Current Careers at Finn Church Aid (FCA),
Current Careers at Finn Church Aid (FCA)
Finn Church Aid – Action for Human Dignity Finn Church Aid (FCA) is the largest Finnish development cooperation organisation and the second largest provider of humanitarian assistance. We operate in 15 countries, where the needs are most dire. We work with the poorest people, regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnic background or political conviction
- Produce accurate, clear, and consistent information and communications outputs that highlight the situations in Kenya and FCA’s work, including case studies, feature stories and content for online platforms.
- Planning, producing, and publishing content on FCA Kenya’s social media platforms and website.
- Produce visually appealing and brand-aligned external marketing materials for programmes, including for fundraising purposes.
- Review and approve Terms of References (ToRs) for printing and production of all communications materials, as well as the use of external contractors for communications purposes.
- Lead in the development of KECO’s annual communications plan.
- In collaboration with Country Director and Programme Managers, develop specific communications plans for each thematic area and ensure roles and responsibilities for the implementation of the plans that are agreed upon and clear.
- Regularly update the Communications Unit in Helsinki with stories and visual content suitable for social media.
- Ensure high-quality internet communications materials across FCA internal channels. Promote sharing, learning, and interactive dialogue among staff.
- Host and plan visits from journalists, VIPs, donors, partners and visiting FCA staff in collaboration with the logistics and programme teams.
- Obtain approval for publishing materials as per relevant FCA procedures and protocols, and in line and international and local laws.
Experience and skills:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, Media Studies or related field or proven equivalent work experience.
- Work Experience: Three (3) years or more relevant work experience in advertising, communications, social media, media management, public relations or related field. Experience in a non-profit sector is an added advantage.
- Ability to speak confidently in front of the media, donors, and senior staff.
- Ability to write compelling stories and photo captions from material gathered in the field.
- Good eye for page layouts and design
- Good understanding of content suitable for social media.
- Good understanding of the key components in brand management
- Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
- Experience of working in related human development issues, especially one or more of FCA’s thematic areas (i.e. Right to Peace, Quality education and Livelihood) is an advantage.
- Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environments according to travel requirements
- Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential, with demonstrated strong writing and presentation skills.
The Psychosocial Counsellors are responsible for the overall planning and provision of psychosocial support for the project including Persons of Concern (PoCs), refugees, asylum seekers and host community. S/he helps them solve and cope with problems in their every day lives. S/he also will help PoCs find services that are available in their community. The Psychosocial Counselors will work, as a team, with school-based counselors, community mobilizers and programs staff.
Tasks and Duties
- Provide comprehensive psychosocial counseling to school going girls and or parents of FCA targeted schools aimed at improving learning outcomes and transition to higher levels of education.
- Providing individual and group counselling for girls facing mental health problems and roll out life skills sessions for girls.
- Provide workshops/training to girls and, parents, community, and stakeholders in line with power to girls’ concept.
- Performing individual assessments, drawing up treatments, plans and providing counselling and psychological support for schoolgirls, both refugees and host community.
- Providing individual counselling to girls, support groups or group psychotherapy,
- Collaborate closely with legal officers in terms of case management and follow-up of clients.
- Providing training for teachers, parents, stakeholders regarding trauma-related issues and self-care strategies aimed at improving learning outcomes for girls.
- Sensitizing refugee/host communities regarding trauma and empowering them to develop own strategies to overcome consequences of war and violence.
- Program development including proposal and report writing and financial monitoring.
- Advocacy & Networking
- Ensure child safeguarding guidelines and ethical practices are observed, adhered to including coordinated referral pathways in Kakuma/Kalobeyei.
- Develop new and strengthen existing referral systems with other organizations.
- Engage in quality self-care through supervision, debriefings, and other shared sessions especially for the adolescent girls.
- Assist teachers in the development and implementation of psychosocial counselling programs in school communities aimed at empowering girls.
- Disseminate information concerning psychosocial counselling services available for the girls in refugee/host communities.
- Monitor girls progress and make informed, timely educational decisions.
- Conduct regular visits to project sites to collect and verify data for preparation of regular and ad hoc program reports and briefs to immediate manager.
- Represent FCA with external stakeholders as requested (inter-agency coordination meetings, working groups) and influences the shape of broader sector strategies.
- Take steps to document lessons learned, from the education program including that of partners for wider dissemination.
- Perform other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
- A diploma/degree in counselling, social work/community development, psychology or a higher diploma in counselling with a minimum of 2 years in related work experience
- Experience in the provision of psychosocial services to refugees’ /asylum seekers especially for girls is an advantage.
- Good report writing and communication skills.
- A team player with ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to maintain professionalism in services delivery and ethics
- Highly motivated, creative, and compassionate person who is dedicated to ensuring that models of best practice are utilized.
- Females and qualified locals from within Turkana County are highly encouraged to apply.
How to apply
All qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae to: email@example.com stating the vacancy job title in the subject line
Deadline for receiving applications is 12th March 2023.
FCA will only contact short- listed applicants. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.