Child Protection Project Intern 2x

Company Overview

In Kenya, Humanity & Inclusion is providing assistance to the most vulnerable people in refugee camps. The organization is also taking action to combat sexual violence against children with disabilities, to improve mother and child health services and to increase employment opportunities and political participation of people with disabilities. Humanity & Inclusion began working in Kenya in 1992 and currently has a team of 69 staff members.

Areas of Intervention

  • Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Protection
  • Laws
  • Inclusive Education

The Dadaab refugee complex in east Kenya has a population of approximately 240,00 registered refugees and asylum seekers. Kakuma and Kalobeyei settlements in northwest Kenya host more than 180,000 refugees. Humanity & Inclusion works in both camps and surrounding host communities to provide physical rehabilitation services, including provision of assistive devices such as wheelchairs and crutches. The organization works alongside communities to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable refugees, in particular those with disabilities, by ensuring equal access to services, raising awareness of discrimination and building the capacity of staff working with refugees to assess needs.

In Kenya, Humanity & Inclusion is fighting against sexual violence that victimizes children, especially those with disabilities. The organization informs children, families, organizations and local authorities about their rights as guaranteed under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and helps survivors and their parents or guardians access immediate assistance and long-term support.

Purpose of the role

Join this 38-year-old independent and impartial organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify refugees and host community children at risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation including UASC and other vulnerable children including children with and without disabilities and reviewing available assessment data through referral notes.
  • Identify and refer the psychosocial needs of children with and without disabilities in the camp for appropriate service delivery.
  • Develop training schedules and child-led initiatives within the communities to address identified needs affecting the wellbeing of children with and without disabilities including their caregivers in the refugee camp and in the host community.
  • Prepare and submit weekly/monthly and feature reports as required.
  • Facilitate proper documentation of Child Protection Assessments reports of unaccompanied, separated and other vulnerable children including children with and without disabilities.
  • Collaborate with other Child Protection Actors and implementing partners in order to ensure smooth implementation of activities in the camp.
  • Conduct home visits/ follow up assessments on key social factors to establish facts on allegations of abuse or neglect or exploitation and make viable case plans in responding to the protection concerns
  • Attend and support planned training for parents, caregivers, CBR/CBOs and foster families within the camp and in the host community
  • Support with management of the Child-Friendly Spaces (CFS) and child-to-child activities within the CFS
  • Support in conducting sensitization, awareness campaigns, dialogue sessions and training sessions with the help of community members, field staff both in the refugee camp and in the Host community.
  • Monitoring in the field offices to ensure social assistance is reaching out to vulnerable refugees and Host communities as well as strict adherence to the MOH COVID-19 regulations.
  • Undertake any other duty as may be assigned by the office.

Competencies (skills/abilities & behaviour)

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or Community Development
  • Should be able to integrate into a multi-cultural environment and have good interpersonal skills.
  • Be a self-starter and able to work in a team.
  • Be willing to work and learn in a hardship area.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Mastercard Foundation Scholar Award letter  or letter of attestation from your  Mastercard Foundation Program Manager at the institution that awarded you the Scholarship. Secondary Scholars who studied in non-Scholars Program partner universities can apply with the award letter they received from their Secondary Education NGO ( Equity, CAMFED, BRAC and FAWE)
  • Copy of ID / Passport proving your citizenship or eligibility to work in the country
  • Copy of Highest Education Certificate/Qualification

Duration & Additional information

  • 6x Months Internship Program ONLY, the host organization reserve the right to extend the internship or convert it to a job based on performance and identified need. No full time jobs are guaranteed
  • All applicants are strongly advised to take note of the minimum eligibility, if all of the requirements are not met, your application will not be processed

We will ensure that no job applicant receives less favorable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age; nor be disadvantaged by any other conditions or requirements which are irrelevant.

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