Temporary Literacy Teacher

HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • Applications have closed


  • Exp.: Some Experience Required
  • Min. Education level: Bachelor's Degree
  • Specialism: Education & Training

Vacancy Description

Reporting to: Center Manager

Location: Kenya

Terms of Engagement: Twice a Week

Duration: 3 Months renewable contract based on availability of funds and performance


HIAS is an international not for profit organization with a vision for a world in which refugees, displaced persons and asylum seekers 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 provision of durable solutions.

Organizationally, HIAS is guided by its Refugee Rights Framework. This rights-based approach, based on international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law and practice, provides a programming framework for HIAS’ focus on refugee protection. This framework prioritizes programming impact that ensures forcibly displaced people realize their potential and become contributors to society, with this impact being achieved through the realization of legal and civil rights and social and economic rights including through 1) the right to protection from harm, violence and discrimination, 2) the right to recovery from the shock of displacement, and 3) the right to economic self-sufficiency and inclusion.

The overall goal of HIAS’ global GBV Prevention and Response programming is for forcibly displaced refugee women, girls, sexual and gender minorities to pursue their potential and to access their human and legal rights, free from violence and oppression. This means HIAS GBV programming works to ensure;

(1) Forcibly displaced women, girls, sexual and gender minorities face a reduced risk of GBV,

(2) Survivors of sexual and physical violence have access to coordinated psychosocial, health, and legal services,

(3) Family, community, and institutions support refugee women, girls, sexual and gender minorities in accessing and using their rights.

HIAS uses a survivor-centered, community-based approach. Our programs consider the voices and needs of survivors and prioritize their leadership in program design and implementation. HIAS works with communities’ natural systems in order to optimize support for survivors, building partnerships to promote and protect the rights of survivors, women, girls, sexual and gender minorities. This approach enables HIAS to meet the safety, psychosocial, economic, and justice needs of survivors; facilitate their access to appropriate care; and empower communities to lead efforts that challenge beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that perpetuate or condone violence against women, girls, sexual and gender minorities in the community.

HIAS seeks to recruit an Adult Literacy Teacher who will offer basic education to refugees in the Safe House.

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Centre Manager, the incumbent will carry out the following functions:

i) Offer basic education to refugees: focusing on basic literacy in English Speaking and writing skills.

ii) Provide training using a curriculum jointly developed by the Centre Manager, the Social Worker and the incumbent with modules on the approved computer skills programs suitable for adults.

iii) Determine beneficiaries’ progress and work on an exit strategy that allows them to earn a livelihood (in case of reintegration) and to provide for themselves and their dependents/significant others.

iv) In liaison with other departments; assist in the organization and facilitation of capacity building activities for beneficiaries e.g. workshops, trainings or information dissemination

v) Prepare periodic and progress reports on the above mentioned training services

vi) Attend periodic staff meetings

Required qualifications

i) Completion of a college Diploma in Education

Required Skills and competencies

i) Background in English and Literature

ii) Excellent working knowledge with computer applications

iii) Experience in community-based training and adult training;

iv) Strong interpersonal and communication skills;

v) Good knowledge of human rights doctrine and working experience with refugees and displaced persons will be an added advantage


Proficiency in English and Swahili

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume indicating the Vacancy Number HRTK/TLT/03/2021 on the subject line.

Closing Date: 16th March, 2021 5.00pm

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Late applications will not be considered.

HRTK is an equal opportunity employer, does not charge candidates for recruitment and dissociates itself from any entity defrauding candidates.

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