Terre des hommes Foundation Advocacy Officer Jobs in Korogocho, Nairobi

Terre des hommes Foundation Advocacy Officer Jobs in Korogocho, Nairobi


Context

  • Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief organization, based in Lausanne (Switzerland).

  • Every year our projects support more than 3 million children and their families in over 35 countries.

  • We are part of the Terre des hommes International Federation, with 9 other sister organizations in Switzerland, Europe and Canada.

  • Tdh provides support to children in Dadaab refugee camp and in Korogocho slums.

  • Tdh also implements health and nutrition projects in Garissa County.

    Main Responsibilities

  • Planning and implementation of the advocacy component of the Project.

  • With support from Project Manager, conduct research/assessments/studies on ECD issues at community, county and national level to generate evidence to inform global community practice and policy choices at national level.

  • Develop ECD advocacy strategy for 3 years and a work plan and track the progress of objectives and activities.

  • Conduct sessions/trainings for community, ECD staffs, and local administration to inform understanding about Early Childhood Development.

  • Identify and participate in networks with relevant stakeholders and partners to build strategic relationships on key policy issues and advocacy opportunities including influencing existing National ECD Framework.

  • Develop and continually update ECD advocacy briefs to provide updates to stakeholders on relevant activities and accomplishments.

  • Represent Tdh in relevant governance, planning and lobby meetings at Sub county, county and national level.

    Employee Expectations

  • He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Protection Safeguarding Policy.

  • Terre des hommes expects that its staff professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. He/she assures the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.

  • Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.

  • He/she commits to observe discretion on any information
    related to the organisation functioning and beneficiary related issues

    Requirements

  • Bachelor’ degree required in a discipline relevant to ECD

  • 3 years’ experience working in advocacy related to ECD

  • Strong policy advocacy skills and ability to negotiate and network with a broad range of stakeholders.

  • Excellent advocacy, lobbying and training skills.

    Abuse Prevention Policy – Operational Risk Management

  • Commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy

  • Commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Risk Management Policies

  • Commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.

    How to Apply

  • Only candidates that fit the requirements above are invited to submit a cover letter, CV, references, and copies of academic and professional certificates (if requirements are not met or application is incomplete, the application will not be considered).

  • The application should be emailed to

  • KEN.recruitment@tdh.ch.

  • Kindly indicate the position on the subject line of the email – only applications which will have complied with this request will be shortlisted.

  • Kindly note only applications sent to this email address will be considered.

  • Closing date for the application of this position is 31st January, 2020.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a written test and oral interview.

  • Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.

  • Tdh is an equal opportunity employer.


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