Job Opportunities

1.     Regional People &Culture (HR) Manager

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The role of the Regional People & Culture Manager:

  • To provide project management and data management support to the Regional P&C Business Partner, across the whole Africa region and support to French speaking countries.
  • To be a trusted P&C Regional manager in Africa region supporting Regional P & C BP to ensure that there is high quality leadership guidance and technical support to the CEOs and the People & Culture Managers in VisionFund’s Microfinance Institutions (MFIs). This helps the MFIs to achieve their double bottom line of social impact and financial sustainability. This role will be responsible for driving quality improvement and efficiency in MFIs’ people processes, data collection & analysis of Regional reports and ensuring MFI adherence to standardized people related processes across the MFI network within the assigned MFIs. This role will work closely to partner with and be a trusted advisor and capacity-builder, for the MFI P&C Teams and the MFI Senior Management teams.
  • This role will provide support to the Regional P&C Business Partner in assigned specialisms in different MFIs. Assigned specialisms could be developing, rolling out and reviewing region-wide people related initiatives relating to both P&C and Operations strategic directives (e.g. talent management, job evaluation, salary benchmarking, employee relations, performance management, succession planning, recruitment etc.). The role will be responsible for implementing and ensuring MFI adherence to standardized people related processes across their MFIs with focus to French speaking MFIS.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manages P&C Data & Reporting for the Region:

  • Support, influence and collect data from MFI P&C teams with an aim of providing the Regional P & C BP, MFI leaders and Regional Leaders with data and analysis for effective decision-making process on People both at MFI & Board levels helping to influence their SMT and Board of Directors.
  • Act as a support and escalation point for P & C managers at MFI level with regard to data and reporting.
  • Train and Support MFIs in making best use of the HR system.

Drives Compliance and Quality of P&C Africa Region:

  • Consistently Support in P&C controls, policies and processes, to ensure there is no significant ratings in P&C audit.
  • Monitor & Evaluate agreed action plan in audit report/findings within agreed timelines and standards.
  • Work collaboratively with the MFI P&C, MFI SMT and regional team to implement and improve standardisation of process & policy within the regional MFI network.
  • Support MFIs’ P & C managers in improving their Sourcing & recruitment of MFI staff. For senior leadership vacancies in MFIs ensure there is good process and ensure that there is Capable high achieving workforce at MFI SLT level.

Facilitate Orientation at Regional level for all new MFI senior leaders in designated MFIs:

  • Support, influence and provide advice to MFI P&C teams with an aim of helping to influence their SMT and Board of Directors and implementing both Partnership wide initiatives and MFI initiatives within allocated region. Oversee and manage implementation making insightful adjustments and recommendations tailored to the specific MFI audience.
  • Provide trusted advice and recommendations to the MFI & Regional Leaders to achieve Effective & Efficient People related Priorities to add value to business decisions.
  • Conduct Performance management assessment & Audit/ Spot checks for MFIs.
  • Ensure that partnership policies are implemented at MFIs & all revisions escalated for Approval.
  • Act as P & C manager in designated MFIs when P&C Manager roles are vacant.
  • Visit & Support to MFIs’ operations to address People Challenges.

Hay Grading and Reward Benchmarking:

  • Provide oversight of Hay grading Initiative & Consultant identification and ensure that Process is fully adhered to by MFIs.

Employee Relations:

  • Manage IIM system follow up and closure of Employee related matters in assigned MFIs.
  • Investigation of Whistle-blower-related employment relations issues at MFIs, as a Trained Level 2 Investigator. Supports and guides the Trained Level 1 Investigators (who are in MFIs).
  • Manage the safeguarding initiatives for the Africa Region

Other:

Any other assignment given at Regional & MFI level which includes but not limited to:

  • Contributing to the Regional Team and the P&C Team, working collaboratively and supporting the professional and spiritual development of others.
  • Supporting Countries where the P & C manager positions are vacant.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in HR or equivalent.
  • Professional membership of relevant HR body.
  • Effective written and verbal communication in English & French (Please note French will be mandatory requirement).
  • Substantial experience in a HR Management/ Advisory role.
  • Experience in and understanding of a financial institution.
  • Relevant experience working in an regional role.
  • Experienced in project management.
  • Experience managing teams.
  • MFI or bank experience.

Preferred:

  • Master Degree in HR or Business Administration.
  • Experience managing or working in a culturally diverse environment (preferably of the assigned environment).

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Travel up to 20% of the time (mainly in Africa Region).
  • Ability to use computer, attend meetings, travel abroad.

Apply Via https://careers.wvi.org/apply-job/17415?utm

 

 

2.     Project Officer(Sanitation & Hygiene)

Reporting to : Cluster Manager

Grade Level : 12

Work Location : Kenya

Purpose of Position

To ensure timely implementation and monitoring of sanitation and hygiene activities in the area programme ensuring increased sanitation coverage and hygiene promotion efforts for availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all in order to perform this role effectively, the Project officer must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Major Responsibilities

Effective Project Design, Planning and implementation 50%)

  • Facilitate timely and quality implementation of Sanitation and Hygiene project activities.
  • Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to Sanitation and Hygiene initiatives are effectively applied in project implementation.
  • Facilitate field visits for all respective line ministries to inspect progress of works and validate all the inspection reports (this includes quantified work done)
  • Facilitate communities to identify viable Sanitation projects and ensure their participation in the implementation of the same
  • Ensure cross cutting themes are integrated into the Sanitation & Hygiene project
  • Conduct CLTS interventions and facilitation of declarations of ODF Villages
  • Participate and ensure integration of sanitation and hygiene interventions to with other programs and Child Sponsorship Management
  • Support in the development of timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with Cluster Manager, other sector specialists
  • Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventions.

Quality Assurance – Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation (35%)

  • Supervise and Monitor Sanitation and Hygiene interventions in strict adherence to WV Kenya, Kenya government regulations, WHO and the SPHERE standards.
  • Development of Project Designs and Annual Operation Plans. (4D matrices, DIPs, Annual Budgets).
  • Facilitate Sanitation and Hygiene project surveys (Assessments & Baselines) and evaluations.
  • Develop quality monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual and end of projects reports in accordance with donors and WV Kenya requirements.
  • Document and disseminate best practices on Sanitation and Hygiene projects in the ADP.
  • Ensure budgetary utilization is within acceptable limits/range.
  • Ensures participatory monthly data collection are conducted (involving communities and partners) using the standardized tools
  • Contextualization and utilization of reporting guidelines

Advocacy, Engagement Networking and Partnerships 15%

  • Representation of WV Kenya in key S&H stakeholder forums/meetings at the Ward, Sub-County levels.
  • Facilitate community education on Laws, Policies and Standards on S&H Service delivery
  • Provide support to community led processes of monitoring public service delivery.
  • Ensure communities are mobilized and participate in their S&H projects

Others (5%)

  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time.
  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces which you may be appointed to
  • Participate and lead devotions as appropriate
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health/Environmental Health or any other relevant qualification from a recognized and accredited university.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience with regard to designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development, sanitation and hygiene projects, both at community level and also at facilities such as schools and health facilities
  • Knowledge of behaviour change models such as Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), Sanitation Marketing, Nurturing Care Groups and Design for Behaviour Change models
  • Wide experience in development work in sanitation and hygiene in the NGO sector
  • Must be a results oriented person who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands;
  • Excellent communication skills, used to speak in public and work dynamically with adults and children. Knowledge of community capacity building.
  • Expertise in partnership and collaborations with community, county governments and other S&H related institutions.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Microsoft Outlook
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and especially Goal No. 6 on Water and Sanitation
  • Knowledge of implementation of sanitation and hygiene interventions in disaster/emergency situations
  • Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.
  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

Apply Via https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/kenya/water-sanitation-and-health-wash/project-officer-sanitation-and-hygiene-unicef-score/17448?utm

 

 

3.     Head of IT and Digital

Reporting to : Finance and Support Services Director

Grade Level : 17

Work Location : Nairobi

Purpose of Position

To provide strategic leadership on information & communication technologies (ICT) department and establish information management as a Critical Success Factor in all World Vision Kenya business processes. Build and manage relationships with internal stakeholders to understand and anticipate issues, influence technology adoption, monitor staff satisfaction levels, and address issues and concerns. Lead the efforts of Digital Transformation in WVK and champion the adoption of innovative solutions that would enable WVK thrive within the operating context of an aspiring National Resource Development (NRD) field office. Effectively lead and motivate other IT staff whilst providing advisory information to the F&SS Director and the National Office leadership that ensure compliance and effective IT risk management.

