JRS Matrons -Safe Shelter Jobs in Kenya

JRS Matrons -Safe Shelter Jobs in Kenya

  • JRS Kenya is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position of a Matron at its Safe Shelters in Kakuma.

  • The post holder will be under the direct supervision of the JRS Safe Shelter Coordinator and takes responsibility for managing the operation of the JRS safe shelters.

  • She will be actively involved in planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of the Safe shelter activities and takes responsibility and attention to individual beneficiaries’ concerns.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the JRS Safe Shelter Coordinator and the Supervisor on managing the daily operation of the Safe Haven and ensure that clients’ needs are met

  • Ensure safety of clients and to immediately report safety violations to security forces and Safe Shelter Coordinator

  • Offer caring presence to the women and children who reside in Safe shelters

  • Attend to individual needs of each client and organize group activities

  • Ensure proper supervision and monitoring of the Safe shelter during night hours and day hours depending on duty

  • keep records and ensure confidentiality of all work carried out in the program including ensuring that admission and discharge forms are collected and filed before a client is admitted or released by referring agencies, maintaining client files and writing daily handover reports

  • Liaise with referring agencies, following up of the client’s cases, recording and reporting visits of referring agencies to beneficiaries and attend SGBV and other inter-agency meetings as required

  • Attend weekly Supervisors’ meetings for reporting and communication when requested

  • Assist in preparing and submitting weekly, monthly, mid-year and annual reports and other reports related to Safe Haven as required

  • Ensuring cleanliness of the residence and allocating duties to the beneficiaries with specific emphasis on hygiene among the safe haven resident.

  • Keep clients records and ensure confidentiality of all work carried out including writing regular case updates for each client and recording daily handover reports

  • Assess the medical needs of clients, ensure timely medical attention in cases of medical emergencies and to inform other Safe Shelter Matron and the Supervisor about any medical issues that should be followed up and facilitate access to medical care for Safe Shelter clients in the company of security officers.

  • Provide individual and group psychosocial support to the residents and recommend counselling cases to the Safe shelter Psychosocial Officer.

  • Conduct conflict management and resolution among clients as needed and report when cases are unresolved and need attention of Safe Shelters Manager

  • To carry out other duties that may be assigned by the Safe Shelters Coordinator

    Skills and Qualifications:

  • Diploma/certificate qualification
    in a related field e.g. nursing, aid, teaching, social work, art/play therapy community development, child protection or related field and at least two years practical working experience preferably in a hospital, safe houses, or school

  • Experience as a nurse-aid will be an added advantage

  • Proven experience in managing people/teams.

  • Experience in working in the field of SGBV, women empowerment and child protection

  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized and vulnerable communities and ability to work in an environment of relief emergency operation

  • Strong and practical skills in peace building and conflict resolution

  • Good knowledge of MS word/Office.

  • Excellent oral and written Kiswahili and English. Knowledge of another language in the camp such as French will be an added advantage

  • Ability to build effective partnership and collaborate with other team members.

  • Ability to work sensitively with vulnerable and refugee population of different ethnic background

    Personal Qualities:

  • Patience, perseverance and ability to work in stressful environment

  • Proactive and self-motivated

  • Ability to mentor young people

  • Be able to endure basic living and working conditions for a duration of time

  • Be able to take initiatives and work without supervision

  • Be open minded, have self-respect, respect the beneficiaries and the community with whom JRS works

  • Adhere to the internal rules especially time for work, JRS Staff Code of Conduct and security rules.

    How to Apply

  • Please send your CV and a cover letter that indicates what skills , experience you have that meets the criteria ,your availability and expected salary. The CV (maximum 3 pages) should include contacts (phone and email) for three professional referees. Please note that only official email addresses for referees will be accept. Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application to

  • hrkenya@jrs.net on or before 3rd January 2021 with Subject line Matron – Safe Shelter**

    PLEASE NOTE: due to urgent need to fill this vacant position, we will be reviewing the application as we receive. Only candidates who apply by the deadline and who can demonstrate technical experience in inclusive education should apply. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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