• Career Opportunities at Terre des hommes Foundation - 5 Positions

  • Posted on: 3 August, 2017 Deadline: 14 August, 2017
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  • 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. We are focused on five main objectives: • Improving the health of infants up to the age of 3 and of children in need of specialised medical care • Protecting migrant children • Preventing child exploitation • Promoting restorative justice for children in conflict with the law • Providing humanitarian aid to children and their families in times of emergency and crisis OUR PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS REVOLVE AROUND • Children’s rights and their best interests • Creating a strong local presence in close proximity to children, their families and communities • Establishing close cooperation with local bodies based on respect • Constant improvement and innovation • Enhancing heath and protection systems in the long term • Gaining recognition in Switzerland as a reliable organisation and source of financing
     

    Advocacy and Empowerment Officer – Hagadera Refugee Camp

     

    Reporting to: Senior Behaviour Change Officer

    Duty station: Dadaab, Garissa County

    Contract duration: 12 months (3 months’ probation) with possibility of extension to 1 year based performance

    Main responsibilities;

    • Provide relevant life skills training to out of adolescent school children within the camp
    • With the support of Psychosocial Team, Conduct peer to peer support groups sessions/trainings for adolescent boys and girls out of schools with their parents and caregiver
    • Identify information gaps among the beneficiaries specifically adolescent boys and girls and provide feedback to Senior Behaviour Change Officer for timely response
    • With the Support of the Senior Behaviour Change Officer, develop and disseminate child protection messages to children and families at community level information clinics and through Local Radio Shows
    • Represent Tdh in Voluntary repatriation meetings/forums at camp level
    • He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Protection Safeguarding Policy.
    1. Terre des hommes expects that its staff professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. He/she assures the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.
    2. Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.
    • He/she commits to observe discretion on any information related to the organisation functioning and beneficiary related issues

    Requirements

    • Minimum Degree in Social Work, Education, Community Development or Psychology from a recognized institution
    • Experience in use of community based approaches
    • 2-year experience in Child Protection field
    • Experience working with adolescents will be an added advantage
    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Ability to communicate in Somali will be an added advantage

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    Best Interests Determination Officers - 3 positions

     

    Main Responsibilities;

    • Under the supervision of the Bid Senior Officer, conduct BIA/BID documentation for children in Hagadera
    • Coordinate with the CP Casework Officers and psychosocial team ensure programme integration, case referral, implementation of BID recommendations and coordination at camp level
    • Produce timely progress reports, including both qualitative and quantitative information, on BIA/BID activities and input into regular situation reports, monthly reports and quarterly reports
    • Identify and build links with other partners, ensuring that issues for child protection are raised and addressed
    • Coordinate the identification, follow up of children in alternative care and monitoring of foster parents/guardianship
    • Ensure the placement of children in alternative care adhere to Tdh procedure and with the Kenya alternative care guidelines (Guidelines for Alternative care of children in Kenya 2011)
    • Supervision of social workers reporting to this post
    • He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Protection Safeguarding Policy.
    • Terre des hommes expects that its staff professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. He/she assures the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.
    • Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.
    • He/she commits to observe discretion on any information related to the organisation functioning and beneficiary related issues

    Requirements

    • Minimum Degree in Social Work, Community Development or Psychology or any other Social Science from a recognized institution
    • Minimum of three years’ work supporting children (social work, child protection, psychosocial, education etc.)
    • Experience working in a refugee context and knowledge of BID is a plus
    • Team management experience
    • Project reporting and evaluation experience
    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Ability to communicate in Somali will be an added advantage
    • Willingness to work in insecure environment

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    Child Protection Assistant Counsellor – Hagadera Refugee Camp

     

    Main Responsibilities;

    • Identify or receive referrals and screen cases of children in need of psychosocial support from the camp
    • Support Tdh Community Animators at the Child Friendly spaces and girls screened areas to conduct, supervise and monitor structured play activities to children
    • Build the capacity of community workers on basic psychosocial skills
    • Ensure that cases of children identified in need of psychosocial support are appropriately supported through direct support and referral services
    • Conduct peer to peer support groups sessions for girls and boys including their parents/caregivers
    • Participate in camp level cases conferences and produce case plans, minutes and meeting reports as deemed necessary
    1. To coordinate with the Data clerk to ensure that psychosocial services provide to children are updated in the AICPIMS in a timely manner He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Protection Safeguarding Policy.
    2. Terre des hommes expects that its staff professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. He/she assures the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.
    3. Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.
    • He/she commits to observe discretion on any information related to the organisation functioning and beneficiary related issues

