is sent to coordination office on time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Works with MEAL department in the implementation of the database tools and field testing of the tools.
    • Ensures correct data protection procedures and filing.

    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.
    • 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.
    • Ensures field team has appropriate reporting tools and the use it correctly.
    • Upon completion of the assignment, submits detailed handover notes.

    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.
    • Lead 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.

    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.

    Others

    • Undertake all other duties that may be determined by the Field Coordinator and Head of Programs that are compatible with the job.
    • Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality – inter Tdh staff and between Tdh staff and non Tdh employees.

    Job Requirements:

    Knowledge:

    • Professional diploma or University degree in Social Sciences.
    • Specific technical training and experience in project cycle management and result based approach.
    • At least 5 years’ experience working in the humanitarian sector.
    • Experience managing projects and/or programs funded by main humanitarian donors/refugee-oriented donors (ECHO, PRM, DFID, etc) and experience managing funding from UN agencies and funds (UNICEF, UN WOMEN, UNFPA, etc).
    • Experience in refugee contexts will be and added value.
    • International experience will be an added value.
    • Basic IT knowledge (Microsoft Office, Internet)
    • Knowledge of the child protection system in Kenya is an added value.

    Skills:

    • This position requires social and leadership skills, as well as technical, organizational and methodological competences.
    • Required qualities: rigorous, organized, good communication and interpersonal skills. Autonomy and proactivity are very suitable for the position.
    • This position will require frequent travels to the intervention areas.

    Languages:

    • Fluent in English and Swahili
    • Knowledge of Somali is an asset.

    go to method of application »

    Child Protection Project Manager (Dadaab)

    Job Ref: 20210401

    Category: Collaboration

    Reports to: Head of Programs and Fundraising

    Location: Dadaab

    Tdh is seeking a motivated and committed Program Assistant who will support the Head of Programs in the oversee of project implementation, MEAL activity implementation and grants management.

    General description of the position: The Project Manager ensures adequate and timely implementation of the project. She/he will be responsible for the technical implementation of activities and ensuring the project has what it needs in terms of support resources.

    She/he will be responsible for adequate budget execution based on the donor rules and requirements.

    Will be responsible of the management and professional development of project team. She/he will work in closed collaboration with the Head of Programs and the Field Coordinator.

    Main Responsibilities

    Project Management

    • Develop and implement the 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.
    • 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.
    • Identifies support needs related to the project in Dadaab and communicates these to the Field Coordinator and relevant administration support person.
    • Ensures qualitative implementation in and identifies needs for improvement.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Project Strategy and planning

    • In collaboration with the Field Coordinator and Head of Programs 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

    • Responsible of indicator progress ensuring indicators are duly measured with support of MEAL team.
    • Responsible of Project Follow Up tool is properly filled each month and is sent to coordination office on time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Works with MEAL department in the implementation of the database tools and field testing of the tools.
    • Ensures correct data protection procedures and filing.

    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.
    • 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.
    • Ensures field team has appropriate reporting tools and the use it correctly.
    • Upon completion of the assignment, submits detailed handover notes.

    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.
    • Lead 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.

    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.

    Others

    • Undertake all other duties that may be determined by the Field Coordinator and Head of Programs that are compatible with the job.
    • Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality – inter Tdh staff and between Tdh staff and non Tdh employees.

    Job Requirements:

    Knowledge:

    • Professional diploma or University degree in Social Sciences.
    • Specific technical training and experience in project cycle management and result based approach.
    • At least 5 years’ experience working in the humanitarian sector.
    • Experience managing projects and/or programs funded by main humanitarian donors/refugee-oriented donors (ECHO, PRM, DFID, etc) and experience managing funding from UN agencies and funds (UNICEF, UN WOMEN, UNFPA, etc).
    • Experience in refugee contexts will be and added value.
    • International experience will be an added value.
    • Basic IT knowledge (Microsoft Office, Internet)
    • Knowledge of the child protection system in Kenya is an added value.

