The LWF World Service, SOCIAL COHESION unit is intended to enhance strong community ties through strengthening social cohesion bond. This is done through empowering community structures like women leaders, peace committeesâ, adolescent girls and religious/traditional leaders in the host and the refugee community.Â
Overall Purpose/Broad Function :
To strengthen community protection structures for refugees in camps and host communities, with a special focus on persons and children with disability, girls and women empowerment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
â¢ Plan with SCO and coordinate training sessions of the community member
â¢ Support the Senior SCO in the preparation of the Monthly incentive payroll, weekly, monthly, Quarterly midyear, and annual reports.
â¢ Facilitate appropriate training for refugee staff, local community leaders on areas of peace building, conflict resolution, arbitration, community participation and self-management in order to promote social cohesion in the communities both host and refugee.
â¢ Assist in planning, developing of unit proposals and budgets
â¢ Facilitating Social cohesion program in the community.
â¢ Monitor the resolution of cases by religious /traditional leaders, women consortium and Peace committees in the Host communities and the refugee community.
â¢ Take a lead role in advocacy and community mobilization in upholding individual human rights.
â¢ Conducting quarterly meetings with refugee, host community leaderâs / community structures to discuss and address different concerns of the community
â¢ Ensuring there is strong social cohesion among the refugee community and between refugee and the host community through joint dialogue sessions.
â¢ Generally, ensure that implementation of all the activities under social cohesion unit.
â¢ Any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor
â¢ Bachelor of arts in community development
â¢ Diploma in social work and social administration
â¢ 7 years of hands on experience in humanitarian work.
Other Specific Skill Requirements: Â
â¢ Excellent analytical and reporting skills
â¢ Time management
â¢ Report writing skills
â¢ proposal development skillsÂ
â¢ Security surveillance skills.
â¢ OSHA Skills.
â¢ A high level of professionalism, integrity, honesty and transparency in my area of work.Â
â¢ A demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision and accurately meet deadlinesÂ
A person of high integrity that will model LWF/WS Kenya Somali Program core values:Dignity and justice Compassion and commitment Respect for diversity Inclusion and participation Transparency and accountability
Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organizationâs commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.
Disclosure: Â The LWF participates in theÂ Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme developed by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response,Â which requires LWF to conduct reference checks with prior employers including questions about employee misconduct. By proceeding with this job application, you consent to LWF requesting a Statement of Conduct from previous employers. This Statement of Conduct is requested from previous employers for all candidates for employment and provided to all employers that request it from LWF.
The closing date for this application is 7th September 2023.
Contract Duration:Â Annual Fixed Term, with possibility of renewal.
Position is open to Kenya Nationals only.
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