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14 Mar 2017

GEC Education Social Worker Job in Kenya - Leonard Cheshire Disability

Reporting to: Project Officer
Locations: Kisumu, Siaya, Migori, Mbita, Kuria East
Department: International
Contract Type: Fixed Term, 1 year

Purpose Of The Role
Providing technical and operational support at the sub- county level in day to day GEC project
activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Visit beneficiaries in their homes to ascertain required information and track all beneficiaries at household level in your designated sub-county.
  • Conduct scheduled school and updating attendance registers as directed by MEL manager
  • Report writing and other necessary documentation, developing and submitting activity reports as guided by the project officer.
  • Sensitization of Stakeholders, organizing project activities, trainings and local meetings as directed by the
  • Project Coordinator/Project Officer.
  • Creating awareness about disability issues at the sub-county level.
  • Providing operational support during educational assessment by the EARC officer.
  • Continuously provision of information to the management about the progress of the project.
  • Act as link between the GECT-LCD office and the stakeholders, especially Girls with disabilities, Parents,
  • Schools and Education Managers in the respective sub-counties.
  • Support project partners in implementation of PSG activities, VTI and secondary schools support
  • Project representation in various advocacy forums at the county level.
  • Support Child protection and Project officers in case management and follow-up
  • Support M & E Officer to provide regular statistics and data as required
  • Submit monthly sub county progress report.in the your sub-county
  • Any other duties as directed by senior LCD staff.

Qualifications

  • At least one year work experience in a similar/related position.
  • Diploma or Degree in Social/Behavioral Sciences, Community Development or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Demonstrable experience, particularly in the area of education and social work
  • Commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire Disability

Key competencies & skills

  • To have good verbal and written communication, with excellent command of English and Swahili languages (written and oral)
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and writing skills
  • Leadership skills and ability to work independently and in a team
  • Good planning and prioritizing skills to be responsive to changing demands and priorities
  • To have good interpersonal skills
  • 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
  • Ability to work under pressure

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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