    Requirements

    • Minimum Diploma in Counselling Psychology from a recognized institution
    • Experience in use of community based approaches for the management of psychosocial and mental health issues
    • Experience in case management
    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Ability to communicate in Somali will be an added advantage

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    Child Protection Psychosocial Counsellor

     

    Reporting to: Child Protection Technical Coordinator

    Duty station:  Dadaab, Garissa County
    Contract duration: 12 months (3 months’ probation) with possibility of extension to 1 year based performance
     

    Main responsibilities;

    • To provide psychosocial support to selected cases of high risk cases or cases in need of specialized psychosocial support or mental health interventions
    • Participate in need assessments and project evaluations aiming at contributing to the development of the child protection programme strategy for the refugee community project in Dadaab refugee complex
    • To support in the development of intervention criteria for the psychosocial cases and design appropriate technical responses to psychosocial and mental health cases
    • Provide training and supervising the CP team and community based structures on the management of children and families with basic psychosocial and mental concerns
    • Train CP team members on the child friendly interviews techniques and implementation of psychosocial assessment
    • Under the supervision of the Child Protection Technical coordinator, coordinate with the Child Protection Senior officer on assistance response to cases of children in need of psychosocial interventions
    • Establish and monitor psychosocial and resilience building activities for all children at existing Tdh facilities or in the community
    • Develop networks for referral of high risk cases and ensure regular follow ups of cases in need of additional and mental health need
    • Participate and represent Tdh in relevant working group meetings/Forums at camp and Dadaab level   to enhance coordination and foster good working relationship with partners
    • Develop unit reports as required
    • He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Protection Safeguarding Policy.
    • Terre des hommes expects that its staff professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. He/she assures the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.
    • Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.
    • He/she commits to observe discretion on any information related to the organisation functioning and beneficiary related issues

    Requirements

    • Minimum bachelor degree in psychology or related field from a recognized university, clinical experience is a plus
    • Experience in use of community based approaches for the management of psychosocial and mental health issues
    • Experience in application of innovative/creative and evidence based psychosocial and mental health issues
    • Minimum of three years’ experience with prominence in psychosocial and mental health assignments
    • Experience in case management including management of case conferences
    • Project reporting and evaluation experience
    • Staff supervision experience
    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.

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    Senior Behaviour Change Officer

     

    Reporting to: Child Protection Technical Coordinator

    Duty station: Dadaab Garissa County

    Contract duration: 12 months (3 months’ probation with the possibility of extension depending on the performance

    Main responsibilities:

    • Specifically, Responsible for behaviour change components of the project
    • Establish the behaviour change project structures at community level
    • Coordinate with the behaviour change Officers the roll out of behaviour change project activities
    • Provide training and mentorship to Behaviour Change Officers and Community’s Own Child Protection Mentors
    • Coordinate with relevant partners/agencies through participating in working group meeting and building new partnerships   on livelihood programmes
    • Build the capacity of the teams to ensure that the transfer of positive and essential behaviour knowledge, and attitudes and practices to children, parents/caregivers and community groups and other groups as may be identified during the project period
    • Build string link between the teams and community structures to ensure that the behaviour change objectives are realised
    • Provide the overall leadership role to the behaviour change teams
    • Participate in needs assessments and project evaluations
    • Develops plans and reports in line with the donor requirements
    • He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Protection Safeguarding Policy.
    • Terre des hommes expects that its staff professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. He/she assures the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.
    • Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.
    • He/she commits to observe discretion on any information related to the organisation functioning and beneficiary related issues.

    Requirements:

    • Degree in Community development, Social Work, Psychology or any other relevant Social Sciences from a recognised University
    • A minimum of 4 years of practical experience in developing and implementing community behaviour change interventions
    • Knowledge on child protection
    • Practical experience in identifying barriers to behaviour change and developing innovative ways of addressing them.
    • Good documentation and report writing skills.
    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
    • Team management experience
    • Willingness to work in insecure environment
    • Leadership skills

    Method of Application

    Only candidates that fit the requirements above are invited to submit a covering letter, CV, references, and copies of academic and professional certificates (if requirements are not met or application is incomplete, the application will not be considered).

    The Application can be emailed to kenya@tdh.ch 

    Kindly indicate the position on the subject line of the e-mail - only applications which will have complied with this request will be shortlisted. Closing date for these positions is 14Th August,2017

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a written test and interview

    Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.

    Tdh is an equal opportunity employer

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