NGO Jobs-Community Navigator at RefugePoint

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

RefugePoint

  • The primary responsibility of the Community Navigator is to act as a link to the community by providing language interpretation and to assist the organization in providing timely information to refugees and asylum seekers towards their self-reliance.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Act as a guide to the organization in tracing clients in the community.
  • Gather preliminary information from households and flag the ones at risk for assessment.
  • Work alongside other staff in conducting visits to clients’ homes and businesses.
  • Provide interpretation and translation(verbal communication and translation of documents).
  • Receive prescriptions from refugees, share them with RefugePoint – approved pharmacies, and ensure timely delivery of medicines.
  • Participate in community mobilization and education as directed by RefugePoint.
  • Accompany patients to the hospital when called upon.
  • Represent RefugePoint in community-based meetings or other meetings as assigned.
  • Provide weekly and monthly community updates to RefugePoint.
  • Participate in training and capacity-building programs to enhance skills and knowledge.
  • Attend to any other duties assigned by the line supervisor.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of Nairobi and, preferably, Eastleigh and its environs.
  • Be fluent in Somali, English and Kiswahili.
  • Must hold appropriate UNHCR/DRS document; Refugee ID card and/or recent Government Proof of Registration (PoR).
  • Must have a minimum of secondary school education.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Cultural sensitivity and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Desired:

  • Post-secondary school training, e.g. in health, community development, counseling, business administration, etc.
  • Experience in community work.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job please visit refugepoint.applicantstack.com.