    Skills:

    • This position requires social and leadership skills, as well as technical, organizational and methodological competences.
    • Required qualities: rigorous, organized, good communication and interpersonal skills. Autonomy and proactivity are very suitable for the position.
    • This position will require frequent travels to the intervention areas.

    Languages:

    • Fluent in English and Swahili
    • Knowledge of Somali is an asset.

    go to method of application »

    Child Protection Project Manager (Dadaab)

    Job Ref: 20210401

    Category: Collaboration

    Reports to: Head of Programs and Fundraising

    Tdh is seeking a motivated and committed Program Assistant who will support the Head of Programs in the oversee of project implementation, MEAL activity implementation and grants management.

    General description of the position: The Project Manager ensures adequate and timely implementation of the project. She/he will be responsible for the technical implementation of activities and ensuring the project has what it needs in terms of support resources.

    She/he will be responsible for adequate budget execution based on the donor rules and requirements.

    Will be responsible of the management and professional development of project team. She/he will work in closed collaboration with the Head of Programs and the Field Coordinator.

    Main Responsibilities

    Project Management

    • Develop and implement the 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.
    • 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.
    • Identifies support needs related to the project in Dadaab and communicates these to the Field Coordinator and relevant administration support person.
    • Ensures qualitative implementation in and identifies needs for improvement.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Project Strategy and planning

    • In collaboration with the Field Coordinator and Head of Programs 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

    • Responsible of indicator progress ensuring indicators are duly measured with support of MEAL team.
    • Responsible of Project Follow Up tool is properly filled each month and is sent to coordination office on time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Works with MEAL department in the implementation of the database tools and field testing of the tools.
    • Ensures correct data protection procedures and filing.

    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.
    • 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.
    • Ensures field team has appropriate reporting tools and the use it correctly.
    • Upon completion of the assignment, submits detailed handover notes.

    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.
    • Lead 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.

    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.

    Others

    • Undertake all other duties that may be determined by the Field Coordinator and Head of Programs that are compatible with the job.
    • Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality – inter Tdh staff and between Tdh staff and non Tdh employees.

    Job Requirements:

    Knowledge:

    • Professional diploma or University degree in Social Sciences.
    • Specific technical training and experience in project cycle management and result based approach.
    • At least 5 years’ experience working in the humanitarian sector.
    • Experience managing projects and/or programs funded by main humanitarian donors/refugee-oriented donors (ECHO, PRM, DFID, etc) and experience managing funding from UN agencies and funds (UNICEF, UN WOMEN, UNFPA, etc).
    • Experience in refugee contexts will be and added value.
    • International experience will be an added value.
    • Basic IT knowledge (Microsoft Office, Internet)
    • Knowledge of the child protection system in Kenya is an added value.

    Skills:

    • This position requires social and leadership skills, as well as technical, organizational and methodological competences.
    • Required qualities: rigorous, organized, good communication and interpersonal skills. Autonomy and proactivity are very suitable for the position.
    • This position will require frequent travels to the intervention areas.

    Languages:

    • Fluent in English and Swahili
    • Knowledge of Somali is an asset.

    go to method of application »

    Program Assistant (Nairobi)

    Job Ref: 20210402

    Category: Collaboration

    Reports to: Head of Programs and Fundraising

    Tdh is seeking a motivated and committed Program Assistant who will support the Head of Programs in the oversee of project implementation, MEAL activity implementation and grants management.

    General description of the position: The Program Assistant (PA) will support the Head of Programs in the identification of needs and development of appropriate responses, proposal writing and grants management, and ensuring that timely and quality reports are delivered to donors, HQ and other stakeholders.

    The Program Assistant will work in close collaboration with MEAL team ensuring that MEAL plans meet projects needs and qualitative and relevant data and information is gathered, stored, analyzed and used for reporting and other requirements.

