HIAS Social Worker Jobs in Kenya
HIAS Social Worker Jobs in KenyaJob title: Social Worker (2 Positions)
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 managementFacilitate 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 activitiesAssist 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
ReportingUpdate 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
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; firstname.lastname@example.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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