SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION ASSISTANT

Finn Church Aid

Finn Church Aid – Action for Human Dignity Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish development cooperation organization and the second largest provider of humanitarian assistance. We operate in 15 countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political convictions.

Finn Church Aid Kenya is looking for a

Safeguarding and Protection Assistant – 1 Position

Duty Station: Kalobeyei / Kakuma

Primary Purpose

Assist in enacting safeguarding and protection policies and practices, raise awareness on organizational safeguarding and protection procedures and protocols, provide appropriate training to all staff members on safeguarding and protection and refer situations where a breach or violations in safeguarding policies or issues of maltreatment have been identified and are subsequently reported.

MAIN TASKS

  • Ensure timely implementation of all the child protection & Safeguarding interventions in the Area program
  • Support in the annual, quarterly and monthly project planning and budgeting for child protection, safeguarding project activities.
  • Ensure documentation of the Child protection & Safeguarding intervention best practices, gaps and impacts
  • Support in ensuring that weekly Project updates, Monthly and Quarterly Project Reports are developed and submitted on time
  • Organize for and facilitate quarterly child protection and safeguarding reflection and learning forums for child protection and safeguarding staff within the Area Program
  • Ensure that feedback, findings and recommendations related to child protection and safeguarding activities from various accountability mechanisms such as monthly and quarterly program reviews, Program evaluations are acted upon in a timely and effective manner
  • Ensure alignment of all child protection &Safeguarding activities and other area program activities with the stipulated safeguarding policy.
  • Develop and coordinate periodic training for all staff, child safeguarding workers, interns on Child Safeguarding.
  • Develop child protection & safeguarding orientation materials for staff, new hires and visitors
  • Oversee the development and roll-out of child-friendly, and parent-friendly, materials for staff and communities to use to be informed and empowered on safeguarding issues (i.e. Poster or leaflets on behavior protocols)
  • Jointly with MEAL team, ensure that accessible, gender, age and literacy sensitive complaints and response mechanisms are in all areas where FCA works. Ensure communities awareness raising on their rights and reporting options in line with the Accountability Framework.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in community development work implementing child protection and safeguarding programs.
  • Degree in Child Development, Sociology, Community Development / Development studies, or other related degrees from a recognized institution.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Work experience in humanitarian context.
  • Ability to document good practice and lessons learned in Child Protection Programming.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal).
  • Experience in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
  • Good understanding of CRC and other relevant international human rights standards protecting the rights of children.
  • Experience in engagements with government departments as well as networking and collaborating with other non-government stakeholders including community structures at community level.

How to apply

All qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae to: [email protected] stating the vacancy job title in the subject line.

Deadline for receiving applications is 15th July, 2022

FCA will only contact short- listed applicants.

FCA is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. FCA is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Attempts to influence recruitment procedures through phone calls, emails or inducements of any kind will lead to disqualifications


Noting that Closing date is 15-Jul-22