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HIAS Kenya – Protection Case Worker.

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Protection Case Worker- Kenya
Department: HIAS Kenya
Location: Nairobi, KY

START DATE: 16th May 2022

END DATE: 14th September 2022 with a possibility of renewal

POSITION SUMMARY:

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 Community-based Protection and service provision for urban refugees.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Promote and protect the rights of the most vulnerable refugees.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the HIAS Kenya program strategy
  • Research and development of training curricula and conduct presentations on a need to basis in line with the program goals and objectives
  • Follow up on protection cases and provide refugees counselling 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
  • Assist in protection mainstreaming by providing insight in protection interventions for vulnerable refugees.
  • Participation in protection co-ordination meetings
  • Facilitate establishment of community-based protection mechanism and support for the vulnerable persons with specific needs
  • Assist in sensitizing the refugee community on COVID-19 risk mitigation and preventive measures.
  • Ensure ongoing case management and documentation of protection violations
  • 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 Legal Protection Manager for sharing.
  • Update protection cases in the Case Management System (CMS)
  • Performing other duties as and when required

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Education

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

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ previous job experience related to refugee protection.
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with refugees who are PSNs
  • 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.
  • 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 Population
  • Knowledge in PSEA

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.

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DIVERSITY:

HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation, or other legally protected status.

HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation, or other legally protected status.

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