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Kenya: Project Officer - SGBV/Child Protection

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Kenya: Project Officer - SGBV/Child Protection

Deadline for application: 
05 Sep 2019
Country(s) that the job is based in: 
Terre des Hommes Netherlands
Job type: 

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is looking for a project officer Kenya, full time, to be based in Kakuma, Turkana County, Kenya. 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 eight months.


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 Migration (CTM), and Child Abuse (CA) in the form of 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 various 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.Africa, Terre des Hommes Netherlands works in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Objective of the function

The Project Officer - Kenya works with the Country Team (CT), and receives hierarchical leadership from the SGBV Project Manager to whom he/she reports. He/she will, in close collaboration and consultation with the project manager, implement and monitor the SGBV prevention and response project in Kakuma, Turkana County, under the TdH NL Sexual Exploitation of Children programme in Kenya.

Result areas

  • Realising the Project outputs.
  • Translate a developed project plan into a concrete and achievable work plan for project execution, submitting this to the Project manager for approval and communicating the work plan to the stakeholders.
  • Prepare the necessary documentation for approval of project activities according to TdH-NL’s guidelines.
  • Support project manager in the development, harmonization and dissemination of SGBV reporting and referral pathways.
  • Facilitate community dialogues engaging children, women, youth, men and community leaders to sensitize them against SGBV to identify SGBV training needs and appropriate strategies for steering change in their attitudes/behavior in ending of SGBV (with a bias on children) with their communities.
  • Support in design and development of SGBV behaviour change communication guides ensuring cultural appropriateness.
  • Support the project manager in capacity building sessions for community agents of change on SGBV risks, identification, prevention and response, roles and responsibilities targeting frontline SGBV service providers.

2. Improve service

  • Ensure that all scheduled project reports such as progress and financial reports are delivered on time and that they are of good quality, according to TdH-NL’s standards, analyse the received information and compile the necessary reports to the Project Manager.
  • Support in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with all stakeholders including community leaders, NGOs, government ministries/authorities, UN agencies, social institutions, donors, among others.
  • Identify together with Project Manager areas for further improvement on programme quality with regard to child protection.
  • Improve workflows.
  • In collaboration with Project Manager and PME Coordinator, lead in project monitoring and evaluation.
  • As part of a team, translate developments and situation specific information into thematic and country annual and strategic policies.
  • Assist in the continuous assessment of child protection needs and gaps in the country in order to ensure that these are appropriately reflected in project strategies and interventions.
  • Support the Senior Communication Officer at the Regional Office with information and materials for marketing and communication, e.g. news items (case stories) and photos.
  • Facilitate field monitoring visits for TdH staff, partners and other stakeholders.

Contract Period: 8 Months contract with a possibility of extension subject to funding

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in development studies, project management, child rights,or relevant fields
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar position
  • Experience in Child protection and in working with local stakeholders
  • Experience with GBV/SGBV programming is an added advantage
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills- written and orally
  • Planning, organizing,cooperation, performance oriented,
  • High degree of taking initiative and working independently

Competency Profile

A. Cooperation

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.

B. 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.

C. Problem-solving ability

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.

D. Performance orientation

Focused on goal setting and active achievement of results.Level 2: Can articulate the results to be achieved – and achieves them.

How to apply:

Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae by e-mail to: recruitment.africa@tdh.nl clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position and your expected remuneration, no later than 5th September 2019, 5.00pm (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 checking of recent professional references.

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