HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya Protection Officer Jobs
HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya Protection Officer JobsIntroduction HIAS is an international nonprofit organization with a vision for a world in which refugees, displaced persons and asylum seekers find welcome, safety and freedom.
HIAS operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through protection, resilience, economic inclusion and provision of durable solutions.
HIAS Kenya is seeking to recruit a Protection Officer who will be expected to contribute towards promoting and protecting the rights of persons with specific needs among the refugee community.
The Protection Officer 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.
Give support and direction in designing, planning and implementation of legal protection activities
Coordinate the promotion of international refugee law principles and standards
Provide policy guidance and support on all protection related issues.
Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to persons of concern
Assist in protection mainstreaming by providing insight in protection interventions for the PSN (Persons with Specific Needs) population
Maintain and develop relationships with Key stake holders and partners to advocate for rights of refugees
Develop strategic partnerships through participation in co-ordination meetings
Contribute to the design and implementation of program with partners for protection needs of refugees
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
Build Capacity for HIAS staff, partner staff and other stakeholders on protection of persons of concern
Produce accurate, detailed and timely reports highlighting objectives, achievements and impact on project activities.
Contribute in the development of project proposal, concept notes and sector publications
Ensure weekly, monthly and quarterly reports are analyzed, compiled and submitted to the Protection Program Manager for sharing.
Performing other duties as required by management
Minimum Academic Attainment Required
University Degree in Law.
Preferable an Advocate of the high court of Kenya.
Minimum of 5 years working experience in Legal Protection programming; preference for candidates that have previous experience with advocacy for favorable policies and laws
Good knowledge of human rights doctrine or extensive field experience in international refugee law.
Strong training and capacity building experience, particularly using participatory techniques for training related to refugee protection
Required Skills and Competences
Proficiency in English, knowledge of Kiswahili
Computer literacy a must with strong knowledge of Access, Excel and Word
Ability to work and supervise a team, maintain 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
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya Protection Officer Jobs
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