Tdh Senior Awareness Officer Job in Dadaab, Garissa County

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is an international NGO focussed on Child Rights. 
To support the development of its Child Protection programme in Garissa County, Tdh is encouraging Kenyan nationals to apply for the role of:

Senior Awareness Officer

Reporting to: Child Protection Project Manager

Duty station: Dadaab, Garissa County
Contract duration: 12 months (with 3-month probation period)

Main Responsibilities:

  • Development of awareness plans for the project in collaboration with the Community Supervisors and the CP Community Volunteers.
  • Support the Senior Training officer in training of community staff on various CP and Child Rights related topics.
  • Organisation of awareness activities for community groups in Kambioos camp.
  • Organisation of celebration of special events and large scale awareness campaigns.
  • Work in close partnership with camp partners for awareness purposes.
  • Supervising community supervisors and CP community volunteers.
  • Participate in needs assessments and project evaluations aiming at contributing to the development of the Child Protection Programme’s strategy for the refugee community project in Dadaab refugee complex.
  • Support documentation activities in the project by development of case studies and best practices from the field.
  • Development of periodic field reports.
  • Minimum bachelor degree in communication, social work, education, psychology or related field,.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar position, preferably in an organisation involved in child focussed programming.
  • Experience in development and organisation of awareness/sensitisation activities.
  • Experience in development of IEC materials. 
  • Training experience.
  • Experience using creative and recreational methodologies while working with children and adults.
  • Project reporting experience.
  • Experience in supervising staff.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Ability to communicate in Somali is a plus.
  • Good computer skills: MS Office.
Application modalities:
Only candidates that fit the requirements above are invited to submit a covering letter, CV, references, and copies of academic and professional certificates (if requirements are not met or application is incomplete, the application will not be considered). 
Applications should be addressed to the Child Protection Project Manager:

Office of the DO Fafi
Office of Tdh in the IOM compound in DMO Dadaab
They can also be emailed to

Closing date for this positions is 28th February2014

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a written test and interview.

Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.

Tdh is an equal opportunity employer. 
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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