Protection Monitor – Kenya | ReliefWeb

TITLE: Protection Monitor



SUPERVISOR: Project Officer


START DATE: 13th February 2023

END DATE: 31st December 2023 (Renewable contract subject to availability of funds and performance)


HIAS Kenya seeks to recruit a Protection Monitor to contribute to 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

The protection monitors will be drawn from the areas surrounding the 3 HIAS site /outreach offices. These include Isinya, Rongai, Matasia, Kasarani, Githurai, Gikambura, Njiru, Kawangware, Mwiki, Eastleigh etc.


  • Assist in the mobilization of community members for the project roll-out and close-out meetings, relevant trainings, and community-based discussions on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH)
  • Assist in mobilization for registration and enrolment of sexual and gender minority refugees and asylum seekers into the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), provision of cash-based transport allowance to LGBTQ led CBOs for access to SRH services, provision of personal protective equipment (PPEs) and hygiene packs to the LGBTQ refugee and asylum seeker community
  • Participate in relevant trainings relating to SRHR as guided by HIAS project team
  • Support in collection of accurate data and dissemination of information to the sexual and gender minority community as guided by HIAS
  • Work with peer educators to monitor and document interventions regarding SRHR and HIV/AIDs within the sexual and gender minority refugee community and report findings in follow up meetings with designated HIAS staff
  • 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)
  • Assist in creating and establishing sustainable community networks with sexual and gender minority refugees and asylum seekers within the urban area
  • Create and support with the collaborative opportunities that sexual and gender minority refugees and asylum seekers can benefit from
  • Link the sexual and gender minority refugee and asylum seeker community to community-based psychosocial support from designated CBOs



  • O – Level education certificate
  • Any other relevant training


  • Not less than three months’ work experience, preferably with an NGO. Experience in the field of refugee protection and assistance to sexual and gender minorities from the refugee community is an added advantage.

Skills & Competencies

  • Must be part of the sexual and gender minority community.
  • Must not be in leadership or management, including the boards, in any refugee-led CBO.
  • Must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Demonstrated experience on working with gender issues and/or SRHR.
  • Should be well integrated to the dynamics, needs and challenges of members of the sexual and gender minority community.
  • Ability to work with members of the community with little or no supervision.
  • Good/basic working knowledge and experience of navigating STI/HIV care services.
  • Demonstrated experience on SRHR.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Strong training skills in community development and working with refugees.
  • Knowledge in Accountability to Affected Populations
  • Knowledge in PSEA


  • Proficiency in English or Kiswahili and either, Luganda, Kinyamulenge, French, Somali, Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromo and Kinyarwanda or any other major language spoken within the refugee community.
  • Proficiency in English is MANDATORY and will be an added advantage


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.


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We Welcome the Stranger

Justice • Justicia • Justice • צדק (Tzedek)

We Pursue Justice

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We Approach our Clients with Empathy

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We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership

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We Act with Courage to Build a Better World

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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.


HIAS is committed to the protection of children, vulnerable adults and any other person from any harm caused directly or indirectly due to their coming into contact with HIAS. We will not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or any form of child abuse or neglect by our staff or associated personnel. Any candidate offered a job with HIAS will be expected to sign and adhere to HIAS’ Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records. HIAS also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. Likewise, HIAS will share this information when other organizations inquire about current and former HIAS staff as part of their recruitment process. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.


  • 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/PM/01/23 on the subject line.

Closing Date: 27th January 2023

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.

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