Major Responsibilities

IT Leadership & Digital Enablement 30%

  • Support the leadership in developing the NO strategy and aligning IT plans to the NO strategy.
  • Develop and champion Digital Transformation plans together with heads of other business units in WVK that translate into adoption of digital in accelerating delivery of WVK strategy.
  • Establish a culture of digital dexterity across the organization and champion value realization for IT investments.
  • Leads or participates in a customer advisory board to manage IT services demand & investments as part of IT governance.
  • Initiates change to improve business results and leads change initiatives.
  • Provides frequent, communication to department/organization and clients about the change (i.e., rationale, expected outcomes, the “big” picture) and the impact of the change (individual and business).
  • Lead the adoption of relevant national, regulatory and partnership policies relating to IT, data privacy and protection.
  • Develop, implement and enforce appropriate local IT policies and plans

IT Planning & Operations Management 20%

  • Development of IT Annual Operating Plans (AOP).
  • Develop and manage IT budgets in line with overall IT spending targets.
  • Ensures adherence to established IT service model pricing that supports high quality services at optimal cost for the enterprise.
  • Lead effective ICT service delivery within WVK and the Karen campus at acceptable costs and service levels
  • Lead the IT team in IT capacity planning (IT infrastructure, connectivity) needed to deliver effective, reliable and secure IT services.
  • Lead delivery of IT projects (global, regional and local) adhering to partnership standards and policies within stipulated time and budget.
  • Champion business continuity management (BCM) in the organization

IT Service Management & SLAs 20%

  • Ensure reliable and secure delivery of IT services in Karen and all WVK operational areas.
  • Develop and monitor and evaluate IT business process and identifying Key performance indicators (KPI’s) to be used to monitor the processes.
  • Incident Management processes are implemented and managed according to SLA’s.
  • Leverage the WV IT Service Catalogue, align services offered and socialize with business
  • Maintain an ICT help desk for the use of staff or official visitors who require technical support

Workforce Planning, Performance Management & Capacity building 15%

  • Champion a high performance and engaged IT team
  • Lead the adoption of the staff performance and capability framework with the support of P&C within the IT department.
  • Develop a culture within the IT team consistent with organizational
  • culture involving planning, execution, reporting and communicating IT impact to NO strategy.
  • Forecasts new skill requirements based on emerging technologies and customer demand.
  • Ensures staff have the resources and skills needed to support all work initiatives within multiple functions and COCs.
  • Manage the introduction of structured end-user capacity building to ensure optimal and efficient use of all the ICT system/tools available to the organization

IT Risk management & Audit recommendations 10%

  • Take active role preparing the Risk Register and working with Finance & Support Services Director to ensure it is updated regularly to reflect IT related risks.
  • Proactively identify risks to the IT department and develop mitigation measures to ensure the risks are managed.
  • Support audits done by internal, regional and global teams and ensure all identified audit recommendations are implemented.
  • Establish a cybersecurity program for the National Office and ensure existing information security procedures are followed (InfoSec awareness training, reports of breach are resolved in a timely manner, constantly review internal systems for security gaps)

