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Child Protection Monitor at HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya

Reports to:   Social Worker

Liases with:  Child Protection Officer

Duration:       1-Year Contract with possibility of extension

 

Introduction

HIAS seeks to recruit a Community Child Protection Monitor who will assist in provision of social interventions and assistance to the most at risk and vulnerable refugee children at Kawangware and its surroundings.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and document child rights violations, refer cases to the appropriate authorities, and provide regular follow-up on each case
  • Participate in community awareness and dissemination of information to members of the community
  • Assist in the implementation of appropriate intervention for refugees children – at risk through activities such as placement in alternative care arrangement with foster families, emergency shelter placement etc.
  • Assist in the referral for appropriate intervention for vulnerable refugees in the community
  • Assist in the provision of direct assistance to refugees children in the community
  • Assist with the translation for refugees in the community during activities as may be required.
  • Assist in the mobilization of community members for community forums and sensitization campaigns in the communities
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports and data highlighting individual performance, progress against targets and client needs
  • Provide training to beneficiary groups in: Refugee Rights, Child Rights, Gender-Based Violence, and other protection related issues as determined by the Program Supervisor
  • Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as required and ensure regular personal development and supervision

Skills & Competencies

  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Should be well integrated to the dynamics and needs of refugee children within their areas.
  • Good working knowledge of the community needs and gaps
  • Ability to work with members of the community with little or no supervision
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong counselling skills
  • Strong training skills in child protection and community development will be an added advantage.

Experience

No less than three months’ work experience, preferably with an NGO. Experience in the field of refugee children protection and assistance a distinct advantage.

Language

Proficiency in English or Kiswahili and Congolese. Proficiency in English is MANDATORY and will be an added advantage.

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