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Assistant Safe Haven Program Coordinator - Kenyan nationals only

Organisational Context

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international non-governmental organisation with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.  The organisation was founded in November 1980 and has a presence in over 50 countries. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term wellbeing of refugees and displaced persons, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs. JRS offers opportunities to a wide variety of staff, local and international, while maintaining a realistic and localised scheme of salary/stipend, insurance, etc.

Operational Context/Role

The Assistant Protection Coordinator, under the direction and supervision of the Program Coordinator, assists in the administration and management of the JRS Protection Houses (Safe Haven) for the survivors of Gender based Violence in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

Kakuma Refugee Camp – Kenya

Report to
Program Coordinator


Key Responsibilities

§  Assist in guiding the Matrons, supervisor and other staff to maintain the JRS mission and vision.

§  Assist in preparing and carrying out counselling intervention for women at the Safe Haven

§  Prepare and carry out child counselling for children at the Safe Haven

§  Assist in provision of psychosocial follow up of Safe haven beneficiaries

§  Assist in providing psychosocial support to beneficiaries referred by other agencies

§  Assist in training all JRS Staff, refugee staff on SGBV and PSEA using the JRS SGBV manual in collaboration with other Program Coordinators

§  Assist in training refugees on SGBV planned activities using the JRS SGBV Manual

§Assists in trainings on Child Protection

§  Act as the focal person on Child Protection.

§  Facilitate the capacity building activities for Safe haven beneficiaries in coordination with partner agencies

§  Assist in peace building and conflict resolution session with safe haven clients

§  Assist in facilitating Safe haven children and adults access education activities

§  Prepare client profile regularly

§  Assist in collaborating with Community counselling, mental health and education programs on including SGBV interventions in activities adequately.

§  Participate in In-service trainings and other awareness activities in coordination with other partner agencies

§  Assist in monitoring Safe Haven supplies and assets

§  Assist in maintain appropriate documentation and reporting tools and regularly monitor the relevancy of Safe haven tools

§  Work collaboratively with JRS team and other stakeholders

§  Assist in supervision of the counsellors at the centre

§  Assist in participating in recruitment and supervision of staff at the Safe Haven program

§  Participate in needs assessment and monitoring and evaluation of activities

§  Be actively involved in advocacy on behalf of all refugees

Leadership Behaviours

§  Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills.

§  Ability to positively influence others and successfully reconcile differences.

§  A self-starter with a strong results orientation and with high levels of integrity, credibility and dependability.

§  An energetic team player who can effectively collaborate, and who can stand alone when necessary.

§  Ability to work in international settings and with various departments to implement successful approaches to psychosocial matters.

§  Demonstrated ability to work and deliver under pressure and tight deadlines.

Core values

§  Commitment to JRS mission, vision and values, and the ability to convey with enthusiasm JRS’s role in accompanying and serving forcibly displaced people and in advocating for their right to protection and a life in dignity;

§  High integrity, honesty and confidentiality; ability to deal tactfully and discreetly with situations, people and information;

§  Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value.

§  Willingness to work in flexible, sub-optimal, stressful and unstable environment.



§  A university degree in Counselling or Gender related field


§  Should have demonstrated experience of working with SGBV survivors for at least two years

§  Experience in working in environment of relief emergency

§  Experience in developing and delivering training programs on SGBV and PSEA

§  Experience in carrying out counselling to Adults, adolescents and children


§  Fluency in English (written and spoken) and excellent writing skills.

§  Fluency in Kiswahili.


Technical Skills

§  Strong analytical, reporting, strategic thinking and planning skills.

§  Strong monitoring and evaluation skills

§  Knowledge of project cycle management

§  Ability to conduct Group counselling among SGBV survivors of all ages

§  Ability to work sensitively with refugee populations of different ethnic background

§  Ability to be flexible with working hours

§  Ability to conduct a psychosocial assessment and use various psychological assessment tools

§  Good communication skills and interpersonal skills

§  Good knowledge of MS word, Excel/Office

§  Knowledge in Complementary Healing a benefit

§  Knowledge in first aid or nursing is a plus



Contract is for one year, renewable with an initial probationary period of three months. The JRS remuneration policy is aligned with the JRS ethos to offer effective and professional services and at the same time express solidarity with the people served. Details will be discussed with short-listed candidates.

Contact information

All applicants are requested to submit the following documents through the form below:

1) Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English including three (3) professional references with their contact information, phone and email address. 

2) A cover letter describing the candidate's desire and motivation to work for JRS and how your qualifications and experience are a good fit for this position.

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Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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