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NGO Jobs in Kenya - RefugePoint International

Community Navigator

Reports to: Senior Officer, Community Outreach
Supervision Given: [None]
The primary responsibility of the Community Navigator is to assist the organization in providing information and timely support to refugees and asylum seekers towards their self-reliance.

Duties and responsibilities

·         Act as a guide to the organization in tracing clients in the community;
·         Provide language interpretation and translation;
·         Collect prescription medicine from RefugePoint and deliver to patients;
·         Provide accurate and timely information to refugees and migrants;
·         Monitor businesses supported by RefugePoint;
·         Participate in community mobilization as directed by RefugePoint;
·         Participate in community education as directed by RefugePoint;
·         Accompany patients to the hospital when called upon.
·         Attend to any other duties as assigned by the line supervisor(s).

Requirements:

·         Must be a resident of Rongai;
·         Must be fluent in English and Great Lakes Languages;
·         Must hold a UNHCR mandate refugee certificate, Government alien card and/or recent Government verification documents;
·         Must have a minimum of secondary school education;
·         Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Desired:
·         Post secondary school training e.g. in health, community development, counseling, business administration etc.
·         Experience in community mobilization.
How to Apply

Temporary Driver
Supervisor: Senior Officer, Administration
Supervision Given: [None]
Daily stipend: KES 2,250
Contract Period: On an as-needed basis
The Temporary Driver will perform work in the operation of a vehicle to ensure safe transportation of staff, volunteers, clients, guests and any other official passengers to official destinations.

Responsibilities

The core responsibilities of this position are as follows:
Logistics support
·         Plan ahead to meet anticipated transport requirements. Ensure assigned car is fueled in good time.
·         Responsibly and safely driving staff, guests and any other official visitors to scheduled destinations.
Vehicle Maintenance
·         Responsible for the day to day care, maintenance and repair of the office cars.
·         Cleans and routinely inspect the office cars; to check oil, water, brakes, brake liquid, tyre pressure, battery levels and the entire vehicle.
·         Routinely check all vehicles licenses and insurances.
·         Drive in a safe and responsible manner at all times.
Administrative tasks
·         Accurately complete the vehicle log.
·         Run errands for the office, for example delivery and collection of letters, bills et al.
·         Assist with purchasing, delivery and distribution of food and non – food items.
·         Ensure immediate action, in view of the Road rules and regulations and Insurance requirements, is taken in the event of an accident.
·         Promptly report involvement of an assigned office car in an accident, including minor accidents, damage, loss or theft of vehicle fittings.
·         Liaise with the health team to ensure that the first aid kit is suitably resourced.

·         Keep a track of mileage.
·         Make use of reliable sources to keep informed of road conditions and share any collected information with the office.
·         Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

·         Valid driving license, BCE minimum
·         Successful completion of Secondary School education
·         A minimum of two years driving experience
·         Ability to speak English and Kiswahili
·         Team player
·         Conversant with the routes of Nairobi
Desired Qualifications:
·         Trainings in basic mechanics, advanced driving, first aid etc will be an added advantage
·         Certification in driving by a professional body will be an added advantage
Special Requirements:
·         A certificate of Good Conduct is mandatory prior to being offered a contract with RefugePoint International.
How to Apply

Livelihoods Associate 
Grade: 5
Monthly Gross: KES 90,000
Reports to: Program Manager, Livelihoods
Supervision Given: [None]
The primary responsibility of the Livelihoods Associate is to support the Livelihoods team in implementing RefugePoint’s Urban Refugee Livelihoods Program in Nairobi. The key role for this position will be monitoring and mentoring supported clients. The Livelihoods Program is part of RefugePoint’s broader stabilization and empowerment services, and the successful candidate will work closely with other staff in the coordination of holistic assistance. This position reports to the Livelihoods Program Manager.

Responsibilities

Project implementation and monitoring:
·         Participate in regular monitoring of the supported beneficiaries, update their progress and emerging issues through planned field visits;
·         Work closely with clients receiving business grants to help them establish and run their businesses profitably; provide business advice, and constructive coaching to clients;
·         Conduct mentorship to granted clients to enhance success of their businesses;
·         Work closely with business community monitors and provide monthly reports on businesses progress;
·         Maintain comprehensive, clear client records in the database and/or in clients’ files;
·         Assist in compiling of all monitoring information on a regular basis and documentation of lessons learned from field visits and project activities;
·         Assist in developing appropriate tools for use in monitoring and reporting on clients’ progress.
Direct service provision:
·         Identify and assess suitable refugees to engage in Livelihoods activities according to RefugePoint’s standard operating procedures;
·         Support refugees to develop practical small business plans, review business plans, and supporting disbursement of grant funds;
·         Facilitate training for refugees in basic business skills (bookkeeping, marketing, savings, etc.) according to RefugePoint’s curriculum;
·         Follow up on disbursed cash grants and ensure receipt of cash by clients through telephone calls or conducting field visits.
Collaboration:
·         Help clients access new markets through market linkage opportunities;
·         Actively participate in graduation sessions for clients in collaboration with Social Workers;
·         Maintain established relationships with external partners.
·         Any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

·         Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship or other related studies with at least two years’ experience with urban livelihoods or with vulnerable populations OR Diploma in similar field of study with three years’ experience as stated;
·         Experience in the use of computer and office software packages (MS Word, MS Excel etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages;
·         Ability to provide continuous input to the organizations’ processes, implementation of new systems etc;
·         Strong business and analytical skills;
·         Good English communication skills, both oral and written;
Desired Qualifications:
·         Excellent command of the most common methodologies to identify, assess, and monitor income generating activities with a proven record of achievements;
·         Experience working with refugees;
·         A high degree of cultural sensitivity and ability to adjust to changes;
·         A great sense of self-motivation and ability to work with a high level of autonomy;
·         Ability to remain flexible in a dynamic environment;
·         Ability to work well in a team and promote teamwork;
·         Typing skills with a minimum speed of 40 WPM.
Special Requirements:
A certificate of Good Conduct is mandatory prior to being offered a contract with RefugePoint International.
How to Apply

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