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  • Posted: Oct 15, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 23, 2020
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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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    Counselling Psychologist.

    Vacancy Number HRTK/CP/10/2020 

    JOB SUMMARY

    HIAS seeks to recruit a Counselling Psychologist who will spearhead the provision of counseling and other psychotherapeutic interventions to vulnerable and at risk refugee experiencing emotional and psychological distress. These includes refugees with mental health challenges, which impairs their normal functioning.

    • Provide Therapeutic Services
      • Provide individual and group counseling services and other short term therapeutic services to referred to the field office
      • Conduct psychosocial counselling to who are survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and other refugee experiencing other forms of trauma under the protection project observing highest levels of confidentiality and professional ethics and etiquette
      • Ensure appropriate psychosocial assessment and diagnosis of all the therapeutic cases are in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) Mental Health Atlas
      • Review all social and psychological assessments reports generated for the protection program
      • Assist protection officers in organizing and mobilizing for committee meetings, dialogues and other activities to address protection issues.
      • Provide training, mentorship, and other technical support to social workers directly involved in implementation of the protection project
      • Collect data on Protection issues including SGBV and monitor trends and emerging issues and present the same to the Protection Officer on weekly and monthly basis at the same time ensuring follow up on any recommendation for action.
      • Follow up, monitor all referral cases, and ensure timely turnaround of assessment reports and other interventions
    • Reporting
      • Preparation of timely, quality and comprehensive field reports, therapeutic assessments to inform program planning and decision-making.
      • Prepare and maintain a tracker for all therapies conducted at the field level.
    • Coordination, Partnership and Networking
      • Work and communicate with teachers, social workers and other professionals involved in the ’s life on the progress of the
      • Work with parents/caregivers through offering family counseling, teaching them techniques they can practice at home (such as play therapy) and recommending a support group or counselling therapy to parents/family members.
      • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders, groups and service providers to ensure that refugee receive support from the community

    Qualification Required

    • A Minimum of Bachelors in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology from a recognized university.
    • Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology is an added advantage.

    Experience Required

    • Ideal candidate should have worked as Counsellor for at least 3 years
    • Must have at least 3 years’ experience in providing counseling services to trauma survivors in individual and group settings.
    • Experience working with refugee will be an added advantage
    • The candidate should have keen awareness and good knowledge of psychosocial issues and the complexities of working on these issues with a refugee population

    Skills and Competencies Required

    • Computer literacy is a must with strong knowledge of Access, Excel and Word;
    • Strong analytical and report writing skills and proven ability to conduct psychological assessments;
    • Good team player with excellent cross-cultural interpersonal skills; proactive and able to work under minimal supervision while exercising diplomacy, flexibility and assertiveness;
    • Ability to confront and discuss sensitive issues with respect and able to uphold high standards of confidentiality
    • Ability to work in a demanding and high pressured environment
    • Knowledge of accountability to affected populations is an added advantage

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    Protection Caseworker

    Vacancy Number HRTK/PCW/10/2020

    Grade: 5

    Reporting to: Protection Program Manager

    Duration: 10 months’ contract with possibility of renewal subject to availability of funding and performance

    HIAS Kenya is seeking to recruit a Case Worker who will be expected to contribute towards promoting and protecting the rights of persons with specific needs among the refugee community. The Case Worker will also serve as a resource and focal point for HIAS Kenya and implementing partners on technical matters related to PSNs service provision for urban refugees

    Main Duties & Responsibilities

    • Promote and protect the rights of the most vulnerable refugees
    • Assist in the development and implementation of the HIAS Kenya program strategy
    • Research, development of training curricula and conduct presentations on a need to basis in line with the program goals and objectives
    • Follow up on cases and provide refugees counseling and feedback on the status and processing of individual cases;
    • Assist in preparation of project related reports.
    • Assist in organization and facilitation of Community-Based activities including empowerment

    Job

    • Assist in protection mainstreaming by providing insight in protection interventions for persons with disabilities.
    • participation in co-ordination meetings
    • Facilitate establishment of community based protection mechanism and support for the vulnerable persons with specific needs
    • Ensure ongoing case management and documentation of protection violations
    • Follow up on cases and provide partners and refugees counseling and feedback on the status and processing of individual cases
    • Produce accurate, detailed and timely reports highlighting objectives, achievements and impact on project activities.
    • Ensure weekly, monthly and quarterly reports are analyzed, compiled and submitted to the Protection Program Manager for sharing.
    • Performing other duties as and when required

    Required Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Gender Studies, Community Development Studies and/or other related fields of study

    Desirable Experiences

    • Minimum of 1-2 years’ previous job experience related to refugee protection.
    • Demonstrated experience working directly with persons with disabilities
    • MUST have a demonstrated understanding of key principles of community engagement
    • Good knowledge of human rights doctrine
    • Training and capacity building experience, particularly using participatory techniques for training related to refugee protection.

    Required Skills and Competences

    • Proficiency in English and Swahili
    • Computer literacy is a must, with strong knowledge of Access, Excel and Word
    • Ability to work in a team, maintain confidentiality and respect for diversity, uphold integrity, respect and accountability
    • Self-starter with an ability to work with minimal supervision in a culturally diverse team
    • Excellent Analytical, Communication and Report writing skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders
    • Ability to maintain one’s composure while under pressure
    • Knowledge of accountability to affected populations is an added advantage

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    Social Worker

    Program: Legal Protection

    Grade: 5**

     

    Vacancy Number HRTK/SW-CP/10/2020

    Reporting to: BID (Best Interest Determination) Specialist**

    Duration: 10 Months contract with possibility of renewal subject to availability of funding and performance**

    Introduction

    HIAS is an international nonprofit 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.

