GBV Facilitators At HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya

TITLE: GBV Facilitators (Open to refugees only)



SUPERVISOR: GBV Primary Prevention Specialist


START DATE: 1st March 2022

END DATE: 30th September 2022


HIAS Kenya seeks to recruit GBV facilitators who will support the project through activities aimed at preventing violence against women and girls within the urban refugee community.


· Mobilize men and women in the refugee communities to form groups in which they will learn and understand the root causes of VAWG (Violence Against Women and Girls), and reflect on their own attitudes and beliefs about gender, power and violence.

· Ensure groups formed use participatory learning methodologies that are based on mutual respect and collective responsibilities between participants.

· Facilitate a women’s group that will provide safe space for them while focusing on their attitudes and beliefs about VAWG and behavioral change.

· Focus on building on existing women’s leadership and/or participation within the intended community.

· Ensure the men’s group understand their roles in preventing VAWG through individual behavioral change.

· Facilitate group discussions that focus on shifting participants’ attitude and behavior towards gender equity by increasing gender equitable behavior in their households and relationships.

· Mobilizing men and women from the community for discussions for development of social media messages on Behavior Change and communication (BCC) in prevention of GBV/VAWG

· Mobilize community to attend outreach sessions for social assessments.

· Assess program feedback and data from male and female participants on their experiences and provide recommendations for ways to improve future implementation

· Provide weekly and monthly reports and data highlighting individual performance, progress against targets and client needs

· Support in Identification and referrals of survivors of violence for legal, medical, and psychosocial support.

· Attend regular trainings and other meetings as required



· O – Level education certificate

· Any other relevant training


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


· Basic understanding of the root causes of violence against women and girls

· Good listening and communication skills, ability maintain confidentiality

· Strong facilitation skills

· Experience working in the community, preferably providing prevention and/or response services

· Knowledge of referral networks within the intended community

· Candidates must be 18 years and above

· Computer literacy

· Must have good reading and writing skills in English

· Knowledge in Accountability to Affected Populations

· Knowledge in PSEA


· Must be Somali or Ethiopian.


· Proficiency in English or Kiswahili; and Amharic, Oromo or Somali.


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 • הכנסת אורחים (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 send the above required documents to indicating the Vacancy Number HRTK/GBVF/02/22 on the subject line.

Closing Date:16th February 2022

Applications not bearing this subject label will not be considered

Note: 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.