Leonard Cheshire Disability is a major health and welfare charity working in the United Kingdom and running development projects around the world. It was founded in 1948 by RAF pilot Leonard Cheshire.
Child Protection Officer
- Job TypeFull Time
- Experience2 years
- Location Nairobi
- Job Field NGO/Non-Profit
Purpose of the role
To be responsible for field-level implementation & coordination of case management processes and monitoring and evaluation of child protection activities, as well as providing guidance to AAC, child protection officers and community volunteers.
The post holder will coordinate service delivery, partnerships with key stakeholders in Government, Civil society and private sector.
The role will include management of individual cases for children with protection concerns, as well as deliver capacity building trainings for project staff, community structures and project partners.
Child Protection Officer Job Key Responsibilities
- Manage and support the individual case management and implementation of LCD CP strategy.
- Provide support to Project staff, and all project partners to ensure timely management of data and documentation of cases at the intervention with relevant Project staff, ensure records are accurately updated.
- Produce timely progress reports, including both quantitative and qualitative information, on CP activities and input into regular reports as required.
- In conjunction with project staff, participate in county and sub-county level interagency meetings and engage in the identification and building of links with other partners/agencies, the Government and the community to ensure that issues related to child protection are raised and addressed.
- Work closely with the M&E team and project officers to conduct regular data quality checks to ensure case management information collected as part of documentation and monitoring is accurate, reliable, complete, precise, timely and has high integrity.
- Maintain confidentiality, privacy in the management of case files and observe data protection and confidentiality protocols while handling both the paper based and electronic data at all stages of data management. This includes and is not limited to the informed consent or use of data and privacy, but to all information sharing in the CPIMS.
- Comply with all relevant LCD policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
- Conduct regular data collection using existing tools and/or design new tools as need may be in order to track project performance on indicators and measure overall impact.
- Identify and contribute to development of case studies and success stories to ensure milestones are documented and reported on.
- Collaborate and coordinate with other aid agencies, governmental institutions and other child protection organizations in order to promote cooperation and strengthen systems for children.
- Ensure all project officers and assistants understand the child safe guarding policy and mechanisms for reporting concerns
Qualifications for the Child Protection Officer Job
- Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent
- Minimum 2 years proven experience of:
- Community work, the logical framework approach and other strategic planning strategies
- Good understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods
- Planning and implementing projects with various partners including children and households
- Field/Project work and working with communities
Key competencies & skills
- Ability to keep confidentialities
- To have good interpersonal skills
- To have good verbal and written communication
- Able to communicate in English
- To be able to use Microsoft Word and Excel
- To be able to work alone or as part of a team
- To be able to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of a disabled person
- Working with integrity and confidentiality whilst valuing the individual
- Leadership skills and ability to work independently and in a team
Project Officer – 5 positions
- Job TypeFull Time
- Experience2 years
- Location Nairobi
- Job Field NGO/Non-Profit Project Management
Reporting to: Project Coordinator
Location: Kisumu, Kenya or in any of the 4 sub counties: Kuria East; Migori; Siaya and Homa Bay.
Duration: 1 year
Purpose of the Role
To provide administrative and programme support for the implementation of the UK Government-funded Transition phase of the Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC T) project , which will address barriers to education of girls with disability in the project schools.
Project Officer Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist in developing and maintaining project deliverables under the direction of the Project Coordinator and the management team as a whole.
- Play an active role in developing, maintaining and updating monthly, quarterly and annual project activities timelines
- Coordinate medical and educational assessments of children with disabilities and facilitate their enrolment in school
- Ensure the involvement of families and communities, particularly males, in the implementation of project activities
- Support the organization and implementation of community awareness raising events and community-based training workshops
- Gather and report on data against the project’s indicators, particularly those in the logframe
- Monitor project progress, achievements and challenges
- Assist in a variety of administrative duties including disseminating project information to stakeholders and arranging logistics for meetings, training workshops and other project-related events
- Participate in networking activities
- Ensure compliance with LCD’s child protection policy and procedures and report any concerns to the relevant individuals and authorities
- Ensure full compliance with the GEC T grant holders’ manual
- Supervise the Education Social Worker in the subcounty you will be working in.
- Develop and maintain good relations with the project partners, the government and other stakeholders involved in the project.
- Undertake any other relevant tasks as may be assigned by LCD.
Qualifications for the Project Officer Job
- Degree in education, social studies or any other relevant field.
- At least two years’ experience working in development with an NGO and with local communities
- Experience of project cycle management, and monitoring and evaluation
- Excellent oral and written English communication skills
- Excellent report-writing skills.
- Knowledge of disability issues and the Kenyan education system
- Good organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work independently
- Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and other key data processing software
- Leadership skills
- Experience of working with children with disabilities
- Sign language interpretation skills
- Ability to speak the local languages
How to Apply
Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.
NB: Positions are subject to funding from the potential donor. Leonard Cheshire Disability welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Apply through the link below for the M&E and Learning Officer Jobs Application closing date: 20 March 2017 (midnight UK time) Interview dates: 22 March – 24 March 2017 (In Nairobi) Female candidates and candidates with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.