Vendor Management 5%

  • Provides advice and counsel to the vendor relationship decision-making and contract development processes.
  • Ensures contracts are in place.
  • Ensures service provider performance is reviewed and that contract managers are notified when necessary.
  • Works with service providers to establish SLAs that support business objectives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Master’s degree in information technology or related fields (computer science; information science; software engineering), a Master’s degree in Engineering with additional IT qualifications or equivalent work experience
  • Over 8 years of relevant technical or business work experience, 3 of which should be at management level (managing an IT department)
  • ITIL certification, Project Management (PMP or Prince2), Microsoft and Cisco certifications
  • Accountability: ability to Influence and sponsor cross-organizational decisions on work prioritization, resource allocation and long-range standards of performance.
  • Change Advocate: Lead the planning and implementation of change programs that impact critical functions/processes. Partners with other resource managers/change agents to identify opportunities for significant process enhancements.
  • Client Partnership: confidence and experience in partnering with business leaders to identify cross-functional opportunities that integrate organizational and technological strategies.
  • Communications for Results: experience in writing reports and create/deliver presentations to all levels of colleagues and peer groups in ways that support problem solving and planning.
  • Decisiveness: ability to apply values, business strategy, policies, precedent, and experience to make complex decisions with uncertain consequences. Make benchmarked, researched recommendations with contingency plans in place for potential adverse consequences.
  • Empowering Others: Determine the capabilities of a department or function and options for maximizing its resources. Creating an environment that supports ownership and accountability and providing tools to deliver on their responsibilities.
  • Initiative: futurist in anticipating scenarios and related opportunities and plan potential responses involving resource holders, peers, processes, and technology.
  • Results Orientation: setting medium-term goals and objectives that enhance the performance of groups and processes.
  • Strategic Business Planning: development of business cases for strategic initiatives including definition of rationale, cost-benefits and planning assumptions for proposals.

Other preferred skills

  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills for a complex and federated international organization
  • Experience in strategy formulation, implementation and tracking
  • Excellent analytical and management skills.
  • Experience in developing and managing information technology budgets
  • Sound understanding of computer systems, software, networks in a hybrid computing environment (both on premise and cloud).
  • Experience in managing teams and building relationships with people at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to launch and deliver one or more IT project(s) on time and within budget.

Apply Via https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/kenya/information-technology/head-of-it-and-digital/17449?utm

 

 

4.     Project Officer(House Hold Resilience)

Reporting to : Cluster Manager

Grade Level : 12

Work Location: Katito, Bandaptai, Bamba, Changamwe, Marafa, Lamu, Kalawa, Golbo, GarbaTulla, Mweiga, Orwa, Ngoswet, Tunyo, Bartabwa

Purpose of Position

To ensure the timely and successful implementation and monitoring of the Child Learning and House Holds Resilience Technical Program interventions and outcomes in the Area Program that contribute to the improved child wellbeing outcomes within the AP. In order to successfully accomplish this job purpose, the job holder must be a professional able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as a good example to others.

