Terre des Hommes Netherlands Project Officer - SGBV/Child Protection Jobs in Kenya

Terre des Hommes Netherlands Project Officer - SGBV/Child Protection Jobs in Kenya

Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) is an international NGO committed to stopping child exploitation.

In East Africa, Terre des Hommes Netherlands works in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. We support child victims of exploitation with education, psychosocial support, legal assistance, shelter, job opportunities and medical care; while at the same time targeting highly vulnerable children, who are at risk of being exploited, in our prevention activities.

We launch public and media campaigns to create awareness on our focus issues and carry out local research into the extent and nature of abuse and exploitation of children.

TdH-NL in East Africa works within four child protection themes: the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL), Child Trafficking and Migration (CTM), and Child Abuse (CA) in the form of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.

Through collaboration with local civil society organisations (CSOs), TdH-NL implements development, humanitarian/relief and advocacy interventions in various parts of Kenya, supported by own TdH-NL funding and various foundations.


  • Translate a developed project plan into a concrete and achievable work plan for project execution, submitting this to the Project manager for approval and communicating the work plan to the stakeholders
  • Prepare the necessary documentation for approval of project activities according to TdH-NL’s guidelines
  • Support project manager in the development, harmonization and dissemination of SGBV reporting and referral pathways
  • Facilitate community dialogues engaging children, women, youth, men and community leaders to sensitize them against SGBV to identify SGBV training needs and appropriate strategies for steering change in their attitudes/behavior in ending of SGBV (with a bias on children) with their communities
  • Support in design and development of SGBV behaviour change communication guides ensuring cultural appropriateness
  • Support the project manager in capacity building sessions for community agents of change on SGBV risks, identification, prevention and response, roles and responsibilities targeting frontline SGBV service providers
  • Ensure that all scheduled project reports such as progress and financial reports are delivered on time and that they are of good quality, according to TdH-NL’s standards, analyse the received information and compile the necessary reports to the Project Manager
  • Support in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with
    all stakeholders including community leaders, NGOs, government ministries/authorities, UN agencies, social institutions, donors, among others
  • Identify together with Project Manager areas for further improvement on programme quality with regard to child protection
  • In collaboration with Project Manager and PME Coordinator, lead in project monitoring and evaluation
  • As part of a team, translate developments and situation specific information into thematic and country annual and strategic policies.
  • Assist in the continuous assessment of child protection needs and gaps in the country in order to ensure that these are appropriately reflected in project strategies and interventions.
  • Support the Senior Communication Officer at the Regional Office with information and materials for marketing and communication, e.g. news items (case stories) and photos.
  • Facilitate field monitoring visits for TdH staff, partners and other stakeholders

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in development studies, project management, child rights,or relevant fields
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar position
  • Experience in Child protection and in working with local stakeholders
  • Experience with GBV/SGBV programming is an added advantage
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills- written and orally
  • Planning, organizing,cooperation, performance oriented,
  • High degree of taking initiative and working independently

    How to Apply
  • Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae by e-mail to: recruitment.africa@tdh.nl clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position and your expected remuneration, no later than 5th September 2019, 5.00pm (EAT).
  • For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.
  • Please note that this is a national position.
  • Applicants must be able to provide proof of the right to live and work in Kenya.
  • Kindly also note that due to the expected large responses only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The selection procedure will include an assessment test, and checking of recent professional references.

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