HRTK GBV Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

HRTK GBV Project Officer Jobs in Kenya


  • The GBV Project Officer will be expected to implement the UNTF COVID-19 project that focuses on strengthening response of Ending Violence Against Refugee Women and Girls (EVAWG) in Nairobi as a result of the pandemic.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support HIAS Kenya institutional strengthening activities through coordination of trainings for HIAS Staff and partners in response to Ending Violence Against Refugee Women and Girls (EVAWG).

  • Enhance knowledge, skills and capacities of staff and partners to maintain and adapt EVAW/G interventions to be able to identify the most vulnerable women and girls in the refugee community.

  • Support Community Outreach Workers in identification and referral of GBV Cases for psychosocial support and any other intervention during the pandemic.

  • Work closely with UNHCR’s toll- free hotline in responding to refugee psychological or psychosocial counseling needs by ensuring that clients’ cases are handled within minimal timelines.

  • Conduct interviews with refugee women and girls to understand the prevalence of existing and emerging issues affecting them during COVID-19.

  • Ensure safety and capacity of staff responding to GBV incidences within the community through provision of Safety information, /PPE kits, masks, gloves and sanitizers to prevent exposure to COVID-19.**

  • Engage in advocacy initiatives with partner agencies working with urban refugees in prevention of VAW/G during COVID-19.

  • Develop monthly budget request, track projects’ project progress and endure timely activity implementation according to work plan and the projects’ budget.

  • Manage and coordinate multi-purpose cash assistance identified vulnerable refugee women and girls.

  • Identify new strategies in responding to VAW/G among the urban refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic period.

  • Implement a safe remote reporting mechanism, which allows women and girls to report GBV incidences through WhatsApp messaging allowing access to critical support without risking personal safety.

  • Closely work with case workers, community outreach workers to ensure that regular assessment of needs of refuge women and girls are met in responding and preventing GBV

  • Conduct link and learn forum through online platform like webinar and zoom targeting beneficiaries of the project, refugee led CBOs and other stakeholders

  • Conduct timely follow up on referrals and action plans, and support services provided to GBV survivors, ensuring that the survivors receive appropriate the assistance,

  • Support qualitative assessments through Focus Groups Discussions (FGD) to better understand the risks of GBV
    and map out service support structure for GBV survivors

  • Engage with the refugees’ community representatives to understand needs and gaps in Gender-based Violence programming with a priority focus on the voices and leadership of refugee’s survivors.

  • Contribute in the development of project proposals, concept notes and sector publications.

    Required Qualifications

  • Applicant should have either a Bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies, Community Development Studies, Social Science and/or other related fields of study

    Desirable Experiences

  • Minimum of 3 years’ previous job experience related to GBV response.

  • Demonstrated experience in working directly with refugees who are survivors of GBV

  • MUST have an in-depth technical expertise on Gender Based Violence related issues, response and prevention and a demonstrated understanding of a survivor-centered approach.

  • MUST have experience with operationalizing GBV principles, knowledge of international humanitarian standards for GBV prevention and response.

  • Experience working with Gender Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS) preferred.

    Required Skills and Competences

  • Proficiency in English and Swahili

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

  • Ability to work in 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

  • Please send a cover letter and resume to

  • recruitment.kenya@hias.org indicating the Vacancy Number HRTK/GBV/PO/09/2020 on the subject line. Closing Date: 17th September 2020. Kindly indicate your expected salary.**

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Late applications will not be considered. HRTK is an equal opportunity employer.

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


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