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  • Posted: Apr 4, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 14, 2024
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    SOS Children's Villages is an independent, non-governmental international development organization which has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949.
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    JSS Teacher (Creative Arts and Sports) - Re-advertisement

    Position Summary:

    Reporting to the School Principal, the Junior Secondary School teacher will be responsible for teaching her/his subjects of specialization, day to day classroom management including maintaining high standards in discipline, academics and talent development, maintaining positive, constructive and professional relationships with students, their families and colleagues. S/he will be required to create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students and maintain an organized and focused learning environment.

    Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

    • S/he will undertake various duties, which include but are not limited to:
    •  Prepare lessons in a comprehensive manner and use visual/audio means to facilitate learning.
    •  Provide individualized instruction to each student by promoting interactive learning.
    •  Integrate performing arts, visual arts and sports in his/her curriculum delivery
    •  Prepare, administer and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students’ progress
    •  Prepare materials for classroom activities
    •  Adapt teaching methods and instruction materials to meet varying students’ needs and interests
    •  Maintain accurate and complete student’s records as required
    •  Maintain and keep learners progress records,
    •  Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and determine priority resources for children’s needs
    •  Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help
    •  Attend professional meetings, teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence
    •  Confer with other teachers to plan and schedule lessons following the approved curriculum
    •  Attend staff meetings and serve in committees as required

    Additional responsibility:

    •  Budget: Working with the principal and HOD’s, the staff will develop the annual operation budget for the department/subject needs.

    Performs other reasonable tasks assigned by the immediate supervisor.

    Formal qualifications & Experience Requirements

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts and Sports.
    • Must have three years of teaching experience.
    • Must have a Teachers Service Commission certificate
    • Have good working skills with technology such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
    • A good communicator, able to provide clear and effective written and verbal communication.
    • Problem solving skills, proactive in identifying issues and addressing these thoroughly by making an effort to find appropriate solutions.
    • Knowledge in data collection, analysis and utilization in academic management
    • Demonstrated ability to monitor academic performance and institute necessary remedial measures as need arises.

    Desirable Behavior

    •  Role model of the organization’s values both internally and externally
    •  Ability to engage sensitively with members of the school community and partners
    •  A proactive problem solver and strategic thinker.
    •  A team player.
    •  Manages changes easily.
    •  Innovative and creative

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    Job Summary:

    Reporting to the Program Administrator, the driver is responsible for meeting transportation needs when required for the Children’s Village. In doing so, he/she carries an important responsibility of being entrusted with the lives of personnel and sometimes visitors. In all her/his work, she/he should present a good role model.

    Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

    • Fulfils the Transport Needs of the location
    •  Carries out the driving requirements of the project as directed by the Program Administrator, who is responsible for coordinating vehicle use. This includes conveying the project staff to the various places they may need to visit in the course of their work, efficiently and safely. S/he also drives the organisation’s vehicles to all assigned places, delivering and picking up mail & other items as directed.
    •  Conduct trips using the shortest possible route. Avoids unnecessary deviations and multiple trips to minimize mileage and time wastage.
    •  Records all trips in the vehicle mileage logbook

    Note: Use of SOS Children's Villages in Kenya vehicles for personal trips is strictly prohibited.

    Ensures the Safety of the Staff

    •  Drives safely at all times, to protect the safety of staff, visitors and children.
    •  Complies to all traffic regulations and stops only where it is safe to do so.
    •  Follows the correct procedure in the event of an accident. Notifies the Project Manager and appropriate authorities immediately, and renders assistance where necessary.

    Maintains the Safety and Security of vehicles

    •  Performs complete visual safety checks of the vehicles before driving on a daily basis, completing daily pre and post-trip checklists. Regularly checks lights, indicators, brakes, tyre pressure, oil, battery, and radiator.
    •  Reports any defects to the Program Administrator and ensures that all necessary servicing is performed by reputable agencies.
    •  Ensures vehicles are kept in good working order. Possesses manual dexterity for using tools for general maintenance.
    •  Does simple general maintenance as required on the vehicle
    •  Report any needed repairs, and delivers the vehicle to the repair site
    •  Maintains the cleanliness of vehicles by regularly washing the interior and exterior.
    •  Reconciles fuel bills before sending to Accounts Department for payment processing
    •  Keeps records of maintenance work done on the vehicle.


