HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK)-Kenya Office
Vacancy Notice- Open to Refugees only (Congolese)
Job Title: Child Protection Monitor (Congolese)
Reports to: Social Worker
Liases with: Child Protection Officer
Duration: 4 Months Contract with possibility of extension
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 community based protection including psychosocial support, resilience building, resettlement and provision of durable solutions. HIAS operates in field offices in Kawangware, Kayole and Eastleigh and conducts outreaches in Kasarani, Kitengela, Rongai.
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-centred, 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 behaviours that perpetuate or condone violence against women, girls, sexual and gender minorities in the community.
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 at Kayole and its surroundings.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Ø Identify and document child rights violations, refer cases to the appropriate authorities, and provide regular follow-up on each case
Ø Participate in community awareness and dissemination of information to members of the community
Ø Assist in the implementation of appropriate intervention for refugee children – at risk through activities such as placement in alternative care arrangement with foster families, emergency shelter placement etc.
Ø Assist in the referral for appropriate intervention for vulnerable refugees in the community
Ø Assist in the provision of direct assistance to refugee children in the community
Ø Assist with the translation for refugees in the community during activities as may be required.
Ø Assist in the mobilization of community members for community forums and sensitization campaigns in the communities
Ø Provide weekly and monthly reports and data highlighting individual performance, progress against targets and client needs
Ø Provide training to beneficiary groups in: Refugee Rights, Child Rights, Gender-Based Violence, and other protection related issues as determined by the Program Supervisor
Ø Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as required and ensure regular personal development and supervision
Skills & Competencies
· Basic literacy and numeracy skills.
· Should be 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.
No less than three months’ work experience, preferably with an NGO. Experience in the field of refugee children protection and assistance is a distinct advantage.
Proficiency in English or Kiswahili and Congolese. Proficiency in English is MANDATORY and will be an added advantage.