HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya Protection Officer Jobs

HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya Protection Officer Jobs


  • 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

    Required Qualifications

    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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