ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Kenya to strengthen HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services at County and Sub County health facilities.
This program is part of a US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Applications are invited for the following position:
Job Title: Gender-Based Violence Officer
Location: Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching & Referral Hospital with travel within Kisumu County
Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Program Director- Nyanza on day-to-day basis with the overall guidance of the Technical Advisor- Mental Health, the Gender-Based Violence Officer will be responsible for identifying victims of gender violence and those at risk and refer them to appropriate services and ensure post referral follow up
- Working with ICAP management and staff to implement mitigation measures for Gender Based Violence
- Participating in community sensitization and advocacy on Gender Based Violence
- Work with and build the capacity of the HCWs at the Gender Based Violence and Recovery center (GBVRC)at JOOTRH to assess survivors of gender based violence, fill out all relevant forms, develop a case based treatment plan and Provide psychotherapeutic interventions to survivors of GBVin line with the policies and guidelines
- Ensuring survivors are effectively followed up, referred and linked to other necessary services.
- Conducting regular multidisciplinary team meetings to follow up on Gender Based Violence activities
- Providing psycho-education to clients on their rights, available services and how to access the
- Setting up a conducive environment for service provision to ensure confidentiality during interviews and to secure sensitive information
- Ensuring proper documentation and utilization of data collected (hard and soft copies)
- Writing field visit weekly reports on major findings, needs and problems faced
- Developing and maintaining effective working relationship with relevant stakeholders including partner agencies, community leaders and service providers
- Developing Information Education Communication material content on gender based violence in collaboration with the ICAP team
- Degree in Counseling Psychology or related field
- Masters in relevant field will be an added advantage
- Excellent communication and analytical skill
- Working experience with communities especially in the field of Gender Based Violence programming
- Ability to handle multiple tasks; proven self-initiative and problem solving abilities
- Ability to communicate in the local dialect will be an added advantage
- Commitment to protecting human rights.
How to Apply
All applications including a current CV, telephone number and 3 referees (one who should be at least your current/previous supervisor) should be sent to the Director-Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org on or before March 2, 2017.
ICAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer