Are you an experienced project officer, with a solid academic background and a passion for child protection? Can you work independently 'in the field' taking the lead ensuring that project activities are implemented as outlined and planned? Then we have an exciting opportunity in Busia County for you!
Position: Project Officer - Child Protection
Duty Station: Busia County
Line Management: Supervised by Program Officer
Contract Duration: 12 months renewable
The Project Officer - Child Protection is part of the Kenya Country Office team. The position is based in Busia County and receives hierarchical leadership from the Program Officer (PO) based in Nairobi to whom he/she reports. He/She leads in the implementation of Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ Child protection activities under the Joining Forces alliance. S/he will be implementing activities addressing violence against children and CSEC during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic guided by the 4 project result areas: (i) Strengthening Child protection systems at national, County and community level; (ii) Engaging and working with families, communities and institution to improve their resilience, while adopting positive attitudes and behaviours; (iii) Increasing the capacity of the children themselves to prevent and respond to violence against them and ensure meaningful child participation in all matters affecting them at all levels; and (iv) Working to increase learning and sharing of knowledge and best practice related to child protection approaches.
“Joining Forces Alliance” is a global collaboration between six of the world’s largest child rights organisations – Child Fund, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, Terre des Hommes and World Vision; aimed to share learning and experiences and maximize impact on ending violence against children. In Kenya the alliance works together, in the best interest of the child, to strengthen collaboration with the Government of Kenya Ministries, Departments and Agencies and other partners in ensuring that children's rights are secured and that the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child are upheld.
The Project Officer will coordinate all Joining Forces activities in Busia County under the EU funded project while working closely with other JF members present in the County.
Under the direct supervision of TdH-NL Programme Officer (PO):
Qualification, Experience and Behaviours necessary to achieve role purpose
Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae by email to: email@example.com clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position and your expected remuneration, no later than 10th July 2020 by 5.00 pm (EAT). 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 procedures (including child safeguarding), and checking of recent professional references.