Child Protection Monitor At HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya

TITLE: Child Protection Monitor 2 Positions (Somali and Congolese)


DEPARTMENT: Legal Protection

SUPERVISOR: Social Worker


START DATE: 1st June 2022

END DATE: 14th September 2022 (Renewable contract subject to availability of funds and performance)


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


· Identify and document child rights violations, refer cases to the appropriate authorities, and provide regular follow-up on each case

· Participate in community awareness raising and dissemination of information

· Assist in the implementation of appropriate interventions for at-risk refugee and asylum seeker children through activities such as placement in alternative care arrangements with foster families, emergency shelter placement, etc.

· Make referrals for vulnerable refugees to access services

· Assist in the provision of direct assistance to refugee and asylum seeker children in the community

· Provide translation for refugees during activities as needed

· Mobilize community members for forums and sensitization campaigns

· Provide weekly and monthly reports indicating progress in relation to targets and client needs

· Provide basic trainings 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


· Entry level with minimal work experience, preferably with an NGO.

· Experience in the field of refugee Child Protection will be an added advantage.

· Basic literacy in English and at least one language prevalent in the refugee community in Nairobi

· 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 in the field of refugee Child Protection will be an added advantage.

· Proficiency in English and preferably Kiswahili, Somali and Congolese languages. Proficiency in English is MANDATORY.


This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills required or permanent location. Location is subject to change based on programmatic needs. Flexibility is essential as we grow and develop. The successful candidate must be comfortable in a fast-paced, changing work environment with many crucial deadlines. All team members may be required to perform duties outside of their normal work hours of responsibilities as needed.


We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here’s a snapshot of our hiring process:

Step 1: Submit your application!

Step 2: Phone screen with a Human Resources staff person.

Step 3: Interview with the hiring manager.

Step 4: Interview with a panel of HIAS employees.

Step 5: Reference check.

Step 6: Offer and background check.

Step 7: Start your professional journey with HIAS!

Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step.


Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts and history of the Jewish people—a history of oppression, displacement and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive.

HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission and values.


HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety and opportunity.


Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.


Welcome • Acogimiento • Hospitalité • אורחיםהכנסת(Hachnasat Orchim)

We Welcome the Stranger

Justice • Justicia • Justice • צדק(Tzedek)

We Pursue Justice

Empathy • Empatía • Empathie • חסד(Chesed)

We Approach our Clients with Empathy

Partnership • Compañerismo • Coopération • חברותא(Chevruta)

We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership

Courage • Coraje • Courage • אומץ(Ometz)

We Act with Courage to Build a Better World

Resilience • Resiliencia • Résilience • רוח(Ruach)

We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating our Resilience


HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation, or other legally protected status.


· Cover Letter

· Curriculum Vitae with at least 3 names and contacts of referees

· Valid and updated refugee ID

· Proof of registration

· Academic and Training Certificates

How to apply

Please submit the above required documents to indicating the vacancy number HRTK/CPM/05/2022 on the subject line.

Closing Date: 26th May 2022 5.00pm

Important: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

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