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  • Posted: May 26, 2022
    Deadline: May 20, 2022
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  • 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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    Temporary Assistant Resettlement Officer

    START DATE:         13th June 2022

    END DATE:              12th October 2022

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Temporary Assistant Resettlement Officer will be responsible for intake interviews, resettlement interviews, the analysis of claims and need for resettlement and the drafting of Refugee Resettlement Forms (RRFs).  The Temporary assistant Resettlement Officer will also represent HIAS resettlement clients in the Kenyan courts and provide legal information and assistance as it pertains to the client’s resettlement case. 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    1. Conduct resettlement interviews, analyze claims, and apply applicable international law in accordance with HIAS Standards Operating Procedures.
    2. Advise and represent clients in court for child custody matters.
    3. Draft Resettlement Referral Forms and send to the Resettlement Officer for review;
    4. Complete resettlement forms for submission to relevant Embassies;
    5. Follow up on status of cases from submission to departure; ensure effective in-country communication on the status and follow-up on persons of concern being considered for resettlement; ensure that records on individual cases are kept up-to-date;
    6. Keep the Resettlement Officer abreast of weekly resettlement activities during weekly departmental meetings and by weekly case tracking;
    7. Conduct individual counselling to clients on the HIAS internal resettlement process and HIAS anti-fraud policy;
    8. Provide timely and accurate feedback and information to HIAS resettlement partners and stakeholders;
    9. Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities
    10. Attend case counselling sessions for individual clients with the aim of providing clients with timely and accurate feedback on the status of their cases;
    11. Maintain a database and an individual case management strategy for cases under resettlement consideration;
    12. Maintain accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports.
    13. Conduct follow up for cases referred to external referral partners and provide timely updates on the status of the follow ups;
    14. Attend theme group meetings with various stakeholders and report back during weekly departmental meetings;
    15. Assist in in assessing needs, preparing a strategy and budget for resettlement activities as well as  monitoring expenditures and accounting for the same.
    16. Perform other duties as and when required;

    QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

    Education

    University Degree in Law.

    Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

    Experience

    Minimum of 2  year professional experience in working in refugee related context or in an NGO related context. Refugee  resettlement experience is preferred;

    Skills

    1. Knowledge of international legal framework governing refugees, human rights/human rights law preferred,
    2. Excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent interviewing and counselling skills and ability to interact with refugee populations, strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills,
    3. Strong computer skills, in particular Microsoft Office, excellent organizational and time management skills.
    4. Proficiency in English and Swahili required
    5. Knowledge in AAP
    6. Knowledge in PSEA

    Method of Application

    Please submit a cover letter and resume through the link below quoting the position title: Temporary Assistant Resettlement Officer on the subject. Indicate your salary expectation as well.

    Closing Date: 20th May 2022

    Important: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    HRTK is an equal opportunity employer, does not charge candidates for recruitment and dissociates itself from any entity defrauding candidates.

    Interested and qualified? Go to HIAS on hias.hrmdirect.com to apply

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