    •  Provides a good role model for the SOS Children’s Villages.
    •  Carries out all duties in an exemplary manner.
    • Ensures vehicles have sufficient fuel at all times and records mileage for each trip made

    Formal qualifications & Experience Requirements

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
    • At least 5 years working experience working with projects in Non - Governmental Organizations
    • MUST have PSV License
    • Must have thorough knowledge of traffic laws and traffic patterns is desired.
    • A valid driving license free from any current endorsement (s) for classes of the vehicles the driver is required to drive.
    • Knowledge of driving a school bus is highly recommended
    • A Defensive Driving Certificate from the Automobile Association of Kenya (AA) or its equivalent qualification.
    • A Valid certificate of Good Conduct
    • A First Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one week from St Johns Ambulance or any other recognized institution.
    • Occupational Trade Test III Certificate

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    Community Development Worker - Re-advertisement

    Position Summary:

    Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the CDW will facilitate program development, provide overall coordination and strategic direction, forge networks with other stakeholders and monitor, evaluate and report on other sub-projects within the family support program. He/she will also be responsible for planning and implementing activities within the family support program including the capacity building projects. In addition, he/she will coordinate the family support program activities and ensure that they conform to the goals and objectives of the family strengthening programs. The position will in particular support the Family support Team Leader in this regard.

    Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

    Management of the Family Support program

    •  Assist in the development of strategies relating to the program
    •  Implement all activities within the family support program
    •  Propose measures for program strengthening especially of the support groups
    •  Prepare detailed annual plans, budgets, reports and planning schedules.
    •  Holds regular reviews and assessments with all beneficiaries /Target Groups, Support Groups, Community Health Workers and contact persons and identify areas for improvement.
    •  Maintain a healthy relationship at all times between the staff, families and contact person

    Responsible for all Target Group assessments and selection of beneficiaries into the program

    •  Carry out social assessments of the families and individuals referred from the VCT.
    •  Conduct home visits to families assessed to verify further information given and also establish their economic status.
    •  Using the selection criteria and with the help of the other social workers, select beneficiaries to be supported by the program.
    •  Always maintain an up to date record of beneficiaries in terms of number of families, children, adults, youth and sex.
    •  Ensure that all records are well kept; maintain an excellent filing system in form of hard copies as well as in the computers.
    •  Update the fact sheet and other records on quarterly basis.

    Facilitate Open communications within the Family Support Team and other departments

    •  Attend regular department meetings.
    •  Ensure that up-to-date records for all reports, minutes of meetings, correspondence etc. are properly documented and safely kept.
    •  Facilitate effective communication within the team to build a cohesive and supportive unit.
    •  Facilitate open communication and coordination between the family support program and other programs in the center.
    •  Objectively resolve problems and make timely decisions affecting the team and the operations of their work.

    Facilitate the educational development of children in the target group

    •  With the assistance of the community representatives develop selection criteria to identify children to besupported for bursary and assist them in the selection.
    •  Monitor the performance and progress of all the children supported in the program every term and develop progress charts.
    •  Prepare holiday programme ensuring that sufficient educational and recreational activities are offered to the children.
    •  Ensure that all the children are ready for school whenever the new term begins by purchasing personal school materials for them well in advance to avoid lateness and delays.

    Facilitate and ensure the effectiveness of all the support groups, Community Health Workers and community representatives

    •  In collaboration with the VCT counselors, conduct group counseling sessions for the support groups and provide emotional support.
    •  Organize trainings for the support groups and Community Health Workers according to need.
    •  Facilitate the CHWS and Support groups in their efforts to provide psychological and social support to each other.
    •  Monitor the progress of support groups through attending their meetings at least once every month.
    •  Follow up on the activities of the Community Health Workers.
    •  Provide incentives in form of trainings and material rewards to the Community Health Workers to motivate them

    Establish links and develop networks with NGOs, CBOs, donors GOK departments and community

