Protection Intern

HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK) – Kenya Office

Vacancy Notice

Position: Protection Intern

Reporting to: Protection Officer

Country: Kenya

Location: Nairobi

Duration: 6 Months

Scope of Position

HIAS is an international nonprofit organization with a vision for a world in which refugees, displaced persons and asylum seekers find welcome, safety and freedom. HIAS operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through protection, resilience, economic inclusion and provision of durable solutions.

Organizationally, HIAS is guided by its Refugee Rights Framework. This rights-based approach, based on international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law and practice, provides a programming framework for HIAS’ focus on refugee protection. This framework prioritizes programming impact that ensures forcibly displaced people realize their potential and become contributors to society, with this impact being achieved through the realization of legal and civil rights and social and economic rights including through 1) the right to protection from harm, violence and discrimination, 2) the right to recovery from the shock of displacement, and 3) the right to economic self-sufficiency and inclusion.

HIAS works with communities’ natural systems in order to optimize support for Persons of Specific Needs. This approach enables HIAS to meet the safety, psychosocial, economic, and justice needs of PSNs; facilitate their access to appropriate care. 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.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae indication to the email address; [email protected] 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

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Late applications will not be considered.

HRTK is an equal opportunity employer, does not charge candidates for recruitment and dissociates itself from any entity defrauding candidates.

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