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Human Resources Officer

The overall purpose of the role:  

The HR Officer is responsible for providing human resource and administrative support to the DRC/DDG Kenya Program. S/he works closely with the HR & Admin Coordinator and relevant staff to ensure processes are executed in a well-coordinated, well-informed and timely manner.

Responsibilities: 

  • Benefits administration: Ensure all DRC staff (existing and new) are added to medical cover, Pension and WIBA covers and are registered with AMREF.  
  • Participate in the recruitment process in NBO to ensure compliance with DRC procedures and procedures
  • Timesheet management for all Kenya Program staff – ensure all timesheets for all Kenya staff are received and archived in the Nairobi Office. 
  • Ensure staff details, benefits, compensation are correctly updated in DRC Dynamics
  • Maintain all personnel files while upholding strict confidentiality 
  • Contract preparation for incoming staff members.
  • Onboarding on new staff members – conduct HR orientation 
  • Supports the HR & Admin Coordinator in carrying out and archiving staff recruitments, as well as maintaining a preferred-candidates roster in the Nairobi office 
  • Support the HR & Admin Coordinator in coordinating performance & development processes 
  • Support in the preparation and processing of work permit/visa applications for expatriate staff 
  • Preparation and processing of monthly payroll  
  • Tracking and updating reports on Performance Indicators for HR on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Assist in preparing documentation for work permit/visa applications for expatriate staff and follow up with the DRC Agent; ensure that expat documentation is well archived and maintained up to date at all times
  • Assist in preparation of payroll and ensure that all payroll changes are captured every month.  
  • Ensures up-dating and distribution of country program staff lists on a monthly basis
  • Assist with updating data in the HR APIs on monthly basis and ensuring up-to-date data is well captured
  • Occupation Health and safety – Be the focal person on OSHA implementation in all work places; in close coordination with other relevant staff, ensure compliance to OSHA legislation.
  • Any other relevant tasks as assigned by the HR& Admin Coordinator/HOSS

Experience and technical competencies: 

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant human resource and administrative experience is required preferably in an I/NGO setting 
  • Ability to work in a busy office, demanding high levels of concentration to ensure accuracy
  • Team player with good people management skills 

Education:  

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management 
  • Registered member of IHRM

Languages: 

  • English (excellent – spoken and written)
  • Swahili (fluent – spoken and written).

Protection Assistant – Child Protection Social Worker

Overall purpose of the role:

The incumbent will provide case management interventions aimed to protect refugee and host community children from situations of abuse, neglect and other forms of maltreatment by ensuring the social, physical, psychological and emotional well-being of children within Kalobeyei Settlement or Kakuma Refugee camp. Under the Supervision of the Protection Officer -Child Protections/he will assist in the development case management plans and implementation of such plans. S/he will directly supervise a number of child protection community incentive staff. 

Responsibilities: 

R1. Child Protection Case management:

  • Identify refugees and host community children at risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation including UASC and other vulnerable children through best interest assessment and reviewing available assessment data through referral notes.
  • Conduct home visits/ follow up assessment on key social factors to establish facts on allegations of abuse or neglect or exploitation and make concrete case plans
  • Conduct assessments to determine whether a parent or care giver is fit to provide care, evaluating whether a child should be temporarily or permanently removed from his living situation and placing children with foster care 
  • Conduct regular follow up visit for children under alternative care arrangements
  • Conduct referrals of vulnerable children to partner agencies and follow up to facilitate access to external services not offered by DRC. 
  • Monitor to ensure social assistance is reaching out to vulnerable refugees 
  • Provide basic counseling and or psycho-education to children at risk and refer complex cases to the Pediatric counselor for continued counseling
  • Collaborate with national/county child protection officers and provide joint in-home visits, safety and risk assessments and progress reports for host community children’s 
  • Respond to and support families during crisis situations

R2. Community Engagement and Outreach:

  • Supporting in identification and conduct family evaluations for prospective foster cares and maintain up to date database of community foster care families and provide ongoing capacity building
  • Attend and instruct planned trainings for parents and foster families within the community
  • Support with management of the CFS and child-to-child activities within the CFS
  • Support in conducting sensitization, dialogue and training sessions with the community members in Kalobeyei settlement/Kakuma Refugee Camp on child protection issues
  • Facilitate child protection structures (CBPN) meetings, Child rights clubs in schools and other sensitization forums 

R3. Reporting:

  • Provide high quality weekly and monthly reports and data to Protection Officer-CP and M&E officer highlighting individual performance, progress against targets and client needs
  • Must complete extensive documentation, maintain case files and perform other types of administrative tasks related to case management Identify 

R4. Staff Management:

  • Monitor and provide objective feedback related to staff performance, including objective setting, probation & performance evaluations to promote growth and professional development.
  • Provide leadership and support to ensure social workers and community incentive staff well-being, i.e. monitor and manage stress management by providing regular opportunities for staff debriefing to address secondary trauma.
  • Ensure staff timesheets are done and submitted to HR on time on a monthly basis.

