Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) prevents child exploitation in developing countries, rescues children from exploitative situations and ensures that these children can continue their development in a safe environment. Terre des Hommes is a rights based organisation. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is the cornerstone of all our programmes.Terre des Hommes Netherlands focuses its long-term development work on (Worst Forms of) Child Labour, Child Migration and Child Trafficking, (Commercial) Sexual Exploitation of Children and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Children (including Child Abuse and Child Marriage) and on Child Protection in Humanitarian Crises. For each of these forms of child exploitation, Terre des Hommes Netherlands develops and implements programmes, through local partner organisations while at the same time, building and providing technical capacity to partners in child protection, with a special focus on the TdH-NL’s thematic areas. In East Africa, Terre des Hommes Netherlands works in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
Terre des Hommes Netherlands is looking for a Programme Officer Kenya, full time, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel in the country. This is a national position, open to applicants who can prove the right to live and work in Kenya. Initial contract period will be for one year.
Terre des Hommes Netherlands addresses the above mentioned issues through five types of interventions: prevention of the worst forms of child exploitation, prosecution of those who perpetrate crimes against children, promotion of a safe and conducive social/economic/legal context for children, provision of services to ensure safe and enduring reintegration of child victims; and partnership & participation to strengthen civil society in the promotion of children’s rights and include meaningful participation of children.
Objective of the function
The Programme Officer is responsible for providing technical substantive, programme, organisational and administrative support in the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of projects and/or country programmes in line with defined objectives and quality. The post holder is expected to build capacity and support partners to deliver effective and efficient services to vulnerable children, in line with TdH-NL’s strategy, policies and procedures, and as per partner contracts entered into between TdH-NL and the partners. He/she will also be expected to strengthen good cooperation with partners, relevant networks and stakeholders including but not limited to government, private sector, like-minded CSOs and communities.
Position in the organisation
The Programme Officer Kenya works with the Country Team (CT) for Kenya, and receives hierarchical leadership from the Country Manager (CM) to whom he/she reports. He/she will, in close collaboration and consultation with the country and regional team, advise and act on the development, implementation and monitoring of the various projects under the child protection programme in Kenya. This will be done in close collaboration with, and support to, the project partners in Kenya.
Main duties and responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Can contribute to a collective result, even when there is no personal benefit at stake.
Level 2: Works together at own initiative to make a contribution to the achievement of shared objectives.
Planning & Organising
The effective alignment of activities, time and resources to achieve objectives.
Level 3: Coordinates and aligns activities and supports and encourages others in the direct vicinity to start to plan and organise.
Actively seek logical, tangible and realistic solutions for problems.
Level 2: Can identify and articulate the core of the problem, can initiate the collection of relevant data and can propose solutions.
Focused on goal setting and active achievement of results.
Level 2: Can articulate the results to be achieved – and achieves them.
Contract Period: One year contract with a possibility of extension.
Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae by e-mail to: email@example.com clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position, not later than Friday, 15th February 2019. For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.
Please note that this is a national position. Applicants must be able to provide proof of the right to live and work in Kenya.
Kindly also note that due to the expected large responses only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The selection procedure will include an assessment test, and checking of recent professional references.