DEPARTMENT: Gender & GBV
SUPERVISOR: Gender and GBV Officer
START DATE: 1st December 2023
END DATE: 15th September 2024
HIAS Kenya seeks to recruit Paralegals to contribute to a project, whose goal is: “To enhance the protection, resilience, and self-reliance of vulnerable refugees, including LGBTQI+ persons, and the host community in Nairobi.”
The project seeks to contribute to: Enhancing the protection and resilience of vulnerable refugees, including LGBTQI+ persons, through community-based comprehensive assistance and the strengthening of existing protection systems.
The Paralegals will be drawn from the areas surrounding the 3 HIAS site /outreach offices with large refugee populations. These include Isinya, Rongai, Matasia, Kasarani, Githurai, Gikambura, Njiru, Kawangware, Mwiki, Eastleigh etc.
- • Participate in relevant trainings related to LGBTQI+ rights as guided by the HIAS project team.
- • Support in collecting accurate data and disseminating information to the LGBTQI+ community members.
- • Provide support and assistance in addressing the concerns or challenges faced by Gender and Sexual Minorities.
- • Serve as a link between the community and actors in the justice system.
- • Monitor and report human rights violations.
- • Work with Partners to monitor and document legal interventions within the sexual and gender minority refugee community and report findings in follow-up meetings with designated HIAS staff.
- • Facilitate access to, and referrals for, appropriate LGBTQI+-friendly legal services for sexual and gender minority refugees and asylum seekers.
- • Assist in creating and establishing sustainable community networks with sexual and gender minority refugees and asylum seekers within the urban area.
- • Create and support collaborative opportunities that sexual and gender minority refugees and asylum seekers can benefit from.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
- • O – Level education certificate
- • Any other relevant training
- • Not less than three months’ work experience, preferably with an NGO.
- • Experience in the field of refugee protection and assistance to sexual and gender minorities from the refugee community is an added advantage.
Skills & Competencies
- • Must be part of the sexual and gender minority community.
- • Must not be in leadership or management, including the boards, in any refugee-led CBO.
- • Must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.
- • Demonstrated experience on working with gender issues and/or SRHR.
- • Should be well integrated to the dynamics, needs and challenges of members of the sexual and gender minority community.
- • Ability to work with members of the community with little or no supervision.
- • Good/basic working knowledge and experience of navigating STI/HIV care services.
- • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- • Basic computer literacy.
- • Strong training skills in community development and working with refugees.
- • Knowledge in Accountability to Affected Populations
- • Knowledge in PSEA
- • Proficiency in English or Kiswahili and either, Luganda, Kinyamulenge, French, Somali, Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromo and Kinyarwanda or any other major language spoken within the refugee community.
- • Proficiency in English is MANDATORY and will be an added advantage.
- • Cover Letter
- • Curriculum Vitae with at least 3 names and contacts of referees
- • Valid and updated refugee ID
- • Proof of registration
- • Academic and Training Certificates
Please send the above required documents indicating the Vacancy Number HRTK/P/11/23 on the subject line.
Closing Date: 22nd November 2023
Applications have closed