NGO Jobs in Kenya – IRC

GBV Caseworkers
The IRC operates within Kakuma Refugee Camp. Most of the refugees originate from South Sudan with new arrivals being received regularly. Some of the refugees undergo Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) while on transit or at the border point but face the disadvantage of not having access to SGBV services. As part of enhancing timely and comprehensive care to survivors of SGBV, the IRC intends to broaden its scope in provision of psychosocial support and health services to SGBV survivors at Nadapal border in Turkana West and also within Kakuma refugee Camp.
Job Purpose/Objective
The WPE/GBV case Worker will offer GBV screening services, holistic case management to survivors while ensuring improved quality of health and psychosocial support, support in development of a functional referral networks that enhance survivors’ ability to receive confidential, safe, and timely services that meets their needs.

Key Responsibilities

·         Provide direct support and care for adult survivors of GBV and age-appropriate specialized support and care for adolescents, male and child survivors of GBV, including counseling and case management.
·         Ensure proper documentation of reported GBV incidences through utilization of GBVIMS case intake, action, follow up and other case management forms appropriately.
·         Ensure safety of survivors is guaranteed by adhering to GBV guiding principles and use of survivor centered approach.
·         Support in developing and strengthening referral networks and monitor the implementation of the referral pathway to improve survivors’ access to confidentiality, safe GBV services in a timely manner to meet their needs.
·         Deliver information on available services to SGBV survivors to ensure informed decision making process and appropriate referrals are done
·         In consultations with women and girls, develop and support to implement a series of age-appropriate and group emotional and social support activities for women and girls, with an emphasis on meeting the needs of survivors of GBV and strengthening support networks among women and girls.
·         In consultations with GBV officer, develop and implement/ share monthly response plan and GBV key issues based on case trends to disseminate information on services available and referral pathways.
·         Make routine follow up to cases of SGBV survivors at home and various partner organizations referred to ascertain their wellbeing and services received.
·         Prepare and submit weekly & monthly reports as required and incorporate supervisors’ feedback in a timely manner, including information related to survivor non- identifying data, treatment provided, follow up visits, drugs availability, referrals to other service providers and awareness activities conducted etc.
·         Participate in the development of procurement and spending plans and work plans to ensure the successful implementation of programs
·         Ensure supplies/resources are requested on a timely manner for timely implementation of program activities including manage/prepare contingency program stock supplies where necessary.
·         Monitor and track utilization of program supplies and resources to ensure efficient use of available resources.
·         Ensure tracking of key program indicators and progress through utilization of GBVIMS, M&E data collection and indicator tracking tools.
·         Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Key Result Areas:
·         Ensure timely and comprehensive screening of SGBV psychosocial services.
·         Support adherence to GBV referral protocols and guiding principles for working with survivors
·         Assess gaps in GBV prevention and response services, make recommendations/suggestions for improvements to the supervisor and develop, in consultation with the team and Manager, strategies to address the gaps

Qualifications

·         Diploma in Social Work / Social Sciences / Counseling / psychology / health or other related field preferred. Degree in similar fields would be an added advantage.
·         At least 3 years’ experience in the direct provision of counseling and psychosocial support to survivors of Gender Based Violence, including child survivors
·         Clear understanding, including demonstrated positive attitudes on gender inequality, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls STRONGLY preferred.
·         Excellent listening and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with survivors of all ages, background and diversity
·         Ability to lead, train, supervise, and motivate other GBV staff and local partners in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
·         Ability to maintain confidentiality, non-discrimination and respect for clients.
·         Has a positive and professional attitude ability to work with minimal supervision and in a hardship area.

·         Flexibility in work including working outside of normal working hours when necessary.
·         Knowledge of English and Kiswahili is a must (knowledge of Arabic is an added advantage)
·         Experience working with refugee population
·         Clear understanding on use of GBVIMS will be an added advantage.
How to Apply:
To Apply follow link below;
Nutrition Officer
Working under the guidance and supervision of the Nutrition Manager, the Nutrition Officer will be directly responsible for implementation of the Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) program, nutrition surveillance, hospital feeding, nutrition education & counseling and promotion of maternal infant and young child nutrition in the camp.
Key Responsibilities
·         Implement and supervise the inpatient and outpatient therapeutic feeding of severely malnourished under-fives while following the stipulated protocol.
·         Implement and supervise the supplementary feeding of the moderately malnourished under-fives, pregnant/lactating mothers, individuals with medical conditions (HIV/AIDS and TB).
·         Ensure the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program (BSFP) activities are implemented successfully.
·         Implement comprehensive maternal infant and young child nutrition program (MIYCN) with strong Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and Baby Friendly Community initiative (BFCI) approaches.
·         Supervise and monitor the hospital inpatients diet including the special diets for medical cases like diabetes, TB, HIV/AIDS, Hypertensive among others.
·         Train and mentor the nutrition program staff and the integrated community health promoters through identification of capacity gaps and carrying out refresher trainings and on the job trainings.
·         Plan and conduct trainings on Growth Monitoring Promotion (GMP), IMAM and MIYCN to other mainstream health professionals.
·         Develop key messages in nutrition to the targeted beneficiaries, and ensure it is delivered appropriately.
·         Offer nutrition support through counseling to individuals with medical conditions including Comprehensive Care Clinic clients.
·         Plan and conduct the annual health and nutrition surveys together with other stakeholders in the camp.
·         Plan and conduct mass MUAC screening of the under fives on a quarterly basis in collaboration with the Community Health Promoters.
·         Work closely with other nutrition related programs such as HIV/AIDS, Environmental Health, Clinical Services and Community Health Program in order to improve the nutrition situation in the camp.
·         Compile and submit donor and IRC Nutrition Program weekly, biweekly and monthly reports of all the activities implemented, as well prepare food requisitions.
·         Coordinate Nutrition meetings with IRC and participate in Project monitoring, Review and Evaluation.
·         Represent IRC in Nutrition Coordination meetings with Implementing partners and other Nutrition /Health related forums.
·         Lease with Supply Chain Department in logistical Program Supplies procurement and Monitoring Supply control
·         Stock monitoring of various commodities
·         Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics from a recognized University.
·         Must be a registered nutrition or dietitian KNDI

Required Experience & Competencies:

·         Minimum 1 years work experience in community nutrition and implementation.
·         Experience in maternal infant and young nutrition with strong BFHI & BFCI approaches.
·         Experience in nutrition survey and assessments.
·         Good communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Strong report writing and team working skills.
·         Knowledge in computer packages and basic analysis skills.
·         Experience in Nutrition and HIV/AIDS programming added advantage.
·         Ability to work in hardship areas (previous experience in a camp setting will be an added advantage).
How to Apply:
To apply please follow link below;
https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1031

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