Major Responsibilities

Project design, Planning and Implementation- 55%

  • Contextualize and adopt the Child Learning &House Hold Resilience TP technical guidelines /designs at the AP level.
  • Ensure timely implementation of the House Holds resilience program activities within the AP.
  • Provide effective, innovative and technical support to other programs ensuring effective integration for synergies, efficiencies and greater impact.
  • Identify and ensure implementation and reporting of the Child learning Technical Program activities in the AP
  • Provide effective, innovative and technical support in the Households & resilience project implementation for the AP.
  • Ensure sector programming has a focus on the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) Registered Children (RCs) from the AP community.
  • Lead in the timely reviews and documentation of APs child learning gaps, interventions and impact
  • Collaborate with relevant line ministries to implement food & nutrition security, and economic empowerment interventions within the AP
  • Work closely with the Project coordinator and the AP manager in identification of existing gaps in Economic Empowerment, Food & nutrition Security & Environment sectors programming
  • Facilitate adoption of best practice/approaches/models in the course of the implementation of the project.
  • Mobilize and sensitize community for empowerment & sustainability
  • Establish specific capacity building methodologies for effective delivery & sustainability of project interventions
  • Build the capacity of partners (FBOs, CBOs, Farmers Groups) to enable them effectively intervene in food security & economic empowerment appropriately
  • Take a lead in building AP staff and community capacities in food & nutrition security & economic empowerment sector interventions through trainings and other information sharing avenues to handle project activities effectively
  • Together with partners, conduct regular reflection and learning events;
  • Mobilize, equip and empower the Church, other faith groups and Community based organization to integrate empowered World development in Livelihood interventions
  • Provide participation data for all children in project activities segregated by RC, non-RC, gender and age.
  • Conduct Child monitoring alongside activity monitoring using horizon mobiles phones;
  • Ensure Horizon GIS mapping for all projects, assets, sponsorship interventions, and grants (including HEA) using horizon mobile phones
  • Ensure Project activity monitoring is updated using horizon mobile phones on monthly basis
  • Ensure Project beneficiary GIS mapping in household’s/populating numbers to community assets/facilities.
  • Quality Assurance, Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation- 25%
  • Development of Project Designs and Annual Operation Plans. (4D matrices, DIPs, Annual Budgets).
  • Supervise and monitor project interventions in strict adherence to WV Kenya, Kenya government regulations and other agreed standards.
  • Develop monitoring plan with communities and partners agreeing on the required standards for monitoring, with support from the DMEAL specialist.
  • Ensure project data is captured, validated and updated on horizon and or any other approved World Vison Kenya (WVK) DM&E system.
  • In Liaison with AP/Project Accountant, track project implementation expenditure levels and manage work plans and budgets & implement & project audit recommendations;
  • Ensure Monthly, Quarterly, Semi- Annual and Annual reports prepared and submitted

Collaborations, Advocacy, Engagement, Networking and Partnerships-15%

  • Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers
  • Participate in the Annual County Government’s Planning and Budgeting process and influence resource allocation to the priority needs of the most vulnerable groups within the Program Area
  • Ensure that Program participants and partners are kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to the Technical Program being implemented and any changes to government laws, policies and budgets
  • Work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures at the County level, to address the needs of local communities and inform national level advocacy initiatives;
  • Work with community groups to utilize advocacy approaches such as Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) and Child Protection Advocacy (CPA) to enable service users and local partners to engage directly with local government service providers to improve the quality of government services for children and to generate information and evidence for use in national level advocacy work.
  • Develop timely and accurate funding concepts and proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with PC, AP Manager and other sector specialists
  • Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventions

Others -5%

  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time.
  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces which you may be appointed to
  • Participate and lead devotions as appropriate
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor

Required Professional Experience

  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity in HHR sector through training.
  • Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

  • Bachelor Degree in Agribusiness, Agriculture Education & Extension, Agricultural Economics/Forestry/ Environmental Education/Agricultural engineering or a closely related field from a recognized university
  • Post graduate Diploma in Education is an added advantage
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in implementing community development work in household resilience programs, agribusiness, agricultural production, food and livestock value chains and other livelihoods programs and activities for sustained economic development
  • Experience in Project Management including program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting
  • Knowledge of and experience working with the Government and community structures
  • Experience implementing integrated development programs with a focus on Early Child Development and education
  • Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
  • Ability to conduct community House Holds Resilience needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HHR interventions
  • Must have ability to develop good working relationships/partnership developed with all stakeholders (GoK, INGOs)
  • Excellent communication, Networking and advocacy skills
  • Computer proficiency

Apply Via https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/kenya/project-management/project-officer-house-hold-resilience-hhr/17461?utm

 

 

5.     Child Protection & Adult Safeguarding Advocacy Officer

Reporting to : Cluster Manager

Grade Level : 11

Work Location: Angurai, Funyula, Katito, Magunga, Bandaptai, Bamba. Taveta, Mwatate, Changamwe, Marafa, Kalawa, Osiligi, Golbo, Loyiangalani, Isiolo- Oldonyiro, Garba Tulla, Mwala, Mutomo, Lower Yatta, Kalapata, Ngoswet, Tunyo, Lokis, Baratabwa, Kiambogoko, Kinango

Purpose of Position

To ensure the timely and successful implementation and monitoring of the Child Protection, Participation and safeguarding interventions within the World Vision Area Program. In order to successfully accomplish this job purpose, the job holder must be a professional able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as a good example to others

