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Vacant Positions at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Vacant Positions at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Vacant Positions at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Vacant Positions at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus,

Country Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Key Duties & Responsibilities


The below list of responsibilities is not exhaustive; other tasks may be required to adapt to operational needs. To achieve the overall and specific position’s objectives the CM&EO will perform the following tasks and undertake the following responsibilities:

Database Management

  1. Develop and maintain program database and/data collection tool that improves JRS ability to inform program implementation, analyse data, and represent impact to key stakeholders.
  2. Ensure all relevant program staff can utilize the database to analyse program information and results.
  3. Capture and adapt implementation changes together with the Country Program Officer (CPO) to match program strategy.
  4. Provide training in use of data management and analysis tools (e.g. ODK Collect, KoBo toolbox, Google Forms and MS Office products), to team members.
  5. Advise the program teams, on how the database/data collection systems need to be maintained and managed to ensure maximum flexibility with growing programs and changing context.
  6. Develop new databases/data collection systems, as necessary, and find ways to integrate information from other databases to support better organizational utilization of data.
  7. Ensure maintaining of program files and documentation as per program management minimum standards, including maintaining the confidentiality of beneficiaries’ data.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. Maintain a close familiarity with JRS standards and tools and adhere to JRS global discussions and initiatives on M&E
  2. Ensure close coordination with the international Office M& E specialist to align Kenya program to the JRS global M&E requirements.
  3. Work with Program teams to integrate M&E into ongoing project planning and implementation systems and ensure adherence to JRS M&E minimum standards.
  4. Supervise the development of appropriate monitoring, tracking, and reporting systems, tools and templates that enhance monitoring of project outputs and quality, generate quality evidence on project impact and promote and ensure use of data for decision-making processes.
  5. Develop and promote the use of standard indicators, tools and forms (as appropriate) and M&E practices across the project and coordinate the collection of information required for high level reports.
  6. Coordinate assessments and evaluations (primarily emergency rapid assessments)
  7. Ensure that monitoring plans are developed for projects and ensure that regular monitoring visits are conducted by project Director and Coordinators to the different project locations and that monitoring visit reports are shared with the Country Programs Officer and Country Monitoring &Evaluation Officer.
  8. Support in writing beneficiary stories, testimonies, and case studies from the field.
  9. Manage monthly reporting database and produce monthly reports to shared with CPO and CD

Implement System and Tools

  1. Work as part of a broader programme team to design, facilitate and support data collection and analysis systems including baseline, annual, and end line surveys, regular monitoring, data collection and analysis, feedback and reporting.
  2. Collect data from program teams and update of the IMIS on monthly basis.
  3. Generate data reports (tables/graphs/reports) from the database at regular intervals, ensuring reports/information are available for the Country Programs officer for review and dissemination.
  4. Conduct regular field visits to verify data and provide clarification and improvements.

Staff Training and Capacity Building

  1. Work closely with program teams to develop and deliver staff trainings, improving capacities in monitoring and evaluation and database management: data collection, entry, verification and analysis; and other identified needs.
  2. Follow up on trainings by mentoring staff/partners to develop identified technical skills one-on-one.
  3. Prepare reference sheets and develop guides on developing data management or visualization applications (such as ODK Scan, KoBo toolbox, Google Fusion Tables, or Maps in a box) and how to setup information sharing systems;
  4. Support for the use of mobile data collection hardware and software in emergencies.

Analyse Data and Reporting

  1. Review or edit data in reports as requested and required.
  2. Produce analytical summaries: graphs, charts, tables, narratives, and appealing visuals, as requested, to fulfil internal and external reporting requirements.
  3. Liaise with the Country Programs Officer to ensure that lessons learned captured are shared.

