About GROOTS Kenya
GROOTS is a national movement of grassroots women-led community-based groups (CBOs) and Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in Kenya. GROOTS Kenya has invested in nearly 2,500 women-led groups across 14 counties out of the 47 where we have a direct presence. Founded in 1995 after the fourth UN Conference on Women in Beijing, China, GROOTS Kenya began as a response to the lack of visibility of grassroots women in development processes and decision-making forums that affect them and their communities.
The efforts of GROOTS Kenya have resulted in the recognition of many grassroots women as change agents at the local, national, regional and international levels winning the confidence of various partners and key stakeholders. The organization has remained committed to the bottom-up and human rights-based approach to development. GROOTS Kenya works closely with communities and the administrative authorities to directly influence development processes at the county, national, regional and international levels.
About the program
GROOTS Kenya (Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood in Kenya) is implementing a COVID recovery and resilience (RRR) program in Kakamega, Kiambu, and Tana-river with support from Master Card Foundation. The project expects to achieve four result areas (1) Gender-Based Violence (GBV) service providers have the capacity to effectively and efficiently respond to reported GBV cases using the survivor friendly systems/hotlines, (2) Public awareness on ending GBV promoted among youth, men and women to change behavior, attitude and practice, (3) Evidence and data on GBV generated and used to influence and inform an institutional response to GBV, (4) Effective coordination of multi-sectoral agencies in response to GBV.
∙ Provide psychosocial support and counseling to young and adult women, girls and PWDs survivors of GBV. These services include trauma counseling, individual and group therapy…
∙ Develop and disseminate targeted messages and information on psychosocial wellbeing
∙ Work closely with GROOTS Kenya grassroots champions in the provision of psychosocial support and counseling.
∙ Promote the formation of peer support groups among the survivors
∙ Support transfer of GBV survivors to temporary shelters/safe houses provided under the project
∙ Submit records of all cases handled to the M&E officer
∙ Submit monthly progress reports to the program manager
Degree in psychology and counseling or related field/training
Thorough understanding of the current GBV context in Kenya.
Experience working in the not for profit sector preferably women right organizations.
∙ Ability to manage multiple demands
∙ Cooperation and Teamwork
∙ Self-driven Leader and a strategic and critical thinker
∙ Exceptional Time Management skills with a high sense of agency
∙ Highly Innovative
∙ High Planning and Organization skills
∙ Great Interpersonal Skills (Internal and External stakeholders)
∙ Problem Solving and Decision Making
∙ High performing and result-oriented person
∙ Oral and written fluency in English
Reports to: Programme Manager
Type of contract: Consultancy (National)
Contract period: One year
Start Date: Immediately
Location: Nairobi with frequent field travels to Tana River, Kakamega