January 10 2019 0Comment

Gender Based Violence Counsellor and Psychologist – Vacancy

CREAW is inviting applications from individuals for the following position:

Gender Based Violence Counsellor and Psychologist

Duty Station: Nairobi – Kibera Office

CREAW is a non-governmental, non-partisan, membership organization based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Our purpose is to promote the realization of a just society and of equal rights by women and men.

CREAW’s Vision is that of a just and free society in which women and men exercise equal and full rights and opportunities.

While our Mission is to transform the Kenyan society through the promotion and expansion of women’s human rights, rule of law and social justice.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Programs coordinator/ Deputy Director the GBV Counsellor will provide technical support and leadership required for the successful implementation of all psycho-social activities, including the provision of direct counselling to survivors of gender based violence and case management.

The GBV Counsellor will be responsible for training case officers on basic counselling skills to respond to cases of GBV in the project areas and ensure effective case management.

This includes providing ongoing training and mentorship for case officers and utilizing monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure high quality services.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and supervise case management, including capacity building through training, mentorship and on-the-job support for case managers. Training topics may include active listening and effective communication, action and safety planning, basic concepts, and other related topics.
  • Participate in the development of professional, effective and appropriate Gender based violence (GBV) psychosocial programming, including direct individual and group counselling support in CREAW.
  • Provide professional and confidential services to survivors of GBV, grounded in the CREAW’s holistic, survivor-centered case management approach.
  • Assist in the development and provision of psychosocial activities at the CREAW’s satellite office in Kibera and other target districts including Makadara and Eastleigh based on participatory community assessments.
  • Provide training, mentorship, and other technical support to case Officers and service providers directly involved with the psychosocial component of the CREAW’s GBV programme.
  • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders and groups and service providers to ensure that survivors receive compassionate support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners (protection, health, legal, and psychosocial sectors).
  • Conducting response-related trainings to key community stakeholders to promote quality service provision.
  • Collect and collate data about GBV and monitor trends and emerging issues.Assist with developing adequate project monitoring systems and help to ensure that case managers utilize these systems correctly and consistently.
  • Assist with preparing all relevant reports regarding the CREAW’s psychosocial activities.
  • Ensure timely implementation of psychosocial programme activities.
  • Provide leadership and guidance regarding psychosocial activities to all case officers to ensure all programme activities meet best practice standards.
  • Work in collaboration with case officers to ensure ongoing needs of women and girls are being met through prevention-related activities.
  • Lead awareness-raising and/or sensitization campaigns on the CREAW’s psychosocial activities and other GBV services in collaboration with the case officers.
  • Participate in development of monthly outreach plans with case officers, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls, include strategies to reach women and girls who are more isolated/have special needs.
  • Fulfill any other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Degree in Counselling and/or Psychology. A Social Science or related degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of direct psychosocial/counselling experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence preferred.
  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding Gender based violence.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times.
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Able to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate GBV case managers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  • Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks while maintaining attention to quality and detail.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Strong knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word and Excel.
  • Able to work under minimum supervision
  • Able to meet deadlines.
  • Fluency in English/ Kiswahili, including writing clear and concise reports.
  • Working three (3) days per week.Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with organizing, facilitating or conducting any of the following community activities: community discussions, surveys, group activities, etc.
  • Experience working in a GBV programme

Interested applicants should include a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae and testimonials to: vacancies@creaw.org on or before the 31st of January 2019.