HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya GBV Associate Jobs in Kenya

HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya GBV Associate Jobs in Kenya

Position Summary:

The Gender and GBV Associate will focus on the provision of comprehensive frontline gender-based violence (GBV) interventions as well as strengthening protection mainstreaming and promoting protection through advocacy with stakeholders.

The position holder will make efforts to identify and reach the most at-risk groups often excluded or under-represented in mainstream service provision, including women, children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Of these groups, profiles with multiple vulnerabilities will be targeted, as well as those experiencing systemic barriers, such as undocumented refugees & LGBTIQ+ persons, to strengthen the protection of at-risk refugees.

Essential Functions:

  • Identify and provide post-GBV services to women and girls who are survivors of sexual and gender-based violence or any other form of trauma.

  • Identify refugee women and girls needing social support such as financial assistance, medical assistance, and legal protection. Carry out social assessments and keep track of socio-environmental risks faced by refugee women and girls to ensure timely mitigation of risks.

  • Identify refugee women and girls who require psychosocial referrals from the hotline and community and any other support and link them with the counselors for timely support.

  • Review all social and psychological assessment reports generated and link to the MHPSS department for further support

  • In collaboration with community outreach workers conduct regular assessments of the needs and progress of the refugee women and girls.

  • In collaboration with the GBV team, conduct training to HIAS staff on safety and capacity to respond to GBV incidences.

  • Participate in GBV response, outreach and community dialogue activities to enhance community response and prevention of violence against women and girls.

  • Conduct referrals of vulnerable refugee women and girls to partner agencies and follow up with clients to facilitate access to external services.

  • Monitor GBV trends through GBVIMs data collection and prepare summaries for presentation in psychosocial panel, effect subsequent panel decisions.

  • Prepare a monthly analysis on GBV key issues based on case trends to disseminate information on available services and referral pathways.

  • Open files for clients
    and ensure that case management is in line with HIAS SOPs and other sector standards.

  • Assess, identify, and analyze community-sensitive interventions geared toward building resilience and self-reliance among Refugee women and girls.

  • Strengthen community participation and accountability by engaging community outreach workers and community leaders to assist in identifying and selecting beneficiaries most in need within the community.

  • Establish and maintain networks with existing community structures and other partners for referral and networking purposes.

  • Support in conducting linking and learning forums targeting the project's beneficiaries, refugee-led CBOs, and other stakeholders.

  • Update client’s information into the data management system and provide a periodic data analysis.

  • Prepare periodic reports on client’s progress and prepare a final report of all the activities.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications & Requirements:

  • The applicant should have either a University Degree in Social Work, Community Development or Gender and Development Studies

  • At least 1- 2 years of working experience in the field of Social Work.

  • Experience in working with NGOs involved in humanitarian work will be an added advantage.

  • Knowledge in the UN Convention on the Refugee Act, Prevention and Responses to Sexual Abuse

  • Experience in capacity building, including facilitation of diversity and inclusion, community-based training and awareness raising

  • Good knowledge of Nairobi and its environs

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Knowledge of Computer Applications

  • Ability to work in a demanding and high-pressured environment

  • Knowledge of Accountability to Affected Populations is an added advantage

  • Knowledge in PSEA and Anti-Fraud.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya GBV Associate Jobs in Kenya

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