Kenya: Senior Coordinator for the East Africa Refugee Response

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Organization: Church of Sweden
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018

Senior Coordinator for the East Africa Refugee Response

International Department, Church of Sweden

The Church of Sweden response to humanitarian crises is carried out within the Humanitarian Programme which is designed to respond to rapid onset emergencies as well as protracted and complex crises, in partnership with the ACT Alliance. The humanitarian interventions within this programme are underpinned by actions and activities that support and strengthen the psychosocial wellbeing of crises-affected communities, aimed at building individual and communities’ resilience after a crisis. This approach emphasises the importance of fostering a sense of hope, dignity, mental and social well-being and a sense of normality for people affected by disaster. An important part of the Humanitarian Programme is the sub- programme East Africa Refugee Response, which comprises refugee interventions in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda. The Senior Coordinator for the East Africa Refugee Response will provide thematic and programmatic support to the involved partners and contribute to the overall development of the programme.


  • Coordinate and support linkages within the East Africa Refugee Response
  • Support and initiate knowledge sharing initiatives and capacity building initiatives
  • Results based monitoring and reporting, including financial reporting
  • Working together with the Humanitarian Unit in Uppsala to assess the programme and take an active role in strategy development
  • Produce regional situation updates and analysis and monitoring reports
  • Ensure regular monitoring visits to the project sites and travelling within the region.
  • Represent the Church of Sweden with implementing partners, government, and donor entities.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Advanced academic degree in a relevant field e.g. humanitarian action, development studies, political science
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional working experience from humanitarian assistance or development cooperation, out of which at least 1 year work experience from the field, preferably the East Africa region
  • Good knowledge of the global humanitarian system
  • Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Good knowledge and experience of Results Based Management and systems for quality and accountability
  • Analytical and strategic skills
  • Excellent command in English
  • Accomplished security training


  • Thematic knowledge of MHPSS, Child Protection, Education in Emergencies, Gender, GBV, SRHR and resilience/ DRR.
  • Experience in capacity development
  • Experience in working in Eastern Africa and knowledge of the region/ local languages
  • Experience from collaboration with churches and faith based organisations / ACT Alliance

*Core Competencies**

  • Personal maturity and integrity
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Cooperation and networking skills
  • Able to work independently

Other The aim is to place the Senior Coordinator in Nairobi and hosted by the Lutheran World Federation Kenya Office. The position is reporting to the Humanitarian Unit at Church of Sweden in Uppsala, Sweden. The position is a temporary employment for 2 years starting as soon as possible, with possibility of extension.

More detailed information is available from Anna Garvander.

The trade union representatives for the holder of this post are:
Thomas Ekelund (Vision), Susanna Henriksén (Jusek) and Anders Göranzon (KyrkA). All can be reached preferably by e-mail.

Please mark your application with the 17/88 INT.

Please send your letter of application and CV by using the button "Ansök" here below at the latest 18 january 2018.

You will find more information on the Church of Sweden and its work at

The vision for the international work of Church of Sweden Swedish church is the freedom and dignity of every human being, sustainable and just societies and a healed and reconciled world. The work is done together with partners in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Middle East and is broad in scope, ranging from integrated rural development projects and human rights advocacy work at local and global levels. Church of Sweden is a member of Action by Churches Together (ACT), a global alliance of churches and church related organizations throughout the world, working together in relief, development and advocacy work.

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