Community Outreach Worker-Open to Urban Refugees in Kenya Only
HIAS is an international nonprofit organization with a stand for a world in which refugees find welcome, live in safety and dignity. 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 and provision of durable solutions.
Through outreach within the communities, the job holder 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.
The successful candidate will perform the following duties & have the following responsibilities:
Ø 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.)
Ø Participation in community awareness and information dissemination to members of the community.
Ø Assisting in referral vulnerable refugees in the community to partner agencies for appropriate intervention.
Ø Provide support to caseworkers in the follow up and tracking of individual cases and updating the status accordingly.
Ø Assist in the provision of direct assistance to refugees in the community.
Ø Assist with translation for refugees in the community during assessments, home visits, counseling sessions and other activities as may be required.
Ø Assist in the mobilization of community members for support groups, community forums and sensitization campaigns within the communities.
Ø Accompany case workers for home visits, conduct individual visits and follow-ups and provide feedback reports to the case workers.
Ø Provide weekly and monthly quantitative and qualitative reports to counseling psychologist highlighting individual performance, progress against targets and client needs and outcomes of assistance provided.
Ø Attend regular staff meetings, monthly debriefings, trainings and other meetings as required and ensure regular personal development and supervision.
Ø Perform other related duties as assigned.
Skills & Competencies
· 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
· Counseling skills
· Strong training skills in community development
No less than two years work experience, including at least 1 year working with the refugee community, preferably with an NGO.
Experience in the field of refugee protection and assistance is a distinct advantage.
Profiency in English or Swahili and either Kinyamlenge, French and Kinyarwanda or any other major language spoken within the refugee community.
Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae indication your current and expected salary to the email address; email@example.com. Indicate Vacancy Notice No HRTK/KEN/CW/11/18 in the subject line. Applications not bearing the requirements highlighted in this advert will not be considered
Closing Date: 23rd November 2018 by 5.00pm
Important: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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