Refugee Law Project Officer Jobs in Kenya
Refugee Law Project Officer Jobs in KenyaJob Summary:
The Project Officer provides directly and indirectly a range of violence related screenings,
psychosocial assessments, diagnostic, therapeutic, and/or case management services for individuals,
groups, and/or families, as appropriate to clients.
Key Performance Areas
KPA 1: Direct Client supportPlan and execute systematic screening of recently arrived refugees for experiences of
violence and resultant medical/psychosocial/legal needs
Provide psychosocial support, counseling, referrals and advice to clients exposed to sexual
and gender based violence, trauma and torture
Support in management of the emergency medical funds and coordinate the emergency
medical referral to approved medical service providers and the home-based medical care
scheme for persons unable to access public services (e.g. disabled, sexual minority clients)
Conduct field visits and follow-up with clients in the different refugee settlements across the region
Provide technical support to refugee support groups
Plan, develop and implement client care and communication strategies including establishing
close working ties with relevant partner organisations
Support the legal team, as necessary, in provision of legal representation to refugee clients on cases involving sexual and gender-based violence.
KPA 2: Stakeholder capacity buildingFacilitate in trainings, workshops, conferences and seminars on refugee related aspects
Conduct trainings and information sessions organised by RLP and for RLP
Participate in coordinating annual events related to project
Participate in the planning and provision of training activities on other psychosocial issues
KPA 3: ResearchUndertake psychosocial and SGBV related social research with the bid to publish findings on
identified issues among refugees and forced migrants
Participate in data collection processes and activities through interviews and focus group
discussions or using any other adopted data selection technique
Identify and prepare research training materials and tools as necessary for the execution of specific research projects
KPA 4: Networking and AdvocacyRepresent the organization at different fora that address forced migration issues related to
gender and other cross-cutting issues such as HIV/AIDS and SRHR issues.
Participate in advocacy on psychosocial issues;
Advocate for the mainstreaming of a range of gender and sexuality issues in refugee
protection and assistance programmes, such as sexual and gender minorities, sex
workers/survival sex work; male survivors of sexual violence, etc.
Consult with related professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the
performance of therapeutic and/or casework; refer clients to appropriate service agencies as
Follow-ups to determine reliability and validity of treatment used; make recommendations
regarding modification to services and service delivery
Participate in the review of psychosocial issues and program policies and procedures
Participate in, lead, and/or coordinate training sessions and workshops to enhance
psychosocial skills of staff and/or client groups
Essential Qualifications and Experience
Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Development Studies, Community Education or related
human services field
Minimum of 3 years of proven and relevant work experience with vulnerable communities
(e.g. community mobilisation, social work, counselling working with SGBV survivors, research
in war-affected communities etc.)
Experience of empirical research, data analysis, and evidence based reports and evidence
Has worked with an NGO or can understand the way NGO’s operate
Practical and theoretical understanding of sexuality, sexual and gender based violence
Excellent written and spoken English and communication skills
Excellent networking and communication skills
Good computer skills (standard office and PowerPoint software) are necessary
Amicable interpersonal appearance and behavior
Proactive and self-driven
Comfortable working in environments with little basic infrastructure
Ability to work under pressure; Team player and organized personality
Result oriented and quick at implementing plans
Analytical skills, self-motivation and ability to motivate others and high level of integrity
Knowledge of any language spoken in refugee communities will be an added advantage
How to Apply
For all positions listed, please submit an application cover-letter and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, as well as links to any publications you wish us to consider.
Copies of academic credentials are NOT
required at this stage.
Applications should be sent by email addressed to the Human Resources Officer at
email@example.com with the title of the position applied for in the subject-line. All applicants must be submitted by 11.59pm on Friday 10th May 2019.
Applications received after this time and date will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates must be in a position to cover their own travel expenses to interview.
Refugee Law Project is a human-rights based organization with strong Anti-Discrimination policies.
For more information and job application details, see; Refugee Law Project Officer Jobs in Kenya
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