Position: Project Implementation Officer, Kakamega CPC
Department & Location: Programs, Kakamega
Duration: 18 Months fixed term contract
Reports to: Child Protection Technical Advisor, Kakamega CPC
About Plan: Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.
Purpose: Plan International Kenya, Department of Children Services and UNICEF are partnering to operationalize the Child Protection Center (CPC) in Kakamega County that will be a one stop facility for child protection services and referral center for children in distress and their families.
The CPC will be jointly managed by staff from the Department of Children Services (DCS) and Plan.
The purpose of this position is to lead implementation of child protection activities within the project, conduct training needs assessments, develop and implement training programmes to build capacity of key stakeholders in child protection in detecting, preventing and responding to child protection concerns.
S/he will provide leadership technical expertise and actual training for all community outreach programmes.
The position holder must be ready to adhere to Plan Purpose & Values and Policies and sign the Child Protection Policy.
- Develop a comprehensive child protection intervention project for Kakamega CPC.
- Develop programmes to raise awareness of the CPC services.
- Represent Plan and the CPC in stakeholders meeting at community and County level.
- Manage and supervise the social workers and ensure quality delivery of social services at the CPC.
- Manage the project budget.
- Develop a comprehensive community training programme in close consultation with the supervisor and the DCS.
- Develop training manuals and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the project.
- Develop training needs assessment tools and orient the CPC staff on how to use them in training.
Academic Qualifications and experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences.
- A strong background in training and capacity building.
- At least 5 years relevant work experience in busy and dynamic organizations dealing with, Child Rights, Child Protection, Advocacy, child rights programming, child protection service delivery etc.
- Experience in rights-based approaches to development including engaging with government and multilateral institutions.
- Demonstrated knowledge of child protection systems in Kenya.
- Demonstrated work experience working with poor and marginalized communities and specific child related programming.
- Knowledge of project cycle management.
Key Skills and Competencies
- Good people and negotiation skills
- Innovation and committed to learning
- Communicates clearly and effectively
- Able to work long hours with strict deadlines
- Knowledge and experience in budget management and financial reporting
- Experience in UNICEF reporting an added advantage
Physical Environment and Demands: 60% time in the field within Kakamega and nearby counties. Occasionally travel to Kisumu and Nairobi.
Level of Contact with Children: High level – Frequent interaction with children
How to Apply
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The deadline for applications is 10th February 2017.