DEPARTMENT: Legal Protection
DIVISION: Child Protection
SUPERVISOR: Social Worker
START DATE: 16th January 2023
END DATE: 14th September 2023 (Renewable contract subject to availability of funds and performance)
HIAS seeks to recruit a Child Protection Monitor who will assist in provision of social interventions and assistance to the most at risk and vulnerable refugee children.
- Identify and document child rights violations, refer cases to the appropriate authorities, and provide regular follow-up on each case
- Participate in community awareness raising and dissemination of information
- Assist in the implementation of appropriate interventions for at-risk refugee and asylum seeker children through activities such as placement in alternative care arrangements with foster families, emergency shelter placement, etc.
- Make referrals for vulnerable refugees to access services
- Assist in the provision of direct assistance to refugee and asylum seeker children in the community
- Provide translation for refugees during activities as needed
- Mobilize community members for forums and sensitization campaigns
- Provide weekly and monthly reports indicating progress in relation to targets and client needs
- Provide basic trainings to beneficiary groups in: Refugee Rights, Child Rights, Gender-Based Violence, and other protection related issues as determined by the Program Supervisor
- Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as required
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
- Entry level with minimal work experience, preferably with an NGO.
- Experience in the field of refugee Child Protection will be an added advantage.
- Basic literacy in English and at least one language prevalent in the refugee community in Nairobi
- Well integrated to the dynamics and needs of refugee children 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
- Strong counselling skills
- Strong training skills in child protection and community development will be an added advantage
- ·age ience in the field of refugee Child Protection will be an added advantage.
- Proficiency in English and preferably Kiswahili, Kinyamulenge, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, or French languages. Proficiency in English is MANDATORY.
- Location – Kasarani area
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills required or permanent location. Location is subject to change based on programmatic needs. Flexibility is essential as we grow and develop. The successful candidate must be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing work environment with many crucial deadlines. All team members may be required to perform duties outside of their normal work hours of responsibilities as needed.