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Child Protection Assistant

International Rescue Committee

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3 weeks ago

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Requisition ID: req48117

Job Title:  Child Protection Assistant

Sector:  Child Protection

Employment Category:  Fixed Term

Employment Type:  Full-Time

Open to Expatriates:  No

Location:  Kakuma, Kenya

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

The Child Protection Assistant is responsible for implementing facility and community-based child protection program in Kakuma refugee camp with limited support/ travel to the host community. He/she will be responsible for prevention and response activities of the child protection program that include working with the community, psychosocial support groups/activities and case management; He /she will also work closely with the health and other sector staff to ensure CP is mainstreamed and integrated within the other programs.

Major Responsibilities: the post holder will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities.

Program implementation and quality : Reinforcing adherence to the child protection (CP) guiding principles throughout all CP and partners activities, specifically:

Conduct assessment of the living conditions of children in the camp/ host community where applicable and participate in the development of appropriate response to the needs of children. Facilitate the involvement of children and the community (leaders, caregivers, and parents) in the Safe Healing and Learning Space (SHLS) and document the progress made. Supervise and coach community facilitators in the SHLS. Organize and lead psychosocial support activities at SHLS.  Work with the nutrition and health teams in the identification, monitoring, verification, documentation and referral of cases of children and abuse. Follow-up the preparation and implementation of case action plan and home visit conducted by the social workers. Carry out data entry into the Child Protection Information System (CP IMS) database. Assist the child protection officer in facilitating and organizing appropriate care arrangement, and suitable alternative care system with close supervision and attention to the individual needs of children. Through working with the child protection committees identify potential foster families for unaccompanied and separated children in collaboration with social workers and community leaders. Train and supervise the community facilitators leading positive parenting skills training (Family Make the Difference) weekly sessions. Assist the child rights clubs to demonstrate to the community and the concerning body about protection concerns that children are facing while living in the camp and promote the participation of children in all matters affecting their lives. Organize awareness-raising and advocacy activities in the community including the celebration of international calendar events days and other awareness raising sessions  Assist and participate in the preparation of budget, work and spending plans, and PR tracking to monitor the proper utilization of the budget and timely implementation of activities. Adhere and fully abide by the child protection code of conduct. Work closely with the other Child Protection teams within the IRC to provide an integrated response to the needs of children and their families. Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Other: The post holder will also work on other duties such as

The Child Protection Assistant will directly report to the senior Child Protection Officer based in Kakuma with additional oversight from PRoL Technical coordinator in Kenya.


University Degree in Sociology or psychology preferred or any other social science fields. 3 years of working with children experience for diploma holders. 1 year of working with children experience with the first degree. Ability to speak the local language (Turkana) is an added advantage. Computer literate, data entry (database management) skills Trained on CP topics and certified will be preferred.

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way â Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request reasonable accommodation.

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.

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