Kenya: Regional Project Manager Cholera/MNCH

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Organization: Norwegian Red Cross
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 02 May 2018

Norwegian Red Cross is a member of the world wide Red Cross Movement working in the fields of relief and assistance and the development of sister Red Cross Societies. Norwegian Red Cross (NorCross) has established regional and country representations, to ensure proximity to key partner Red Cross / Red Crescent Societies as well as donors and international partners.

The regional project manager cholera/MNCH is responsible for managing the Cholera/MNCH project covering Kenya, Somalia, Burundi and South Sudan, in close collaboration with the Country managers and relevant Regional advisors. This includes project management and accountability support to National Societies (NSs); annual planning, regular monitoring, and follow up and prioritizing of resources within the portfolio. The regional project manager will be responsible for NorCross' Kenya project portfolio, that consist of the Cholera program and support of a hospital in Dadaab refugee camp and will manage the relationship and partnership with Kenya Red Cross under the supervision of the Deputy regional representative. The regional project manager manages and performs key tasks, with an emphasis on optimal performance, timely action, results focus, and proactive systems development to assist the National Societies’ Cholera/MNCH projects, supported by the Norwegian Red Cross.

Main responsibilities:

  • Support the NSs in all aspects of the annual planning and budgeting, monitoring, implementation and reporting, working closely with the NSs focal points and project teams, the NorCross Country managers and relevant NorCross regional advisors.

  • Support in monitoring and evaluations, particularly assisting in building an evidence base and measuring the effectiveness and impact of Cholera/MNCH programming.

  • Provide technical assistance and quality control to the overall project.

  • Monitor trends in cholera epidemics and outbreaks in each country, maintaining up to date profiles of each country.

  • Coordinate collective planning within the NorCross project team (Country managers and technical advisors) through a common Plan of Action and regular team meetings.

  • Monitor the budgets against financial reports from NSs.

  • Support procurement processes, to be in line with NorCross requirements.

  • Ensure optimal risk management is performed to reduce exposure and protect the integrity of the National Society and NorCross, as humanitarian organizations.

  • Work with IFRC cholera coordinator in Africa region, to maximize NorCross role in cholera preparedness and response, and prioritize use of available NorCross resources, within and outside NorCross core partner countries.

  • Provide timely reporting including monthly updates on activities and an overall financial analysis. Provide quarterly and annual reports on progress and effect/impact of the projects.

  • Ensure effective working relationships with the counterparts in National Societies.

  • Ensure effective working relationships with other partners in country, to avoid duplication of efforts, and to align NorCross support with other similar projects.

  • Ensure Do No Harm approaches are considered in emergency operations in terms of risk management.

  • Ensure coherence with other relevant policies such as gender and diversity, and fraud and corruption, and work in line with the Norcross partnership approach in each country.

  • Ensure updates and feedback to Norcross regional office and National office, providing opportunities for sharing of lesson learnt within the organisation.

  • Provide relevant communication and fundraising material as required

Formal Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Public health.

  • Minimum 5 years relevant field experience is required.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in operational and financial management.

  • Basic delegates training course/IMPACT, or equivalent Red Cross knowledge.

  • Experience of working in an International organization.

  • Proven experience in Emergency response management.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement is an asset.

  • Advanced knowledge of humanitarian field work including in protracted crisis.

  • Advanced knowledge of project management.

  • Programmatic experience in cholera preparedness and response, and Public Health/MNCH programming.

  • Familiar with and knowledge of CBS (Community Based Surveillance).

  • Ability to work in partnerships with NSs and counterparts employing distance management processes of support.

  • Intermediate knowledge of relevant IT tools and systems.

Language skills:

Fluent written and oral skills in English, knowledge of French is an asset.

We offer:

  • Salary/benefits according to the Norwegian Red Cross’ salary system and relevant qualifications.

  • A meaningful job in the world's largest humanitarian organization.

  • Valuable field experience.

  • Contract period: 12 months with possibility of extension.

  • Family posting: No

  • Position involves strong field presence so great mobility and travel is required.

How to apply:

Application deadline: 02.05.2018

Start date for position: June 2018

Please apply through our online recruitment system: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1212&ProjectId=144005&DepartmentId…

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