Experience and technical competencies: 

  • At least 2 years of experience working in Child Protection, social work with refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and/or other orphans and vulnerable children; with at least 1-year experience working with refugee children in a camp setting 
  • Must have technical expertise in case management and psychosocial support to children at risk including Unaccompanied children and separated children (UASCs)
  • Should be resilient and able to handle high levels of stress and emotionally volatile or difficult situations.
  • Experience with conducting best interest assessments (BIA) and Best interest determination (BID)
  • Experience in establishing and working with community structures including foster careers, committees, child rights clubs etc.
  • Knowledge of international and national child protection standards and instruments 
  • Experience and proven ability to work as part of a team 
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills; cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with local partners and other stakeholders
  • Experience and willingness to work in the field and proficient in the use of computer/email/internet  

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in (Social Work or any other Social Sciences)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili.

Protection Officer-Child Protection

Overall purpose of the role:
The holder of this position will manage a team of child protection staff to effectively implement child protection activities in Kalobeyei Settlement. The incumbent will lead the implementation of refugee and host community child protection activities ensuring compliance with relevant child protection standards including case management, children’s participation among others. He/she will directly supervise 3 Protection Assistants and will work under direct supervision of Protection Team Leader.

Responsibilities: 

R1. Project Management and Implementation:

  • Technical leadership related to project design and development, planning, implementation, and overall project management of the Child Protection. 
  • Lead planning and implementation of activities, develop necessary tools to support the child protection implementation including BIA/BID, and alternative care arrangements,  
  • Ensure that all projects are implemented in compliance with the internal and sector quality standards and within time and budget parameters;
  • Develop, design & implement child protection related information education and communication materials for use and ensure full participation of children and other protection partners.
  • Draft quality concept notes, proposals, strategies, and monitoring and evaluation plans and ensure appropriate and timely implementation of these plans.
  • Submit timely weekly, monthly, quarterly & annual reports to the Protection Team Leader
  • Take lead and coordinate Child Protection related events including donor field visits and participation in various designated campaigns
  • Ensure timely and quality procurement of project items and services in liaison with the Logistics /Procurement department

R2. Training & Capacity development:

  • Mentor and provide ongoing technical support to staff directly involved with the case management and child protection intervention through training and on-the-job training.
  • Prepare a capacity building plan for the staff on the basis of identified needs and opportunities. Lead or contribute to the design of appropriate training packages
  • Provide follow-up of the training, support supervisors in coaching and mentoring of field staff.
  • Facilitate training for key stakeholders on child protection standards, children rights, case management.

R3. Coordination & Partnership:

  • Ensure effective representation and active participation by DRC in the CP Working Group and BID panel Monthly Coordination Meetings and ensure follow up on action points internally and with other partners
  • Promote coordination and integration with other sectors within DRC Kakuma and ensure full coordination with communities and community-leaders
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders including the Government Children Officer, County government, UN agencies and other humanitarian agencies working on CP.

R4. Budget Management:

  • Manage the Protection budgets in order to maintain program expenditure within budget parameters, ensuring adherence to DRC financial procedures and donor requirements
  • Support Protection team members to utilize financial planning tools, such as master budgets, budget follow-up tool, spending plans, procurement plans, and work plans based on activities and budgets.

R5. Staff Management:

  • Monitor and provide objective feedback related to staff performance, including objective setting, probation & performance evaluations to promote growth and professional development.
  • Provide leadership and support to ensure staff well-being, i.e. monitor and manage stress management by providing regular opportunities for staff debriefing to address secondary trauma.
  • Ensure staff timesheets are done and submitted to HR on time on a monthly basis.

