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NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – RefugePoint

RefugePoint was founded in 2005 to provide lasting solutions for the world’s most vulnerable refugees. 

We work to fill the critical and unmet needs of people affected by war and conflict that have fallen through the net of humanitarian assistance, in particular women, children and urban refugees.

Title: 
Social Worker
 
ID: 2035
 
Department: Nairobi Office

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Grade: 5
 
Monthly Gross: Kshs. 90,000
 
Supervisor: Program Manager, Social Work and Child Protection
 
Supervision Given:  [None]

The primary responsibility of the Social Worker is to provide social work support to urban refugees towards stabilizing them and promoting their self sufficiency.

The core responsibilities of this position:

Case management
  • Identify vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in Nairobi as potential new clients, conduct intake assessment and refer for services when appropriate.
  • Conduct case plan reviews and assessments for existing clients and work closely with them to graduate from direct assistance to self reliance.
  • Make recommendations to child protection, medical, livelihoods and counseling units to ensure that clients receive support in a timely manner.
  • Conduct individual case management for clients in close coordination with other units. This includes conducting home visits and regularly meeting with clients to promote their stabilization.
  • Facilitate in workshops and support groups as part of social work assistance for refugee communities.
  • Link clients to community resources, government agencies and other partners when appropriate.
  • Attend to other program duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Networking / Collaboration
  • Participate in regular inter-unit coordination meetings to discuss provision of services to clients.
  • Represent RefugePoint in different forums as assigned.
Reporting
  • Update the database with basic case information, dated case notes on activities and referrals, assessments and recommendations on urban action page, and comprehensively complete necessary forms.
  • Update client files with session notes to depict social work-specific interventions.
  • Provide a monthly report on core tasks to the supervisor.
Requirements
  • University degree in social work or related field required.
  • At least two years' work experience in a social work position required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience assisting refugees and asylum seekers in an urban environment strongly preferred.
  • Commitment to rights based, empowerment based approach.
  • Excellent computer skills.
How to Apply

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Title: Officer, Education
 
ID: 2038
 
Department: Nairobi Office

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Grade: 6
 
Monthly Gross: Kshs. 108,000
 
Supervisor: Program Manager, Social Work and Child Protection
 
Supervision Given: [None]
The primary responsibility of the Officer is to carry out identification, assessment, and management of education support for clients. 

The officer shall be the focal person for education activities within RefugePoint’s Nairobi office.

Core Responsibilities:
1. Implement  the Education Program:
  • Identify, assess and report education needs for RP clients, provide education assistance and refer for other additional services if appropriate;
  • Manage the issuance of educational support to clients namely scholarships, school levies, school uniforms and stationery;
  • Respond to internal and external referrals for education support;
  • Identify education support opportunities from other organizations or foundations and share with refugees;
  • Represent education interests in inter-unit case management meetings;
  • Promote the inclusion of refugees in national policies on education.
2. Documentation and Reporting
  • Document best practices;
  • Ensure training materials and monitoring forms are updated and well documented;
  • Ensure clear documentation in the data base of clients progress;
  • Prepare monthly reports on the education program.
3. Develop and maintain partnerships:
  • Continuously identify strategic partners that RefugePoint can work with on education matters;
  • Lead in development of MOUs with strategic partners;
  • Represent RefugePoint at education’ working group meetings.
4. Attend to any other duties as assigned.  
Required Qualifications
  • University Degree in Education, Community Development or related field;
  • Prior experience in managing education interventions;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to network and engage with various partners including Ministry of Education;
  • A high degree of cultural sensitivity and ability to adjust to change;
  • Experience working with the Ministry of Education;
  • Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy.
Desired attributes
  • Social competence skills, diplomacy and integrity;
  • Ability to deal with conflict situations;
  • Experience working with refugee communities in urban areas;
  • Experience working with communities or vulnerable groups;
  • Experience in developing and disseminating standard operating procedures and policies.
How to Apply

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Title: Senior Officer, Community Outreach
 
ID: 2040
 
Department: Nairobi Office

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Grade: 7
 
Monthly Gross: Kshs. 130,000
 
Reports to: Program Manager, Health
 
Supervision Given: Community Volunteer Workers

The primary responsibility of the Senior Officer, Community Outreach is to coordinate and oversee outreach to urban refugees in Nairobi. 