Major Responsibilities

Project Planning and Implementation-50%

  • Ensure timely implementation of all the child protection, participation and safeguarding interventions in the Area program
  • Support in the Annual, Quarterly and Monthly Project planning and budgeting for Child Protection, Adult safeguarding and Advocacy (CVA) Project activities; DIP, Budget and Log-frame.
  • Lead the establishment of functional community child protection, adult safeguarding reporting and feedback mechanism structures and provide the necessary actions and support in a timely manner
  • In consultation with the supervisor, and the cluster manager, ensure that there is a contextualized AP Safeguarding Incidence Preparedness Plan (SIPP)
  • Provide secretariat services to the safeguarding management committee at AP level and ensure that WVK remains a child safe organization.
  • Support in the implementation of the Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy at the AP office level ensuring that the Policy is well socialized and implemented in compliance to the WV Partnership standards.
  • Submit a weekly update report on cases reported and closed in Ethics Point
  • Ensure that children are involved in Annual and Quarterly Project Planning, WVK Board meetings if called upon and ensure that they understand their roles during Project planning and Implementation
  • Ensure children participate in local and national children forums
  • Support establishment of Child Protection and Advocacy (CPA) groups at Primary Focus Areas (PFA)
  • On a weekly basis, ensure that all AP staff are briefed on the specific activities to be carried out in every Primary focus with an objective of ensuring that the Child Protection activities are implemented in an integrated manner with other AP activities
  • Capacity Building & Engagement with Child Protection actors-30%
  • Facilitate capacity building of community based child protection structures.
  • Organize forums with child protection stakeholders to strengthen reporting and referral mechanisms at community level
  • Ensure that parents, Caregivers and all Adult members of every household are equipped with knowledge and skills on; Positive parenting, how to listen to children, address their issues and protect children (including in emergency context) from all forms of violence and how to respond to any cases of violence that may occur
  • Ensure timely implementation of activities and initiatives that enable Parents and caregivers acquire skills for championing Spiritual nurture, participation and protection of girls and boys from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), abuse, neglect, exploitation, and all other forms of violence in a safe family environment.
  • Develop and maintain a database of all Child Protection actors based within the Area Program
  • Ensure weekly engagement with all Health facilities in the Area Program to obtain data and follow up on any reported cases of child pregnancies and other forms of sexual and gender based violence; and ensure appropriate referrals and linkages for children in need of care and support
  • Conduct weekly engagements with the Police Stations within the Area Program to track all the reported cases of violence and violations and document the cases that require linkages and support with other institutions, and report back to the AP Manager to lead such linkages
  • Conduct a weekly engagement with the offices of Assistant Chiefs and Chiefs to follow up on child protection and response actions and ensure that all reported cases of violence and violations are linked from the offices of the Chiefs to the Police Stations
  • Collaborate with the office of the Assistant Chiefs and Chiefs in convening monthly Area Advisory Council (AAC) meetings at the Sub-Location and Location levels, as guided by the AAC guidelines
  • Conduct weekly engagements with offices of Education Officials within the Area Program to track and follow up on child protection and response actions and ensure that all reported cases of violence and violations

Project Monitoring, Reporting and Learning-15%

  • Ensure alignment of all Child protection Design, Monitoring and Evaluation activities with the stipulated DME standards
  • Ensure documentation of AP Child protection and Participation gaps interventions and impacts
  • Lead in timely mobilization and effective communication with communities and stakeholders during baselines, evaluations and other relevant programming activities.
  • Utilize the on-line Project Monitoring and Reporting Platform to capture monitoring data and in generating reports.
  • Conduct child protection data collection and analysis to inform engagements.
  • Support in ensuring that weekly Project updates, Monthly and Quarterly Project Reports, Including Financial Reports are developed and submitted on time in compliance with WV requirements
  • Organize for and facilitate quarterly child protection and safeguarding reflection and learning forums that brings together participants from all the primary focus areas within the Area Program
  • In consultation with the supervisor, cluster manager and the CPP TP manager, ensure that ADP related child and adult safeguarding findings and recommendations from various accountability mechanisms such as Peer Review, Operational and Finance Audits, Program evaluations, Program Capability Review, are acted upon in a timely and effective manner
  • Spearhead research and documentation of best practices related to child protection interventions and beneficiaries safeguarding

