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  • Posted: May 27, 2024
    Deadline: May 31, 2024
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    Finn Church Aid - Action for Human Dignity Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish development cooperation organisation and the second largest provider of humanitarian assistance. We operate in 15 countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political conviction...
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    Psychosocial Counsellors (2 Positions)

    Primary purpose of the position

    • Provide a range of psychological assessment, diagnostic, therapeutic, and/or case management services for learners,teaching and non teaching-staff, groups, and/or families, as appropriate to the specific expectations of the position.The Psychosocial Counsellors will lead the process in development, implementation, and coordination of the psychosocial counseling services at the EARC (Educational Assessment and Resource Centre), Screening/Assessment, evaluation, referrals, educational program and transition planning, therapeutic intervention, and exit planning for Learners identified with or suspected of having disabilities that interfere with their ability to perform daily life activities or participate in necessary or desired occupations and couselling serives related to impact of the pandemic


    • Provide comprehensive psychosocial counseling to school going children and or parents of FCA targeted communities.
    • Provide assessment, individual and group counseling sessions to school going children/youth.
    • Sensitize, problem solve, dialogue and mediate with the wider population about specific issues of concern
    • Ensure child safeguarding guidelines and ethical practices are observed, adhered to including coordinated referral pathways in Kakuma/Kalobeyei.
    • Assist in the designing, planning, implementing and facilitating training for numerous target groups
    • Develop new and strengthen existing referral systems with other organizations.
    • Engage in quality self-care through supervision, debriefings, and other shared sessions especially for the adolescent girls.
    • Complete quarterly reports and progress notes shared only to relevant teams.
    • Assist teachers in the development and implementation of psychosocial counselling programs in school communities.
    • Disseminate information concerning psychosocial counselling services available for the refugee communities
    • Monitor learner’s progress and make informed, timely educational decisions.
    • Perform other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
    • Conduct regular visits to project sites to collect and verify data for preparation of regular and ad hoc program reports and briefs to immediate manager.
    • Represent FCA with external stakeholders as requested (inter-agency coordination meetings, working groups) and influences the shape of broader sector strategies.
    • Take steps to document lessons learned, from the Education program including that of partners for wider dissemination.
    • Coordinating and providing psychosocial counselling services to all learners, teachers and community members in Kalobeyei settlements.


    • A Degree in Counselling, Social work/Community development, Psychology or a higher diploma in Counselling with a minimum of 3 years in related work experience
    • Experience in the provision of psychosocial services to refugees’ /asylum seekers is an advantage
    • Good report writing and communication skills
    • A team player with ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Ability to maintain professionalism in services delivery and ethics
    • Highly motivated, creative, and compassionate person who is dedicated to ensuring that models of best practice are utilized.
    • Females and qualified locals from within Turkana County are highly encouraged to apply.

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    Assistant Education Officer

    Primary purpose of the position

    • The Assistant Education Officer will support the roll-out of Learning Through Education And Access To Skills for Employment (LEAP) project activities. He/She will support the implementation of the routine activities of the project related to teacher professional development, creating safe and gender-transformative school environments, provision of life skills education, provision of psychosocial support, cash transfers and community engagement aimed at driving behaviour change.


    • Assist the supervisor in monitoring the implementation of the LEAP project activities to ensure results are evidence based, culturally appropriate, cost-effective, and have high impact while also ensuring compliance of standards and donor regulations.
    • Support the supervisor to prepare regular and periodic project reports (monthly, quarterly, semiannually and annual reports) with evidence/results based information.
    • Work with the project team and the MEAL team to prepare and/or revise project monitoring tools to track indicators and monitor achievement of objectives and impact of the program.
    • Assist the project team to prepare plans for capacity building and training of school managements on various trainings needs related to girls empowerment.
    • Support regular monitoring of LEAP project activities by documenting all project results with photos and short video clips for sharing progress and success stories with donors.
    • Ensure that project activities are implemented in accordance with the approved work plans and with the involvement of partners and concerned stakeholders at all levels.
    • Support in mapping, screening and enrollment of beneficiaries to the project.
    • Assist in development and dissemination of life skills content, trainings on health, human rights and peace building, leadership, and community resources in a way so girls gain self-confidence and a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.
    • Assist the project team in the development and implementation of a modality of strengthening and improving management of schools committees and pupils through community mobilization and improvement of training materials and programs.
    • Actively promoting awareness of the importance of girls' education at every opportunity by liaising with all local stakeholders.
    • Conduct regular data collection using existing tools in order to track project performance on indicators and measure overall impact and for donor reporting purposes and make recommendations on the improvement of these tools.
    • Ensure that good practices and lessons are documented and shared with the MEAL team and the education team for replication and wider dissemination.
    • Travel to all project sites to conduct regular monitoring of projects quality together with other project team members.
    • In collaboration with the MEAL Team, focus on project data collection to generate practical information that can be used for ongoing program decision-making while also capturing results at the impact level.
    • Coordinate with other departments to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset management), procurement, security and administration.
    • Monitoring girls' enrolment, retention and achievement rates by collecting relevant, gender-segregated data; identifying specific constraints to girls' attendance at school.

    Competence, experience, skills, knowledge needed

    • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Education/ Social sciences or its equivalent
    • Minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in education sector especially in refugee setting
    • Knowledge of education in emergencies, education sector policy, child rights and protection issues
    • Experiences of facilitating community-based training, capacity building school managements, and awareness campaigns
    • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
    • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support participatory, innovative approaches to problem solving
    • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all children and their carers
    • Fluent in written and spoken English, Kiswahili and the local language in the camps and the host community
    • Good report writing skills
    • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
    • Commitment to Finn Church Aid Child Protection Policy.

    Desirable qualifications

    • Field experience in education programme implementation and coordination in humanitarian and/or development contexts.
    • Previous experience in working with INGOs delivering education and girl child education services
    • Experience working with Governments, Ministry of Education and other line Ministries.
    • Demonstrated work experience in refugee education programmes.
    • Experience in the area of child protection.
    • Understanding of the dynamics of the refugees is essential

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