Tdh Best Interests Determination Officers NGO Jobs in Hagadera Refugee Camp, Kenya

Aug 2, 2017

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is an international NGO focussed on child rights. 

To support in the development of its child protection programme in Garissa County, Tdh is encouraging applications form Kenyan national for the role of:

Best Interests Determination Officers

3 Positions 

Hagadera Refugee Camp
 
Reporting to: Bid Senior Officer
 
Duty Station: Dadaab, Garissa County
 
Contract duration: 12 months (3 months’ probation) with possibility of extension to 1 year based performance
 
Main Responsibilities;
  • Under the supervision of the Bid Senior Officer, conduct BIA/BID documentation for children in Hagadera
  • Coordinate with the CP Casework Officers and psychosocial team ensure programme integration, case referral, implementation of BID recommendations and coordination at camp level
  • Produce timely progress reports, including both qualitative and quantitative information, on BIA/BID activities and input into regular situation reports, monthly reports and quarterly reports
  • Identify and build links with other partners, ensuring that issues for child protection are raised and addressed
  • Coordinate the identification, follow up of children in alternative care and monitoring of foster parents/guardianship
  • Ensure the placement of children in alternative care adhere to Tdh procedure and with the Kenya alternative care guidelines (Guidelines for Alternative care of children in Kenya 2011)
  • Supervision of social workers reporting to this post
  • He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Protection Safeguarding Policy.
  • Terre des hommes expects that its staff professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. He/she assures the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.
  • Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.
  • He/she commits to observe discretion on any information related to the organisation functioning and beneficiary related issues
Requirements
  • Minimum Degree in Social Work, Community Development or Psychology or any other Social Science from a recognized institution
  • Minimum of three years’ work supporting children (social work, child protection, psychosocial, education etc.)
  • Experience working in a refugee context and knowledge of BID is a plus
  • Team management experience
  • Project reporting and evaluation experience
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili. Ability to communicate in Somali will be an added advantage
  • Willingness to work in insecure environment
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).
 
The Application can be emailed to kenya@tdh.ch

Kindly indicate the position on the subject line of the e-mail - only applications which will have complied with this request will be shortlisted.
 
Closing date for these positions is 14th August 2017

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.




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