Tdh Child Protection Case Worker Job Vacancy in Korogocho, Nairobi

Terre des hommes (Tdh)

Position Title: Child Protection Case Worker – Korogocho

Categories: Collaboration

Reports to (Hierarchically): Project Manager

Number of subordinates: 0

Loation: Korogocho, Nairobi

Working time in % : 100%

Context: Tdh has been working in Dadaab within the socio-ecology model of child protection system with a strong emphasis on children safety and well-being.

Case management remains a central intervention to ensure children exposed to at-risk environments are identified/protected, and those who experience abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence receive immediate life-saving services in line with their needs.

Tailor-made mental health and psychosocial services are provided to individual/group of boys and girls together with their parents in a safe place.

Outreach services aiming at community-led advocacy and empowerment increased information and knowledge on child protection issues.

Revitalizing community intergenerational dialogues promoted open engagement on delicate social issues and possible reversal of some retrogressive practices.

Joining Forces Alliance” is a global collaboration between six of the world’s largest child rights organizations – Child Fund, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages, Terre des Hommes and World Vision; aimed to share learning and experiences and maximize impact on ending violence against children.

In Kenya the alliance works together, in the best interest of the child, to strengthen collaboration with the
Government of Kenya Ministries, Departments and Agencies and other partners in ensuring that children’s
rights are secured and that the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child are

Key Responsibilities:

Implementation of case management activities for children, their parents, caregivers and families in need
of protection at Korogocho informal settlement, Nairobi.

  • Child Protection Casework Officer intervenes in the case identification and registration, Case planning, referral and follow-up of the beneficiaries in collaboration with Community Child Protection Mentors.
  • Ensure that the consent/assent to proceed with the case management from both the child, the parent and/or caregiver and legal guardian for children is sought.
  • Supervises and provide training for Community mentorsin structural case management to reinforce their skills and capacity to conduct interviews, fill data collection forms, refer and follow-up with children at household level.
  • Develop an individual action plan for each beneficiary that responds to needs addressed in initial and comprehensive assessments and seek support of the Project Manager whenever necessary.
  • Establish and maintain positive and efficient relations with target beneficiaries, community members and all the other actors operating in the operation area. Seek for synergies to optimize resources and time, and strengthen services for the beneficiaries whenever possible.
  • Regularly follow up the assigned case to ensure all services and action points listed in the case plan are carried out within agreed time frames. Ensure that progress is regularly reviewed
  • Regularly monitor and provide support to children and families through visits, providing guidance and advice.
  • Work closely with the Psychosocial team members in the identification of psychosocial distress cases and makes appropriate references to Psychosocial team for help.
  • Work closely with data team to ensure timely data entry to the ODK and feedback on follow up cases are generated as required.
  • Ensuring that issues for chld protection are raised and addressed.
  • Ensure the placement of children in alternative care adhere to Tdh procedure and with the Kenya
    Guidelines on Alternative Care.
  • Be ready to respond to emergency cases.
  • Participate in surveys and data collection when required.

Child Protection:

  • Promote, and ensure project activities are in line with child protection principles.
  • Ensure the project activities are integrated in the Korogocho child protection system and
    humanitarian/development coordination practices and guidelines.
  • Report serious cases of abuse on children identified by the project team to the management
    team. Strict confidentiality must be respected.

Coordination and representation:

  • Coordinate with Behaviour change officer and psychosocial team to ensure programme integration
  • Work in close collaboration with Tdh partners and other key actors.
  • Coordinate with other Tdh sectors to ensure implementation of standardized activities and with
    other departments (program and support) of Tdh as necessary.
  • Participate in fora and meetings in her/his field of expertise, when relevant and necessary.


  • Work with the Project Manager to provide accurate and timely activity reports.
  • Maintain and ensure a culture of strict confidentiality between Tdh staff and non Tdh employees.

Abuse Prevention Policy – Operational Risk Management:

  • Commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and
    Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy.
  • Commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.
  • Commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of
    transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.

Staff employed to work in Tdh will be expected to have:

  • Professional conduct that reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and tradition.
  • Ensure the moral protection of the name of Terre des hommes and defend in all circumstance
  • Commits to observe discretion on any information related to the orgnisation functioning and
    beneficiary related issues.
  • He/she will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh
    Child Protection Policy.

Job Requirements:


  • Professional University degree in social work, psychology, social sciences and any other relevant
  • At least 2 years experience working with vulnerable young populations in need of protection;
  • Experience working with extremely vulnerable individuals and SGBV Survivors in particular, is an
  • Good IT knowledge (Microsoft Office, Internet);
  • Previous experience with Tdh or another child protection organization is desirable;
  • Knowledge of protection system in Kenya.


  • Required qualities: proactive, autonomous, rigorous, organized, good communication and
    interpersonal skills.

Languages: Fluency in English and Kiswahili.

Application Modalities:

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their applications letter
and detailed CVs to

Candidates are required to indicate the position title on the subject line of the email when applying.

Kindly note only applications sent to this email address will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

This is a national recruitment hence locals Locals and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Closing date for the application of this position is 01st October 2022.

Tdh’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protect children’s rights, which
includes the prevention of all forms of child abuse.

Tdh is an equal opportunity employer