    HIAS seeks to recruit a Social Worker who will assist in the provision of social interventions and assistance to the most at risk and vulnerable refugee clients and children. The Social Worker will be required to conduct through assessments and case management including follow up to ensure clients and children are receiving appropriate services. The Social Worker will be expected to track the impact of the assistance provided to clients and children.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    · Identify refugee children who are unaccompanied and separated children, survivors of sexual and gender based violence or any other form of trauma

    • Identification of refugee children in need of social support such as financial assistance, medical assistance, birth registration, legal protection and family tracing
    • Carry out social assessments and keep track of socio-environmental risks faced by refugee children to ensure mitigation of risks
    • Prepare Best Interest Determination and Best Interest Assessments reports for refugee children

    · Identify children who require psychosocial support and link them with the counsellors for timely support

    · Make regular home visits to assess the needs and progress of children under the UNHCR Child Protection Project within Nairobi

    · Assist in outreach and community dialogue activities on issues related to child abuse and children with special needs

    · Make referrals to partner agencies on behalf of vulnerable refugee children and follow up with clients to facilitate access to external services

    · Prepare summaries for presentations in the internal HIAS Psychosocial Panel, enter data into the case management data base and give feedback to refugees

    • Monitor impacts of social assistance for vulnerable refugees and children
    • Open files for all clients (soft and hard) and ensure that case management is in line with HIAS SOPs and other sector standards
    • Mobilize and organize target communities in the respective site office coverage area to form community structures that will be responsible for spearheading child protection activities in line with the approved project description and work plan
    • Organize and train established community structures on all child protection acts, covenants and charters/agreements, local, national and international
    • Carry out weekly and monthly identification of potential foster parents, assess and train those who meet the criteria in readiness for assigning of foster children
    • Conducting awareness and sensitization campaigns in the communities
    • Assess and analyze community sensitive interventions geared towards building resilience and self-reliance
    • Conduct support groups, committee meetings and participate in community forums
    • Establish and maintain networks with existing community structures and other partners for referral and networking purposes
    • Conduct a mapping exercise for all sector agencies and link with them for collaboration and support in provision of child protection services – these will include Area Advisory Councils
    • Provide weekly and monthly reports to the Child Protection Officer and other technical officers highlighting individual performance, progress against targets and client needs as instructed by the Child Protection Officer
    • Perform other related duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications

    • A University Degree in Social Work, Community Development, Gender and Development Studies or another related area of study.
    • At least 2 years working experience in the field of Social Work. Experience working with an NGO that deals with refugees is an added advantage.

    Skills and Competencies

    • Excellent writing skills
    • Fluency in English is Mandatory
    • Knowledge of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (PSEA)
    • Experience in capacity building including facilitation of community based training and awareness raising
    • Good knowledge of Nairobi and its environs
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Knowledge of computer applications
    • Working experience with refugees an added advantage.
    • Ability to work in a demanding and high pressure environment
    • Knowledge of accountability to affected populations is an added advantage

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    GBV Case Worker

    Vacancy Number HRTK/GBV-CW/10/2020 

    Program:        Gender and Gender Based Violence(GBV)

    Grade:             5

    Reporting to:  Gender and GBV Program Manager

    Duration:        8.5 months’ contract with possibility of renewal subject to availability of funding and performance                   

    Introduction

    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 seeks to recruit a GBV caseworker who will support the project through contributing to the timely and quality implementation of GBV related activities and GBV case management for the urban refugee community.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    • Carry out individual case management for Gender-based violence survivors received at HIAS offices and those identified within the refugee community
    • In collaboration with community outreach workers conduct regular assessment on the needs of the refugee women and girls
    • Conduct field visits for case assessments in coordination with other HIAS staff and keep track of socio-environmental risks faced by GBV survivors, sexual and gender minority refugees;
    • Assist in qualitative assessments through Focus Groups Discussions/ Community Dialogues(Tango Talks) to better understand the risks of GBV and map out service support structure for GBV survivors 
    • Process referrals for support services for GBV survivors to other agencies.
    • Conduct timely follow up on referrals and support services provided to GBV survivors, ensuring that the survivors receive the assistance recommended
    • Work with stakeholders to strengthen referral networks and monitor the implementation of the referral pathway survivors access to confidential, safe GBV services in a timely manner
    • Assist in carrying out GBV trainings for all relevant community actors on GBV topics
    • Implement and monitor merit based social and financial assistance informed by vulnerability assessments in individual cases in accordance with HIAS’ Standard Operating Procedures
    • Ensure regular updates in the Gender Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS)
    • Evaluate beneficiaries’ progress and work on an exit strategies aimed at supporting client’s self-reliance
    • Prepare a monthly analysis on GBV key issues based on case trends to disseminate information on services available and referral pathways
    • Contribute in the development of project proposal, concept notes and sector publications
    • Perform other duties as and when required

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Gender Studies, Community Development Studies and/or other related fields of study

    Desirable Experiences

    • Minimum of 1-2 years’ previous job experience related to GBV response.
    • Demonstrated experience working directly with refugees who are survivors of GBV
    • MUST have 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)

    Required Skills and Competences

    • Proficiency in English and Swahili
    • Computer literacy is a must, with strong knowledge of Access, Excel and Word
    • Ability to work in a team, maintain confidentiality and respect for diversity, uphold integrity, respect and accountability
    • Self-starter with an ability to work with minimal supervision in a culturally diverse team
    • Excellent Analytical, Communication and Report writing skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders
    • Ability to maintain one’s composure while under pressure
    • Knowledge of accountability to affected populations is an added advantage

    Method of Application

    Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] indicating the Vacancy Number on the subject line.

    Applications not bearing this subject label will not be considered.

    Closing Date: 23rd October 2020

    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

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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