Others -5%

  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time.
  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces which you may be appointed to
  • Participate and lead devotions as appropriate
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor

Required Professional Experience

  1. Minimum 3 years’ experience in community development work implementing child protection and adult safeguarding programs
  2. Experience in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting
  3. Experience in Advocacy and community led CVA (Social Accountability Framework).
  4. Good understanding of CRC and other relevant international human rights standards protecting the rights of children.
  5. Experience in engagements with government departments and decision makers as well as networking and collaborating with other non-government stakeholders including community structures at community level
  6. Good Understanding of a systems approach to child protection programming
  7. Experience in implementing faith and development models and working with faith leaders
  8. Experience working with children
  9. Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  10. Excellent communication, Networking and advocacy skills

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

  1. Diploma in Child Development, Sociology, Community Development / Development studies, or other related diplomas from a recognized institution.
  2. A degree in Child Protection, Community Development or social studies will be an added advantage
  3. Computer proficiency

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  1. Work experience in humanitarian context
  2. Ability to document good practice and lessons learned in Child Protection Programming.
  3. Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal).

NB– Only candidate hailing from the area of implementation shall be considered, indicate your home location on your application/cover letter.

Apply Via https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/kenya/advocacy/child-protection-and-adult-safeguarding-advocacy-officer/17460?utm

 

 

6.     Project Officer(Child Protection, Participation and Safeguard)

Reporting to : Cluster Manager

Grade Level : 12

Work Location: Matete, Karemo, Ilaramatak, Kirindon , Lamu, Wajir, Orwa

Purpose of Position

To ensure the timely and successful implementation and monitoring of the Child Protection and Participation Technical Program in the Area Program that contribute to the improved child well being outcomes within the AP. In order to successfully accomplish this job purpose, the job holder must be a professional able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as a good example to others.

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Major Responsibilities

Program Implementation-65%

  • Contextualize and adopt the Child Protection and Participation TP technical guidelines /designs at the AP level.
  • Ensure timely implementation of the Child protection and Participation program activities within the AP.
  • Provide effective, innovative and technical support to other programs ensuring effective integration for synergies, efficiencies and greater impact.
  • Take lead in the implementation of the Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy at the AP office level ensuring that the policy is well socialized and implemented in compliance to the WV Partnership standard
  • Communicate the TP strategy clearly to target beneficiaries and external audiences.
  • Implement initiatives geared towards strengthening Government systems and structures for Spiritual nurture, child participation and protection
  • Implement / support activities geared towards improving capacity of community based child protection and advocacy groups and structures in all contexts to champion child protection and participation at all levels
  • Empower Parents/Caregivers to be able to support their girls and boy’s spiritual development and be able to protect them from all abuse, neglect, exploitation and any other form of violence.
  • In partnership with Spiritual Nurture of Children (SNC) partners, ensure that Girls and Boys and their families are equipped with knowledge, skills and competencies for SNC (scripture study, value based dialogues, praying for self & others, worship through music and art, peer and club leadership)
  • Facilitate training of girls and boys on Child Accountability Framework (CRM) to improve reporting and response of violence against children
  • Support organized child friendly age appropriate activities at community and school level for children on responding and preventing VAC
  • Support establishment of children feedback committee at community and school level to provide feedback on level of children participation in the programme’s intervention as well as on Child Protection concerns
  • Conduct training for Girls and Boys on foundational life skills
  • Facilitate Girls and Boys to effectively engaging with local decision makers, opinion leaders including Government on child protection issues
  • Empower churches and other faith institutions to effectively promote SNC, Child protection and participation
  • Engage learning Institutions and communities to promote SNC and provide safe and protective environment for children to thrive
  • In consultation with the supervisor, ensure that there is a contextualized AP Safeguarding Incidence Preparedness Plan (SIPP)

