International Rescue Committee Protection Assistant Jobs in Kenya

International Rescue Committee Protection Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.

We have been working in Kenya since 1992, implementing highly-effective programs in Economic Recovery and Development (ERD), Women’s Protection and Empowerment, Protection and Rule of Law, integrated healthcare and nutrition across two refugee camps in Dadaab and Kakuma and three counties (Garissa, Turkana and Nairobi).

Through our ERD unit, we are helping vulnerable refugees, asylum seekers and host communities in the Nairobi Metropolitan Area to generate income and assets.

Job Overview/Summary

Under the mentorship of the Protection Manager, the Protection Assistant will support implementation of protection interventions aimed at ensuring urban refugees, asylum seekers and host communities are able to secure viable and safe employment opportunities or establish their own enterprises in Kajiado County.

Major Responsibilities

  • Draw up and maintain updated detailed program and activity work plans
  • Disseminate information services to clients in relation to requested services and provide support where applicable
  • Conduct outreaches, meetings, trainings, awareness raising campaigns targeting Kenyans, community leaders, community based organizations, private sector and government authorities on protection of refugees and other forced migrants.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of an up-to-date mapping of effective referral pathways and facilitate appropriate action
  • Monitor the protection concerns of IRC clients and highlight the specific needs of men, boys, women and girls.
  • In liaison with the protection and livelihood teams establish appropriate Standard Operating
  • Procedures for identification, referral and response
  • In coordination with livelihood colleagues, intervene with different institutions and service providers to promote clients’ access to needed resources and services.
  • In close collaboration with livelihoods team, you will identify cases requiring administrative, registration, referral services, legal advice and/or assistance
  • Support teammates in lobbying and advocacy actions aimed at advancing the rights and promotion of better laws governing management of persons of concern in Kenya
  • Track relevant budget utilization through work plans, spending and procurement plans in line with IRC policies and practices
  • Contribute to development of activity/internal and donor reports on grant activities, indicators and achievements

    Partnerships and Coordination

  • Nurture effective working relationships with multiple partners including community leaders, I/NGOs,
    UN agencies, the government, donors and IRC team members.
  • Foster linkages with service providers for the referral of clients.
  • Liaise directly with communities, local institutions, the government and local partners on protection issues to ensure coordination and effective implementation of activities.
  • Represent IRC in relevant coordination and information sharing activities with the government, UN agencies, international organizations, national NGOs and donors.



  • University degree in law, international relations, political/social sciences, development studies or related field

    Work Experience:
  • At least two years of work experience with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) on refugee rights, human rights, peace building and/or governance.
  • Experience working with urban refugees, vulnerable communities, conducting outreaches/awareness, referrals, assessments.

    Proven skills and competencies:
  • Basic computer skills (Ms Office – word, excel, power point), report writing, training, community engagement, program monitoring

    Language skills:
  • Ability to communicate well in spoken and written English and Kiswahili

    Working Environment
  • The IRC will provide office space for the position holder to be stationed in Rongai, Kajiado County.
  • However, the position requires frequent visits to project sites within the area and occasionally attending meetings in other areas outside the county.
  • Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
  • International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.
  • IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

    How to Apply
  • Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes.
  • In the event that you receive any request for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: IRCKenya@rescue.orgby 19th May 2019 or report to the nearest police.

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