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Youth Engagement Assistant- Kakuma

About the Role:

The primary purpose of the Youth Engagement Assistant role is to assist in the development, and implementation of youth engagement activities, programs, services, and events designed to address the identified needs, interests, aspirations and challenges of young people in Kakuma. Kalobeyei Settlement and surrounding host Community.

The role will work collaboratively with and report to the Youth Engagement Officer

Position Competency Profile:

Program Design and Delivery

  • Assist Youth engagement officer in implementation of youth engagement activities designed to address the identified needs, interests, aspirations, and challenges of young people in the Kakuma refugee camp, Kalobeyei settlement, and surrounding host community. In particular Community- level activities, workshops, training, events, projects, and other relevant activities that relate to peaceful coexistence and social cohesion.
  • Undertake and facilitate regular engagement with young people, their families and community to ensure young people actively lead decision-making, planning and implementation of Youth Engagement programs and other programs as relevant.
  • Work with partners in creating awareness on peaceful coexistence and social cohesion.
  • Work with the Youth Engagement Officer to partner and foster joint initiatives with local youth/ community CBOs & Refugee youth- Led Organizations to support the planning and delivery of youth engagement activities.
  • Assist in organizing programmatic field visits by donors, partners or FAK’s senior management from Nairobi.
  • Keep up-to-date with all ongoing projects at field level and work closely with field refugee staff and Program team to ensure updated work plans and successful coordination and implementation of youth engagement activities.
  • Assist in weekly and/or monthly update reports on all ongoing projects, including updates from specific departments, and submit to Youth Engagement Officer.
  • Assist the Youth Engagement Officer and other Programs Officers in keeping an up-to- date information management and filing system for ongoing projects, as required.
  • Work closely with operational staff, including procurement, to ensure all activities have requisite materials and support to deliver youth engagement projects within strict deadlines.
  • Support the youth engagement outreach facilitators and Data clerks to identify and address support needs and challenges to project delivery.
  • Support the Youth Engagement Officer and Snr. Programs Officer in incorporating programmatic learning into activities at the field level to ensure that best practices and challenges are incorporated into continued activities.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of all information that he/she may have access to in the execution of his/her duties.
  • Ensure implementation of FAK’s safeguarding, anti-fraud and community feedback mechanisms at the community structures level.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or Diploma in Social science, Community Development, humanitarian/development work, programme management, communication or relevant related field
  • 1-2 years of experience with a local or international NGO in similar capacity
  • Experience working with young people, and proven ability to gain their respect and engage them in a range of activities, and a demonstrated ability to respond appropriately to sensitive situations
  • Current and relevant knowledge of issues affecting young people in Kakuma Refugee camp, Kalobeyei settlement and surrounding host community , and understanding of strategies to address these issues.
  • Project management experience in innovative community development, including program design, implementation and evaluation skills are desirable
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Group facilitation skills and demonstrated ability to work positively with difficult-to-engage young people
  • A high level of computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Office, and competence in social media; the ability to create engaging digital content desirable is an advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated experience in one of the following is desirable – creative industries (arts, music etc), sports, Peace building or another specialized field.

Youth Engagement Officer- Kakuma

Program Design and Delivery

  • Develop and implement youth engagement activities, programs, and events aimed at addressing the identified needs, interests, aspirations, and challenges of young people in the Kakuma refugee camp, Kalobeyei settlement, and surrounding host community. In particular conducting community awareness activities, workshops, training, events, and other relevant activities that relate to peaceful coexistence and social cohesion
  • Facilitate regular engagement with young people, their families and communities to ensure young people actively lead decision-making, planning and implementation of Youth Engagement programs and other relevant initiatives.
  • Work with the Youth engagement assistant, partners and camp leaders to identify issues of concern, joint solutions and create awareness on peaceful coexistence and social cohesion.
  • Collaborates with the Senior Programs Officer and Youth Engagement Assistant to establish partnerships with local youth/community CBOs and Refugee Youth- Led organizations to support the planning and implementation of youth engagement activities.
  • Together with Programs team members, regularly review and update procedures and operations in order to provide effective operation and continuous improvement of youth engagement programs internally and externally.
  • Actively participate in the Programs team meetings to contribute to joint planning, and development of strategies
  • Implement and monitor FilmAid Kenya’s policies and procedures including upholding user rights, access and equity and confidentiality policies and appropriate referral strategies.
  • Serve as an advocate for young people by participating in committees, working groups and forums as agreed with the Senior Programs Officer.
  • Lead or participate in the design of Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) materials (video, video facilitation guides and handbooks, posters, fliers, fact sheets).
  • Strengthen the capacity of outreach teams to deliver long-term SBCC strategies.
  • Understand, document and promote the use of traditional forms of communication preferred by different communities in the refugee programs to promote constructive dialogue on Peaceful coexistence and social cohesion.
  • Write internal progress reports, donor reports and participate in proposal development.

Communication and Teamwork

  • Communicate clearly and effectively with team members
  • Provide support, feedback and resources to other team members
  • Participate in team processes including team meetings and supervision
  • Develop and maintain cross professional links.
  • Actively participate on the youth working groups
  • Actively promote youth engagement programs and activities available for young people through community networks including through social media channels.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Senior Programs Officer.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/ or advanced diploma in Social science, Community Development, humanitarian/development work, program management, communication or relevant related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in a similar capacity with a local or international NGO.
  • Experience working with young people, and proven ability to gain their respect and engage them in a range of activities, and a demonstrated ability to respond appropriately to sensitive situations
  • Current and relevant knowledge of issues affecting young people in Kakuma Refugee camp, Kalobeyei settlement and surrounding host community , and strategies to address these issues.
  • Project management experience in innovative community development, including program design, implementation and evaluation skills are desirable
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Proficiency in group facilitation including the ability to work positively with difficult-to-engage young people
  • High level of computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Office, and competence in social media; the ability to create engaging digital content is an advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and with limited supervision
  • Experience in one of the following is desirable: creative industries (arts, music etc), environment, sport or other specialized field.
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HOW TO APPLY

Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their applications with Cover Letter, CV, and 3 references to jobskenya@filmaid.org on or before 14th July 2023 and clearly indicate on the subject line ‘Youth Engagement Assistant.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

FilmAid Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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