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Kenya: Awards Management Coordinator Nairobi (Maternity Cover)

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Jul 2018

Awards Management Coordinator Nairobi (Maternity Cover)

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

To support the Awards Director and National Award Manager in the planning, securing and managing of both development and humanitarian awards. The position plays a lead role in award information management and shares and coordinates information across departments.

Under the direction of the Awards Manager, the Awards Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that the SCI programme adheres to all its award management obligations internally within Save the Children and externally with donors. This will include managing awards from start to closeout and ensuring data quality in the Award Management System. This position is specifically responsible for assigned awards, and will ensure compliance with financial and administrative requirements, donor specific requirements and to make recommendations for improvements.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly

Contract Duration: 7 Months

Location: Somalia/Somaliland Country Office, Nairobi Kenya

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Social studies, Economics, Management, International Affairs or related field relevant to the position requirements
  • 5 years' experience in managing large awards facilities with minimum of 3 years working in international development
  • Excellent understanding of the awards management cycle, logical frameworks, and M&E concept
  • Knowledge of awards and contracts regulations and reporting requirements of major donors such as EU, DFID, ECHO, UN agencies, DANID
  • Experience of managing awards, cooperative agreements and contracts for major donor
  • Practice knowledge of financial awards accounting and management.
  • Experience of analyzing and commenting on variances between actual and budgeted expenditure and relating this to activity reporting
  • Have a basic knowledge of sectorial programming and log frames
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to explain complex issues to both staff and pee
  • Ability to manage a complex and varied workload; to work effectively under pressure; and to organize and priorities work to ensure deadlines are met.
  • An energetic, flexible and proactive approach with the ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team setting
  • Strong team working skills and ability to develop and maintain effective working relations at all levels both within and outside the t
  • Ability to challenge and negotiate assertively and cooperatively with senior sta
  • Proven ability to handle challenging work load with minimum motivation
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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Kenya: Program Accountant

Organization: Fred Hollows Foundation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Jun 2018

  • The Fred Hollows Foundation Kenya Nairobi office
  • International Development Organisation

The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international NGO founded in 1992 has been a driving force in the
development and implementation of blindness prevention programs in some of the poorest and most
isolated regions in the world. Currently operating in 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia and
South East Asia, The Foundation is working to end avoidable blindness. Reporting to the Finance Manager, you will participate in ensuring a high standard of overall financial management support for The Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF) supported programs in

Previous experience in working for a development, government or community based organisation
will be looked at favourably. In addition you should demonstrate your ability to cultivate key

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • 3+ years’ program coordination and implementation experience in an international
  • development or community based organisation
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Management or Commerce.
  • CPA (K) or ACCA.
  • Experience coordinating outcomes through partners, as well as the ability to work
  • independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to interpret financial management data
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal English skills as well as Swahili
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, ERP and SUN systems.

Fluency in written and spoken English as well as the ability to travel domestically including travel
to remote locations will also be essential.

This is an exciting time to join The Fred Hollows Foundation Kenya as we seek to deliver even greater
impact and enhance our ability to accomplish our vision.

How to apply:

Applications should be made via our website: https://www.hollows.org/au/careers/currentvacancies
and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the
‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description as well as details of your current and
expected salary.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work.

Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

Kenya: Program Officer, Legal – Access to Justice and Women’s Rights

Organization: Coalition on Violence Against Women
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Jun 2018

Purpose: This position provides an opportunity to assist in building local capacity towards legal response to violence against women and to oversee program initiatives. Key focus areas include Kiambu, Nairobi, Samburu, Narok, Kwale with provision of support to other areas where COVAW works.

Duties and responsibilities include:

· Oversee, support and supervise the implementation of projects by all program teams

· Manage the access to Justice and Women’s Rights team

· Develop and manage projects and related project budgets

· Provide legal advice to COVAW programs and clients

· Oversee case management and client record management for clients

· Lead the capacity building processes for staff, beneficiaries, partners and stakeholders

· Oversee the network of pro bono lawyers who offer services to clients

· Guide the design of advocacy and communications activities and campaigns

· Manage the development of project work plans and monitoring tools to guide project implementation

· Oversee preparation and production of training and IEC materials

· Maintain documentation of project activities and expenditures for internal and donor reporting and monitoring

· Lead accurate and timely reporting of program activities and financial expenditure in accordance with donor rules and COVAW policy.

