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 /Educator

Location: Nairobi

Job 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
their families.

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
    implementation schedules.
  • 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 administration.nairobi@avsi.org and CC collins.otieno@avsi.org indicating in the
    subject of the email Application for a Social Worker

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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