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Saturday, February 18, 2017
DSW Social Services Officer Vacancy in Kaloleni, Kilifi County, Kenya
Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) is an international development organisation that focuses on the needs and potential of the largest youth generation in history.
We are committed to creating demand for and access to health information, services and supplies, and to securing their right for a brighter future.
We achieve this by engaging in advocacy, capacity development, and family planning initiatives, which make sure the youth of today are empowered to lead healthy and self-determined lives.
With our headquarters in Hannover, Germany, DSW maintains four country offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, as well as liaison offices in Berlin and Brussels.
DSW seeks to recruit a Social Services Officerto support implementation of Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) interventions in Kilifi county.
This is a full time position based in Kaloleni – Kilifi county.
The incumbent will support household-level initiatives to improve the protection of OVCs, and will work closely with community volunteers in delivering essential OVC services as per the standard guidelines.
This position is open to Kenyan nationals only.
Areas of Responsibility
Under direct supervision of the Field Officer – Health and Social Services, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Coordinate planning and reporting among community volunteers
Support in profiling and enrolment of households into the project
Maintain a database of project beneficiaries
Supervise and oversee household visits
Coordinate follow ups to ensure effective referrals
Documenting project data, monitoring, compiling and submitting timely reports
Mentor volunteers and conduct review sessions
Perform project budget tracking
Participate and represent the project in the relevant technical working groups and committees
Support in identifying potential areas of growth for program development
Establish and maintain effective working relationship with communities and local partners
Make follow-up activities with Community Mentor Mothers (CMM) and Community Health Volunteers to ensure OVCs and care givers access comprehensive services
Diploma in Social/Behavioral Sciences, Community Development or related field from an accredited institution.
At least 2 years’ experience in OVC, particularly in the area of child protection, education and health
Excellent command of English and Swahili languages (written and oral)
Strong analytical, strategic thinking and writing skills
Ability to work independently and in a team
Strong IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, with practical experience in the use of electronic communications including email, internet, etc)
Ability to work and deliver results under minimum supervision.
Experience in economic strengthening will be an added advantage
High level of integrity and honesty
Compassionate, and respectful of all people
Keen eye for detail
If interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter stating your salary expectations) with the reference “Social Services Officer” clearly indicated in the email subject line to: email@example.com
Deadline for application: February 28th, 2017
Ideal start date: Immediate
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
DSW is an equal opportunity employer and does not require applicants to pay money at any stage during the recruitment process.