HIAS Kenya – Project Officer, SRHR- HIAS Kenya.

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HIAS Kenya seeks to recruit a project officer who will implement a project, whose goal is: ‘Improved access to, and uptake of, Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) refugees of reproductive age in Nairobi’. The project seeks to contribute to:

Improved enabling environment among LGBTQ refugees in Nairobi
Enhanced capacity of LGBTQ refugees to address their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues
Enhanced capacity for LGBTQ community-based organizations (CBOs) to advocate for their SRHR in Nairobi


  • Support program strategy design and development in relation to sexual and reproductive health and rights issues
  • Support HIAS Kenya institutional strengthening through coordination of trainings for HIAS Staff, partners and the refugee community on SRHR, sexual and gender diversity and Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)
  • Map out and train healthcare and frontline service providers from facilities providing LGBTQ-friendly youth services and train them (including community leaders) on handling and addressing the SRHR needs of LGBTQ refugees
  • Support the implementation of national policies, strategies, plans and programs on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SHRH)
  • Enhance knowledge, skills and capacities of HIAS staff and partners in GBV to identify the most vulnerable women and girls in the refugee community who are sexual and gender minorities
  • Assist in protection mainstreaming by providing insight in protection interventions for the LGBTQ population
  • Ensure safety and capacity of staff responding to GBV incidences within the community through provision of safety information
  • Facilitate access to local support networks within the Kenyan LGBTQ community and organizations
  • Maintain and develop relationships with Key stakeholders and partners to advocate for rights of sexual and gender minorities from the refugee and asylum seeker community
  • Contribute to the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs with partners for protection, medical and psychosocial needs of the LGBTQ refugees
  • Enhance community-based protection mechanism and support for the vulnerable LGBTQ community including LGBTQ survivors of GBV
  • Develop monthly budget request, track projects’ progress, and ensure timely activity implementation according to work plan and the budget
  • Closely work with social/case workers, community workers and protection monitor to ensure that regular assessment of needs of vulnerable LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers are met
  • Coordinate the social/case worker to implement payment of National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) premiums, provision of cash-based transport allowance to LGBTQ CBOs for access to SRH services, provision of personal protective equipment (PPEs) and hygiene packs to the LGBTQ refugee and asylum seeker community
  • Facilitate access to, and referrals for, appropriate medical/health services for the sexual and gender minority refugees and asylum seekers that is inclusive of counselling, HIV testing and administration of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Process referrals and action plans for support services for GBV survivors to other agencies.
  • Conduct timely follow up on referrals and support services provided to LGBTQ GBV survivors, ensuring that they receive the assistance recommended
  • Contribute in the development of project proposals, concept notes and sector publications
    Perform other duties as and when required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Gender Studies, Community Development, Legal Studies and/or other related fields of study.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience providing programs support/implementation on sexual and reproductive health-related programs with a non-governmental organization
  • Demonstrate technical understanding of sexual and reproductive health and right issues at the national, regional and international stage
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with LGBTQ refugees who are survivors of GBV
  • MUST have a demonstrated understanding of diversity and inclusion for persons of diverse Sex, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SSOGI).
    Good knowledge of Human Rights principles and doctrines
  • MUST have experience with operationalizing GBV principles, knowledge of international humanitarian standards for GBV prevention and response.
  • Experience working with persons of diverse Sex, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SSOGI).
  • Training in gender equality and/or SRHR.
  • 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 the 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 staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain one’s composure while under pressure
  • Knowledge of Accountability to affected populations and PSEA

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