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  • Posted: Jan 13, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    Finance Assistant

    General description of the position: 

    With the support and under the supervision of the Senior finance officer, general financial duties in the Nairobi office in Kenya under the direction of Finance & admin Coordinator in collaboration with the senior finance officer. He or she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy.

    Specific Job Descriptions:

    Accountancy and Financial Management

    • Verify that receipts/invoices are correctly filled and are eligible for payment
    • Prepare Payment vouchers to be attached to the payments ensuring the correct donors and budget lines have been correctly charged
    • Ensure all payments made are duly stamped paid
    • Archive all the relevant administrative and accountancy documentation in the proper way and according to Tdh procedures and make scans of the same when required
    • Collaborate in the preparation of documents for financial/annual audits.


    Undertake all other duties that may be determined by the Senior finance officer that are compatible with the job.

    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, Code of Conduct, 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.



    • University Degree in Accounting and Finance, Business Administration, or a related field from an accredited academic institution Or CPA 2.
    • Strong knowledge of computer applications, especially MS Word and Excel.


    • Demonstrated ability to maintain integrity in performing responsibilities assigned
    • Ability to work independently, under pressure, able to maintain accuracy, paying attention to details, meeting deadlines and working with minimal supervision.
    • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills with proven ability to work effectively and harmoniously with a team of colleagues.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and constructively on negative and positive points

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    Social Empowerment Assistant

    Specific Responsibilities


    • Develop Behaviours Change Communication tools and materials to improve knowledge, attitude and practice of life skills choices for beneficiaries and their eco-system.
    • Developing and delivering training programs to Community and Community base groups on BCC techniques and best practices.
    • Creating educational resources such as brochures, posters, fact sheets, and training materials to support BCC efforts.
    • Track barriers across implementation sites and develop appropriate BCC intervention to address these barriers.
    • Facilitate out-of-school life skills training for adolescent boys and girls, as well as connect aged out adolescents to livelihood partners.
    • Carry out art base projects that are led by children and young people, using a participatory action research.
    • Support training of caregivers and community-based groups
    • Raising awareness and educating communities on child rights and child protection issues.
    • Identify skills and knowledge gaps related to community-based interventions among Livelihoods Field extension workers and address them through training and capacity building.
    • Write timely quality; weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reports
    • CP Awareness, information, behavior change and advocacy in the Host/Refugee community
    • 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 Dissemination of appropriate Child protection information to support decision making on voluntary repatriation and sustained protection for the children remaining in the camp.
    • Provide trainings and monitoring to the Community’s Own Child Protection Mentors and on behavior change and General Child protection concerns.
    • Document community during radio session for both Refugee/host communities.
    • Supervision of the CPVs and conducting on job training for them
    • Enhancing Empowerment, Partnership and Advocacy for Child Safe Repatriation, to access services including CP in the refugee communities.
    • Reports incidents and difficulties encountered with any CP staff or community worker to advocacy and empowerment officer or CP project manager.

    Project Management

    • Ensure that assigned activities are appropriately implemented and, when necessary, ideas on amendments deemed will be shared with the child protection officer and Advocacy and empowerment officer.
    • Participates in weekly team and movement planning meetings and prepares timely activity/training plans and budgets to the child protection senior officer for upcoming activities.

    Project Strategy and planning

    • Participates in CP assessments.
    • Participate in the review of the strategy for Tdh in Kenya if requested.

    Project Implementation

    Information dissemination and advocacy.

    • 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
    • Supports in child led advocacy campaigns, mass awareness and special events throughout the project. For the Host/refugee community level
    • Conduct refresher training and mentorship for children (Child Council members, peer support members and Ombudsman) to reinforce knowledge on Child Protection topics and provide information on any emerging issues such as Volrep or camp consolidation to strengthen child participation on issues affecting them.
    • Life skills training and provision of start-up kits and Nurturing kits for the babies (0-4) for trained vulnerable girl mothers to enhance income generated activities as a source of livelihood support.
    • Conduct refresher training and mentorship for children (Child Council members, peer support members and Ombudsman) to reinforce knowledge on Child Protection topics and provide information on any emerging issues such as Volrep or camp consolidation to strengthen child participation on issues affecting them.


    • Participates in the development and organisation of awareness activities in close consultation with advocacy and empowerment officer and child protection officer.
    • Contributes and Participates in the preparation and implementation of special events at community level.


    • Ensures correct data protection procedures and filing
    • Documentation of the conducted activities, documenting of human interest stories

    Monitoring and evaluation

    • Participates in a base line survey and evaluation of the CP projects

    Capacity building

    • Contributes to the training and capacity building of all community workers, community structures, Child protection volunteers and host community members.


    • Supports and works in coordination with all CP team, community leaders CPCs and other relevant camp-based actors in all steps of project implementation.
    • Participates in weekly team meetings, Cluster weekly meeting
    • Participates in case conference meetings at section level.
    • Represents Tdh in inter-agency meetings.


    • Represents Tdh in the community level.
    • Develops a community network to facilitate the project acceptance and ownership.


    • Participates in weekly meetings and weekly planning activities.
    • Provides accurate and timely activity, monitoring and assessment reports.
    • Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality – inter Tdh staff and between Tdh staff and non Tdh employees.
    • Upon completion of the assignment, submits detailed handover notes when leaving for annual leave.
    • Completes and meets the deadline of all assigned work.
    • Provides accurate and timely weekly and activity reports
    • Provide weekly reports to the advocacy and empowerment officer
    • Participating in the monthly report drafting


    • Comply with Tdh Security Regulations.
    • Reports any security/safety incident and/or risk to the CP project manager and field coordinator.

    Child Protection Policy

    • Commit to respect the Child Protection Policy.
    • Report serious cases of abuse on children identified by the Child Protection team to the CP Program Manager. Strict confidentiality must be respected.


    • Undertake all other duties that may be determined by the advocacy and empowerment officer and CP project manager and that are compatible with the job.


    This position requires Personal, Social and Leadership competencies (PSLC), Technical and methodological competencies (TMC)

    In particular:

    • Minimum Diploma/degree in Business administration, Social science, developmental studies or related field from a recognized institution
    • At least 2 years’ experience working with community outreach activities, Youth and adolescent’s empowerment program and livelihoods, preferably in a refugee setting.
    • Proven experience managing community dialogues and working directly with beneficiaries.
    • Competence using information technology including experience with graphic design, word-processing, spreadsheets and database software.


    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Ability to communicate in Somali is a plus

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their applications letter and detailed CVs to Candidates are required to indicate the position title on the subject line of the email when applying

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