Person Specification – Essential Requirements


  • Masters in social sciences with coursework in research and data analysis.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in implementing, managing extensive data systems and tools from collection to analysis.
  • Highly adept with various software, including spreadsheet, database, data analysis, presentation, statistics.
  • Minimum 7 years of working experience in a humanitarian context and experience in complex emergencies and high-security environments.
  • Experience in working in refugees’ operation context.
  • Relevant technical expertise and experience in some sectors of humanitarian programming such as MHPSS, protection, Livelihood, etc.
  • Proven ability to work in a complex and demanding environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and support multi-sector programmes including operational planning and problem solving.

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Volunteer Field Assistants- 6 Positions

Key Responsibilities

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in identification of refugees in need of social support (food, clothing, transport) by conducting vulnerability assessment, reviewing available assessment, data conduct home visits/ further assessment on key social factors relevant to psychosocial support services in line with national and International standards and guiding principles by UNHCR, IASC, WHO among others and report to the Counselling Psychologist as well as the field assistant
  • Assist in the needs and social assessments that inform and identify the gaps and interventions for psychosocial support
  • Assist in outreach and community dialogue and any other activities that advocate for psychosocial support activities
  • Assist in conducting referrals of vulnerable refugees to partner agencies and follow up with clients to facilitate access to external services.
  • Monitor impact of psychosocial support services given out to vulnerable refugees
  • Provide basic counselling and/or psycho-education to refugees
  • Open files for all clients (soft and hard) and ensure that case management is in line with JRS SOPs and other sector standards
  • Assist in conducting awareness and sensitization campaigns in the communities
  • Assist in assessing, identifying and analyzing community sensitive intervention geared towards building resilience and self-reliance
  • Qualification and Competencies
  • A degree/ Diploma in community Development, Sociology, counselling or any other related social science courses.
  • In-depth understanding of community-based approaches
  • At least three (3) years of professional experience in an NGO and/or international organization
  • Good knowledge and experience in community development work
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in conducting assessments and reporting


  • 1-2 years’ experience in community work preferably with NGOs in Nairobi
  • Previous experience with a faith-based NGO is an added advantage

Core values and ethics

  • Commitment to JRS’s mission, vision and values; ability to convey with enthusiasm JRS’s role in accompanying and serving forcibly displaced people and to advocate for their right to protection and a life in dignity.
  • High integrity, honesty and confidentiality; ability to deal tactfully and discreetly with people, situations and information.
  • Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value

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Child Safeguarding Training Facilitator

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Facilitate a training on Child Safeguarding on 23rd and 30th of May targeting 20-25 participants.
  2. Directed to orient and educate the animators on how to do activities with Children.
  3. Communicate the main national regulations on Child Safeguarding with an emphasis on the area of prevention of abuse.
  4. Identify potential risks to children in all the project activities including workshops and events, plan mitigating measures and assign staff to be responsible for the implementation.
  5. Develop capacity building plan for S4P animators to provide on-going mentoring and support.
  6. Build the capacity of the Animators to deliver Child Safeguarding trainings, manage & undertake investigation.
  7. Build the capacity of the animators especially in receiving and recording reports.


  1. Experience implementing Child safeguarding policies for at least 3 years.
  2. Be open to learning about and working with special populations -refugees.
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written, spoken, and presentational) skills. Proficiency in English and Kiswahili
  4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity.
  5. Upholding the Ethical Principles of delivery of service to clients


  • Preferable: University degree or a higher qualification in Women’s Studies, Humanitarian Assistance, Development, International Human Rights, Law, Social Work or Political Science.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years in Child Protection Activities preferred.
  • Experience of cross-cultural work (preferred).
  • Capacity to use one’s own initiative and to work collaboratively with others.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Protection Standards, SGBV, Key sectorial issues and processes including advocacy for protection.
  • Practical understanding of Child Protection issues and approaches in humanitarian contexts, including the constraints/risks and cultural sensitivities of work in Kenya.
  • A thorough understanding of the gender specific dynamics and protection issues

Method of Application

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


  1. A cover letter describing the candidate’s desire and motivation to work for JRS and how her/his qualifications and experience are a good fit for this position.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English, including three (3) professional references with contact information, phone and email address.

The applications will be received on rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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