· Participate in innovative resource mobilization and fund raising to support the program

· Manage project budgets in adherence to donor and COVAW rules and policies

· Represent COVAW in meetings and forums with stakeholders

· Flexibility and willingness to travel, work long and irregular hours

· Undertake full operational responsibility over COVAW's assets in use.

Performance standards

· Strong commitment to organisational values: Integrity, Respect, Commitment and Solidarity.

· Adherence to organisational policies

· Adherence to timelines and deadlines

· Outputs and outcomes of the projects achieved and documented

· Accurate, timely and high quality progress reports

· Comprehensive , timely, accurate and quality documentation maintained

· Project funds utilized in cost effective manner that demonstrates value for money and fully accounted for in line with donor rules and organisational policies

· Display innovativeness and creativity in implementation of program Enhancing team work and mutual respect

Required qualifications and competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in law
  • Five years work experience in project management
  • Experience in working as part of a team with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good communication and public speaking skills
  • Ability to work with diverse people and cultures

§ Self-starter, able to work independently but able to consult effectively, prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

§ Strong interpersonal and analytical abilities

  • Ability to work in the field, under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Computer Literacy (including excel skills).

  • The successful candidate must also demonstrate COVAW values as follows**: Integrity, Dignity, Courage, Commitment and Solidarity.**

How to apply:

Send your application and cover letter marked with subject “Program Officer – Legal” by 22nd June 2018 to recruit@covaw.or.ke. This is a re advertisement. Those that applied earlier need not reapply**.**

CVs will be reviewed as they are received. COVAW encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work. We thank all who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Research Assistants

Organization: UCSF Global Programs for Research & Training
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Jun 2018

Vacancy Announcement

Research Assistants – 12 Positions

Closing June 18, 2018


Global Programs for Research & Training is registered as an international NGO in Kenya, wholly owned and affiliated to the University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

The Ministry of Health – National AIDS & STI Control Program (NASCOP), University of California San Francisco – Global Programs, and Centers for Disease Control is conducting a quantitative study for Integrated Key Population Surveillance. The objective of the study is to operationalize integrated person-centered HIV monitoring among key populations accessing services in selected facilities in Kenya.

Global Programs is seeking qualified research assistants with prior experience in quantitative research; specifically, data collection, to conduct this study. The position is a short-term grant-funded contract based in Nairobi with travel throughout the country.

The research assistants (RA), under the direct supervision of the study coordinator and overall supervision by principal investigators, will provide quantitative data collection support to the study.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend the full study training to understand the purpose and intent of the study, as well as the plan for implementation.
  • With help from investigators, randomly select study participants according to the protocol.
  • Conduct data abstraction from sampled participant files or electronic records into the study data collection tool
  • Ensure data quality by responding to data managers queries.
  • Ensure data collected is safely transmitted to the designated central location
  • Respond to questions or address feedback from the study team and/or data analysis team as needed
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

The selected research assistant will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Fluency in English or Swahili
  • Experience in collecting quantitative data or abstracting data from existing records for at least two previous studies in a health-related field
  • Experience in using electronic data collection gadgets
  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in a social science or health-related field
  • Knowledge and understanding of public health issues, specifically regarding HIV/AIDS
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in diverse team
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word and strong typing skills
  • Ability to travel for extended periods of time

How to apply:

To Apply:

Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the minimum requirements above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. All applications must include the following:

· Cover letter with current position & salary (if applicable) and date available

· Current cv with names and telephone numbers for three referees

· Copy of latest payslip

· At least two letters of recommendation for related experience

Applications must be sent by email to: HR.Kenya@ucglobalprograms.org with the email subject Research Assistant – IKePS by end of day, June 18, 2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: Finance and Grants Officer

Organization: Mennonite Economic Development Associates
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Jun 2018

Company Profile:

