HAART Head of Department: Prevention Jobs in Kenya

HAART Head of Department: Prevention Jobs in Kenya

  • Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART), is a non-governmental organisation based in Nairobi and dedicated to fighting human trafficking in Eastern Africa. HAART works through a multidisciplinary approach applying the UN Four P’s Strategy to combat trafficking in persons: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, Policy and Partnership.

  • HAART is one of the key counter-trafficking organizations in Kenya addressing the issue of human trafficking by supporting the people most affected by it and also developing best practices in the movement. HAART is currently recruiting for the position of a Project Officer – Prevention Department. The officer will be in charge of the prevention programme which targets grassroots communities to create safe communities for both the vulnerable community members and survivors of human trafficking.

  • This is achieved through sensitisation forums for different community members including the children, adults, elderly, the youth, the first responders and potential migrants as we utilised the human rights based approach and victim centred and trauma informed approaches in all our sensitisation projects.

    Key Duties & Responsibilities

    Management and Administration:

    • Ensure prevention projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements.

    • Develop training focus areas that will contribute to internal capacity building together with HR.

    • Review and update program and project indicators together with the MEL department for effective and efficient reporting on project goals and measure progress and impact.

    • Develop a community engagement plan for effective and impactful coordination with the community members, mobilizers, and facilitators in order to strengthen relations and also increase the network.

    • Review and further improve the grassroots and online engagement with the aim to strengthen the impact and simplify the execution.

    • Manage and coordinate the prevention budget under multiple grants, including making accurate
    projections and ensuring efficient spending in accordance with donor requirements.

    • Review and update user-friendly information on safe migration to potential migrants and victims
    of human trafficking.

    • Ensure high quality service delivery to all our clients is in line with HAART’s values and operating principles and all policies and procedures.

    • People management, proper planning and communication among the team to ensure high staff
    engagement, retention and departmental performance (including regular meetings and application of organisational HR tools e.g. check in, staff appraisals...)

    • Keep the commitment to the value of care through planning, prioritization, and proactively
    addressing imbalanced workload. or like-minded organizations to be shared with the whole team.

    • Ensure safety, health and wellbeing of clients and the staffs by utilizing available resources such as psychological support and security policy

    • Ensure a defined scope and standard of data collection is being maintained in VCMS resulting in accurate and up-to-date
    records and implement VCMS as the major tool and source for data
    documentation and prevention activities

    • Contribute to the attainment of sustainable funding streams for operations through robust
    strategic planning, budget development, and contributions to donor proposals

    • Drive people development and learning culture through capacity building in collaboration with HR

    • Strengthen cross departmental collaboration and overall teamwork, ensuring staff members are
    aware of project objectives and current work plans

    • Drive internal engagement for organisational strategic objectives, mission and values

    Coordination, Partnership & Representation:

    • Engage with Deputy Program Manager to drive fundraising activities and contribute to proposal

    • Vetting, building and maintaining a strong working relationship with government and nongovernment partners and represent and promote the HAARTs’ mission, values, and work

    • Ensure the vetting of all potential partners and that clear written agreements are in place

    • Participate and contribute to programme management, proactively suggest initiatives and
    address opportunities for improvement and course correction.

    • In collaboration with HAARTs Communication team, participate and contribute to content development for various communication activities and engagements

    Essential criteria & qualification:

    • University degree or diploma in social work, law, sociology, psychology, or a related field.

    • Experience working with grassroots communities 3+ years

    • Leadership experience in managing teams (ideally supervision of field officers) as well as budgets
    and funds.

    • Strong belief in human rights and equality and commitment to demonstrate integrity in all

    • Excellent interpersonal social skills, diplomacy, and persuasion skills.

    • Strong ability to work independently, including the ability to multitask, prioritize competing
    tasks, and manage time effectively.

    • Proven interpersonal and communication skills with a high standard of spoken and written English
    and Kiswahili.

    • Experience in the field of counter trafficking in persons and advocacy is an added advantage.

    • Experience working with an NGO is an added advantage.

    • Digital skills, including the use of email and Microsoft Word and Excel.

    • Ability to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.

    • Willingness to continually improve technical and analytical competencies.

    • Ability and willingness to embrace HAART values.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; HAART Head of Department: Prevention Jobs in Kenya

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