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  • Terre des hommes (Tdh) launched its activities in Kenya in January 2011. Tdh provides support to children in Dadaab refugee camp and in Korogocho slums. Tdh also implements health and nutrition projects in Garissa County.

    Psychosocial Officer



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    Function: Counseling and Psychosocial support

    Location: Korogocho

    Reports to (Hierarchically): Child Protection Project Manager

    Position Grade: C

    Working time in %: 100%

    Starting date: 1st August 2018

    Length: 5 months

    General description of the position: The psychosocial Officer works under the supervision of the Child Protection Project Manager in direct provision of quality child protection services to children and families in Korogocho, Nairobi County.

    He/she supports in achieving desired activity ojectives in providing counselling and psychosocial services as well as capacity building of children and their families.

    He/she takes lead to organise and monitor psychosocial support activities for children and their parents in Korogocho.

    He/she participates in the organisation and implementation of training and awareness sessions for children, communities, families and stakeholders as in close working relationship with the BCC team.

    He/she will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.

    Responsibility: Coordinates psychosocial support initiatives for children and their families

    Aim: To enhance the psychosocial well being of children and their families.


    • Participate in the development of a Plan of Action, referral and follow-up for individual cases in close consultation with the Child Protection Senior Officer.
    • Identify and/or receive referrals to ensure cases of children in need of psychosocial support are adequately screened.
    • Identify and register child protection cases and reports them to the DCS for comprehensive psychosocial and protection services.
    • Organise and facilitate recreational events for children and their parents to promote play and communication.
    • Conduct children and parent support group sessions for vulnerable girls and boys including their parents/caregivers
    • Participate in identification, training and follow up of girls for the girls mentorship program
    • Ensure that cases of children identified in need of psychosocial support are appropriately supported through direct support and referral services to the existing referral pathways.
    • Contribute to Individual support, registration, development of Plan of Action, referral, follow-up (through home visits) and monitoring of any form of abuse affecting children.
    • Involve the community, where appropriate, in the protection processes of children in need of help.
    • Build the capacity of community members on basic counselling skills and Child Protection skills.
    • Work in close collaboration with the community leaders, Tdh staff, DCS and other child protection actors in order to create acceptance for Child
    • Protection activities within project target areas.


    • Provides accurate and timely activity, monitoring and assessment reports.
    • Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality between Tdh staff and non Tdh employees.
    • 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, 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.


    • Minimum Diploma in Counseling Psychology, social work or any social science related field
    • Experience in use of community based approaches for the management of psychosocial issues
    • Experience in case management
    • Basic computer skills: MS Word and Excel.


    • Ability to apply a wide range of counseling and psychosocial methodologies to support children
    • Case management skills
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Good coordination skills
    • Good report writing skills

    Languages: Fluency in English and Kiswahili

    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 should be emailed tdhkenyarecruitment@gmail.com.

    Kindly indicate the position on the subject line of the e-mail – only applications which will have complied with this request will be shortlisted.

    Kindly note only applications sent to this email address will be considered.

    Closing date for the application of this position is 19th July, 2018

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