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Social Worker – Juvenile Justice

at European Committee for Agricultural Training
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted October 9, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


Organisation: European Committee for Agricultural Training

Closing date: 18 Oct 2019
Starting date: ASAP

Contract duration: 12 Months (Renewable up to a maximum of 18 months and with a 3 months trial period)

Monthly gross salary: according to experience

Duty station: Kericho with field visit to Manga (Kisii county)

Report to: Activity Coordinator and PM

CEFA – European Committee for Training and Agriculture – is an Italian Non-Governmental Organisation established in 1972 and active in 10 countries across Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Its commitment in the field of juvenile justice is long-lasting, especially in Kenya where it has been working towards the reform of the system alongside other civil society organisations and the Kenyan Government for more than 10 years. The current project is titled APRIRE (an Italian word that literally means “to open”), a three-year project funded by the Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation in Kenya that aims to disclose alternative ways to do justice for and with children, and to introduce elements of diversion, restorative justice, reintegration and foster care in the child justice system in Kenya. Various interventions within the child justice system are implemented throughout the project. These go from capacity building of professionals working with children on child-friendly justice, RJ and diversion, to awareness raising among the local public about the key role and benefits of restorative practices, service provision for children in conflict with the law within the juvenile justice institutions and reintegration of children back to their families and communities.

The project is implemented in partnership with FAdV (lead applicant) and several local NGOs/CBOs and Government stakeholders.

This project aims at the achievement of the following results:

Alternative dispute resolution and restorative justice services are introduced and enhanced
Improved psychosocial/educational and scholastic/professional reintegration services in targeted institutions, in accordance with the best interests of the child
Enhanced foster family services as an alternative measure to institutionalization and/or to protect vulnerable children
Objectives and general characteristics of the position:

The social worker will be employed to provide services (OJT, psycho social and counselling support) in selected juvenile statutory institutions

Detailed assignments:

Implementing of the On the Job Training to support the capacity building of government staff and the improvement of their service provision;
Offering high level of psychosocial support to beneficiaries on deserving cases (counselling, psycho-educational and reintegration);
Carrying out case study and case recording;
Supporting the case management of minors in contact with the law within juvenile institutions;
Participating on periodic meetings to identify priorities, challenges and way forwards, design strategies and develop work plans to implement project activities;
Representing CEFA in the juvenile statutory institutions and the target area at large.
Duties and Responsibilities:


Experience Requirements

Must have at least 3 years working experience in Social Work and Psychology, preferably in correctional facilities and/or within the Juvenile

Job Responsibilities

Sending periodic narrative and financial reports on the progress of the work and planned activities;
Managing and reporting of expenses related to the implemented activities;
Participating in organizing workshops, meetings and training related to the areas of responsibility;
Providing the supervisor with adequate communication and documentation;
Providing organizational and logistic support to the project;
Networking with relevant agencies for effective referrals and opportunities of collaboration and
Conducting other activities deemed as necessary within the framework of the Project.

Education Requirements

Degree in Social work/ Sociology/psycho-social studies or Diploma in social work with a 3 years’ field experience
Relevant certification
Knowledge and expertise in psychology and social work


Justice System
Counseling skills
Facilitation skills
Reporting Skills
Computer literacy (Excel, Word, Office Package)
Fluent in English and Swahili