Mentoring Field Coordinator

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Job Detail

  • Job ID 1003925

Job Description

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and oversee the mentoring programs for secondary school scholarship beneficiaries within Turkana county, prioritizing on the safety and well-being of the scholars.
  • Develop and implement safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure the protection of mentees, peer and teacher mentors, and all program participants.
  • Mobilization and recruitment of adequate and model peer and teacher mentors to support the scholars during mentoring engagements and activities.
  • Conduct background checks and thorough vetting of peer and teacher mentors to ensure their suitability for working with vulnerable scholars.
  • Provide training and ongoing support to peer and teacher mentors on delivery of mentoring content and safeguarding practices and protocols.
  • Monitor mentorship relationships to ensure a safe and supportive environment, promptly addressing any concerns or incidents that may arise.
  • Collaborate with school administrators, teachers, and parents to promote scholar wellness and create a positive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Organize and facilitate wellness activities, workshops, and events to address the social, emotional, and mental well-being of mentees.
  • Support mentees in maintaining academic excellence while developing life skills, self-esteem, resilience, and goal setting through mentoring sessions and group activities.
  • Document and report any safeguarding incidents, concerns, or welfare issues promptly and in accordance with organizational policies and legal requirements.
  • Manage the program activities budgets, ensuring effective and efficient utilization of funds allocated for mentoring activities within the region.
  • Plan and coordinate program-related events, workshops, and activities for beneficiaries in the region and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to secure necessary resources, venues, and materials for successful event implementation.
  • Document success stories, best practices, and lessons learned from the program implementation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in coordinating mentorship programs or similar youth development initiatives.
  • Strong understanding of mentorship principles, best practices, and ethical considerations.
  • Knowledge and experience in safeguarding practices, child protection, or relevant fields.
  • Familiarity with local laws, regulations, and best practices related to safeguarding and child protection.
  • Understanding of scholar well-being and the ability to implement effective strategies to support their social, emotional, and mental health.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with integrity and maintain professional boundaries.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport with scholars, peer and teacher mentors, and other stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills to manage multiple mentorship relationships and activities.
  • Knowledge of the challenges faced by refugee students and their unique educational needs.
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken.
  • Fluency in the local language(s) is highly desirable.

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