LWF NGO Latest Jobs in Kakuma Kenya 2012

The Lutheran World Federation  / Department for World Service, Kakuma  Refugee Assistance  Project and Host Community Project hereby invites applications from suitably qualified citizens for the following vacant positions.

1. Youth Protection and Development Officer

Reporting directly to the Senior Community Services and Development Officer while working closely on a daily basis  with other sectors of LWF and partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Building the capacity of both the refugee and immediate host community by the facilitation of workshops and trainings.
  • In consultation with the relevant stakeholders, facilitate the development of the unit’s strategic plan and develop the project proposal  based on the community’s identified needs and aspirations.
  • Responsible for making accurate, timely and detailed narrative reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual reports).
  • Responsible for the promotion of livelihood development opportunities for the youth
  • Responsible for ensuring that the community based youth structures are established and maintained for sustainability.
  • Liaises closely with other LWF sectors, implementing partners and related projects to promote coordination and optimize use of project resources to maximize impact.
  • As a team leader, responsible for the general team supervision and staff guidance and development.
  • Responsible for carrying out advocacy through youth activities in health-related issues, the environment, peace and human rights through the rights-based approach.
  • Responsible for the daily monitoring of the unit’s activities and periodical evaluation. This shall include monitoring of the unit’s activities, budget and procurement process.
  • Responsible for the development of measurable and achievable project monitoring and evaluation  tools. This includes the development and maintenance of an efficient database and specific monitoring and evaluation templates.
Required Skills and Knowledge
  • Degree in social sciences from a recognized university or its equivalent.
  • 5 years continuous work experience in Youth protection and development in a humanitarian setting.
  • Should possess strong analytical skills on youth protection.
  • Experience in generating accurate, timely and detailed statutory reports.
  • High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suit applications and organizational and presentation skills.
  • Must be an excellent team player
  • Working knowledge and experience of humanitarian principles, laws and standards.
  • Experience in Training of Trainers/Facilitators skills (TOT & TOF).
2. Water Quality OfficerThe incumbent will report directly to the Senior Water Officer, while working closely on a daily basis  in collaboration with other sectors of LWF/DWS.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and monitor water quality tests, analyze samples taken from boreholes, storage tanks, tap stands and house hold jerry cans.
  • Directly responsible for water treatment, and monitoring of Free Residual Chlorine (FRC) to ensure the community is supplied with safe and clean water in accordance with the set WHO standards
  • Ensure chlorination of waters is carried out and records of residual chlorine/PH levels are kept.
  • Monitor boreholes to check on aquifer performance and yield (take meter readings)
  • Supervise field staff in conducting repair maintenance and replacement activities.
  • Prepare and submit monitoring data and implementation reports.
  • Work closely with senior water officer in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the water system.
  • Attend to water issues and represent the department when called upon.
  • Compile sector field activity and assessment reports for improvement and extensions.
  • Conduct monthly water meetings with water committee members.
  • In charge of maintenance and repair of chlorine dozing equipment.
  • Deputize the water sector head and act on behalf when called upon.
Professional Qualifications:
  • A Diploma in water, civil, environmental science or hydrogeology from a recognized institution.
  • At least three years hands on experience in a busy rural water and /or refugee as a water quality officer/technician.
  • Understanding of community based water management will be an added advantage.
Relevant Experience:
  • Practical experience (3 years) in a busy rural water project and/or in an emergency set up.
  • Experience in boreholes installations management and maintenance.
  • Experience in involving the communities in implementing planned activities, training beneficiaries etc.
  • Computer literacy in MS office applications and SPSS.
  • Computer literacy in design software’s eg Auto CAD, Epanet will be added advantage
  • Experience in boreholes installations management and maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of PHAST (‘Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Training)
3. Child Protection Officer

The incumbent will report directly to the Senior Community services and development officer while working closely on a daily basis with other sectors of LWF and partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Team leader in the design and implementation holistic child rights project in Kakuma  refugee camp.
  • Act as a focal person in child protection and development for LWF/DWS Kakuma, UNHCR and other agencies operating in the camp.
  • Ensure that Unaccompanied and Separated children arriving in the camps are identified upon arrival in school, their social history documented, foster families are identified and the children are successfully fostered.
  • Ensure that weekly situation reports, monthly, quarterly, midyear and annual reports that reflect the impact of child development project and meet donor requirements and standards are written and submitted to the Senior Community Services and Development Officer within the specified time frame.
  • Write concept papers, feature stories and document child rights project milestones in Kakuma refugee Camp.
  • In collaboration with other agencies facilitate tracing and reunification of unaccompanied and separated children with their relatives.
  • Write proposals based on the needs of children in Kakuma Refugee Camp
Required skills and experience;
  • Must possess a degree in social sciences from a recognized university or its equivalent.
  • 3 years work experience in Child protection, care and development in a humanitarian setting.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and HIV/AIDS issues in the Kenyan context,
  • Working knowledge and experience of humanitarian principles, laws and standards.
  • Experience in production of accurate statutory reports.
  • High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to work independently with guidelines and clear expectations.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, education and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Excellent communication & IT, organizational and presentation skills
4. Child Development Data Entry ClerkReporting directly to the Child Development Officer while working closely on a daily basis with other community services and development units.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs varied clerical and related data entry tasks in the Child Protection Unit.
  • Ensure the database/system in the unit is functional and in use.
  • Ensure child protection data tools (intake and consent forms) are correctly filled, updated
  • Be responsible for data analysis of child abuse and other related cases and share the report appropriately.
  • Build the capacity of child protection staff on how to access and manage the software.
  • Locate and correct data entry errors, or report them to the supervisor.
  • Maintain logs of activities and completed work.
  • Responsible for data storage and retrieval. This will include the filing and retrieval of both physical and software documents in appropriate locations.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Child Protection Officer or his/her designate.
Required Skills and Knowledge
  • Diploma in Information Technology or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • 3 years continuous work experience in data management in an NGO set up.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of IT systems and packages including Microsoft Office and SPSS software;
  • Should possess a high level of integrity, commitment & professional responsibility and must be highly confidential.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be an excellent team player
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

LWF/DWS 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.

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment.

They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 14th April, 2012

C/o HR Officer,
P.O. Box 48
Kakuma,

Or e-mailed to: hr-kak@lwfkenya.org

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more details, visit our website www.lwf-kenya.org



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