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