Child Protection Assistant at DRC, Kakuma, Kenya

Deadline: 25 December 2018

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Child Protection Assistant in Kakuma, Kenya. The duration for this post is 1 year.

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DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Child Protection Assistant will perform the following functions:

  • Project Implementation/Case management:
    • Assist in monitoring developments in the implementation of the refugee child protection strategy and ensure congruence with national and international child protection strategies.
    • In collaboration with the Protection Officer-CP lead planning and implementation of activities, develop necessary tools to support the child protection implementation including BIA/BID, alternative care arrangements.
  • Community Engagement and Outreach:
    • Conduct sensitization, dialogue and training sessions with the community members in Kalobeyei settlement on child protection issues.
    • Ensure that Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) are proper managed and all children have equal access to all materials within the CFS.
  • Coordination & Partnership:
    • Maintain and strengthen existing networks through other service providers at the camp level, to ensure that children receive quality complementary services and support both at the agency levels. 
    • Actively participate in scheduled meetings such as the Case Conferences, BID panels and CP inter-agency meetings. 
  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in (Law, Human Rights, Social Work or any other Social Sciences).
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili.
  • At least 2 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.
  • Must have technical expertise in case management and psychosocial support to children at risk including Unaccompanied children and separated children (UASCs).
  • 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.  

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.

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