LWF Protection and Social Cohesion Manager Job in Kakuma, Kenya

LWF World Service | Kenya Djibouti Somalia Program

Job Title: Protection and Social Cohesion Manager

Place of Assignment: Kakuma Area Program

Reports directly to: Area Program Manager

Supervises: Youth Development and Protection Officer, Child Protection Officer and Governance and Peace building Officer

Member of the Joint Management Team (JMT), the Area Program Management Team (PMT) and Area Program Unit team

LWF Kenya-Djibouti program mission and vision

Inspired by God’s love for all humanity, the country program is dedicated to challenge and address the causes and effects of human suffering and poverty, linking local responses to national and international advocacy.

Our work is motivated by the hope and resilience of the people we serve and seeing them improve their quality of life, individually and collectively, through meeting their basic needs and achieving their full potential in an environment that supports justice, peace, dignity, diversity and respect for everyone, refugees and host communities alike, and enables the people to claim their universal human rights.

With regards to Protection and Social Cohesion program area, LWF works with refugees and host communities who experience physical, emotional and social trauma that require special attention and assistance. Tensions and conflicts are rife among refugees, also between refugees and host community.

LWF possesses competent human resources and track-record in supporting community-based protection mechanisms. These community structures have responded to cases of protection and social cohesion and in doing so promoted community participation and leadership through decision making processes. The local to global human rights-based approach programming and engagement further increases impact through evidence-based advocacy work.

Purpose of the position

The purpose of this position to respond on the execution and management of LWF Protection and Social Cohesion Program Area key objectives, results and approaches. This is done in coordination with the Managers for Livelihoods and Quality Services, ensuring an integrated approach in implementing LWF WS Kenya strategy in the given location.

Specifically, the Protection and Social Cohesion Manager will take charge of all matters related to coordinating the implementation of the programmatic approach in protection and social cohesion with his/her team members, project development, implementation, monitoring, reporting, as well as budget control and monitoring.

Working closely with the staff within the thematic area, the manager will ensure strategic development and alignment of LWF’s work in the Area Program with the Country Program strategy, LWF thematic guidance notes on Protection and Social Cohesion and Government policies around the thematic.

Key relationships

  • Managers for programmatic areas of Livelihoods and Quality Services, team members, management at Nairobi and Area Program level, donors, partners, beneficiaries and duty bearers.

Job Role: Grant Management

Key Results: The position holder contributes to fundraising, compliance management with regards to donor implementation rules, budget execution and budget tracking, and control ensuring prudent use of financial resources

Examples of value-adding activities

In consultation with members of the Protection and Social Cohesion team

1. Lead fundraising initiatives including proposal development and donor meetings

2. Works with finance officer to undertake budget tracking

3. Hold monthly budget review meetings with staff

4. Enhance adherence to donor compliance on grant management including expenditure levels, visibility and publicity, and reporting

5. Enforce LWF policies on prudent use of resources

6. Advise on re-allocation of funds depending expenditure levels

Job Role: Strategic Partner

Key Results: The position holder has contributed to the design and achievement of the LWF/WS Kenya Program Strategy, having demonstrated responsibility for the organization as a whole by taking an active part in the overall leadership and development of the organization.

Examples of value-adding activities

As a member of the Area Program management team

1. Provide technical project planning design and implementation of Protection and Social Cohesion project activities

2. Lead in stakeholder and gender analysis and engagement

3. Lead and represent LWF in Turkana/Garissa Host Community interventions

4. Take an active part in management meetings.

5. Support programme that benefit the community and in line with the vision, mission and values of the organization

6. Share information on needs and gaps and trends in approaches to guide development and implementation of ongoing and upcoming projects

7. Advise management on emerging issues on the ground and make recommendations for addressing them

8. Advise the management on opportunities for program expansion

Job Role: Functional Leader

Key Results: The position holder demonstrates proactive and efficient leadership within his/her function, and initiates changes that have increased operational effectiveness.

