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  • Posted on: 21 December, 2016 Deadline: 31 December, 2016
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    Assistant Project Officer

     

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the Gender Project Officer, the Assistant Gender Project Officer will be responsible for assisting in planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and documentation of all SGBV/FGM activities in one of the Dadaab refugee camps.

    The officer will have a close working relationship with project officers and Lead Psychosocial Officer. The incumbent will work closely with other CARE sectors such as education, Community Development (CDS), WATSAN and Program Support.

    Assistant Project Officer Job Responsibilities

    • Designing, planning & implementation of anti-SGBV activities
    • Assisting in design & implement strategies for preventing & responding S/GBV
    • Attending to reported SGBV cases & clearly document referrals done & ensure follow-up
    • Developing an accurate database on GBV incidents & ensure SGBV data is shared with the supervisor and other sector staff on a monthly basis
    • Organizing through counseling unit counseling for SGBV survivors and persons at risk.
      Designing, planning & implementation of anti-FGM activities
    • Mobilizing community participation in anti-FGC activities in the refugee camps
    • Participating in meetings with community leaders, anti-FGC support groups and other stakeholders
    • Developing innovative and sustain FGC implementation strategies closely monitoring behavior change and regularly appraise on existing strategies on FGM/C
    • Keeping up to date number of girls abandoning FGM and organizing their counseling or therapy
    • Referring all FGC related complications to GTZ-IS and follow-up on the same.
    • Conducting training sessions for identified community and agency staff on FGC issues.
    • Organizing, attend or facilitate workshops and TOT sessions for incentive workers, change agents, support groups and agency workers.
    • Participating in camp based interagency meetings with UNHCR, NCCK, GTZ-IS and GOK for coordination and follow-up on FGC activities.
    • Developing and maintaining positive and professional working relationship with agencies
    • Project Monitoring & Evaluation
    • Analyzing, compiling and submitting monthly SGBV reports to the project officer for sharing
    • Assisting in the development of project proposal, concept notes & sector publications
    • Regularly monitoring FGC activities and provide feedback for adjustment of activities as needed.
    • Ensuring that assigned projects achieve set goals, objectives and outcomes
    • Assisting in mid-term or end of project evaluations on FGC/M on project impact
    • Report writing & documentation
    • Prepare and submit activity progress reports including weekly, monthly SGBV & SITREPs
    • Developing annual procurement plans and timely procurement of sector camp items
    • Keeping inventory of all items in the sector and NFIs distributed disaggregated by age gender
    • Assisting in the preparation of GAD sector operation plans/work plans & reviews
    • Staff supervision
    • Hold weekly sessions with CDWs and prepare weekly work plans for the camp
    • Assigning tasks to CDWs to ensure effective, efficient and timely implementation
    • Conducting regular meetings with CDWs and FGC Support Groups
    • Conduct in regular block and home visits to assess and verify activities SGBV cases
    • Reporting on the performance of the FGC /SGBV CDWs to the Supervisor as planned.
    • Provide CDWs counseling support and mentoring.

    Qualifications for the Assistant Project Officer Job

    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences
    • Experience: 2 years of relevant proven working experience in sexual and gender based violence and FGM related program. Applicants with work experience in a refugee setting have an added advantage.
    • Certificate: Microsoft Office application
    •  Good project report writing skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
    • Ability to apply gender-mainstreaming skills to development is an added advantage

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    Gender Project Officer

     

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the Senior Gender Project Officer, the Gender Project Officer will be responsible for planning, implementation, supervision monitoring and documentation of all SGBV activities in Dagahaley camp. S/he will supervise Assistant Gender Project Officers and act as a camp supervisor for the project .

    The officer will have a close working relationship with other Gender Project officers with the Gender & Development Sector, Sector Coordinators, Programme Support Manager, and Program Manager .The position will also work closely other CARE sectors such as education, WASH and Program Support.

