20 Vacancies for Peer Educators in Kenya – NGO 2021
Career Employment Kenya: 20 Vacancies for Peer Educators in Kenya – NGO 2021
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

 Closing
date; October
29, 2021

HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK) –
Kenya Office

Vacancy Notice- Open to Refugees Only

Job Title: Peer Educators (20 Positions)

Report to: Protection
Officer

Liaises with: Gender
and GBV Program Manager

Duration: 10.5
months Contract

Location: Nairobi

Introduction:

HIAS
is an international non-profit organization that stands 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 community-based protection including psychosocial support, GBV
Prevention and Response, resilience building and the provision of durable
solutions.

Organizationally,
HIAS is guided by its Refugee Rights Framework. This rights-based approach,
based on international human rights and humanitarian and refugee law and
practice, provides a programming framework for HIAS’ focus on refugee
protection. HIAS’ programming impact seeks to ensure that forcibly displaced
people become contributors to society through the realization of their legal
and civil rights and social and economic rights, to include 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 20 peer educators to enhance access to health services
for the sexual and gender minority (LGBTQI+) refugee and asylum seeker
community from the different nationalities so as to reduce incidences of
STI/HIV infections. The peer educators will work with 10 existing
community-based organizations (CBOs) and be drawn from in, and around, the
areas that the 3 HIAS site offices/its outreach areas are located, including
Isinya, Rongai, Matasia, Kasarani, Gikambura, Njiru, Kawangware, Mwiki,
Eastleigh etc.

Key responsibilities:

·
Assist in the mobilization of community members for health talks, trainings and
community-based discussions on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH)

·
Participate in relevant trainings relating to STI/HIV access and care as guided
by HIAS

·
Support in collection of accurate data and dissemination of information to the
sexual and gender minority community as guided by HIAS

· Monitor
and document protection concerns related to access to STI/HIV health services
within the sexual and gender minority refugee community and report findings in
meetings with designated HIAS staff

·
Facilitate access to, and referrals for, appropriate medical/health services
for the sexual and gender minority refugees and asylum seekers that is
inclusive of counselling, HIV testing and administration of Pre-Exposure
Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

·
Assist in creating and establishing sustainable community networks with sexual
and gender minority refugees and asylum seekers within the urban area

·
Create and support with the collaborative opportunities that sexual and gender
minority refugees and asylum seekers can benefit from

· Link
the sexual and gender minority refugee and asylum seeker community to
community-based psychosocial support from designated CBOs

Required conditions for application (skills
and competencies):

·
Must be part of the sexual and gender minority community.

·
Must not be in leadership or management, including the boards, in any
refugee-led CBO

·
Must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

·
Should be well integrated to the dynamics, needs and challenges of members of
the sexual and gender minority community.

·
Ability to work with members of the community with little or no supervision.

·
Good/basic working knowledge and experience of navigating STI/HIV care services.

·
Demonstrated experience on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

·
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

·
Basic computer literacy.

·
Strong training skills in community development and working with refugees.

·
Data collection and knowledge management skills will be an added advantage.

Experience:

No
less than three months’ work experience,
preferably with an NGO. Experience in the field of refugee protection and
assistance to sexual and gender minorities from the refugee community is an
added advantage.

Language:

Proficiency
in English or Kiswahili and either, Luganda, Kinyamulenge, French, Somali,
Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromo and Kinyarwanda or any other major language spoken
within the refugee community.

Proficiency
in English is MANDATORY and will be an added
advantage

How
to Apply

Please send a cover
letter and CV/resume to recruitment.kenya@hias.org indicating Vacancy
Notice No HRTK/PE/09/21
 in the subject line. Applications
not bearing this subject label and those sent after the closing date will not
be considered.

Important: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing
will lead to automatic disqualification.

Closing date: 28th October 2021
by 5.00pm.

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