Jesuit Refugee Service Protection Coordinator-MPHSS Jobs in Kenya

Jesuit Refugee Service Protection Coordinator-MPHSS Jobs in Kenya

Key Responsibilities

  • The Protection Coordinator will directly support the Project Director in the development, and implementation of the JRS protection program in Nairobi while building Kakuma staff capacity in Protection. He/She will also be the PSEA focal point of JRS in Kenya.

  • He/she will oversee the MHPSS/Protection department, coordinating a team based at JRS main compound and in the satellite offices in Nairobi. The responsibilities and activities of the Protection Coordinator will be integrated in the JRS thematic areas; Livelihood, MHPSS, and Education to enhance the community well-being and resilience.

    Coordination and representation:

    • Assist in coordination with NGOs, UNHCR and other UN agencies, and government (DRS), as requested by the Programs Officer

    • Represent the JRS protection program in coordination forums, as requested by the Programs Officer

    • Encourage and facilitate coordination between JRS and NGOs at the satellite Offices when necessary.

    • Develop a working referral mechanisms and feedback mechanism between JRS, NGOs and beneficiaries.

    • Represent JRS in PSEA forums as the JRS PSEA focal point

    • Work closely with Psychosocial counselor in MHPSS project activities

    Capacity building:

    • Assist in the development of data collection tools, guidelines and frameworks for program implementation

    • Conduct trainings to Staff on protection principles, MHPSS guidelines, Do No harm approaches, and Core Humanitarian Standards.

    • Develop and maintain a schedule of trainings and for staff

    • Support the development and implementation of protection mainstreaming principles

    Communications and advocacy:

    • Assist in the identification and compilation of key protection information and issues for preparing protection briefs and advocacy documents as needed

    • Analyze daily, weekly and monthly situations for identification of key advocacy issues

    • Draft briefs and other advocacy documents

    • Support development of the JRS Kenya advocacy strategy with the Coordinators and the Regional Advocacy Officer.

    Reporting, documentation, and accountability:

    • Support the collection of data from the field, collating, drafting, editing and submitting to the Project Director for review and final submission to the Program Officer.

    • Provide technical support and guidance to the teams, ensuring that data
    is collected and stored properly, and is used effectively in reporting and as monitoring and evaluation tool.

    • Track progress against activities and outputs as committed, and support team to adjust work plans to achieve targets most effectively

    • Develop/ Revise MHPSS standard guidelines customized to JRS working context

    Program design, development and planning:

    • Support the drafting of program planning documents, proposals, budgets, and related tools

    • Support the development of M&E components into program design, along with any necessary tools for implementation

    • Supervise and coordinate the MHPSS/Protection team and provide strategic direction

    • Performs other, similar duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualification and Competencies

    • A degree in international law, human rights, social sciences, or a related field is preferred.

    • Understanding of protection, human rights, refugee law and humanitarian principles

    • Understanding of project design, management, and implementation of field-based protection programs

    • Understanding of programmatic reporting

    • Understanding of budgets and financial reporting

    • Strong coordination, communication, and advocacy skills

    • Demonstrated experience in refugee protection work with international humanitarian organisations.

    • At least three (3) years of similar professional experience in an NGO and/or international organization

    • Good knowledge and experience in community development work

    • Experience in working with or managing MHPSS program

    How to Apply

  • All applicants are requested to submit the following documents to:

  • no later than 13th June 2022:

  • A cover letter describing the candidate’s desire and motivation to work for JRS and how her/his qualifications and experience are a good fit for this position.

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English, including three (3) professional references with contact information, phone and email address.

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