Closing Date : 2019-05-24
Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya
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Organization: Childline Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 May 2019


Job Title:Child Helpline Counselor

Duty Station: Nairobi or Eldoret

Number of positions: 12

Type of Contract: Full time upto April 2020

Background Childline Kenya is a local Non-Governmental that runs the National Child helpline 116 service in partnership with the Department of Children s Services. The Helpline provides a nation-wide 24-hours toll-free service for counseling and referral services to children, young persons and their families in difficult situations through it strategic and referral partners as well as child protection networks across the country.

Childline Kenya is looking for qualified candidates to work as Child Helpline Counselors based at the 116 child helpline Call Centres in Nairobi and Eldoret. The persons must be able to both work in a team and alone with minimal supervision; passionate and committed to upholding and promoting the rights of children, as well as human rights in general. Purpose:
The Counselors will offer counseling services through the helpline service, which includes telephone and one-on-one/walk-in cases, give information on child protection and facilitate referrals to other service providers through officers of the Department of Children Services.
Qualifications and working experience Degree in Counseling/Psychology with experience in counseling and client management OR Higher Diploma in counseling with a minimum of 2 years experience in counseling and client management. OR Holders of Education, Sociology/Social Work degree and Higher Diploma with experience in working with young people and children and additional qualification in basic counseling skills. Membership in a recognized professional body will be an added advantage Knowledge

Knowledge of Child Protection Computer literacy and proficiency in MS office Good report writing skillsExcellent communication and people skillsData analysis and report writing Personal competenciesGood command of English and Kiswahili and one of the local languages in KenyaAbility to empathically handle difficult clients and relationshipsGood time management and ability to work under pressure

Responsibilities Child Helpline 116 is a 24 hour service, the schedules for the counsellors run 24 hours i.e. Day and night shifts including weekends and holidays as per the monthly work schedule. The input for the counsellors is a minimum of 40 hours a week. The holders of this position may also support officers of the Department of Children Services, when called upon, to participate in:

Rescue, and reintegration of childrenSocial enquires with Department of Children ServicesTraining partners in child protection Data analysis and report writing
How to apply:

Interested applicants should send their application letters and Curriculum Vitae, including names of three referees to: or before 24thMay 2019at 5PM.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The application should be addressed to:

Executive Director, Childline Kenya,

P.O Box 10003-00100,

Nairobi, Kenya

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