HRTK Social Worker Jobs in Kenya

HRTK Social Worker Jobs in Kenya

  • 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 a Social worker 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

  • Coordinate and network with other LGBTI local organization to strengthen GBV service
    uptake and response.

  • Ensure regular updates in the gender based violence information management system (GBVIM)

    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


  • 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 3 years working experience in the field of Social Work.

  • Experience in working with LGBTIQ NGOs or LGBTIQ refugees will be an added advantage.

    Skills & Competencies

  • Good knowledge of prevention and response to Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)

  • Experience in capacity building including facilitation of diversity and inclusion, 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

  • Persons who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; HRTK Social Worker Jobs in Kenya

    Find jobs in Kenya. Jobs - Kenya jobs. Search our career portal & find the latest Kenyan job positions, career opportunities & jobs in Kenya.

    Jobs in Kenya - banking jobs, IT jobs, accounting jobs, NGO jobs, business administration, ICT, UN jobs, procurement jobs, education jobs, hospital jobs, human resources jobs, engineering, teaching jobs, and other careers in Kenya.

    Find your dream job from 1000s of vacancies in Kenya posted and updated daily - click here!

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Job Vacancies in Africa.

    Scholarship 2020/21

    Undergraduate Scholarships 2020/2021
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.