Jesuit Refugee Service Safe Haven Programme Coordinator Job in Kakuma Kenya

Job Title: Safe Haven Programme Coordinator
Location: Kakuma, Kenya
Closing Date: 8th June 2012
Incorporation date: 1st July 2012

This is an unaccompanied post with regular Rest and Recuperation (every 10 weeks)

Organizational Context:

Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. 
JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities, many of which centre around formal and informal education needs.


This is a position based in Kakuma Refugee Camp. 
The holder will be the responsible person for the JRS protection centre (Safe Haven) in Kakuma, taking responsibility for the administration and management of the protection centre called Safe Haven for the Survivors of Gender Based Violence in Kakuma refugee camp.

Key Responsibilities

  • Guides the Supervisors and Matrons and encourage them to maintain the JRS vision and mission. 
  • Prepares and carries out counselling intervention for women and children in Safe Haven 
  • Oversees the provision of psychosocial follow up of Safe Haven beneficiaries 
  • Is a focal person on SGBV and PSEA and represent JRS on various forums. 
  • Develops curriculum on SGBV and PSEA and train all the JRS incentive staff in collaboration with other coordinators 
  • Ensures that the capacity building activities for the safe haven Clients. 
  • Guides the peace building and conflict resolutions with the safe Haven clients 
  • Ensures Safe Haven children access educational services. 
  • Prepares regular monthly meetings with partner agencies. 
  • Collaborates with community counselling, mental Health and Education departments on including SGBV intervention in activities adequately. 
  • Ensures that clients’ records confidentiality is maintained. 
  • Ensures that the Safe Have referral system and admission criterion is followed. 
  • Manages and monitors appropriate use of safe Haven Supplies and Assets. 
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and reporting tools and regularly monitor the relevancy of safe Haven tools.
  • Communicates and cooperates with the relevant internal and external actors. 
  • Meets regularly with the Project Director and report progress and challenges in Safe Haven programme. 
  • Works collaboratively with JRS team and with other stakeholders 
  • Participates in the recruitment and supervision of staff in the Safe Haven Programme. 
  • Ensures services are offered in a professional and ethical manner. 
  • Keeps abreast with all financial aspects in Safe Haven centre, ensuring accuracy, transparency and accountability. 
  • Is actively involved in advocacy on behalf of all refugees 
  • Offers support to the Kakuma Project in other areas as needed.
  • Degree/ Higher diploma qualification in a related field e.g. psychology, counselling, or related field and at least two years practical working experience preferably in project management, together with relevant professional experience. 
  • Ability to build effective partnership and collaborate with other team members. 
  • Experience in the field of working with survivors sexual and Gender based violence . 
  • Experience in managing people/teams 
  • Ability to work sensitively with refugee population of different ethnic background and/or demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities. 
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral) and Good knowledge of MS word/Office.
  • Flexibility, resilience to stress and ability to adapt to working in remote area with adverse climatic and environmental conditions. 
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills and monitoring and evaluation skills/experience.
  • Patience, perseverance, proactive, self motivated and ability to work in stressful environment
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter and CV that should include contacts for three referees to

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