AVSI Foundation Social Worker Jobs in Kenya

AVSI Foundation Social Worker Jobs in Kenya

AVSI Foundation is an international not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in Italy in 1972.

AVSI is involved in more than 107 cooperation projects in 31 developing countries worldwide, in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia.

AVSI’s main activity areas are, Education and social development, urban upgrading, healthcare, labour, agriculture, food security and water, energy and environment, humanitarian emergency and migrants and refugees, reaching more than 2,6 million direct

AVSI Foundation Kenya implements projects in early childhood development and education, psychosocial support, health care including HIV/AIDS, economic strengthening for families in need., Community projects, food security
and emergency relief.


  • To implement Distant Support Programme and other projects activities in the designated area, offering support to children and families

    Main Responsibilities and duties

    Assesses and follows-up children supported by Distance Support Programme.

  • Do family social analysis, needs and resource assessment of the DSP beneficiaries (Individual,
    Family and community); using the House Hold vulnerable assessment tool (HVAT).
  • Know all the information on every child assigned, that means to have the dossier of the child in hard and in soft copy.
  • Visit a child twice per year, in his/her home or at school.
  • Must Understand the needs of the child in school and at home within the context of the communitywhere the child lives.

    Reporting and communication.

  • Compiles and submit regular reports as envisaged by the project , submit two communication of and on the child as stipulated by the Project.
  • Guide the children to communicate with the sponsors
  • Prepare quarterly and annual budgets capturing all the intervention activities for the beneficiaries or as required.
  • Handling of cash and making payments to the beneficiaries through the bank or directly to the
    schools following AVSI office administrative procedures.
  • Organize
    and facilitate educative workshops and sensitizations related to DSP activities and
    supported children. This includes awareness creation on HIV/AIDS.
  • Do final evaluation and prepare report for an exit child

    Establish and maintain regular contacts with all the key stakeholders for the common interest
    of the children

  • School headmasters, teachers and instructors where children are studying
  • Follow up the parent groups established to enhance economic empowerment of the families of
    supported children.
  • Undertake any other duties assigned by the DSP Project Supervisor in relation to the Project
    objectives and goals

    Minimum requirements:

  • First degree in Community development / social work or higher diploma in community development from a recognized institution
  • The ability to deliver high-quality client care for the OVC and sensitive to the need of OVC
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • The ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Computer literate

    How to Apply

  • Persons interested in filling the above position should submit application accompanied by
    curriculum vitae, certified copies of the relevant academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport and other supporting documents to reach this office on or before 31st January 2019.
  • All applications should clearly indicate the position applied on E mail subject / on the envelope and address to:

    Avsi Human Resource
    P.o Box 759-00618
    administration.nairobi@avsi.org CC collins.otieno@avsi.org

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