Gender Development Coordinator at Shining Hope for Communities

On Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Shining Hope for Communities has developed an innovative, community-driven model to combat inter-generational cycles of poverty and gender inequality in Nairobi’s Kibera slum. We link free schools for girls to accessible social services for all. In August 2009, we founded The Kibera School for Girls, the first entirely free school for girls in Kibera. The second step of our model provides the community-at-large with tangible benefits through a community center adjacent to the school. The unique services we offer include sanitary eco-toilets, a library and cyber café, gender violence support, microenterprise for HIV positive women, a youth center, access to water, business and literacy training, and hundreds of jobs. We also operate the Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic, which specializes in primary care and maternal health. By investing in health and economic success through a school for girls, we demonstrate that benefitting women benefits the whole community, cultivating a community ethos that makes women respected members of society.

Shining Hope for Communities invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the following vacant position:-

Position: Gender Development Coordinator

Location: Kibera

Reports to: Kibera Programs Manager

Hours: Monday- Friday, 8am to 5pm and Saturdays

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for the provision of quality case management including direct counseling to GBV survivors.

Manage 4-5 Gender Caseworkers and ensure the quality of their work.

Oversee the training and professional development of caseworkers to respond to cases of GBV throughout Kibera and ensure effective referral for survivors of GBV.

Oversee the successful implementation of all psychosocial activities in the Gender Department.

Utilize monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure high quality services are provided and utilized.

Provide the technical guidance and leadership required for the successful implementation of all psychosocial activities, including support groups.

Work with community stakeholders and partners to increase the number of clients served and the ensure a quality referrals for services we do not provide.


  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times.
  • Able to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate other staff in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner. Previous management experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word and Excel.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.


  1. Social Science degree in counseling and/or psychology
  2. Minimum 3 years of direct psychosocial/counseling
  3. Experience with a reputable agency
  4. Experience working with survivors of violence preferred.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Manager, [email protected]

So as to reach us no later than 31st January 2014

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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