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Assistant Economic Inclusion Officer

Department: HIAS Kenya
Location: Nairobi, KY

Job Summary

HIAS is an international non-profit organization with a vision for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety and opportunity. 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. Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.

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 Kenya seeks to recruit an Assistant Economic Inclusion Officer who will support Economic Inclusion activities at HIAS various sites. In particular, the officer will: Support social and economic protection of vulnerable refugees through integrated services and support economic recovery activities for refugees and host communities in Nairobi whose livelihoods were affected due to COVID-19.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides support and follow-up to targeted cases for the Graduation Model or the SESP program (GMA).

  • Register and update agreements, support plans, follow-up actions and graduation criteria for each case in the data system.

  • Update the physical file of each case in the GMA.

  • Make home visits to families who are in the targeting process.

  • Provide periodic follow-up (minimum twice a month) for 12 months, to each case targeted in the poverty alleviation programs

  • Process the application and delivery of monthly cash assistance for families registered within the GMA or the SESP program.

  • Make referrals and accompaniments to families within the poverty alleviation programs for accessing services.

  • Call and monitor financial management, nutrition and other training required by the poverty alleviation intervention.

  • Coordinate and refer cases to the different service areas according to care requirements (Livelihoods, Legal Guidance and Psychology)

  •  Coordinate activities of follow-up and accompaniment of cases with Community Volunteers.

  • Coordinate jointly with the various areas of HIAS, community actions that promote local integration in the different sectors.

  • Facilitate the processes of strengthening and accompaniment of the actions undertaken with social and institutional groups of the locality.

  • Strengthen the mapping of relevant neighborhood actors to later socialize it with the other areas of HIAS and local partners.

  • Make links with public or private institutions in sectors or districts that allow the refugee population free access to their services.

  • Participate in case evaluation committees and team meetings.

  • Prepares monthly management reports.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences or Community Development or any other relevant course

  • At least 1-2 years’ experience in implementation of entrepreneurship programs.

  • Experience working with youth targeted programs and human rights programs will be an added advantage

  • Experience in implementation of entrepreneurship programs

Skills and Competences

  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation and report writing

  • Negotiation, influencing and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate options including planning skills

  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software

  • Knowledge of Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP)

How to Apply

The applications should be submitted through the link internship-opportunities quoting the Position Title: Assistant Economic Inclusion Officer.

Closing Date: 7th  October 2021

Important: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

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