Reporting to: Gender and GBV Manager
Duration: 6 months
HIAS is an international not for profit organization with a vision for a world in which refugees, displaced persons and asylum seekers find welcome, safety and freedom. HIAS operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through protection, resilience, economic inclusion and provision of durable solutions.
Organizationally, HIAS is guided by its Refugee Rights Framework. This rights-based approach, based on international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law and practice, provides a programming framework for HIAS’ focus on refugee protection. This framework prioritizes programming impact that ensures forcibly displaced people realize their potential and become contributors to society, with this impact being achieved through the realization of legal and civil rights and social and economic rights including through 1) the right to protection from harm, violence and discrimination, 2) the right to recovery from the shock of displacement, and 3) the right to economic self-sufficiency and inclusion.
The overall goal of HIAS’ global GBV Prevention and Response programming is for forcibly displaced refugee women, girls, sexual and gender minorities to pursue their potential and to access their human and legal rights, free from violence and oppression. This means HIAS GBV programming works to ensure:
(1) Forcibly displaced women, girls, sexual and gender minorities face a reduced risk of GBV,
(2) Survivors of sexual and physical violence have access to coordinated psychosocial, health, and legal services,
(3) Family, community, and institutions support refugee women, girls, sexual and gender minorities in accessing and using their rights.
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, sexual and gender minorities. This approach enables HIAS to meet the safety, psychosocial, economic, and justice needs of survivors; facilitate their access to appropriate care; and empower communities to lead efforts that challenge beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that perpetuate or condone violence against women, girls, sexual and gender minorities in the community.
HIAS is seeking to hire a GBV Risk Reduction Officer to support a pilot project, Engaging Men to End Men’s Violence Against Women and Girls. This project will focus on reducing risk and mitigating consequences related to three forms of GBV in humanitarian emergencies: sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and early child marriage. This will be accomplished through developing, piloting and evaluating innovative social norms change work that focuses on addressing male violence against women and adolescent girls and the attitudes men hold towards survivors.
The GBV Risk Reduction Officer will share responsibility for community mobilization, pilot testing curricula, liaising and facilitating discussions with women’s groups, facilitating Men’s Discussion Groups and building linkages with the ongoing GBV programme. All of these things will be done using an accountability framework centering women and girls.
The position will support specific program components related to social norms, transformative behavior change and other elements that go beyond awareness raising and into the social change needed to ensure women and girls can access their rights.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Required Skills and Competences
Please apply following this link: https://www.hias.org/who/career-and-internship-opportunities. Deadline for Receiving Applications 27th February 2020
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Late applications will not be considered.
HRTK is an equal opportunity employer, does not charge candidates for recruitment and dissociates itself from any entity defrauding candidate
Interested and qualified? Go to HIAS on www.hias.org to apply
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