Quality Assurance, Monitoring Evaluation, Documentation and Learning -25%

  • Ensure alignment of all Child protection Design, Monitoring and Evaluation activities with the stipulated DME standards
  • Ensure documentation of AP Child protection and Participation gaps interventions and impacts
  • Lead in timely mobilization and effective communication with communities and stakeholders during baselines, evaluations and other relevant programming activities.
  • Engage relevant community leaders and partners in planning and monitoring activities
  • Develop and maintain a database of all Child Protection actors based within the Area Program
  • Submit a weekly update report on cases reported and closed in Ethics Point
  • Provide regular feedback on project progress/child protection issues and Safeguarding issues in the project area and sustainability of project interventions.
  • Ensure that AP related child and adult safeguarding findings and recommendations from various accountability mechanisms such as Peer Review, Operational and Finance Audits, Program evaluations, Program Capability Review, are acted upon in a timely and effective manner
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports for sharing with the respective offices.
  • Develop monitoring plan with communities and partners agreeing on the required standards for monitoring,
  • Spearhead research and documentation of best practices related to child protection interventions and beneficiaries safeguarding

Advocacy, Networking, Collaboration & Partnerships -15%

  • Represent WVK in county, sub – county and local forums and networks on Child Rights for purposes of learning and sharing best practices and influence WVK agenda on partners.
  • Work with community groups to utilize advocacy approaches such as Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) and Child Protection Advocacy (CPA) to enable service users and local partners to engage directly with local government service providers to improve the quality of government services for children and to generate information and evidence for use in national level advocacy work.
  • Participate in the Annual County Government’s Planning and Budgeting process and influence resource allocation to the priority needs of the most vulnerable groups within the Programme Area
  • Ensure that Program participants and partners are kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to Child protection and safeguarding
  • Work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures, County and sub county level to address the child protection needs of local communities and inform national level advocacy initiatives
  • Provide information to inform fund raising initiatives for Child protection and participation.
  • Support Development of timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with AP Manager and other sector specialists
  • Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventions

Others -5%

  1. Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time.
  2. Participate and contribute in committees and task forces which you may be appointed to
  3. Participate and lead devotions as appropriate
  4. Any other duty as assigned by the Supervisor

Required Professional Experience

  1. Minimum 3 years’ experience in community development work implementing child protection and adult safeguarding programs
  2. Demonstrate understanding of CRC and other relevant international human rights standards protecting the rights of children.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of latest developments, research and trends in the relevant aspects of the field of child protection.
  4. Experience in implementing faith and development models and working with faith leaders
  5. Experience in child protection case management and legal processes including reporting and prosecution of perpetrators
  6. Demonstrate ability to influence, network and collaborate with national and county level government, NGO and UN Agency on child protection initiatives.
  7. Demonstrate skills for relating and working with children.
  8. Experience in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting
  9. Knowledge of and experience working with the Government at local level and community structures
  10. Excellent communication, Networking and advocacy skills
  11. Demonstrate understanding of CRC and other relevant international human rights standards protecting the rights of children.
  12. Demonstrate understanding of latest developments, research and trends in the relevant aspects of the field of child protection.
  13. Demonstrate ability to influence, network and collaborate with national and county level government, NGO and UN Agency on child protection initiatives.
  14. Understanding of a systems approach to child protection programming
  15. Demonstrate skills for relating and working with children.
  16. Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  17. Demonstrate ability to manage resources efficiently and effectively.
  18. Must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational and cultural diversity challenges
  19. Must be able to provide spiritual leadership within but not limited to daily devotions

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences preferably in child development, humanitarian aid/development, child rights, public policy, law, sociology / social work or other related field (A bachelor’s degree in Education and experience working in child protection: including child protection program design, implementation and monitoring will be considered)
  • Computer proficiency

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

  1. Proven ability in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes.
  2. Ability to document good practice and lessons learned in CP Programming.
  3. Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal).
  4. Ability to write effective funding proposals

Apply Via https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/kenya/project-management/project-officer-child-protection-participation-and-safeguar/17459?utm

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