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Community Outreach Worker

DEPARTMENT:      Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

SUPERVISOR:         Field Office Manager

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START DATE:         16th January 2023

END DATE:              14th September 2023 (Renewable contract subject to availability of funds and performance)

GRADE:                    1

POSITION SUMMARY:

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HIAS works with   communities’ natural systems to optimize support for Persons with Specific Needs (PSN). This approach enables HIAS to meet the safety, psychosocial, economic, and justice needs of PSNs; and facilitate their access to appropriate care. HIAS seeks to recruit a Community Outreach Worker who will be required to identify the most at risk and vulnerable refugees and provide them with necessary information as needed and link them with opportunities for psychosocial assessment and vulnerability assessment preceding appropriate intervention.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Identification of the most vulnerable refugees in the community in need of protection and psychosocial support (including counselling, food assistance, protection concerns, financial assistance, medical assistance etc.)
  • Participation in community awareness and information dissemination to members of the community.
  • Assisting in referral of vulnerable refugees in the community to partner agencies for appropriate intervention.
  • Provide support to caseworkers in the follow up and tracking of individual cases and updating the status accordingly.
  • Assist in the provision of direct assistance to refugees in the community.
  • Assist with translation for refugees in the community during assessments, home visits, counseling sessions and other activities as may be required.
  • Assist in the mobilization of community members for support groups, community forums and sensitization campaigns within the communities.
  • Accompany case workers for home visits, conduct individual visits and follow-ups and provide feedback reports to the case workers.
  • Provide weekly and monthly quantitative and qualitative reports to the line manager highlighting individual performance, progress against targets and client needs and outcomes of assistance provided.
  • Attend regular staff meetings, monthly debriefings, trainings, and other meetings as required and ensure regular personal development and supervision.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Experience

  • No less than 1 year working experience, including at least 6 months working with the refugee community, preferably with an NGO.
  • Experience in the field of refugee protection and assistance is an added advantage.

Skills

  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Should be well integrated to the dynamics and needs of members of the refugee community within their areas.
  • Good working knowledge of the community needs and gaps
  • Ability to work with members of the community with little or no supervision
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Basic counselling skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong training skills in community development and working with PSN will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP)
  • Knowledge of Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) will be an added advantage

Language

Proficiency in English or Kiswahili, and either Kinyamulenge, Kinyarwanda and/or French or any other major language spoken within the Congolese refugee community.

Location

Located either in Kayole or Rongai areas.

Child Protection Monitor

DEPARTMENT:      Legal Protection

DIVISION:                Child Protection

SUPERVISOR:         Social Worker

START DATE:         16th January 2023

END DATE:              14th September 2023 (Renewable contract subject to availability of funds and performance)

POSITION SUMMARY:

HIAS seeks to recruit a Child Protection Monitor who will assist in provision of social interventions and assistance to the most at risk and vulnerable refugee children.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Identify and document child rights violations, refer cases to the appropriate authorities, and provide regular follow-up on each case
  • Participate in community awareness raising and dissemination of information
  • Assist in the implementation of appropriate interventions for at-risk refugee and asylum seeker children through activities such as placement in alternative care arrangements with foster families, emergency shelter placement, etc.
  • Make referrals for vulnerable refugees to access services
  • Assist in the provision of direct assistance to refugee and asylum seeker children in the community
  • Provide translation for refugees during activities as needed
  • Mobilize community members for forums and sensitization campaigns
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports indicating progress in relation to targets and client needs
  • Provide basic trainings to beneficiary groups in: Refugee Rights, Child Rights, Gender-Based Violence, and other protection related issues as determined by the Program Supervisor
  • Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as required

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Entry level with minimal work experience, preferably with an NGO.
  • Experience in the field of refugee Child Protection will be an added advantage.
  • Basic literacy in English and at least one language prevalent in the refugee community in Nairobi
  • Well integrated to the dynamics and needs of refugee children within their areas
  • Good working knowledge of the community needs and gaps
  • Ability to work with members of the community with little or no supervision
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong counselling skills
  • Strong training skills in child protection and community development will be an added advantage
  • ·age ience in the field of refugee Child Protection will be an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in English and preferably Kiswahili, Kinyamulenge, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda,or French languages. Proficiency in English is MANDATORY.
  • Location – Kasarani area

DISCLAIMER:

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills required or permanent location. Location is subject to change based on programmatic needs. Flexibility is essential as we grow and develop. The successful candidate must be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing work environment with many crucial deadlines. All team members may be required to perform duties outside of their normal work hours of responsibilities as needed.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: recruitment.kenya@hias.org using the position as subject of email.

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