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  • Posted: Feb 8, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 13, 2023
  • HIAS is the global Jewish nonprofit organization that protects refugees—including women and children, and ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities—whose lives are in danger for being who they are.

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    Gender & GBV Officer


    HIAS seeks to recruit a GBV Officer who will be expected to implement designed strategies on prevention and response to Gender Based Violence amongst refugees in Kenya.  HIAS uses a survivor-centered, community-based approach. Our programs consider the voices and needs of survivors and prioritize their leadership in program design and implementation. HIAS works with   communities’ natural systems in order to optimize support for survivors, building partnerships to promote and protect the rights of survivors, women, girls, and LGBTQ-identified individuals. The officer will be responsible for contributing to the timely and quality implementation of GBV related activities and GBV case management for the urban refugee community.


    • Implement and monitor Gender Based Violence prevention and response activities/interventions for the urban refugee community.
    • Contribute to the establishment of community based prevention mechanism, risk mitigation strategies and support for the vulnerable persons of concern including survivors of GBV
    • Support the implementation of safe spaces for women and girls to build peer support networks to enhance their economic and social assets
    • Contribute to the design of new ways of engaging men in ending violence against refugee women and girls.
    • Support Gender-based violence survivors  received at HIAS offices and identified in the refugee community through the provision of survivor centered case management services to respond to the needs of clients, provide them information and resources to access services and make appropriate referrals to other service providers if required.
    • Conduct timely follow up on referrals and action plans, and support services provided to GBV survivors, ensuring that the survivors receive the assistance they need
    • Support  qualitative assessments through focus groups discussions to understand the risks of GBV and map out service support structures for GBV survivors. 
    • Engage with the refugee community representatives to understand needs and gaps in gender-based violence programming with a priority focus on the voices and leadership of survivors.
    • Participate in capacity building initiatives for staff, partners and other stakeholders to create awareness, ensure quality and comprehensive delivery of project activities
    • Closely work with case workers, community outreach workers to ensure that best practices on GBV programming are respected and the international standards are met.
    • Plan, attend and facilitate monthly meetings with community leaders, support groups and other stakeholders on GBV prevention and response.
    •  Ensure community members are mobilized to participate in anti-GBV activities and awareness campaigns 
    • Organize, attend, and/or facilitate workshops and Training of Trainers sessions for community workers, support groups and agency workers. 
    • Contribute to the development of project proposals, concept notes and sector publications.
    • Participate in research on good programming practices on GBV prevention and response.
    • Ensure ongoing maintenance/update of GBVIMS (Gender Based Violence Information Management System) and preparation of qualitative reports on GBV Program


    • Bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies, Community Development Studies, Social Science and/or other related fields of study
    • Minimum of 3 years previous job experience related to GBV response.
    • MUST have in-depth knowledge and experience in Refugee Protection
    • Demonstrated experience working directly with refugees who are survivors of GBV
    • MUST have an in-depth technical expertise on Gender Based Violence related issues, response and prevention and a demonstrated understanding of a survivor-centered approach.
    • MUST have experience with operationalizing GBV principles, knowledge of international humanitarian standards for GBV prevention and response.
    • Experience working with GBVIMS preferred (Gender Based Violence Information Management System)
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent interviewing and counselling skills
    • Strong computer skills, in particular Microsoft Office.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills.   
    • Knowledge in Accountability to Affected Populations 
    • Knowledge in PSEA 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya on to apply

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