Refugee Law Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

Refugee Law Project Officer Jobs in Kenya

Job 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 support

  • Plan 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 building

  • Facilitate 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: Research

  • Undertake 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 Advocacy

  • Represent 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.)

    Desired Competencies
  • Experience of empirical research, data analysis, and evidence based reports and evidence
    based reports
  • 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 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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