    The program Assistant will support the Head of Programs and the HR Manager in developing and implementing a training plan for the staff on the field.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Identification of needs

    • Contribute to the development of TOR for needs assessment, situation analyses or protection assessments in the area of intervention or as part of prospection of other geographical areas.
    • Develop in collaboration with MEAL department the methodology and tools required to conduct these exercises.
    • Draft mission reports and technical reports containing findings and recommendations.

    Proposal development and grants management

    • Support the Head of Programs in proposal development compiling and analyzing contextual information, humanitarian indicators and needs assessments.
    • Contribute to develop annexes for proposals and additional information which donors could ask for.

    Reporting

    • Manage the overall control over project reporting timelines and work plans. S/he will follow with the field teams that the plan for reports submission is respected.
    • Support field teams in reporting writing.
    • Ensures indicator progress is consistent among different reports.
    • Support the Head of Programs in reporting revision and compliance with donor/HQ requirements.

    Support to MEAL department

    • Ensure that MEAL plans are implemented as planned. Work on close collaboration with MEAL team and the Project Managers in the field and ensure that the teams in the field have the necessary support.
    • Support the development and testing of MEAL tools.
    • Follow up on appropriateness and operability of accountability and complain mechanisms.
    • In collaboration with MEAL department, ensure that the required information and data is available for reporting purposes.
    • In collaboration with MEAL manager, identify implementation delays that will be bring to attention of the Head of Programs and Project Managers.
    • In collaboration with MEAL department support integration of MEAL into program activities.

    External Coordination

    • Attend all required external meetings and working groups.
    • Support technical contribution with Joining Forces Alliance members and activities in Kenya.

    Job Requirements:

    Knowledge:

    • Professional diploma or University degree in Social Sciences.
    • Specific technical training in project cycle management and result based approach.
    • At least 2 years’ experience working in the humanitarian sector. Experience in refugee contexts will be and added value.
    • Basic IT knowledge (Microsoft Office, Internet)
    • Knowledge of the child protection system in Kenya is an added value.

    Skills:

    • This position requires basic social and leadership skills, as well as technical, organizational and methodological competences.
    • Required qualities: rigorous, organized, good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Autonomy and proactivity are very suitable for the position.
    • This position will require frequent travels to the intervention areas.

    Languages:

    • Fluent in English and Swahili
    • Knowledge of Somali is an asset.

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    Early Childhood Development (ECD) Survey

    Purpose

    The purpose of the consultancy is to conduct an analysis of early childhood development in Korogocho.

    Specific objectives of the consultancy are:

    • Determine the knowledge, attitude and practices of parents, children, stakeholders, ECD personnel in relation to ECD
    • Identify existing gaps hindering optimal early childhood development in Korogocho
    • Acquire an indication of existing community systems and mechanisms for promotion of early childhood development

    3. Scope of work

    The survey will cover the ECD program that is being implemented in Korogocho Informal Settlement, Nairobi County.

    The 3-year project commenced in January 2020 to December 2023.

    Methodology

    The consultant will be expected to utilize both qualitative and quantitative approaches to conduct the assessment.

    The Consultancy team will need to demonstrate a detailed methodology for data collection (adaptation and testing of tools, sampling methods, and sample size) data management and analysis, including triangulation for the data analysis.

    Some of the data collection tools will be digitalized.

    Among the survey respondents will be.

    1. Children, (girls and boys, including children with disability)
    2. Adults (Parents and caregivers)
    3. Nyumba Kumi Leaders
    4. ECD center managers
    5. Children Officers
    6. Teachers and other Education Officials
    7. National Government Administration Officers
    8. County Government Administration Officers

    The entire assessment process will need to follow a child friendly approach and consider the meaningful child participation as well as safeguarding and ethical standards.

    Survey questions and approaches shall be tailored according to the age of the targeted children.

    The methodology will therefore include a specific approach that demonstrates how to ensure the meaningful child participation in all stages of the assessment process following a child-friendly and do-no-harm approach.

