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Organization: Islamic Relief Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Jul 2018

Job Title:
Reporting to:
Islamic Relief Kenya MEAL Coordinator based in Nairobi (line manager), and reporting to Protection and Inclusion Coordinator at Islamic Relief Worldwide HQ.
Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to Wajir, Mandera, Garissa, Kilifi, Kajiado and Marsabit counties (30% Travel within Kenya).
Established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities.
IR started operations in Kenya in 1993 on one to one orphans sponsorship programme through a local CBO in Mandera District, Northern Kenya. It opened its fully fledged office in March in 2006 at the height of drought in the Horn of Africa. Since then IR has been providing humanitarian and development assistance to vulnerable communities. Over these years it has implemented various development and relief activities in Mandera. This has remarkably changed the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. In January 2010, IRK extended its operation to Wajir County, neighbouring Mandera, in January 2012 expanded to Garrissa and Dadaab, and in October 2017 opened programme office in Kilifi County.
IR aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender and implement our work within the following themes: Disaster & Humanitarian Response; Sustainable Community Empowerment; and Education, Child Protection and Development
Protection and Inclusion Coordinator
Job Summary:
The Protection and Inclusion (P&I) Coordinator leads on the integration of the “Leave no one behind” and “Do no harm” agendas across all of Islamic Relief Kenya programmes, and ensures commitments towards the Core Humanitarian Standards and inclusion Charter are fulfilled. The candidate must have the ability to forge strong partnerships with key stakeholders and have prior technical experience in the areas of Protection and Inclusion.
Reporting to:
Islamic Relief Kenya MEAL Coordinator based in Nairobi (line manager), and reporting to Protection and Inclusion Coordinator at Islamic Relief Worldwide HQ.
Other Key Working Relationships:
 Work closely with the Islamic Relief Kenya MEAL unit, Programmes Manager, Business Development Manager, and Technical Advisors including the Livelihoods Coordinator and Child Protection and Education Coordinator.
 Work closely with Islamic Relief Kenya field teams in Garissa, Mandera, Wajir, Kilifi, Kajiado and Moyale to provide capacity building and quality assurance support.
 Liaise with HQ Technical Advisors (Gender, Child Protection, Age and Disability Inclusion) to ensure mainstreaming of inclusion and protection into IR programmes.
 Work closely with M&E unit in HQ to ensure CHS commitments and accountability components are addressed in IR programmes.
Key Responsibilities:
• Support the development and delivery of inclusive, sensitive and accountable programmes under the protection mainstreaming umbrella.
• Channel key recommendations and messages to IR Advocacy initiatives as necessary to influence policy and practice on inclusion and protection.
• Work with key stakeholders within Kenya to build their capacity on protection and inclusion, which includes child protection, prevention of GBV, inclusion of all ages and disabilities and accountable systems.
• Contribute to and facilitate results-based protection programming through a consultative process with sector and/or cluster partners.
• Ensure that IR’s Inclusive approach to programming is consistently applied through community-based protection methods.
• Build/ strengthen active partnerships with relevant government agencies and specialised NGOs/ CSOs partners, and strengthen referral systems in areas of Child protection and GBV;
• Network with key external stakeholders to find areas of collaboration, best practice, innovation, knowledge sharing and partnerships.
• Identify training needs and build the capacity of IR local staff on inclusion, protection and CHS accountability components.
• Ensure data collection mechanisms are in place and data is collected and analysed periodically.
Protection and Inclusion Coordinator
• Conduct conflict sensitivity analysis exercise with relevant stakeholders and ensure IR programmes “Do no harm” in their communities.
• Ensure gender, age and diversity analysis is done and updated regularly to respond to beneficiaries needs.
• Provide technical support on inclusion and protection for new bids and proposals to ensure it is weaved into planning phase.
• Proactively exchange learning and synergy with all involved stakeholders.
• Draft relevant sections of reports required for donors, management, and annual reports.
• Collaborate with Monitoring and Evaluation personnel for timely evaluation of projects.
• Participate and influence external platforms on protection and inclusivity.
Person Specification
University degree in one of the relevant areas – International Law, Human Rights, or Social Science
Work experience
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree and preferably 2 years of relevant professional work experience on human rights issues, protection and inclusion including child protection and GBV issues. Previous experience working in Kenya or other developing countries is an asset. Experience working in emergency settings is an additional asset.
Fluency in English required, and proficiency in local languages an asset (i.e. Kiswahili, Somali)
Required Skills/Competencies
 Good planning and organizational skills
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 Ability to work in a multicultural environment
 Good interpersonal skills
 Good advocacy and analytical skills
 Teamwork
 Results oriented management and commitment to learning
 Familiarity with IR overall programming in unstable situations;
 Ability to articulate methodology of programme and project management;
 Ability to articulate rights based and results based programming in IR;
 Demonstrate a good understanding of IR policies and strategy to address protection and inclusion issues.
 Demonstrate enhanced knowledge of inclusive programming including on child protection, GBV, and age and disability inclusion
 Good understanding of GBV and guidelines in preventing GBV in humanitarian action.
Protection and Inclusion Coordinator
 Good understanding of CHS Commitments, SPHERE, minimum standards of age and disability inclusion
 Good understanding of minimum standards on child protection
Approved by: ………………………………………………………………………………..
Received by……………………………. Date:……………………………..

How to apply:


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