GBV Associate at Hivos East Africa

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Hivos East Africa

Position Summary
HIAS seeks to recruit a Gender and GBV Associate who will support in implementing a project whose goal is: ‘Improved access to, and uptake of, Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual. Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) refugees of reproductive age in Nairobi’. The project seeks to contribute to:

  • Improved enabling environment among LGBTQ refugees in Nairobi
  • Enhanced capacity of LGBTQ refugees to address their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues
  • Enhanced capacity for LGBTQ community-based organizations (CBOs) to advocate for their SRHR in Nairobi

Essential Functions

  • Assist the GBV Officer in organizing for activities under the project; trainings for HIAS Staff, partners, Trainer of Trainers (ToTs) from the LGBTQ refugee and asylum seeker community, LGBTQ-led CBOs and SRHR-focused agencies on SRHR, sexual and gender diversity, Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and capacity building of the CBOs to advocate for their increased access to SRHR services and information, where applicable
  • Identify the most vulnerable sexual and gender minority persons of concern from the refugee community, facilitate individual case management: case assessments/follow-up and referrals and keep track of socio-environmental risks faced by them.
  • Implement and monitor merit-based social assistance informed by Social Assessments in individual cases in accordance with HIAS’ Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), with timely updates to the psychosocial panel.
  • Determine beneficiaries’ progress and work on an exit strategy that allows them to earn a livelihood, meet their needs and those of their dependents.
  • Assist in coordinating and networking with other LGBTQ local organizations to strengthen GBV service uptake and response.
  • In collaboration with other Associates, assist with the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs with partners for protection, medical and psychosocial needs of the LGBTQ refugees.
  • Assist in working on monthly budget requests, track projects’ progress and ensure timely activity implementation according to work plan and the projects’ budget.
  • Closely work with Community Outreach Workers and Protection Monitors to ensure that needs of vulnerable LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers are identified and met.
  • Implement payment of National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) premiums, provision of cash-based transport allowance to LGBTQ CBOs for access to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services, provision of personal protective equipment (PPEs) and hygiene packs to the LGBTQ refugee and asylum seeker community
  • Liaise with the Community Outreach workers to facilitate access to and referrals for appropriate LGBTQ-friendly medical/health services for the sexual and gender minority refugees and asylum seekers that is inclusive of counselling, HIV testing and administration of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Ensure regular updates in the Gender Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS)
  • Liaise with Community Outreach workers to conduct timely follow up on referrals and support services provided to LGBTQ GBV survivors, ensuring that the survivors receive the assistance recommended, including by other agencies.
  • Update client’s information into the data entry sheet and CMS and provide a periodic analysis of the data.
  • Prepare periodic reports on client’s progress and prepare a final report of all the activities.
  • Assist in developing project proposal, concept notes and sector publications.
  • Perform other duties as, and when, required.


  • The applicant should have either a University Degree in Social Work, Community Development or Gender and Development Studies
  • At least 1- 2 years working experience in the field of Social Work.
  • Experience in working with NGOs involved in humanitarian work will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge in UN Convention on the Refugee Act, Prevention and Responses to Sexual Abuse
  • Experience in capacity building including facilitation of diversity and inclusion, community-based training and awareness raising
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Computer Applications
  • Ability to work in a demanding and high-pressured environment
  • Knowledge of Accountability to Affected Populations is an added advantage
  • Knowledge in PSEA and Anti-Fraud.

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