MEDA is an international economic development organization whose mission is to create business solutions to poverty. Founded in 1953 by a group of Mennonite business professionals, we partner with the poor to start or grow small and medium-sized businesses in developing regions around the world. MEDA believes that all people deserve the opportunity to earn a livelihood and that unleashing entrepreneurship is a powerful way to sustainably alleviate poverty. To learn more about MEDA and our work, please visit www.meda.org

Project Profile:

The Equitable Prosperity – Maendeleo Sawa (M-SAWA) project is a seven-year, $28.7 million initiative funded/implemented by MEDA (supporters, partners and investors) with funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) which will run from 2015 to 2022. The project aims to contribute to Kenya’s economic growth and increase job creation by improving the business performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and small entrepreneurs (SEs) in select counties along the Northern and LAPSSET Corridors in the following sectors: • Agriculture/agribusiness • Construction and allied industries • Extractives

Job Summary:

The Finance and Grants Officer (FGO) will assist the Finance Manager in developing accounting framework, internal controls and reporting framework on the funds allocated. With strong experience in financial management, audit and teamwork skills, the Finance and Grants officer will assess and train grantees on compliance, budgeting, best financial practices, donor reporting, and procurement.

Location and Duration: 1-year renewable contract. This position is based in Nairobi, with occasional travel within the project target counties in Kenya.

Eligible candidates: Kenyan Nationals

Duties and Responsibilities:

The FGO’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Conduct Financial analysis of Grant applicants audited financial records and providing assessment reports on the suitability of the applicant.
  • Support existing grantees to ensure a strong compliance to MEDA internal policies, Donor regulations and Government of Kenya(GOK) laws.
  • Evaluate grantee proposals (including budgets, assumptions and milestones); lead the setup, implementation and improvement of grant monitoring systems.
  • Track grantee due diligence recommendations, to ensure proper project follow- up, implementation and closure in a timely manner.
  • Identify non-compliant grantees, advise both the grantee and MEDA management on pre-emptive corrective actions.
  • Design, review and present budget comparison reports for grantees as required each month.
  • Review quarterly reports received from grantees and process subsequent cash advances to them. Manage advance requests and compare expenses to contracted amounts; ensuring costs are within the contracted budget.
  • Upon completion of the grantee project, perform a closure audit, assess fixed assets needing disposition and recommend action.
  • Internal financial Reporting. Preparing the monthly, quarterly and annual Financial reports ensuring that budgets are complied with and variances are promptly reported and/or corrected.
  • Timely and accurate preparation and submission of the payroll.
  • Support the audit process. Implementation of the Audit Plan ensuring all audit requirements are met and audit recommendations have been implemented.
  • Budgeting- Prepare draft annual budgets as required.
  • Assist in processing office payments, managing staff advances, reviewing petty cash expenses and supporting documents for approval, budget, reasonability and compliance.
  • Internal Controls and risk management. Assist to identify and address risk areas and implement measures to minimize the risk of irregularities, based on corporate and regional compliance and audit standards for MEDA and the GOK rules and regulations.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.


Key Competencies required:

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Desired: Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting or Finance or its equivalent. Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • Certified Public Accountant with valid membership
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in Finance field with at least 3yrs in Grants management
  • Proven track record in evaluating and funding projects and Good understanding of the donor/grants compliance;
  • Strong experience with international audit requirements
  • Working knowledge of major donor funded operations, finance services and practices
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel & ACCPAC software or other accounting software.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Swahili


  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, team-building and relationship building skills.
  • Highly analytical individual (process and interpret large amounts of data) who demonstrates a high degree of maturity and integrity
  • Results and solution-oriented approaches that demonstrate integrity, accountability and commitment
  • Demonstrated experience working in a complex environment
  • Appreciation and support of MEDA’s faith, values, mission and purpose **

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications via email with the title “**FGO-6/2018**” to hrkenya@meda.org (No hard copies will be accepted). Applications should include: a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this position and an updated R*ésumé* (3 pages max).

Application Deadline: 13th June 2018

Please note that MEDA Kenya will only contact short-listed candidates.