    The assessment study team (The CR project staff, and the consultant(s) will work together to ensure, that the Child Safeguarding and PSEA policy and its guarantees are respected within the entire study process.

    This will include ensuring that the inception report outlines any possible risks both for the data collectors and the respondents during the exercise and how such risks will be mitigated. The assessment study team shall undertake relative measures to ensure data protection.

    In addition, the collection of Informed Consent/Assent shall be assured and the General data Protection Regulations (GDPR) followed.

    As a minimum, the following methods will be required to measure the assessment value for each question:

    • Review of relevant documents
    • Child Friendly Survey with children
    • Survey with Parents and Caregivers of target beneficiary children
    • Focus Group Discussions with members of peer-based groups (i.e. child clubs, student clubs, youth groups etc.) plus survey with a sample of members of peer-based groups
    • Focus Group Discussions with 2 to 3 members of the Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms at a time
    • Survey (online) with child protection actors- service providers and community level actors

    Among the expected limitations during the study, may include, but not limited to.

    a) Restrictions of movement as guided by COVID-19 prevention protocols

    b) Language barrier, especially when engaging with some parents and caregivers

    4. Deliverables

    Deliverables will be accepted as per the following terms:

    • First deliverable upon acceptance and validation of study design and inception report.
    • Second deliverable upon acceptance of the complete first draft report using standard TDH format which will be provided to the successful candidate.
    • Third and final deliverable upon completion of the following:
      • presentation to TDH stakeholders and TDH in a workshop
      • submission of the approved final report.

    Fees will be payable upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables in the contract.

    Standard TDH procedures will apply for invoicing and all other financial management requirements set out in the contract.

    Standard TDH penalty clauses will apply for late and poor-quality deliverables.

    The National Technical Team will provide the consultant with the criteria for the evaluation of the quality of each deliverable.

    Standard TDH penalty clauses will apply for late and poor-quality deliverables. TDH staff who will review the deliverable will provide the consultant with the criteria for the evaluation of the quality of each deliverable.

    5. Chronogram

    The assignment is expected to be conducted over a period of four weeks;

    • 2-3 days desktop review and preparation of inception report
    • 7-10 days field work including data collection and analysis and presentation of preliminary findings
    • 5 days for drafting the report
    • 2 days for presentation of final report to Tdh, feedback and report finalization

    Roles and responsibilities

    The evaluation will be conducted by an external consultant who will be supported by the local Tdh team.

    Tdh Nairobi office will be responsible for contractual arrangements.

    The consultant will be responsible for the entire assessment process:

    • Desk review and documentation
    • The development of the methodology, the development of research tools (semi-structured interview questionnaires and FGD templates) and their field-testing
    • Data collection and analysis
    • To conduct meeting with stakeholders and key informant interviews
    • Providing a feed-back session with first results at the Kenya office
    • Drafting and writing the report with conclusions and recommendations

    The evaluation team will be composed of nationals for supporting in terms of translation, supporting for the visits with national and local authorities, other stakeholders, and logistics.

    Transport will be well planned by the consultant in consultation with the Tdh office upon arrival.

    The security context will be assessed by the Tdh security officer and decisions on movement will be taken based on a daily security assessment.

    The main focal point will be the Project Manager; the secondary focal point will be the Head of Programs, for general update about the evaluation process and for introductory briefing.

    Technically, the consultant will closely work with the Project Manager and MEAL Manager.

    Criteria / Qualifications

    The consultant must have the following.

    • Degree in Monitoring, Evaluation and Research
    • Statistics knowledge is required
    • Proven working experience in fields relating directly to Early Childhood Development
    • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
    • Strong analysis, report writing and communication skills
    • Good understanding of informal urban settlement
    • Knowledge of the Kenyan Education Context will be an added advantage

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their applications letter and detailed CVs to [email protected].

    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.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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