Safe Programming Assistant-3 months contract

Organisation: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Post: Kenya
Deadline: 27.5.2018
Posted: Wed, 05/16/2018 - 14:20

Job Description

Requisition ID: req1882
Job Title: Safe Programming Assistant-3 months contract
Sector: Protection and rule of law
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Kenya-Hagadera
Job Description
The Safe Programming Assistant will be the focal point for IRC's Safe Programming initiatives in Hagadera Refugee Camp. With technical support from the Nairobi-based Protection Manager, the Safe Programming Assistant will be responsible for protection mainstreaming in IRC programs in Hagadera Refugee Camp.  The position reports to the WPE Manager, Hagadera.
Key Responsibilities
a. Program Support
Prepare and maintain updated, detailed program and activity work plans.
Provide ongoing support, training, and guidance to refugee staff and community leaders on safe programming/protection mainstreaming to ensure programming prioritizes the needs of clients.
Actively participate with support from Protection Manager in the designing of safe programming assessments including conducting of the assessments, data analysis and report writing.
Undertake development and implementation of work plans emanating from findings of the safe programming assessments.
Track the project budget utilization through work plans, spending and procurement plans in line with IRC policies and practices.
Manage the complaints and response mechanisms while maintaining appropriate client feedback mechanisms particularly related to IRC services.
Refer individual clients with urgent protection problems to appropriate service providers and maintain an up to-date activity tracking tool of all client referrals, assessments, trainings and other protection related activities.
Maintain complete, accurate and confidential records of client assistance and ensure proper and updated documentation related to each individual case.
Undertake protection monitoring (spot observations, focus group discussions, household interviews, key Informant interviews and individual interviews) and with respect for principles of confidentiality, ethical information gathering and age/gender/diversity mainstreaming.
Contribute to the IRC and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly) on grant activities, indicators and achievements.
b. Coordination and Networking
In coordination with the WPE Manager, develop and maintain effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders- including community leaders, I/NGOs, UN agencies, the government, donors and IRC team members.
Actively participate in coordination of an inter-agency Safe Programming Advisory Committee meetings and events to spearhead safe programming across all sectors.
Participate in the camp level working group meetings when required.
Work closely with the other IRC departments (supply chain, finance and grants) to ensure compliance of program activities.
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.
Professional Standards
All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
Key Result Areas
Community Mobilization.
Capacity building on protection mainstreaming and protection core concepts.
Conducting protection and Safe Programming assessments in the camp.
Managing the client feedback mechanisms (complaints and response mechanism)
Diploma in Law, Social Sciences or related degree.
At least 2 years program experience, including protection mainstreaming in a humanitarian context with protection/human rights focus.
Experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers desirable.
Strong capacity to build partnerships and to work with both local and international partners.
Experience in training multiple stakeholders in areas related to human rights, and protection.
Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination and safety of clients at all times.
Required Competencies:
Ability to work under pressure and handle sensitive situations diplomatically
Ready to work in strenuous hardship environment with basic services available.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to improvise, excellent relationship-building, effective in representation and liaison with external actors, team player and comfortable in a multi-cultural environment.
Good computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel).
Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required. Somali speaker preferred.
Apply on or before 27th May, 2018
Please note to include at least 3 professional referees.
Also note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector. 
Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request  for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: or report to the nearest police.
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