European Committee for Agricultural Training Protection Officer Jobs in Kenya

European Committee for Agricultural Training Protection Officer Jobs in Kenya


Juvenile Justice Programme Kenya

Organization: CEFA

Title of the position: Protection Officer

Location: Mombasa, Nairobi, Nyeri (and other location)

Duration of the project: 36 Months

Duration of the contract:

12 Months (Renewable up to a maximum of 31 months and with a 3 months’ probation period)

Starting date: 15th of January 2019

CEFA – European Committee for Training and Agriculture (Comitato Europeo per la Formazione e l’Agricoltura) is an Italian NGO, founded in 1972, whose works lays its foundation on the principles of solidarity and cooperation between different regions of the world. CEFAs guiding principles are the respect and protection of Human Rights, maintaining a sustainable Peace and promoting Equality.

CEFAs mission is to strengthen local institutions, aiming at improving the living conditions of communities and households through capacity building, awareness raising and advocacy with a main focus on the protection of vulnerable children and fundamental human rights. At the moment CEFA is running several programs in 10 Countries across Europe, Africa, South and Central America.

CEFA has been working in the Juvenile Justice System in Kenya since 2005 on building a society where the child’s rights are respected, and minors are protected from any kind of violence, including being neglected and not having an adequate access to justice.

Brief outline of the project: the project aims at strengthening the Juvenile Justice System in Kenya in compliance with the international standards and involving local authorities, all relevant stakeholders, civil society and the private sector.

CEFA is therefore looking for 3 well-qualified Protection Officers who shall work together towards achieving the objectives of this project.

3 Protection Officers will support the Juvenile Justice actors in implementing diversion mechanisms and restorative justice methodologies in the Counties of Nyeri, Mombasa, Nairobi and other location decided by the Government departments and the project management.

Main Duties

Planning and Implementation

  • Implement penal mediation and case conferencing within Police Stations, Child Protection Units, Children Courts, Court User Committee and Area Advisory Councils

  • Facilitate training on restorative justice and diversion for Public officers

  • Support the identification and management of the minors that can benefit from diversion mechanisms

  • Offer high level of psychosocial support to beneficiaries on deserving cases

  • Case study and case recording,

  • Supporting the case management of minors in contact with the law;

  • Participate on periodic meetings to identify priorities, challenges and way forwards, design strategies and develop work plans to implement project activities

  • Represent CEFA in the juvenile statutory institutions, police stations,
    Children Courts and the target area at large

    Reporting and Coordination

  • Send periodic narrative and financial reports on the progress of the work and planned activities;

  • Management and reporting of expenses related to the implemented activities;

  • Participate in organizing workshops, meetings and training related to the areas of responsibility;

  • Provide the supervisor with adequate communication and documentation

  • Provide organizational and logistic support to the project;

  • Network with relevant agencies for effective referrals and opportunities of collaboration and

  • Conduct other activities deemed as necessary within the framework of the Project.

    Education, Competencies and Experience Requirements

  • Degree in Law/ Social work/ Sociology/psycho-social studies or Diploma in law/social work with a 2 years’ field experience

  • Relevant certification

  • Knowledge and expertise in psychology and social work

  • Must have at least 2 years working experience in Social Work or psycho-social support, preferably in correctional facilities and/or within the Juvenile Justice System.

  • Must have adequate skills in conducting a wide range of negotiations, consultations, coordination among diverse stakeholders most preferably within the Juvenile Justice System in Kenya

  • Must have an ability for inclusive planning, execution and lobbying for project activities within child protection context.

  • Counseling skills

  • Facilitation skills

  • Reporting Skills

  • Computer literacy (Excel, Word, Office Package)

  • Fluent in English and Swahili

    Functional Skills:

  • Adaptability to work within Criminal justice and Government Context

  • Commitment in Child Protection

  • Team Work

  • Good communication skills

  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with analytical approach

  • Must be able to work independently with limited supervision

  • Ability to strictly adhere to deadlines

  • Readiness to sign and abide to a Child protection policy

  • Readiness to commit and adhere to values, mission and vision of CEFA

    How to apply: Please send your CV with at least 2 relevant referees to the following email address: [email protected]

    Please Note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for the interview

    Deadline: 15th of December 2018

    How to apply: Please send your CV with at least 2 relevant referees to the following email address: [email protected]

    Please Note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for the interview

    Deadline: 15th of December 2018

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