The RefugePoint Community Outreach Program aims to provide information and support to the community on health, livelihoods, protection and mental health issues. 

This position will supervise Community Volunteer Workers (CVW) including interpreters, community health workers, community counselors and livelihoods monitors.  

Core responsibilities and duties of the position are as follows:
 
Management of the community outreach Program:
  • Liaise with unit heads to identify issues that are best addressed through community outreach;
  • Identify community support structures and link refugee clients to the same;
  • Conduct prescreening of highlighted cases to determine if a full assessment is needed;
  • Collect information from CVWs that contributes to protection monitoring and identification of protection issues in the community;
  • Engage communities with respect to age, gender and diversity to ensure that their contribution in program development is always captured. 
Supervision:
  • Coordinate identification and engagement of CVWs;
  • Monitor and mentor Community Volunteer Workers (CVWs) to ensure they provide accurate information to the community in a culturally appropriate way;
  • Assess the performance of CVWs and maintain accurate performance records;
  • Identify training needs of CVWs and coordinate their training for capacity enhancement.
Documentation and reporting:
  • Coordinate data collection by community workers;
  • Document best practices;
  • Ensure training materials and monitoring forms are updated and well documented;
  • Prepare monthly reports on community outreach.
Develop and maintain partnerships:
  • Continuously identify strategic partners for community outreach including local administration and community based organizations;
  • Represent RefugePoint at forums that address community outreach and community based protection.
Attend to any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager- Health.

Requirements:
  • Degree in Community Health, Public Health, Community Development or other related field;
  • Demonstrated understanding of community based approaches and diversity mainstreaming;
  • Proven experience setting up and implementing community outreach activities;
  • Demonstrated experience managing people;
  • Demonstrated experience in training community groups;
  • Prior experience working with vulnerable persons;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Desired attributes:
  • Social competence skills, diplomacy and integrity;
  • Ability to deal with conflict situations;
  • Experience working with refugee communities in urban areas.
How to Apply

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Title: Manager, Livelihoods

ID: 2041
 

Department: Nairobi Office
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Grade: 8
 
Monthly Gross: Kshs. 162,000
 
Reports to: Program Coordinator, Urban Refugee Program
 
Supervision Given: Senior Officer, Livelihoods and Associates, Livelihoods
 
The primary responsibility of the Manager, Livelihoods is to oversee the livelihoods program for urban refugees to promote their self-reliance. 

This position will serve as the livelihoods focal person for RefugePoint.

Core responsibilities and duties of the position are as follows:
  • Development and management of the Livelihoods Program:
  • Ensure  Program objectives and activities are achieved in the area of livelihoods;
  • Provide technical guidance on program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Promote market and financial linkages for clients running businesses;
  • Monitor, coach and mentor livelihood staff; enhance staff capacity through training with respect to identified staff needs;
  • Conduct annual performance evaluation for livelihoods  team members;
  • Track and thoroughly review financial reports to ensure livelihoods program budget is spent on target.
Documentation and reporting:
  • Document best practices;
  • Ensure training materials and monitoring forms are updated and well documented;
  • Ensure client progress is clearly documented in the database ;
  • Work with the monitoring and evaluation officer to enhance measurement tools;
  • Prepare monthly reports on the activities and progress of the livelihoods program;
  • Support initiatives for assessments as well as program monitoring and evaluation.
Develop and maintain partnerships:
  • Continuously identify strategic partners that RefugePoint can work with on livelihoods matters;
  • Lead in development of MOUs with strategic partners;
  • Represent RefugePoint at the livelihoods’ working group meetings.
Attend to any other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator, Urban Refugee Program.

Requirements:
  • Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Community Development, International Development or other related field;
  • Prior experience in program management;
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff;
  • Proven experience setting up and implementing income generating activities;
  • Prior experience working with low income earners and vulnerable persons;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in different livelihood interventions like micro-finance, VSLA, cash for work, market surveys  and business monitoring;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with staff and stakeholders.
Desired Attributes:
  • Social competence skills, diplomacy and integrity;
  • Ability to deal with conflict situations;
  • Experience working with refugee communities.
How to Apply
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Deadline: 25th July 2016

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