25 May 2017

Child Protection Officer Job in Laikipia

You will be responsible for field-level implementation & coordination of case management processes, monitoring and evaluation of child protection activities, as well as providing guidance to Project Officers, Assistants and Community Volunteers.

I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) is a leading Kenyan NGO registered in 2004. ICL works using the Quadra Helix Model of partnering with the Government of Kenya, through the Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture, Youth Affairs and Vision 2030 among others, Corporates, Universities and Civil Society Organisations, to design interventions to solve problems in different communities.

ICL has programs around four pillars namely Jiimarishe (Health), Jiinue (Economic Empowerment), Jielimishe (Education), Jiongoze (leadership and Governance). The programs are anchored in over 234 learning institutions (Primary, Secondary and tertiary institutions) across 23 Counties in Kenya that reach over 1 Million youth annually.

ICL’s vision is to see a ‘Healthy Africa, Empowered People!’ The organization seeks to support to the implementation of Vision 2030 through the cascading it to the Counties. ICL’s mission is to create a movement of individuals that enhance the quality of life for communities through health initiatives, economic empowerment, academic & career mentoring and improved leadership & governance.

Job Responsibilities
Project Planning and design

  • Participate in the development and design of new project proposals with enhanced child protection component.
  • Participate in reviewing the attainment of goals and objectives as set out in the funded proposal

Child protection implementation

  • Assist the coordination of all project activities including preparation of work plans
  • Ensure all Project Officers and Assistants understand the child safe guarding policy and mechanisms for reporting concerns
  • Manage and support the individual case management and implementation of I Choose Life – Africa’s Gender, Child Protection and Do No Harm Policy and 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 
  • 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.
  • Deliver capacity building trainings for project staff, community structures and project partners.
  • Comply with all relevant ICL’s policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

Stakeholder management

  • In conjunction with project staff, participate in National, 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.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other aid agencies, governmental institutions and other child protection organizations in order to promote cooperation and strengthen systems for children.

Project Monitoring& Evaluation

  • Identify and contribute to development of case studies and success stories to ensure milestones are documented and reported on
  • 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.
  • Prepare timely progress reports, including both quantitative and qualitative information, on Gender, Child
  • Protection and Do No Harm activities and input into regular reports as required.
  • 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.
  • Support in project research in collaboration with the project M&E team.

Desired Education and Training

  • Educated to a minimum degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent including but not limited to Gender, Anthropology, Education, Sociology or Counselling Psychology
  • Relevant Child Protection Training, preferably a Diploma.
  • Requirements for the Child Protection Officer Job
  • Minimum 5 years proven experience in community development, girl child education, the logical framework approach and other strategic planning strategies
  • Good understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Planning and implementing projects in a consortium partnership including children and households
  • Field/Project work and working with communities in marginalised areas
  • Experience tracking/tracing program beneficiaries over a long period of time including their location, social, academic and physical growth and well being
  • Experience working with primary and secondary schools is an added advantage
  • Ability to work with a team, foster a team approach and incorporate capacity building activities into the program
  • Ability to analyze and utilize program development gaps for designing programs.
  • Demonstrate capacity for collaboration, networking and resource mobilization.

How to Apply
Apply now by CLICKING HERE

Applications should be complete and submitted before the close of business on 29 May 2017.

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