Project Coordinator, Child Labour Project Job Vacancy in Busia, Kenya - ICS

Position Title: Project Coordinator, Child Labour

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About the Child Labour Project

The Child labour project will be implemented by Terre des Hommes Netherlands in strategic partnership with Investing in Children and their Societies (ICS SP), and in collaboration with other key stakeholders in Busia County as well as at national level. The overall goal of the project is to prevent and respond to child labour with a focus on the service industry. The project is aligned with TdH NL strategy as it is designed to contribute towards the long-term goal of ending child exploitation (child labour). It will focus on improving prevention of and response to child labour while generating evidence, mobilising and strengthening capacity of key stakeholders including children to advocate for systemic change in the fight against children exploitation in Kenya. This project further aligns with ICS SP goal and strategy of creating safe and nurturing environments for children to reach their full developmental potential.

To achieve the anticipated goal the project seeks to achieve 3 main outcomes:

  1. Children with increased opportunities to access education and acquire relevant life skills and skills for work
  2. Families and communities with strengthened capacity to care for, protect and provide the needs of their children.
  3. Strengthened implementation of child labour laws and policies in the service industry.

The project will be implemented for a period of three (3) years running from 1st March 2022 to 28th February 2025.

Job Function: Project Coordinator, Child Labour

Location: Busia

Reports to: Head of Programmes

Purpose of function

ICS SP is currently seeking a Project Coordinator – Child labour for an anticipated 3 Year child labour prevention project in Kenya. The project aims at exposing and eliminating child labour in all its forms in the service industry in Kenya and will be jointly implemented by ICS SP and Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH NL) in Busia County.

Under the supervision of the Head of programmes at ICS SP , and the direct technical supervision and support of overall Projects Manager and the M&E Officer( based at TdH NL) , The Project Coordinator –will be responsible for; day-to-day coordination, planning and management of the child labour project, raising awareness on child labour, building capacity of stakeholders to eliminate child labour and working with stakeholders and actors at national and county level to ensure child labour prevention strategies are included in county plans and with service providers.

Roles and responsibilities

Project coordination and implementation: Lead the implementation of project activities in with criteria of timeliness, quality and effectiveness, ensuring the achievement of planned results in the time frame and within budget, in accordance with project requirements

Capacity development: Raise child labour awareness and build the capacity of project beneficiaries, government agencies, line ministries/departments, and private sector players to implement appropriate child labour prevention solutions

Monitoring and reporting : Conduct first line evaluation of project effectiveness and recommend and/or take appropriate action, draft/finalize inputs into project documents and reports, share good practices, lessons learned and ensure a regular flow of information on the status of the activities planned and implemented between the ICS SP and TdH NL.

Networking and partnerships*:*** Develop and maintain productive relationships with key individuals in relevant government ministries, civil society, private sector stakeholders, and local authorities and committees. Represent the project and organization in meetings, conferences and networks as assigned

Financial management and reporting: Prepare project budgets, ensure that project funds are utilized well and work with the finance team to coordinate the preparation and timely submission of the financial reports to management, stakeholders and partners

Human resource management: Foster positive working relationships and provide day-to-day supervision and technical support to project officer, including overseeing their annual performance reviews.

Technical support: provide technical inputs for child labour analyses, strategies and solutions and contribute to the development, dissemination and uptake of child labour knowledge products, capacity development materials and advocacy and information materials. Resource mobilization: Support the mobilisation of additional resources for implementation of the project’s activities


  • Minimum of basic degree in social sciences /development studies/ community development or related disciplines
  • At least 6 years proven experience in child protection programming (with at least 2 years in child labour projects)
  • In-depth knowledge of child protection and child labour laws and sector nationally, and locally
  • Extensive experience in raising awareness on child protection/labour issues and building capacity of local stakeholders and committees to implement/provide comprehensive and professional child protection services
  • Strong project management and administration experience
  • Solid understanding on planning, budgeting and project reporting
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Able to manage self and, guide and lead project officers and community change agents to ensure appropriate project management processes are being used

How to apply

ICS SP absolute priority is protecting children, vulnerable communities and our own staff. We have zero tolerance of incidents of violence or abuse against children and other people in the communities we serve, either committed by our staff or others connected to our work. Successful applicants will be required to sign and adhere to our safeguarding, child protection and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) code of conduct and policies.

If you are a professional with a passion to make a difference in children and young people’s lives, send your application letter and resume to . Deadline for submitting applications is 20th October 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please indicate the position you are applying for as the subject of your email.