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Kenya: Assistant Resettlement Officer

Deadline for application: 
02 Aug 2019
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Job Summary

HIAS is an international not for profit organization with a vision for a world in which refugees and other displaced persons find welcome, safety and freedom. HIAS’ operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through protection, resilience, economic inclusion and the provision of durable solutions.

HIAS seeks to recruit an Assistant Resettlement Officer. The candidate will be expected to contribute towards meeting the departmental goals, aimed at promoting resettlement as a durable solution for the most at risk refugees*.*

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct resettlement interviews, analyse claims, and apply applicable international law in accordance with HIAS’ Standards Operating Procedures for Resettlement Processing.
  • Advise and represent clients in court for child custody matters.
  • Draft Resettlement Referral Forms and send to the Resettlement Officer for review;
  • Complete resettlement forms for submission to relevant third countries;
  • Follow up on the status of cases from submission to departure; ensure effective communication on the status and follow-up on persons of concern being considered for resettlement; ensure that records on individual cases and resettlement statistics are kept up-to-date;
  • Keep the Resettlement Officer abreast of weekly resettlement activities during weekly departmental meetings and by weekly case tracking;
  • Conduct individual counselling to clients on the HIAS internal resettlement process and HIAS anti-fraud policy;
  • Provide timely and accurate feedback and information to HIAS resettlement partners and stakeholders;
  • Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities;
  • Attend case counselling sessions for individual clients with the aim of providing clients with timely and accurate feedback on the status of their cases;
  • Maintain a database and an individual case management strategy for cases under resettlement consideration;
  • Attend theme group meetings such as anti-fraud and integrity meetings with various stakeholders and report back during weekly departmental meetings;
  • Facilitate and participate in trainings on resettlement and anti-fraud, including but not limited to preparing training materials and conducting research;
  • Assist in the development of Information, Education and Communication materials on anti-fraud and resettlement case processing; and,
  • Perform other duties as and when required.

Job Specifications

  • University Degree in Law
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

Skills & Competencies

  • Proficiency in English and Swahili
  • Computer literacy a must - knowledge of MS Office required;
  • Strong advocacy, research, capacity building, analytical and report writing skills;
  • Strong coordination, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience in working in refugee related context or in an NGO related context preferable;
  • Knowledge of international legal framework governing refugees, human rights/human rights law preferred; and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent interviewing and counselling skills and ability to interact with refugee populations, strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae indication your current and expected salary to the email address; recruitment.kenya@hias.org In addition, indicate Vacancy Notice No. HRTK/KEN/AR/07/19 in the subject line. Applications not bearing the requirements highlighted in this advert will not be considered.


Important: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 2nd August 2019

Useful information


To contact us, you can send an email to info@alliancecpha.org.