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Project Technical Staff

Contract Kenya, Nairobi Posted 05/06/2023, 10 months ago

Industry: Goverment

Role: Technical Officer

Salary Range: Confidential

Closing: 07/06/2023

Client: Confidential

Location: Nairobi.

Our client (JICA) is currently looking for a technical staff who will work with the gender advisor (hereafter referred as “the Advisor”) dispatched from Japan to implement this initiative.


Duties and key responsibilities:

  1. Conduct a quick gender assessment study in target counties to understand the nature of GBV cases and their current status, issues and challenges of response mechanisms. This includes but not limited to:  
    • Identify issues and challenges in providing quality services, responding to the varied needs of survivors and the potentials of GBVRC and other concerned institutions at the county level.
    • Assess the capacity of service providers working in target counties in terms of providing psychosocial counselling, case management and referral.
    • Identify the nature of social resources including private enterprises, social entrepreneurs, skill development/vocational centres, philanthropists, etc. in target counties that can facilitate GBV survivors’ economic empowerment/social reintegration.
  2. Compile relevant data and produce a report and a presentation material based on the result of the Study above.  
  3. Support the Advisor to finalize the strategy of the Initiative based on the findings of the Study above.
  4. Support the Advisor to formulate a pilot project plan to explore effective and innovative approaches and activities to facilitate protection, rehabilitation, and economic empowerment of GBV survivors.
  5. Conduct a base line survey for each pilot project and support their implementation to explore effective and innovative approach/method/activity for enhancing protection, rehabilitation, and economic empowerment of GBV survivors.
  6. Support the Advisor to plan and implement capacity development training programs targeted at various duty bearers, government officials, private institutions, and community personnel to prevent and respond to GBV issues.
  7. Review of existing Guidelines/SOPs/manuals of the relevant institutions which provide services for GBV survivors, make recommendations for their revision based on the results of pilot activities.
  8. Monitor and document the process of all the activities implemented by the Initiative including outcomes, good practices, challenges, lessons learnt, and recommendations.
  9. Support regular meetings of the GBV elimination committee at the target counties.
  10. Other duties include;
  11. Support the Advisor to produce reports, newsletters and other presentation materials on the Initiative’s strategy, activities, and outcomes etc.
  12. Attend necessary meetings with counterparts and other stakeholders and contribute to the discussion when requested by the Advisor.
  13. Support in establishing and maintaining good communication and relationships with the concerned stakeholders from both public and private sectors and facilitate enhanced coordination among them.
  14. Facilitate effective Public Relations for the Initiative. 
  15. Provide technical inputs throughout the Initiative to achieve quality deliverables and outputs.
  16. Work on any other relevant tasks necessary for the purpose of the Initiative.

Desirable Skills and Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree in Sociology, Social Work, Law, Development, or other relevant fields of Social Science.
  • Minimum six (6) years of work experience and five (5) years in gender and GBV related work.
  • Sufficient knowledge and Understanding on GBV response mechanism and Survivor Centred Approach.
  • Prior relevant work experience with International and Government institutions is highly preferable.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office applications (word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Swahili.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • High degree of attention to detail and quality work.
  • Strong commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment.