Volunteers Jobs in a NGO in Kenya - HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya


HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK) – Kenya Office
Vacancy Notice
Kenyan Nationals Only
Job title: Counselling Psychologist Volunteers
(3 Positions)
Country: Kenya
Duration: 6 Months
Reporting to: Counselling Psychologist-Head of Field Office
Vacancy Description: HIAS is an international nonprofit organization with a stand for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety and freedom. HIAS operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through community based protection including psychosocial support, resilience building, resettlement and provision of durable solutions.
HIAS seeks to recruit volunteers for the position above who will assist in the provision of counseling and other psychotherapeutic interventions to vulnerable and at risk refugee clients, including those who have undergone emotional and psychological distress as well as those with mental health challenges impairing their normal functioning. HIAS operates field offices in Kayole and Eastleigh, with operations in Kawangware where the appointees will be placed depending on the need.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
·         Provide individual and group counseling services and other short term therapeutic services to refugees referred to the field office and keep continuous counseling notes
·         Conduct psychological assessments and Mental Status Examinations and prepare and submit the reports to the Counselling Psychologist
·         Assist in referring clients for provision of social assistance and financial assistance for food, transport, clothes and other material assistance
·         Assist protection officers in organizing and mobilizing for committee meetings, dialogues and other activities.
·         Ensure efficient case management, documentation and filing at field level
·         Assist in the follow up and monitoring of all referral cases and ensure timely turnaround of assessment reports and other interventions.
·         Assist in preparation of timely, quality and comprehensive reports for official work done
·         Perform other related duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
·         A Degree in Counseling Psychology from a recognized university
·         Have at least one year of training experience Skills and Competencies
·         Experience in trauma counselling
·         Ideal candidate should have a keen awareness and a good knowledge of psychosocial issues and the complexities of working on these issues
·         Strong analytical and report writing skills and proven ability to conduct psychological assessments
·         Good team player with excellent cross-cultural interpersonal skills
·         Proactive and able to work under minimal supervision while exercising diplomacy, flexibility and assertiveness
·         Ability to confront and discuss sensitive issues with respect and able to uphold high standards of confidentiality
·         Knowledge of Computer Applications such as MS-ACCESS, MS-EXCEL and MS WORD
·         Experience working with children and child therapy, with good knowledge of child rights and protection is an added advantage
·         Knowledge of refugee protection and assistance will be an added advantage
How to apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to applications.hias@gmail.comindicating the Vacancy Number HRTK/V-CP/8/2018 on the subject line by 31st August 2018.

Job Title: Reliever Driver / Dispatch Officer
Reporting To:Administration and Logistics Manager
Job Summary: The reliever driver will be required to provide effective transport facilitation to staff and clients in order to attain the objectives of the organization.
This position is on a temporary basis, as the person will be filling in for the drivers/dispatch officers who are not available because of either; vacation leave, illness or busy schedules.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
·         Drive vehicle for official travel and business, or as requested.
·         Maintain high standard of service to both internal and external guests.
·         Ensure punctuality and safe transport
·         Observing the road and traffic laws and regulations of the Country.
·         Ensure that safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes and internally agreed standards.
·         Ensure vehicle is kept clean, tidy and in good working condition at all times
·         Ensure vehicle is kept secure at all times
·         Ensure vehicle is given regular/day-to-day maintenance checks: check oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc.
·         Ensure vehicle repairs are carried out properly by official manufacturers specifications
·         Arrange for other repairs, prepare vehicle spare parts inventory
·         Prepare and submit vehicle monitoring report, including records of vehicle operations, maintenance, expenses, mileage as required
·         Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes as required.
·         Provide assistance to the Operations Manager and other office staff in the time working at the office, in tasks including but not limited to photocopying and filing.
·         Handling mail, delivering goods and correspondences, carrying parcels, packages, and delivery and collection of official documents as required
Job Specifications
·         Minimum of Secondary school education is preferred with a Minimum of Grade C.
·         Must have a clean and valid driving license of classes B, C, and E
·         Should have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in driving 4WD vehicles, Nissan Vans and school bus.
·         Practical knowledge of Computer Applications such as EXCEL, ACCESS, Word, PowerPoint and Internet
Skills & Competencies
·         Flexibility and ability to stand in for other drivers when required to do so is necessary.
·         Good inter-personal, communication (English and Kiswahili-written and spoken) a must.
·         Confident
·         Must have good knowledge of Nairobi and its environs
·         Basic mechanical knowledge is an advantage.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to applications.hias@gmail.comindicating the Vacancy Number HRTK/RD/8/2018 on the subject line by 31st August 2018.

Kenyan Nationals Only
Job title: Administration Assistant Volunteer
(1 Position)
Country: Kenya
Duration: 6 Months
Reporting to: Logistics and Administration Manager
Vacancy Description: HIAS is an international nonprofit organization with a stand for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety and freedom. HIAS operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through community based protection including psychosocial support, resilience building, resettlement and provision of durable solutions.
HIAS seeks to recruit an administration assistant volunteer who   will be required to proactively be involved in providing comprehensive administration, HR Support, logistical and procurement support to the HIAS field and office teams  and be an active and participatory member of the HIAS team.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
·         Managing the HIAS Mimosa  Location’s front office including responding to all official enquiries, making formal appointment and coordinating programs diary; planning meetings and taking minutes.
·         Handling administrative requests and queries from senior managers.
·         Assist in maintaining an efficient office filing system and management of general office correspondences;
·         Assisting in management of the staff welfare kitchen and supplies.
·         Assist in offering logistical support for official travel
·         Coordination and management of staff meetings; trainings. Including booking of venues and travel arrangements as required.
·         Assist in making reservations for staff working in the field as well as guests/staff visiting the field office for missions.
·         Providing support in dispatch and receiving of parcels to and from the field location.
·         Support the Human Resource Specialist through leave management, and any other request as advised from time to time.
·         Assist in maintaining an assets management system.
·         Any other duty as may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time
Qualifications for the Administration Assistant Volunteer Job
·         Diploma in Business Management, Business Administration, Human Resource or any other closely related field.
·         Minimum relevant experience required
·         Minimum of 1 years’ experience in providing front office and office administration support preferably with an INGO.
·         Excellent knowledge of basic computer applications (Particularly MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint), and use of the internet.
·         Excellent oral and written English.
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to work under pressure in a busy environment
·         Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet required deadlines.
·         Ability to resolve conflicts arising in the work environment.
·         Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Preferred Skills & Competences
·         Good levels of numeracy.
·         Knowledge and exposure to the social and cultural values of the region concerned.
·         Good communication skills as well as Proficiency in local language(s).
·         Proven commitment to and understanding of HIAS’ vision, mission and core values.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to applications.hias@gmail.comindicating the Vacancy Number HRTK/V-AA/8/2018 on the subject line by 31st August 2018.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Late applications will not be considered.
HRTK is an equal opportunity employer.

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