Child Protection Assistant Vacancy at Save the Children

Vacancy Description

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. In total, we employ around 188 staff and had an operating annual budget in 2019 of approximately US$ 12.4 million. In 2016, Save the Children established a new project office in Madagascar whose operations the Kenya CO manages.

Role Purpose:

The Role of this position is to provide support to the case management and running of the education and welfare centre in Dadaab.  This include but not limited to; Documentation and assessment of cases of children in the blocks, direct and unhindered access to and interview with children, conduct home visits and follow ups inside the blocks in somewhat uncertain security situation and data collection and supervision of play activities in the CEWC’s.


Programme Delivery

  • Collect required data, coordinate with the MEAL team on a monthly basis, and ensure data is correctly captured.
  • Conduct community mobilisation and sensitization campaign on child protection issues within the Host community.
  • Supervise the child friendly play activities and CEWC and ensure management and implementation of the CEWC centre
  • Work closely with the sub-county children department, the area advisory committee, and other structures such as teachers and local leaders
  • Sensitise children on their rights and community structures through dissemination of relevant child friendly information at community level.
  • Support the development and implementation of a capacity building system for community based child protection structures within the host community.
  • Supervise children activities at the Child Education Welfare Centre.
  • Consult the children of different age groups in the running and maintenance of Child Education Welfare centre.
  • Produce timely progress reports and monthly reports on host community activities.
  • Ensure effective management of programme resources.
  • Comply with all relevant save the children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • Identify and build links with other partners, ensuring that issues for child protection are raised and addressed
  • Coordinate the identification, follow up of children in alternative care and, monitoring of foster parents/Guardianship
  • Ensure the placement of children in alternative care adhere to SCI procedure and with the Kenya alternative care guidelines (Guidelines for Alternative Care of Children in Kenya 2011)

Contract Duration: 4 Months
Nationality: Kenyan

Location: Dadaab



  • Diploma in social work/ social sciences or equivalent with preferably 2 years work experience in social work or with development related organisation.
  • Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Knowledge of community base child protection approaches preferably including experience in participatory approaches (PRA/PLA) and child participation methodologies.
  • Proficiency in IT including ability to use MS application packages (Word, Excel, and database software).
  • Ability, skills to conduct child -friendly interviews, communication skills, and child protection needs assessments.
  • Demonstrates ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge animating/organizing play activities with children
  • Strong self-starter able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving.
  • Commitment to save the children’s’ child safeguarding policy.
  • Experience in designing and facilitation training sessions.
  • Experience in working in an insecure environment.
  •  Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.


  • Strong understanding and experience of Case management process, child friendly spaces
  • Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions
  • Experience in working in an insecure environment
  • Experience in documenting and presenting BID cases in an interagency panel
  • Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process, nor request for medical examination or records and does not act through recruitment agents whatsoever.

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Child Protection Assistant Vacancy at Save the Children FULL_TIME September 11, 2019 2019-09-22 Nairobi 0 KES
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