Administrative Assistant Job in Nairobi – NGO

Administrative Assistant

Job Location: Nairobi

Reporting to: Accountant

Our client in an international NGO. They are seeking an Administrative Assistant for their new Kenya Office.


·         Preparing deposits, processing payments, creating financial reports,

·         Assisting with the budget planning,

·         Preparing and submitting tax returns,

·         Maintaining financial databases spread sheets and carrying out basic secretarial duties.

·         Assist in administrative duties such as answer phones, greet customers, make appointments, file paperwork, perform data entry, scan documents, receive and sort mail,

·         Any other tasks that contribute to the function of the accounting department.

·         Preparing weekly and daily reports.


·         Bachelor degree in business. (majoring in accounting or design or admin or advertisement)

·         2 years or more work experience in similar position is preferred

Required computer skills

·         Proficient in Ms office (word, excel, project),

·         Adobe (acrobat, PS, InDesign, AI)

·         Email blast (e.g. mailchimp)

How to Apply

Applicants can send their CV and state the position applied for in their subject of the email to us before 30th July 2018. Applicants currently staying in Nairobi are encouraged to apply. Kindly do not apply if you do not meet minimum requirements.

Recours Four Kenya Consultants Limited

Email: recruitment@r4kenya.com

2 Data Analysts Jobs in Kenya

Data Analysts

REF: TUR/CPSB/050/2017/2018:

Job Group “K”

Two (2) Posts

Terms of service: Permanent and Pensionable.


·         Collecting and collating information from various data sources for analysis;

·         Evaluates County Government activities, transactions, seasonality & trends to build accurate forecasts for both short and long term;

·         Maintaining relevant statistics on county activities in figures;

·         Carrying out commissioned researches on specific area of interest;

·         Assisting in preparing relevant information reports for relevant County Assembly committees;

·         Pulling data and instructing others on pulling data;

·         Assist the planning team communicate with affiliate networks;

·         Assisting in workshops planning;

·         Ability to interpret data and use it to formulate strategy;

·         Make quick mathematical decisions which will have an impact on the bottom line for the County Government functions;

·         Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.


·         Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, economics or its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;

·         Three (3) years of experience , one (1) of which must be at a managerial position involved in data analysis in the public service or equivalent in the private sector;

·         Experience working with MS Excel, MS Access, MySQL and other databases, ERPs or POS systems and STATA, preferably experience with R;

·         Strong working experience Fluency and excellent communication skills in English.

·         Be a team player with good communication and interpersonal skills

·         Detail oriented with Strong mathematical and analytical skills to create complex formulas and handle large amounts of data.


Salary, allowances and other benefits are per the rates prescribed by the salaries and remuneration commission.

How to Apply

All written applications, CVs, copies of certificates, testimonials and identity card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position being applied for and addressed to:

The Secretary,
Turkana County Public Service Board,
P.O. BOX 05 – 30500


Delivered by hand at the reception desk at Turkana County Public Service Board Offices located along Nawaitorong’ road Opposite Lodwar Club located off Kitale-Lodwar highway.

All applications to reach the office before the close of business on Monday, 15th June, 2018

Important information to all candidates;

·         Applicants are advised to apply for only one position

·         Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

·         Any form of canvassing or lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification

·         Officers serving with the County Government of Turkana will be required to fill form TCPSB 2B which will be collected from Turkana County Public Service Board Offices during working hours.

N/B Youth, Women and Persons Living with disability (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.

Kenya: Regional Infrastructure Coordinator

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Jun 2018


DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC East Africa and Yemen (EAY) operation focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrants in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, Tanzania and Yemen. The EAY Regional office also supports non-operational initiatives, focusing on mixed migration issues, civil society engagement, and advocacy and policy initiatives related to displacement.


The overall responsibility of the Regional Infrastructure Coordinator (RIC) is to support existing or new operations to adequately respond to existing or emerging infrastructure needs (shelter, wash, and other facilities) in both emergency and recovery settings with a focus on durable solutions.


