Social Worker Career Opportunity in Kenya - Secours Islamique France

Job Title: Social Worker - Kenya Nationals only

Organizational Profile:

Founded in 1991, Secours Islamique France (SIF) is an International Non-Governmental Organisation devoted to international dedicated to reducing poverty and vulnerability in France and across the world, without proselytism or discrimination. SIF is based on the Islam’s human values of solidarity and respect for human dignity.

In Kenya, SIF started offering interventions to vulnerable communities in 2012. It achieves it mission through implementation of programmes in Education and Child Protection; Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL); Water, Hygiene & Sanitation (WASH); and Shelter and Settlements in different counties. In Marsabit county, SIF is committed to improving access and realisation of the fundamental rights for orphaned boys and girls.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:

The Social Worker will be a key team member in the implementation of the child protection and education project, this is a child rights championing project. S/he will proactively work with households that will be participating in the project, including school and home visits, develop the needed plans, case management, and other non-exhaustive activities. Reporting to the Program Manager, the Social Worker will;

  • Act as a social service provider for SIF selected orphans in the targeted areas;
  • Carry out data entry related to all social Work activities;
  • Attend all meetings relating to social work for the education and child protection project;
  • Provide translation services between SIF staff and clients as required;
  • Assist orphans within the SIF program to adapt to their situations effectively;
  • Participate in the baseline and end-line assessments during the project period.
  • Conduct needs assessments and file the necessary reports;
  • Assist during the orphan registration process using SIF’s orphan selection criteria;
  • Contribute to the identification of orphans eligible for the sponsorship program and diagnose their situation;
  • Contribute to the updating of the mapping of organizations/services (State/civil society, CBOs, etc.) present in the area (Who? Does what? Where? etc.) and establish, if necessary, collaboration to improve the care of orphans and avoid duplication
  • Identify the orphan's needs (e.g. academic, social, health, etc.), develop an action plan to meet them (information, referrals to other services, etc.), support and monitor its implementation
  • Organize regular home visits of sponsored orphans (frequency to be adapted according to the level of vulnerability: minimum 1 per month);
  • Provide and/or coordinate psychosocial support for orphans and immediate family members;
  • Regularly inform the coordination of the project on the health of sponsored orphans and transmit information on critical/urgent cases without delay;
  • Inform and sensitize families on family practices essential to ensure the harmonious development of the orphan (health, nutrition, wash, child protection, etc.):
  • Follow-up on the use of the allowances provided by the project for the education and welfare of sponsored orphans;
  • Monitor and evaluate the situation of orphans and their families (through regular home visits, meetings with teachers, etc.)
  • Create and update the orphan's individual file (contact details, family situation, location, social life, difficulties and problems encountered, measures taken, etc.)
  • Keep orphans' families informed about the project (objectives, activities, results achieved, etc.)
  • Forward communications from sponsors to beneficiaries;
  • Organize social, recreational and educational activities for orphans and other children in the community;
  • Contribute to the evaluation of the sponsorship program and in particular its impact on the individual situation of orphans
  • Collect the information necessary for reporting on orphans and capitalizing on the program (lessons learned and good practices);
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisors.

Qualifications and education requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or related field.
  • 3 years’ minimum experience working with vulnerable communities;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Strong cross-cultural communication is very important including ability to lead and work with a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skill.
  • Excellent command of English;
  • Understanding of local context within the areas of project implementation;
  • Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office, especially Ms Excel and Ms Word.


  • Respect and promote SIF’s Policies and Agree to comply with SIF Code of Conduct and ensures Child Safeguarding standards are upheld.
  • Report to your line manager any discrepancies of SIF’s policies among the team or partners
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.

Child Safe Guarding Statement

“SIF commits to respect the “Do no harm” humanitarian principle and ensure child safety is paramount in all its activities. SIF implements a Child Safeguarding Policy (CSP) at head office and for every mission. Therefore, we implement all necessary measures to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with vulnerable people, in particular with children join our organization.

This position is subject to criminal records disclosure and reference checks. SIF has zero tolerance for harmful practices and will take any allegation or report of child abuse very seriously.”


  • Fluent in English, Kiswahili and the local dialect in the implementation areas (Samburu and Rendille).

How to apply

Please submit an application letter, resume and a list of 3 professional references combined in one PDF document to not later than May 19th, 2023. The position title (Social worker) should be indicated on the subject line. SIF is an equal opportunity employer; females are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.