Experience and technical competencies: 

  • At least 5 years of experience working in Child Protection, protection and/or human rights with refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and/or other orphans and vulnerable children; with at least 1-year experience working with refugee children in a camp setting with n INGO
  • Must have in depth technical expertise in case management and psychosocial support to children at risk including Unaccompanied children and separated children (UASCs)
  • Experience with conducting and review of best interest assessments (BIA) and Best interest determination (BID)
  • Experience and technical knowledge in establishing community-based child protection networks including foster careers, committees etc.
  • Knowledge of international and national child protection standards and instruments 
  • Experience and proven ability to work as part of a team and lead teams to strive for result
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills; cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with local partners and other stakeholders
  • Experience and willingness to work in the field and proficient in the use of computer/email/internet  

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in (Law, Human Rights, Social Work or any other Social Sciences)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili.

Protection Officer-Pediatric Counselor

Overall purpose of the role:

The holder of this position will manage a team of child protection staff to effectively implement child protection activities in Kalobeyei Settlement. The incumbent will lead the implementation of refugee and host community child protection activities ensuring compliance with relevant child protection standards including case management, children’s participation among others. He/she will directly supervise 3 Protection Assistants  and will work under direct supervision of Protection Team Leader.

Responsibilities: 

R1. Project Management and Implementation:

  • Develop and implement a holistic pediatric counselling program for children at risk within and around the settlement
  • Facilitate and coordinate direct professional counselling services for UAMs, separated children and other vulnerable children identified and/or referred by child protection social workers and partners
  • Support planning and implementation of activities, develop necessary tools to support the child protection implementation including BIA/BID, and alternative care arrangements
  • Organize counseling activities following the BID process for unaccompanied and separated children and attending BID panel meetings review of decisions.
  • Ensure that all psychosocial support to children are implemented in compliance with the internal and sector quality standards and within time and budget parameters;
  • Ensure proper management of the child friendly spaces within the settlement and develop tools to identify children in need of counselling through play therapy 
  • Develop, design & implement child protection related information education and communication materials for use and ensure full participation of children and other protection partners.
  • Draft quality concept notes, proposals, strategies, and monitoring and evaluation plans and ensure appropriate and timely implementation of these plans.
  • Submit timely weekly, monthly, quarterly & annual reports to the Protection Team Leader

R2. Training & Capacity development:

  • Mentor and provide ongoing technical support to staff directly involved with the case management and child protection intervention through training and on-the-job training.
  • Prepare a capacity building plan for the staff on the basis of identified needs and opportunities. Lead or contribute to the design of appropriate training packages on psychosocial support for children
  • Facilitate training for key stakeholders on child protection standards, children rights, case management and psychosocial support.

R3. Budget Management:

  • Regularly update the projects budget tracker for all project expenditure and participate in monthly BFU reviews with the finance team
  • Actively support in grant monitoring through development of detailed/activity implementation work-plan, phased budget, procurement plans, and conduct budget tracking and narrative/financial reporting on outputs  

R4. Coordination & Partnership:

  • Ensure effective representation and active participation by DRC in the CP Working Group, MHPSS and BID panel Monthly Coordination Meetings and ensure follow up on action points internally and with other partners
  • Promote coordination and integration with other sectors within DRC Kakuma and ensure full coordination with communities and community-leaders
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders including the Government Children Officer, County government, UN agencies and other humanitarian agencies working on CP.

R5. Staff Management and Development: 

  • Provide supervision to Assistant Paediatric Counsellor(s) to ensure effective provision of counselling services to identified children at risk
  • Take lead in ensuring that all protection staff participate in debriefing and professional supervision and lead peer debriefing sessions with Assistant Psychosocial Officers and Para-counsellors.
  • Conduct continuous performance monitoring/evaluation for national staff working under him/her and provide feedback
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance on the counselling program. 

Experience and technical competencies:  

  • At least 4 years’ hands on experience in providing psychosocial support and counseling to children survivors of trauma, SGBV and other children at risk
  • Must have in depth technical expertise in case management and psychosocial support -pediatric counseling to children at risk including Unaccompanied children and separated children (UASCs)
  • Experience with conducting and review of best interest assessments (BIA) and Best interest determination (BID)
  • Experience in providing trauma counseling 
  • Experience in providing psychological first aid (PFA)
  • Experience and technical knowledge in establishing community-based child protection networks including foster careers, committees etc.
  • Knowledge of international and national child protection standards and instruments 
  • Experience and proven ability to work as part of a team and lead teams to strive for result
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills; cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with local partners and other stakeholders
  • Experience and willingness to work in the field and proficient in the use of computer/email/internet  

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in (Counselling psychology, clinical psychology, any other relevant Social Sciences)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili.

Deadline 19 October 2022.

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