· Provide Senior Management Team, and relevant CDs/Head of Programmes with updated information on best practices and technical support for infrastructure related activities within the designated countries in the East Africa and Yemen region;

· Participate as relevant – depending on ongoing tasks – in coordination mechanisms throughout the region and represent DRC as requested;

· Provide technical assistance to field teams, including (but not limited to) to designs and develop tools, technical input for proposals, concepts, and budgets;

· Support ToR development and recruitment of relevant technical staff;

· Development of training models to address regional or country specific capacity gaps;

· Development of infrastructure related strategies in collaboration with country teams where necessary and assist in assessment of internal capacities

· Represent DRC in donor meetings in Nairobi or within Country programmes and participate in fundraising initiatives/meetings;

· Undertake needs assessments for new operations or new emergencies/projects/programmes in existing operations;

· Support existing operations with surge capacity when taking on new projects – assist in staff recruitment, staff training, setting up systems, and planning and starting activities;

· Provide trouble-shooting support to operations facing bottlenecks/challenges in programme implementation;

· Provides technical support to DRC facilities (such as offices and guesthouses) in terms of designing the spaces in order to improve the condition of living / working of the staff in the field.

On a general level:

· Guarantee that DRC mandate, policies and values in programming is ensured through standard regulations and operational procedures for programming and implementation of DRC operations (e.g. Code of Conduct, DRC Programme Handbook, DRC Operations Handbook);

· Ensure that DRC’s accountability obligations are delegated and carried out in accordance with the HAP/CHS standards and DRC protocols.

· Other duties as agreed with the DRC East Africa and Yemen Senior Management Team

· Liaise and provide support to DRC HQ entities as agreed with RO supervisor

About you

To be successful in this role, we expect you to be a positive, mature leader with a proven track record of developing effective initiatives, programmes, and impact. You thrive in managing a wide range of responsibilities, and can effectively communicate and lead the country team. You enjoy working with teams of committed staff to build collaboration and capacity within the regional programmes and building strong relationships with the regional team.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:

· Striving for excellence: you focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process

· Collaborating: you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

· Taking the lead: you take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

· Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

· Demonstrating integrity: you act in line with our vision and values

Moreover, we also expect the following:

Experience and technical competencies:

· At least ten (10) years INGO, donor, or other relevant development/humanitarian experience, including at least three years. management/implementation of Infrastructure response programmes in fragile/conflict environments.

· Bachelor or preferably a Masters’ degree in relevant sciences with expertise in infrastructure development;

· Strong demonstrated analytical, organizational and leadership skills.

· Demonstrated ability to lead assessments and develop appropriate solutions.

· Ability to represent DRC in high level meetings, including fundraising and other high level coordination meetings.

· Demonstrated experience in project grants management, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, supervision and performance.

· Proven commitment to accountable practices and knowledgeable of quality assurance systems.

· Hands on experience in guiding and working with staff in insecure/conflict affected locations.

· Proven skills related to develop and implement training with a view of strengthen staff capacity.

· Good communicator and proven diplomacy with all types of stakeholders.

· Experience in development of concepts and proposals for relevant donors, particularly with DANIDA, SIDA, OFDA, ECHO and UN agencies

· Ability to work independently, but also coordinate effectively as part of a team.

· Ability to work and guide a diverse multi-cultural team.

· Experience with the UN cluster system

· Previous experience the East Africa and Yemen region or similar context with conflict/access analysis ability; and

· Fluent in written and spoken English and French language skills.

DRC encourages all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age.


Availability: July 2018

Duty station: Nairobi – Kenya; This position is unaccompanied.

Reporting: This position reports Deputy Regional Director

Duration: 1 Year with possibility of extension, subject to performance and funding.

Contract: Level A12 Salary, benefits and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies. For national candidates, competitive salary and benefits are offered in accordance with the Kenyan National staff salary scale and terms of employment.


DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html)

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at www.drc.dk. Please submit applications online using this link by 11th June 2018

Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

Kenya: Shelter Delegate (m/f)

Organization: Red Cross of Luxembourg
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Jul 2018

The Luxembourg Red Cross recruits

A Shelter Delegate (M/F)

for the mission of the “Aide internationale de la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise A.S.B.L.” in Eastern Africa (Nairobi – Kenya) with a fixed-term contract of 24 months at 39h/week with the possibility of extension (réf: AN1805-00620)


The Regional Shelter Coordinator’s job comprises of four distinct elements:

· Provide leadership to project design and IFRC operations for the implementation of shelter and settlement related components of humanitarian and development projects in Eastern Africa.

· Support National Societies throughout Eastern Africa in executing relevant shelter and settlement related projects and to building NS capacity for shelter and settlement activities for disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming.

· Represent the IFRC in Eastern Africa in its role as convener of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Global Shelter Cluster for disaster response and preparedness activities, if requested by line-managers

· Provide administrative, technical and management supervision to cluster-based Shelter Managers.


· Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in structural/civil engineering, architecture, construction management, project management or related field

· Shelter and settlement technical training within the humanitarian sector (IFRC)

· A minimum of five years shelter/housing or rehabilitation programming experience in the humanitarian and development sector, including site supervision and contract and/or project management.

· Experience in developing and implementing shelter or community infrastructure projects on behalf of development organizations

· Familiarity with current standards and guidelines for humanitarian emergency response, in particular Sphere

· Experience managing budgets

· Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office applications

· Excellent interpersonal, leadership, problem-solving and communication skills

· Fluency in French and English

How to apply:

Please send your application via our career-website www.croix-rouge.lu/recrutement

In case of recruitment, we will ask you to send us a copy of your criminal record.

Kenya: Horn of Africa Emergency Coordinator

Organization: CARE
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Jun 2018

CARE is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE has a presence in over 25 countries in Africa. We are seeking a bright, dynamic and resourceful person to take up an exciting challenge in the capacity of Horn of Africa Emergency Coordinator to be based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to other CARE Country Office.

Position Summary

The Horn of Africa Emergency Coordinator will provides support to CARE Country Offices in emergency preparedness and response by monitoring the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa, leading the Emergency Preparedness process in each of the country offices, identifying the need of capacity building and take action accordingly, taking part in the decision making process for potential response during a humanitarian crisis as well as Monitoring the Humanitarian response of the country offices through regular field visit and utilization of CARE International reporting tools.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. In coordination with the Country Offices, collect and compile information on the context and humanitarian needs.
  2. Produce short update on the needs and potential risk in the Horn of Africa.
  3. In coordination with the Assistant Country Director Program or Emergency Coordinator, ensure that each Country Office (CO) has an updated Emergency Preparedness Plan.
  4. Monitor the progress of the CO against their Preparedness action plan on a monthly basis.
  5. Based on the capacity assessment of the CO, propose training or other capacity building initiative.
  6. Facilitate training when needed or support the CO to identify the resources.
  7. Support the CO in the definition of the key steps to initiate an emergency response based on situation analysis as well as the CO capacity Assessment (Alert, Response Strategy, Sitrep)
  8. In some case, act as Team Leader for the CO emergency response.
  9. For each Humanitarian project, ensure that the CO use the appropriate monitoring system in line with CI standards.
  10. For each Humanitarian project ensure the CARE Humanitarian Accountability Framework is in place.
  11. Ensure Gender focus in all that we do and ensure quality programming in our core sectors using a gender lens.
  12. Work closely with the RHC ECSA on the definition of the priorities for the Horn of Africa.
  13. Report on regular basis on the status of the Emergency Response and Preparedness in the Horn of Africa region.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study or relevant combination of qualifications and experience, in a similar field.
  2. A minimum 5 years’ experience in humanitarian preparedness, risk reduction and response; experience and knowledge of the region; experience in programme design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including SPHERE standards, donor relations, security and protection considerations; experience in scale-up emergency response ;
  3. Excellent training, coaching and mentoring skills;
  4. High level of writing and communication skills;
  5. Willingness to spend high proportion of time travelling away from home (approx. 50%) and be deployed with limited notice period.
  6. Proficiency in English.

How to apply:

Iinterested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged of to send their application letters and detailed CV to recruitsom@care.org by 7th June 2018. Please indicate the title of the position applied for as the subject line while applying.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.