    Responsibilties for the Project Officer

    • Designing, Planning & implementation of anti- SGBV activities
    • Design & implement strategies that are geared towards preventing & responding S/GBV which are human rights violations
    • Attend to reported SGBV cases & clearly document referrals done & ensure follow-up of all cases reported
    • Develop an accurate database on GBV incidents & ensure data is shared with GCD supervisor and other sector staff on a monthly basis
    • Attend bi -monthly SGBV conferencing with other agencies such as UNHCR (protection), NCCK, GTZ & SAVE the Children (UK)
    • Attend the monthly SGBV coordination meetings and present SGBV camp report for the given month, action taken to assist the survivor and recommendations
    • In conjunction with Group Savings & Loans (GSL), initiate income generating activities that help alleviate suffering of S/GBV survivors to eradicate dependency syndrome
    • Project Monitoring & Evaluation
    • Analyze, compile and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports within the set deadlines.
    • Assist in the development of project proposal, concept notes & sector publications
    • Regularly monitor FGC activities and provide feedback for adjustment of activities as needed.
    • Ensure that assigned projects achieve set goals, objectives and outcomes
    • Assist in midterm or end of project evaluations on FGC/M on project impact
    • Managing of GBV-IMS
    • Ensure that SGBV case incidents are properly documented and recorded in the incident forms and transferred to the GBV-IMS
    • Ensure that all information documented is accurate and reflect interviews with SGBV clients
    • Ensure that all information collected and all annexes are kept in a confidential place. The GBV-IMS MUST be pass worded
    • Share monthly statistics and analysis to all stakeholders without revealing identity of the survivor.
    • Report writing & documentation
    • Developing annual procurement plans and timely procurement of sector camp items.
    • Prepare and submit activity progress reports on weekly, monthly SGBV & monthly SITREPs
    • Keeping inventory of all items in the sector and NFIs distributed disaggregated by age gender
    • Assist in the preparation of GAD sector operation plans/work plans & reviews
    • Staff Supervision
    • Assign tasks to Assistant project officer as per their job descriptions to ensure effective, efficient and timely implementation
    • Conduct regular meetings with CDWs and FGC Support Groups
    • Conduct regular block and home visits to assess and verify activities SGBV cases
    • Report on the performance of the FGC /SGBV CDWs to the Supervisor as planned
    • Regularly appraise FGC /SGBV CDWs.
    • Give CDWs counseling support and mentoring.

    Qualifications for the Project officer Job

    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences
    • Experience: 3 years with proven working experience in sexual and gender based violence and related programs.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
    • Good project report writing skills
    • Competencies: Work experience in a refugee setting and ability to apply gender mainstreaming skills to development is an added advantage.

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    Psychological Officer

     

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the Lead Psychosocial Officer, the Psychosocial Officer will be responsible for assisting the setting up, management and coordination of a functional Counseling Program targeting the refugee in one of the refugee camp. The officer will have a close working relationship with other project officers, assistants, sector coordinators and managers.

    Responsibilities for the Psychological Officer Job

    • Assist in coordination of counselling activities in the region
    • Assist in coordination of all counseling activities in one camp.
    • Assist in ensuring equal distribution of resources for the counselling unit in one of the camp.
    • Conduct counselling sessions at the blocks, schools, transit center and the counselling drop in center.
    • Send the finance documents to the Lead Psychosocial Officer for her to update the tracking tool
    • Attend the coordination meetings and share the minutes on behalf of the psychosocial unit as assigned by the
    • Lead Psychosocial Officer.
    • Prepare a proper handover before going out of the region which will be copied to the person acting for him or her and the Lead Psychosocial Officer.
    • Assist in Facilitating established and maintaining of referral systems and procedures for clients
    • Refer difficult clients to the Lead Psychosocial Officer.
      Assist in referring clients where clients can receive maximum assistance.
      Within the bracket of confidentiality, encourage information sharing with other CARE sectors and agencies working in Dadaab Refugee Camp.
    • Capacity building of refugee staff in counseling and other psychosocial areas.
    • Conduct training on counseling and other related topics to capacity build and facilitate professionalism among the senior counselor and para counselors.
    • Assist in creating the training manuals and tool to be used in the Psychosocial Unit.
    • Assist in training the community and the humanitarian workers as assigned by the senior psychosocial officer
    • Monitoring and evaluation of the counselling activities
    • Assist in the preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual work plans for budgeted activities with the
    • Lead Psychosocial Officer within the time line given
    • Assist in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports on counselling activities with the Lead
    • Psychosocial Officer within the time line given.
    • Maintain high quality counseling services over time and ensure an appropriate level of accountability.
    • Monitor the work of the Senior Para Counsellor and Para Counselors (refugee workers) ensuring they are seeing clients as required.
    • Review the JD of the Senior Para Counsellor, Para Counsellor, cleaner, guards and send the drafts to the Lead Psychosocial Officer for to add her input.
    • Staff supervision
    • Provide supervision to the senior counsellor, para counselors, cleaner and guard (refugee workers) to ensure effective provision of counselling services and maintaining of the psychosocial unit.
    • Ensure that the refugee staff plan their leave days for a whole year by using the leave schedule plan of CARE.
    • Ensure that well documentation of the clients seen, activities conducted by the Senior Para Counselor and Para Counselors (refugee workers) is done according to the counselling principles
    • She/he will be expected to be the officer on duty according to the assigned duties by the Lead Psychosocial Officer

    Qualifications for the Psychological Officer Job

    • Bachelor’s degree in counseling and/or psychology, Masters in the same fields is an added advantage.
    • 3 years hands on experience in counseling
    • Knowledge of gender issues and human rights
    • Working experience in refugee situations will be an added advantage
    • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
    • Good facilitation/training and project report writing skills.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Motivated, innovative and possesses outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills and integrity
    • Willing to work in a hardship area.

    Method of Application

    Qualified candidates are invited to send their application letters indicating the reference number, title of the position along with an updated CV, email & telephone contacts of three professional referees to, The Human Resources & Development Manager, CARE International in Kenya, Email:Vacancies@care.or.ke so as to be received not later than Saturday, 31st December 2016. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Kindly do not attach any certificates or scanned documents to your application. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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