Jesuit Refugee Service Safe Haven Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Jesuit Refugee Service Safe Haven Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

  • The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.

    Operational Context/Role

  • The Safe Haven Coordinator's primary responsibility is to support the implementation of JRS protection activities for the JRS Safe Haven Program in Kakuma Camp

  • In close collaboration with the Project Director, the Safe Haven Coordinator will be actively involved in planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of the JRS Safe Haven Programme as well as acting as a child-safeguarding officer while ensuring the well-being of women and children in the shelters.

    Key Responsibilities

    Programme Management

  • Guides the Safe haven staff (Asst. coordinator, Supervisors, incentive staff and Matrons/Patrons) and encourage them to maintain the JRS vision and mission.

  • Oversees the provision of psychosocial support follow up of Safe Haven beneficiaries

  • Develops curriculum on SGBV and PSEA and train all the JRS incentive staff in collaboration with other coordinators

  • Ensures quality capacity building activities for the safe haven Clients.

  • Guides the peace building and conflict resolutions with the safe Haven clients

  • Ensures children residing at the Safe shelters access educational services.

  • Prepares regular monthly interagency meetings with partner agencies.

  • Collaborates with community counselling, mental Health and Education departments on matters including but not limited SGBV intervention in activities.

  • Ensures that the Safe Have referral system and admission criterion is followed in line with the SOPS.

  • Manages and monitors appropriate use of safe Haven Supplies and Assets. Maintain appropriate documentation and reporting tools and regularly monitor the relevancy of safe Haven tools.

  • Keeps abreast with all financial aspects of Safe Shelters, ensuring accuracy, transparency and accountability.

  • Offer support in any other duty that the Project director / country Director may assign him or her.

    Budget Planning and Management

  • Responsible for the overall budget management of the JRS Safe Haven Program, e.g. the budget preparation, ensures that proper financial management of the department, proper financial reporting and recording in conjunction with the Project Accountant and the Project Director.

  • Assure appropriate and timely spending of allocated funds for protection activities to achieve program goals, grant reporting contributions, use and distribution of supplies and resources. Oversee the design, planning and implementation of protection activities to ensure that protection activity objectives are met.

  • Prepare internal and external financial reports on Safe Haven/protection activities within agreed deadlines as required.

    Staff Planning and Management

  • Plan for the staff requirement for the program in consultation with the Project Director and in collaboration with members of the team (Assistant Coordinators, Matrons/Patrons, Social workers,
    Incentive Staff)

  • Supervise protection staff directly in consultation with the Project Director, providing ongoing leadership to the project team and overseeing the implementation and coordination of activity plans to ensure targets are met.

  • Actively involved in the recruitment, supervision, reviewing job description and contracts, prepare work plans, leave control, discipline and performance appraisal of the staff in the program

  • Carries out people management and staff motivation with a view to upholding the JRS vision and mission

    Desired Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Degree in Law, international law, Political Sciences or related field, Social Work

    Work Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience implementing Protection/GBV programs

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience implementing protection services with an NGO/INGO

  • Strong inter-personal skills, passion for working with women and advocacy skills

  • Experience in the project cycle management.

  • Experience working in emergencies will be an added advantage.


  • Excellent proficiency in written and verbal English; a professional working knowledge of a language spoken in the country is desirable.

  • Knowledge of French and Arabic an added advantage.

    Leadership Behaviours

  • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills.

  • Great leadership skills

  • Ability to positively influence others and successfully reconcile differences.

  • A self-starter with a strong results orientation and with high levels of integrity, credibility and dependability.

  • An energetic team player who can effectively collaborate, and who can stand alone when necessary.

  • Passionate about advocacy for the rights and needs of people with special needs.

  • Ability to work in international settings and with various departments to implement successful approaches to psychosocial matters.

  • Demonstrated ability to work and deliver under pressure and tight deadlines.

    Core Values

  • Commitment to JRS mission, vision and values, and the ability to convey with enthusiasm JRS’s role in accompanying and serving forcibly displaced people and in advocating for their right to protection and a life in dignity;

  • High integrity, honesty and confidentiality; ability to deal tactfully and discreetly with situations, people and information;

  • Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value.

  • Willingness to work in flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Jesuit Refugee Service Safe Haven Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

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