Terre des Hommes Netherlands is looking for a full time project officer for the Kenya Country Office, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travels to the Coast. This is a national short term position, open to applicants who can prove the right to live and work in Kenya.
Position: Media Campaign Project Officer
Duration: 5 months (December 2019 - April 2020)
Start Date: 1st December 2019
Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) is an international NGO committed to stopping child exploitation. In East Africa, Terre des Hommes Netherlands works in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. We support child victims of exploitation with education, psychosocial support, legal assistance, shelter, job opportunities and medical care; while at the same time targeting highly vulnerable children, who are at risk of being exploited, in our prevention activities. We launch public and media campaigns to create awareness on our focus issues and carry out local research into the extent and nature of abuse and exploitation of children.
TdH-NL in East Africa works within four child protection themes: the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL), Child Trafficking and Unsafe Migration (CTM), and Child Abuse (CA) specifically focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights. Through collaboration with local civil society organisations (CSOs), TdH-NL implements development, humanitarian/relief and advocacy interventions in various parts of Kenya, supported by own TdH-NL funding and from various donors and foundations.
Our Vision: Terre des Hommes Netherlands works towards a world where all children have a decent life and can grow up to be independent adults. A world in which children are no longer exploited. We will continue our work until this is accomplished.
Our Mission: Terre des Hommes Netherlands prevents child exploitation, removes children from exploitative situations and ensures these children can develop themselves in a safe environment.
As part of our larger programme addressing child sexual exploitation at the Kenyan Coast, which comprises of advocacy, prevention and service provision interventions, during the peak tourist season of December 2019 - March 2020, TdH-NL intends to run an awareness campaign dubbed ‘Do not Look Away’ focusing on child sexual exploitation in general and more specifically on sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism. This campaign will combine awareness creation for child sexual exploitation in general (perpetrators being locals as well as tourists), with a call to action for the general public to ‘Do not look away’ and report cases of sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism specifically.
TdH-NL is looking for a short term project officer who will work with the media consultant hired to run this campaign on behalf of and under the guidance of TdH-NL.
The Media Campaign Project Officer will be responsible for the day to day implementation of the project, ensuring close monitoring of the media consultant to ensure timely delivery of activities. He/She operationally reports to the Country Manager Kenya, while at the same time receives mainly technical guidance from the Senior Communications Officer East Africa, with whom (s)he will be working closely together.
Please send your curriculum vitae and motivation letter indicating your availability and expected monthly salary to: firstname.lastname@example.org clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this role, not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019. For more information about this vacancy, you can contact us through the same email address.
Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the expected large responses only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Kindly also note that the selection procedure will include an assessment test (including child safeguarding), and checking of recent professional/academic references.