Protection Intern – HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK) – Kenya Office

Scope of Position
HIAS is seeking to recruit a Protection Intern who will help in Advocating for the rights of PSNs living in the urban areas; Capacity Building for HIAS staff, partner staff and other stakeholders on diversity, SGBV and protection of at risk refugees; Community based protection monitoring; Developing strategic partnerships and to provide safe and dignified safe housing facility and scattered safe housing to PSNs.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
Promote and protect the rights of the most vulnerable refugees.
Follow up on cases and provide refugees counselling and feedback on the status and processing of individual cases;
Maintenance of the Protection database
Assist in preparation of project related reports.
Assist in organization and facilitation of protection committees.
Assist in organization and facilitation of community empowerment forums.
Assist in organization and facilitation of orientation workshops.
Maintain a database and an individual case management strategy for protection cases;  Performing other duties as required.

Job Specifications
A recently completed university degree in law, International studies, Social Work, Community Development, Gender studies and/or related studies.

Skills & Competencies
Languages required (read, write, speak and understand): proficiency in English, knowledge of Kiswahili
Good Computer skills
Team work and accountability
Values: Integrity and Respect for Diversity
Good knowledge of Nairobi and its environs
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Working experience in the refugee sector is an added advantage
Knowledge of Human rights and Gender Based Violence sector is an added advantage.

Method of Application
Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae indication to the email address; In addition, indicate Vacancy Notice No. HRTK/P-I/05/20 in the subject line. Applications not bearing the requirements highlighted in this advert will not be considered.

Closing: 7th May 2020 5.00pm