Entry Level


HIAS Kenya



Vacancy Description



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.



  • • 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.


  1. • Cover Letter
  2. • Curriculum Vitae with at least 3 names and contacts of referees
  3. • Valid and updated refugee ID
  4. • Proof of registration
  5. • Academic and Training Certificates


Application Guidelines

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

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