AVSI Social worker /Educator Jobs in Kenya
AVSI Social worker /Educator Jobs in Kenya
AVSI is an international NGO which has been operating in Kenya since 1986 with major focus on a
number of sectors including health and Nutrition, education, psychosocial support services, household
strengthening and livelihood improvement interventions, food security and emergency relief;
implementing both medium to long-term programming in over 11 Counties in Kenya.
AVSI is implementing a 5 year orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) program, dubbed MWENDO in
Partnership with CRS, which seeks to empower local and county-level OVC stakeholders to strengthen
the formal and informal HIV and child protection systems and services and the linkages between them,
including cross-sectoral service referrals and coordination to ensure quality service delivery for OVC,
Caregivers and their households.
We are seeking highly energized individuals to fill in the following vacancy:Job Title
: (6 Posts) Social worker /EducatorLocation
: NairobiJob Summary:
As a key member of the LIP programming team in the county, you will monitor and report on all project
activities related to case management and service delivery with respect to OVC and their families in
support of MWENDO’s work to ensure improved access to health and social services to the OVC and
Your OVC service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies the
new Case Management approach to the delivery of quality and time bound services to the OVC and their
families as well as enhance their participation in their best interest to constantly work towards
improving the impact of the benefits to the project beneficiaries.
You will be reporting to the AVSI
Project Coordinator, work and coordinate closely with other MWENDO Project staff, key staff from the
relevant ministries, Community Mother Mentors, Community Health Volunteers and Link Desk Person to
contribute to a holistic, integrated, and comprehensive project implementation.Duties and Responsibilities Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned project activities as
outlined in the LIP Detailed Implementation Plan in line with organizations principles and
standards, donor and GOK requirements, and good practices.
Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and
Support the project volunteers in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
Collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with other
organization staff and volunteers to prepare reports per established reporting schedule and
Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to the,
CHVs and Link Desk Persons to ensure effective and quality service provision.
Actively engage in identifying and documentation of project promising practices, case and
human-interest stories, dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.
Represent the organization and MWENDO project in meetings at county, Sub County, ward and
locational levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations
with the GOK, other stakeholders, the community and project beneficiaries.
Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and CRS
standards and established schedules.
Ensure community case workers (CCWs – project volunteers) complete required case
management forms and ensure case filing system is developed and maintained.
Create community linkages for broader community engagement in case management.
Conduct joint support supervision with relevant GOK representatives to forge better working
Conduct regular home visits with the CHVs to ascertain service provision to the project
beneficiaries as well as providing support to the volunteers.
Qualification and experience
Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in Social Sciences or any other related field.
At least three (3) years’ experience in a similar environment.
Ability to ride motorcycle with valid riding license will be an added advantage
Competencies and Skills
Ability to cultivate constructive relationships.
Strong interpersonal and public relation skills and able to work with people from diverse
Able to work independently and effectively under pressure.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Familiarity with rural/urban working environment
Knowledge of OVC case management methodology
Strong coordination skills and strong team orientation.
Strong community mobilization skills.
Strong networking skills.
Ability to use computers.
Good understanding of the Sub County relevant line ministries related to OVC projects
Reports Directly to:
Field Project Coordinator.
Application Closing Date
25th November 2019 Latest Midnight
How to Apply
Please send your CV / resume (including at least 3 references/recommendations from former/current
employers) with documents to:
AVSI Kenya P.O Box 759-00618, Ruaraka , Attention Human Resource Office
to the email address email@example.com and CC firstname.lastname@example.org indicating in the
subject of the email Application for a Social Worker
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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