    •  Identify potential donors, government of Kenya departments and private businesses and establish networks.
    •  Coordinate activities with partners in areas of mutual interest.
    •  Maintain good relations with the local and international sponsors through ensuring prompt correspondence and providing regular updates on progress of the programmes.
    •  Handle and respond to high-level correspondence in consultation with the Project Coordinator and/or his appointee

    Data Management and Protection

    •  At all times ensures that personal data of donors, sponsors, SOS Children’s Villages beneficiaries and their families as well as SOS co-workers is handled confidentially and in accordance with prevailing SOS-Kinderdorf International data protection laws.
    •  Combine and rearrange data from source documents where required, enter data from source documents into prescribed computer database, files and forms
    •  Transcribe information into required electronic format, Scan documents into document management systems or databases and store completed documents in designated locations.
    •  Check completed work for accuracy; maintain logbooks or records of activities and tasks undertaken on/in the databases.
    •  Respond to requests for information and access relevant files while ensuring compliance with data integrity and security policies
    •  Ensure that data on all program participants is accurate and up to date as per the set standards/frequency of updating and review (every 3 – 6 Months)
    • Performs any other tasks that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor from time to time

    Formal qualifications & Experience Requirements

    •  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Community development, Child psychology or related disciplines.
    •  4 years’ progressive experience working with vulnerable populations (children, youth, women) and community groups
    •  Knowledge in data collection, analysis and knowledge management
    •  Experience with project cycle management in a complex project is desirable
    •  Experience in child -focused organizations working with children on care, protection and advocacy is an added advantage
    •  Strong analytical ability as well as excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili is preferred
    •  Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills
    •  Strong written and oral skills in English and Kiswahili with strong report writing skills

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    Project Officer, Leave No Youth Behind (LNYB)

    Job Summary:

    Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Officer will be responsible for planning, revising and implementing project activities while working with the location programs team under the leadership of the Project Manager, Leave No Youth Behind. In order to achieve these milestones, the office holder will develop a strong database for all the partners including Young Care Leavers, relevant County and National Government Agencies, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) private sector entities and others to champion the youth agenda. Under the supervision of Project Manager and in partnership with M&E Officers, he/she will collate and generate and submit project progress reports based on internal and external timelines and quality standards.

    Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

    •  Conduct regular visits to project sites to support the implementation of project activities; monitor project implementation by implementing partners, gather feedback from beneficiaries; generate and submit detailed progress reports.
    •  Assist to identify and address capacity needs and opportunities among implementing partners, networks and community groups by conducting capacity assessments and corresponding capacity strengthening plans.
    •  Assist to develop and strengthen the capacity of local implementing networks, partners and community groups in line with the capacity building plans and SOS Childdren’s Villages in Kenya’s partnership policy.
    •  Collect data on project indicators and maintain an updated database on project progress.
    •  Assist in tracking project performance at community level and report, monitor and follow up on project activities.
    •  Support the Project Manager to prepare periodic project reports based on accurate and evidence-based data/information.
    •  Identify and document human-interest stories and case studies based on the successes of implemented projects.
    •  Ensure sound financial and asset management in relation to project finances and other assets in line with SOS Childdren’s Villages in Kenya’s financial management and other related policies.
    •  Work with the project team, networks and partner implementing partners and community groups to mainstream or integrate climate change; safeguarding; data protection; localization; gender and social inclusion in the project cycle

    Minimum Qualifications & Experience Required

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences e.g. Project Management, Community Development, Sociology, Social Work or other related disciplines.
    • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in development work preferably in a NGO context in working with community/grassroots groups, networks and organizations.
    • Sound understanding on and experience working with children, youth and communities/groups living in vulnerable settings.
    • Experience working with Government agencies on development, policy influencing, formulation and implementation.
    • Sound understanding of human rights, rights based approach to programming; human rights frameworks related to children and youth.
    • Strong monitoring and evaluation experience related to development and review of monitoring plans and tools; data collection and collation; analysis; processing, documentation and report writing.
    • Good computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database software programs.
    • Strong communication skills; team work; empathy; conflict resolution and adaptability. 

    Method of Application

    If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send a Cover Letter & updated CV in PDF with details of 3 traceable referees one of which must be immediate former employer to addressed to the Human Resource Manager to reach us on or before 14th April 2024.

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