Examples of value-adding activities

In cooperation with the management team;

1. Support in training and building capacity of Protection and Social Cohesion staff

2. Coordinate needs assessment in units within the program area and in coordination with other thematic areas

3. Support staff in the implementation of project activities

4. Hold monthly project review meetings to assess project implementation progress against set targets and re-plan

5. Supervise and empower the team members to develop appropriate tools and procedures to deliver protection and social cohesion programming with the beneficiary groups in the individual, community and institutional levels.

6. Coordinate compilation of reports for the program area and consolidate progress and final reports in line with donor templates and timelines and LWF deadlines

Job Role: Technical Expert

Key Results: The position holder demonstrates specific expertise in their field, including legal and political proficiency, procedural capacity and leadership to increase organizational effectiveness within this area.

Examples of value-adding activities

In cooperation with the management team

1. Lead staff in implementation of government policies and alignment of project activities to LWF guidance notes and GoK policies

2. Provide technical support in the implementation of project activities

3. Set key performance indicators and milestones for the thematic area in line with SPHERE, CHS and LWF thematic guidance notes

4. Coordinate needs and gaps assessments within the thematic area and in coordination with other thematic areas.

5. Lead, participate in and contribute to internal and external training and conferences and other activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building.

Job Role: Relationship Builder

Key Results: The position holder ensures that strong relationships are held as paramount and actively nurtured so that rights holders, partners, and staffs are engaged and heard, and the organization is perceived as credible and consistent

Examples of value-adding activities

In cooperation with the management team

1. Promote a conducive working environment that promotes mutual respect, diversity, tolerance that are requisite for team work

2. Lead programmatic are specific team building initiatives

Job Role: Rights holder advocate

Key Results: The position holder advocates for the rights and needs of rights holders in a strategic manner that soughs systemic change and leverage success and relationships

Examples of value-adding activities

In cooperation with the management team

1. Advocates for the rights of the vulnerable groups and collaborates with other partners in enhancing the aspects of mainstreaming and advocacy for the vulnerable population, taking into account gender and age in finding adequate solutions and approaches

Job Role: Co-worker

Key Results: The position holder uses and develops his/her competence to achieve individual and shared objectives, conforms to organizational policies and code of conduct, contributes to a safe and welcoming working environment, and acts as a good ambassador for the organization.

Examples of value-adding activities

1. Takes responsibility for personal learning and competence development.

2. Exhibits the generic employee skills especially valued by the organization: Dependability and productivity, Communication, Problem solving, Teamwork, Safety and Security, Accountability and

3. Integrity (please find definitions in the Performance Appraisal Template).

4. Actively protects children in every aspect of work and personal life, by preventing harm and reporting child abuse.

5. Uses the “Hotline for Heroes” to report fraud, corruption, harassment, abuse, exploitation or any other acts of wrongdoing by staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree (Bachelor) in Social Sciences is essential.
  • Documented formal additional training (one or several) in at least one of the key areas (Community Services, Child protection, Psychosocial support)
  • Computer literacy..


  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience, with a strong preference for experience from an International NGO and/or Humanitarian work within the designated sectors
  • Practical work experience from at least one of the following: (1) Community Services in Emergencies (2) Psychosocial (3) Child protection
  • Knowledge of relevant sectoral humanitarian standards, knowledge of Community Based Psychosocial Support as an approach to programming is an added advantage
  • Experience from work with refugees within one of the sectors is desirable

Personal Attributes:

  • High integrity, self-driven and able to set own work schedule with rigorous deadlines.
  • Ability to initiate and complete assignments and to work under demanding circumstances with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organization, supervisory, problem-solving, interpersonal, communication as well as team building and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of one of the local languages.

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

LWF World Service is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.

LWF World Service is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies.

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

The closing date for this application is Sunday 15th November 2020.

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Updated: November 10, 2020 — 9:11 am