HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya Protection Caseworker Jobs

HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya Protection Caseworker Jobs

  • HIAS Kenya is seeking to recruit a Case Worker who will be expected to contribute towards promoting and protecting the rights of persons with specific needs among the refugee community.

  • The Case Worker will also serve as a resource and focal point for HIAS Kenya and implementing partners on technical matters related to PSNs service provision for urban refugees .

    Main Duties & Responsibilities

    • Promote and protect the rights of the most vulnerable refugees

    • Assist in the development and implementation of the HIAS Kenya program strategy

    • Research, development of training curricula and conduct presentations on a need to basis in line with the program goals and objectives

    • Follow up on cases and provide refugees counseling and feedback on the status and processing of individual cases;

    • Assist in preparation of project related reports.

    • Assist in organization and facilitation of Community-Based activities including empowerment

    • Assist in protection mainstreaming by providing insight in protection interventions for persons with disabilities.

    • participation in co-ordination meetings

    • Facilitate establishment of community based protection mechanism and support for the vulnerable persons with specific needs

    • Ensure ongoing case management and documentation of protection violations

    • Follow up on cases and provide partners and refugees counseling and feedback on the status and processing of individual cases

    • Produce accurate, detailed and timely reports highlighting objectives, achievements and impact on project activities.

    • Ensure weekly, monthly and quarterly reports are analyzed, compiled and submitted to the Protection Program Manager for sharing.

    • Performing other duties as and when required

    Required Skills and Competences

    • Proficiency in English and Swahili

    • Computer literacy is a must, with strong knowledge of Access, Excel and Word

    • Ability
    to work in a team, maintain confidentiality and respect for diversity, uphold integrity, respect and accountability

    • Self-starter with an ability to work with minimal supervision in a culturally diverse team

    • Excellent Analytical, Communication and Report writing skills

    • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders

    • Ability to maintain one’s composure while under pressure

    • Knowledge of accountability to affected populations is an added advantage

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Gender Studies, Community Development Studies and/or other related fields of study

    Desirable Experiences

    • Minimum of 1-2 years’ previous job experience related to refugee protection.

    • Demonstrated experience working directly with persons with disabilities

    • MUST have a demonstrated understanding of key principles of community engagement

    • Good knowledge of human rights doctrine

    • Training and capacity building experience, particularly using participatory techniques for training related to refugee protection.

    How to Apply

  • Please send a cover letter and resume to

  • recruitment.kenya@hias.org indicating the Vacancy Number HRTK/PCW/10/2020 on the subject line.
    Applications not bearing this subject label will not be considered.

  • Closing Date: 23rd October 2020

  • Important: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • HRTK is an equal opportunity employer, does not charge candidates for recruitment and dissociates itself from any entity defrauding candidates.

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