DSW Field Officer (Health & Social Services) NGO Job in Mombasa Kenya

Terms of Reference

Position: Field Officer – Health & Social Services

Department: Programmes & Projects

Duty Station: DSW Kenya Field Office – Mombasa

Background: DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is an international development and advocacy organisation, which focuses on achieving universal access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). 


DSW’s mission is to empower young people and communities in low and middle – income countries by addressing the issues of population dynamics and health as a way to achieve sustainable development.
For more information, kindly visit www.dsw.org

DSW seeks to recruit a Field Officer – Health & Social Services to be based in the Mombasa field office, Kenya. 

The Field Officer’s position will support implementation of Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) interventions in Kilifi County.

Areas of Responsibility: Working with the Project Coordinator, Regional Programme Coordinator, Programmes & Projects Manager and other staff, the Field Officer provides support on Health & Social service interventions for OVC related activities in Kilifi County. 

S/he will support household-level initiatives to improve the protection of OVCs, and will work closely with Community Volunteers in delivering the essential OVC services as per the standard guidelines. 

Specific Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Coordinate planning and reporting among Community Volunteers
  • Support in profiling and enrolment of households into the project
  • Maintain a database of project beneficiaries
  • Supervise and oversee household visits
  • Coordinate follow ups to ensure effective referrals
  • Documenting project data, monitoring, compiling and submitting timely reports
  • Prepare activity requests and surrenders on time
  • Mentor volunteers and conduct review sessions
  • Perform budget tracking of the project and submit timely narrative and financial reports to the supervisor
  • Participate and represent the project in the relevant technical working groups and committees
  • Support in identifying potential areas of growth for program development
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with communities and local partners
Minimum Requirements:
  • Degree in Social / Behavioural Sciences, Community Development or related field from an accredited institution. Holders of a Diploma with minimum 5 years experience will also be considered
  • At least 3 years experience in OVC, particularly in the area of child protection, education and health
  • Excellent command of English and Swahili languages (written and oral) is required
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Strong IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, with practical experience in the use of electronic communications including email, internet, etc)
  • Ability to work and deliver results under minimum supervision
  • High level of integrity and honesty
  • Compassionate, and respectful of all people
  • Keen eye for detail
DSW is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.

If interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter stating your salary expectations) with the reference “Field Officer – Health & Social Services” clearly indicated in the email subject line to: vacancies@dswkenya.org

Deadline for application:  June 3rd, 2016

Ideal start date: Immediate

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted and will be required to attend interviews in Mombasa.

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