Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is an international NGO focused on Child Rights and Child Protection.
To support the development of its Child Protection Project in Korogocho Location, Nairobi County, Tdh is encouraging Kenyan Nationals specifically from Korogocho Community to apply for the position of:
Community Mobilizer and Behaviour Change Officer – Korogocho Child Protection and Education Project, Nairobi County
Reporting to: Behaviour Change Senior Officer
Duty station: Korogocho Project Office, Nairobi
Contract duration: 12 months (3 months’ probation)
Main responsibilities: The Community Mobilisation and Behaviour Change Officer will be responsible for specific community mobilisation and behaviour change components of the project.
He/she is supported by the Senior Behaviour Change Officer with the aim of establishing sustainable child protection structures at the family level and empowering the community to promote behaviour change through mentorship and training.
He/she leads in the transfer of positive and essential behavior knowledge, and attitudes and practices to children, parents/caregivers and community groups, specifically: the Nyumba Kumi cells, the Zero tolerance youth for child protection, girls within the girls mentorship program, and other groups as may be identified during the project period that work to promote child protection within the Korogocho project.
Provides follow-up and monitoring support to ensure beneficiaries/participants of behaviour change interventions initiated under the project have consistent application of tasks and activities designed by the project to enhance healing and resilience.
He/she assists in the mobilisation, involvement and participation of various community groups, at community level in prevention and response activities.
He/she organizes and leads awareness sessions for communities, families and individuals on topics related to child protection and supports the CP cluster leaders and mentors to reach out to individual households.
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 reflect 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.
- Certificate/Diploma in Community development and social work
- A minimum of 2 years of practical experience in developing and implementing community mobilisation and behaviour change interventions in an informal settlement.
- Basic knowledge on child protection
- Practical experience in identifying barriers to behaviour change and developing innovative ways of addressing them.
- Basic documentation and report writing skills.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
- Good with people and people processes
- Excellent knowledge and application of Koch Sheng
- Good knowledge of the Korogocho community and familiarity with its people and physical location
- Willingness to work flex time and especially evening hours and weekends
Only candidates that fit the requirements above are invited to submit a covering 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).
Kindly indicate the position on the subject line of the e-mail – only applications which will have complied with this request will be shortlisted.
Closing date for these positions is 31st July 2017
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a written test and 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.
Female candidates are specifically encouraged to apply.