RefuSHE – Child Protection Training Officer.

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Founded in 2008, RefuSHE is a non-profit organization with operations in Nairobi, Kenya that protects, educates, and empowers young refugee women and girls through a unique holistic model that provides shelter, education, case management, counseling, childcare, legal advocacy, and vocational training. RefuSHE’s holistic program meets the imminent and longer terms needs of unaccompanied, separated, and orphaned refugee girls, young women, and their children. It is the first and only organization dedicated to refugee girls in East Africa. Over the past fourteen years, RefuSHE has grown to become a leading institution and global thought-leader in the field of refugee girl and women protection, education, and empowerment.

Position summary

Title: Child Protection Training Officer (National Position)

Reporting to: Capacity Building Manager

RefuSHE is requesting expressions of interest from qualified applicants for a Child Protection Training Officer position to be based in Nairobi to support an anticipated 2-year grant. The anticipated grant would enhance refugee communities’ capacity for child protection and gender-based violence prevention and response and reduce the reliance of refugee communities on humanitarian organizations to address protection needs at the community level. The program is anticipated to be implemented across six sites within Nairobi County. The program is expected to start in September 2022. The filling of this position is contingent upon successful grant award and funding.

The Child Protection (CP) Training Officer would be responsible for all capacity building trainings related to child protection. S/he should be an experienced technical expert in child protection and be comfortable leading trainings to community-based organizations and other community level structures on this topic. S/he should have ample experience leading capacity building trainings, developing curriculum, and working on training-focused programming.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Lead all program training activities to community-based structures related to child protection
  2. Develop high quality training curriculum on child protection
  3. Participate in and/or lead community events that create awareness of or address child protection
  4. Lead the capacity building assessment for community-based structures as it relates to child protection understanding, knowledge, and gaps
  5. Coordinate across teams and organizations to develop and implement child protection training schedule
  6. Provide technical assistance as new gaps in child protection emerge among community-based structures
  7. Participate in periodic, multi-disciplinary program reviews to identify challenges, opportunities, and needs of the program as it relates to child protection training and knowledge sharing
  8. Review the child protection policy and procedures to ensure it is relevant, current, and fit for purpose.
  9. Keep abreast of developments in the field of child protection.
  10. Raise awareness of code of conduct when dealing with children.
  11. Any other lawful duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Qualifications and Competencies

  1. Bachelor’s degree in social work, community development or other relevant field from a recognized and reputable institution is required
  2. At least 3- 5 years of direct experience in child protection
  3. Demonstrated and significant experience in capacity building and/or training at the community level
  4. Must have experience developing training curriculum and manuals
  5. Demonstrated experience working across teams, departments, and organizations to schedule and implement activities
  6. Comfortable and experienced working in fast-paced environments with tight timelines and little room for error
  7. Proficient in program data collection
  8. Experience working with highly vulnerable populations in required; experience working with refugees, conflict and post-conflict communities is an added advantage.
  9. Ability to remain flexible in a dynamic environment.
  10. Strong writing abilities for training manuals
  11. Detail oriented, high energy, and strongly self-driven
  12. Commitment to RK’s safeguarding and other policies on child protection.

How to apply

Qualified and interested applicants are advised to send their applications that should include a cover letter and CV to hr@refushe.org by 17th Aug 2022 close of business. Applicants must quote the position title ‘Child Protection Training Officer’ in the email subject. Copies of credentials and other relevant certificates will not be required at this early stage of application but in the next steps.

Applications should be addressed to:

HR & Administration Manager


P.O. Box 63192-00619, Nairobi

Note that this position will only be filled should the anticipated grant be awarded. In the case of an award, shortlisting and interviews for the position will begin as soon as the award is confirmed, and immediate placement would be expected once a suitable candidate is identified.

We appreciate all applications received however, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any questions regarding this position will be answered if one is shortlisted for the interview.

Consent: By applying for this position, I hereby consent RefuSHE to collect, process and store my data in accordance with the privacy policy. I understand I may withdraw my consent by writing back to the email address provided in this job advert to withdraw my application at any time.




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