WUSC Consultant - Guidance and Counselling Jobs in Kenya

WUSC Consultant - Guidance and Counselling Jobs in Kenya

  • WUSC – World University Service of Canada – is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to providing education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world.

    Scope of Work

  • Given the project context, and the extent of girl’s challenges and other barriers, KEEP is providing marginalized girls with access to counselling services for helping them build necessary skills and support for transition.

  • Strengthening counselling is also a critical component of improving resilience and providing girls with of other opportunities in life.

  • Therefore, the consultant will review and assess existing Guidance and Counselling manuals and recommend relevant changes to the manuals, set clear modules to monitor implementation progress and provide ToT training.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review and assess existing guidance and counselling manuals that include identifying gaps in the manuals as compared to best practices;

  • Mainstream gender into the training manual and design activities that deal with gender equality or transformation;

  • Training the KEEP Counsellors on gender and how to implement effective gender sensitive guidance and counseling;

  • Develop a detailed Guidance and Counselling strategy and framework for KEEP.

  • Based on the produced manual, conduct ToT training session(s) to the target group to explain the manuals produced;

  • Provide advisory support services to Counselling and at times Life Skills to ensure that the counselling tools and procedures are functioning, troubleshoot and suggest corrective action during and after the consultancy period;

  • Work with WUSC’s MEL team to support development of observation tools for lay and school counsellors.


    The Key Deliverables for the consultancy are as follows:

  • Revised guidance and counselling training manuals

  • Training report

  • All deliverables to be met within 2 months.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Guidance and Counselling

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in Life skills and guidance and counselling programming in the education sector.

  • Experience in developing Gender sensitive training manuals

  • Strong English communication and writing skills

  • Kiswahili language skills or other relevant local language skills are a significant asset.

    Functional Competencies

  • Expert knowledge of refugee education landscape in Kenya

  • Experience in conducting teacher training in guidance and counselling in similar contexts

    Proficiency in use of basic computer software

    Core Competencies

  • Ability to produce high quality outputs in a timely manner

  • Strong organization skills

  • Ability to work independently and produce high quality outputs

  • Sound judgement, strategic
    thinking and the ability to manage competing priorities

  • Demonstrate integrity by modeling WUSC’s values and ethical standards and safeguarding policies

  • Displays cultural gender, religion, race nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

  • Solid understanding of the concepts of gender mainstreaming and equality in the KEEP context (Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps and surrounding host communities). **

    How to Apply

    The application should contain the following:

  • Cover Letter expressing your interest in this role. Please include your expected daily rate;

  • Resume and sample of similar work previously done by applicant (In PDF format, not more than 9MB).

  • Applications should be submitted via email to:

  • infonbo@wusc.ca

  • Please include in the subject line Consultancy- Classroom Observation

  • Deadline to submit - 4pm on 23 March 2020.

  • Applications that do not respond to these requirements will not be considered.

  • WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, consultants, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization.

  • WUSC adheres to strict safeguarding principles and promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form.

  • All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

  • Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract with WUSC will not be considered “staff members” and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements, medical insurance coverage and or advance payments).

  • Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors.

  • Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

    Beware of scams - WUSC Kenya does not ask for payment at any point during our recruitment process.

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