HIAS Social Worker Jobs in Kenya

HIAS Social Worker Jobs in Kenya

Job title:
  • Social Worker (2 Positions)
    Reporting to:
  • Centre Manager

    Job Summary

    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 seeks to recruit Social workers who will be expected to contribute towards meeting the project’s overall goal, which is to assist in promoting and enhancing the rights of refugees through efficient case management.

    He or she will assist in provision of social interventions and assistance to the most at risk and vulnerable LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer) refugee clients and children.

    The social worker will be required to conduct through assessments and case management including follow up to ensure clients and children are receiving the services allocate.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities

    Case work and management

  • Facilitate individual case management for sexual and gender minority clients.
  • Assist in the organization and facilitation of the reception of new arrivals; e.g. intake forms, briefing and information dissemination
    Conduct case assessments of LGBTIQ refugees and keep track of socio-environmental risks faced by sexual and gender minority refugees;
  • Implement and monitor merit based social assistance informed by vulnerability assessments in individual cases in accordance with HIAS’ Standard Operating Procedures with timely updates to the psychosocial panel;
  • Determine beneficiaries’’ progress and work on an exit strategy that allows them to earn a livelihood and to provide for themselves and their dependants/significant others.
  • Increase knowledge and exposure of the Kenyan sexual and gender minority’s movement to the problems of sexual and gender minority refugees, thus awakening their concern for a broader approach in their advocacy and future programming.
  • Assist in facilitating external referrals, appointments and follow-ups
  • Facilitate access to local support networks within the Kenyan sexual and gender minority community

    Community outreach and community activities

  • Assist in conducting awareness and sensitization campaigns in the communities
  • Assist in assessing, identifying
    and analyzing community sensitive intervention geared towards building resilience and self-reliance
  • Conduct support groups, committee meetings and participate in community forums
  • Establish and maintain networks with existing community structures and other partners for referral and networking purposes
  • Conduct mapping exercise for all sector agencies and link with them for collaboration and support in provision of required services

    Reporting

  • Update client’s information into the data entry sheet and provide a periodic analysis of the data.
  • Prepare periodic reports on client’s progress and prepare a final report of all the activities;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

    Qualification Required
  • A University Degree in Social Work, Community Development, Gender and Development Studies
  • At least 2 years working experience in the field of Social Work. Experience in working with an NGO that deals with refugees will be an added advantage.

    Skills & Competencies
  • Experience working with refugees and specifically the LGBTIQ refugees will be an added advantage. Members of LGBTIQ community are encouraged to apply
  • Good knowledge of prevention and response to Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)
  • Experience in capacity building including facilitation of 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

    How to Apply
  • Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae indication your current and expected salary to the email address; recruitment.kenya@hias.org.
  • In addition, indicate Vacancy Notice No. HRTK/KEN/SW-P/02/19 in the subject line.
  • Applications not bearing the requirements highlighted in this advert will not be considered.
  • Important: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Closing date 28th February 2019 by 5.00pm

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