Peace Winds Japan Community based Protection Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Peace Winds Japan Community based Protection Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Shelter Engineer, this staff shall conduct comprehensive sectoral needs assessments in liaison with other relevant sectors such as protection, programme, community services, public health, WASH, administration and supply. S/he will ensure the most effective response, by collecting both quantitative and qualitative data on the profile/needs and living conditions of the People of Concern.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts comprehensive sectoral needs assessments in liaison with other relevant sectors such as WASH, Administration and supply Chain.

  • Support feedback and response systems and the incorporation of feedback received from persons of concern into programme design and adaptation.

  • Leads to collect quantitative and qualitative data on the profile/needs and living conditions of the People of Concern

  • Supports inclusive and protection concerns in shelter & infrastructure design, planning, implementation and construction monitoring throughout all phases of the sheltering cycle,

  • Oversee and manage individual protection cases including those on GBV and child protection.

  • Ensuring the shelter risks of eviction, exploitation and abuse, overcrowded living conditions, limited access to services and unhygienic conditions are avoided during construction cycle.

  • Leads in giving attention to the environment and low carbon approaches, attention to material selection through sustainable means to ensure a green approach to shelter delivery.

  • Ensures PWJ/s consideration and inclusion on area-based multi-sectoral approaches, age and gender, culture, climate, environmental protection and the availability of local resources, including materials, capacities and existing infrastructure.

  • Engage with the relevant stakeholders to ensure that the beneficiary selection process prioritizes the shelter needs of the most vulnerable Persons of Concern (POC) are addressed.

  • Contribute to the development of PWJ shelter strategies and periodically review them to reflect evolving situations and ensure alignment with national and global level policies and guidelines including: the Global Compact on Refugees, Sustainable Development Goals, Relevant Global Strategies and Policies.

  • When planning shelter solutions, ensure that due consideration is given to standards in other relevant sectors such as water and sanitation and infrastructure so that implementation is synchronized and coordinated.

  • Monitor and follow up the design and construction work to confirm these are approved by the relevant authorities, technically sound, supplemented with accurate drawings, detailed BOQs and specifications.

  • Performs any other related duties as assigned

    [General Employees’ Obligations and Responsibilities

  • The Employer stipulates the right to assign the Employee any other kind of work derived from his/her specialization. In case of urgent work and such like the Employee may be asked
    to work overtime as well as during public and other holidays.

  • Deliver project objectives within time, resource and budget constraints.

  • Correctness and completeness of given tasks.

  • The Employee takes over the responsibility for all entrusted material or cash. The Employee is obligated to cover all damages or losses caused by his carelessness.

  • Maintain confidentiality of all information gained from employment within, not publicly.

  • Representing and upholding the values, policies and procedures of PWJ at all times.

  • Your schedule is subject to change at any time according to the organization needs.

  • Behave in a professional manner at all the times with the understanding that the public associates your behavior with PWJ.

    Qualifications & Professional Experience

  • 2 years’ relevant experience with Undergraduate degree in in Community Development, Development Studies, Law, Political science, Gender studies, environmental studies, building construction technology or a closely related field. 4 years’ experience for diploma holders.

  • Hands on experience in Refugees Operation.

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of Protection mainstreaming

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Wide ranging skills in such areas as planning, leadership, decision-making and administration.

  • Ability to work with many stakeholders at various levels.

  • In-depth knowledge of internet, Microsoft Office and Windows products.

    Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Ability to communicate well in English and prepare technical reports.

  • Ability to work in a team under intense emergency condition while respecting the cultural diversity

  • Ability to work for long hours, and has extensive knowledge of Camp terrain and routing patterns.

  • Reliable, honest and has good organizational skills.

  • Commitment to and understanding of PWJ Vision, Mission and Values.

    Language Skills

  • English: Professional fluency.

  • Kiswahili: Native/Advanced.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates are cordially invited to send a cover letter (1 page) indicating salary expectation and resume (3 pages) as one pdf document no later than 10 January 2023 to: When applying indicate the title this position on the Subject line. Due to the urgency to fill this position, shortlisting and interviews will be conducted on rolling basis.

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