Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion – Project Manager – Child Protection Dadaab / Kakuma ( Nationals only).

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THE POSITION

Under the supervision of the Area Manager, the Project Manager – Child Protection is responsible for development and the implementation of the *“Enhancing the protection of vulnerable refugee and host communities in Kakuma, Dadaab, and Nairobi”* inclusive child protection project, which is part of the HI Kenya sector’s programme strategy. Responsible for strengthening the management and directing the project including capacity assessment and development planning and monitoring. Providing technical guidance and ensuring quality of the implementation of activities as per HI’s standards. Contributing towards the capitalization of experience gained from the project. Coordinating activities with various project partners and interfacing with National and County government authorities, as well as UNHCR and the protection partners in the camps. Promoting the expertise of HI in inclusive child protection, rehabilitation, disability mainstreaming and inclusion among the community/local/national authorities, partners and donors. Ensuring compliance by all people involved in the project with HI policies on Safeguarding.

S/he will be responsible for

1. Overall operational management and technical quality of the project:

1.1 Implementation of the activities

1.1.1 Be in charge of the implementation of the project respecting all the requirements detailed in the project proposal(s) agreed with the donor(s) (logical framework, workplan, monitoring plan etc.) as well as HI technical specificities.

1.1.2 Responsible for the implementation of the project through the various stages of project cycle in close collaboration with UNHCR and partners, local authorities and the relevant ministries.

2.1 Technical support of the project / capacity building and training:

2.1.2 Participates in the development, implementation and technical monitoring of various project activities.

2.1.3 Lead the project in a qualitative approach of activities

3.1 Data collection, monitoring and evaluation

3.1.1 In charge of the implementation and the respect of HI Monitoring and Evaluation policy which includes:

  • A planning and monitoring tool
  • A quality appraisal tool
  • A monthly progress report
  • The organization of 3 quarterly progress review and one full annual review

4.1 Reporting

4.1.1 In charge of the writing and making timely submission of the reports requested by the donor(s) taking into account the time required by the different validation steps mission level, technical advisors, HQ, National agencies.

5.1 Development

5.1.1 Liaising with Technical advisors and Area manager in the development of the project strategies, interventions and approaches

6.1 Visibility

6.1.1 Ensure that the visibility policy defined by the donor and HI is respected and implemented (stickers, banners, logos, etc.)

2. Child Protection Policy
  • He/she commits him/herself to comply with the risk management policies of Handicap International, including: the policy on the protection of beneficiaries against exploitation and sexual abuse, the child protection policy. **
3.Supervision of financial, logistic and material resources of the project implementation
  • Developing and managing the annual budget plan and monitoring the project related expenses.
  • Preparing the project activity related cash flow forecast/requests for submission to the Field Administrator/ Finance team
4. Management and supervision of staff under his/her line management
5. Establishing and maintaining linkages with partners
  • Developing partnerships/collaborations with different organizations and facilitating the creation of a network
  • Ensuring a smooth and efficient communication with all the partners and stakeholders to the project.
6. Contribute towards the capitalization of experience
  • Identifying issues or subjects for capitalization in collaboration with the technical advisors and coordinators
7. Respect of HI identity, rules and policies

Qualifications and skills required:

Education :

At least a Bachelor Degree in psychology, social sciences, community development, law or a related area of study.· At least 3 years of practical project management experience within INGO working in the field of child protection, sexual gender based violence and / or disability.

Previous experience in working in supporting vulnerable children (particularly children with disabilities) is essential.

Experience in technical support to team / partners in the field of child protection, gender-based violence, and/or disability is essential. (Training, evaluation)

Technical Competencies:
  • Strong project management skills: leadership, human qualities, conflict management, etc.
  • Proficiency in the knowledge of key concepts of child protection the protection and / or sexual gender-based violence.
  • Strong skills in training and capacity building, skills in monitoring and evaluation in a participatory manner.
  • Experience in the elaboration and implementation of training programs.
  • Excellent report writing in English or Kiswahili.
  • Experience working with partners to develop their organizational systems and structures.
  • Strong skills in report writing.
  • Ability to represent Handicap International and maintain good relationship with local authorities and partner NGOs / advocacy experience.
  • Working knowledge of human resources policies to protect against all forms of abuse and sexual exploitation. (Including child protection policy).
Behavioural competencies :
  • Relational capabilities, enjoy working with children, including children with disabilities.
  • Maturity , able to identify challenges, report them and propose solutions, critical thinking / analytical skills.
  • Pro-activity, constructive / research oriented solution.
  • Humility, good communication, welcome constructive criticism, transparency
  • Spirit of initiative / creativity, power of persuasion, listening capabilities, adaptation skills, confidentiality

How to apply

The basic salary range for this position is from Kshs. 93,193 to 112, 472 excluding allowances . Positioning in the salary grid is dependent on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees current and/or past line managers and their current official contacts mandatory) by email to :- jobs.kenya@hi.org The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Project Manager- Child Protection – Dadaab or Kakuma Position”. Please specify the field station you are applying for.

Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage. Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

HI staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined the Code of Conduct. In accordance with these values, HI operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption.

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