14 Mar 2017

Child Protection Officer Job in Kisumu - Leonard Cheshire Disability

Reporting to: Technical Advisor
Location: Kisumu, Kenya
Department: International

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.

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


  • 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

How to Apply
NB: Positions are subject to funding from the potential donor.

Leonard Cheshire Disability welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

CLICK HERE to apply

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.

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