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Job Opportunities at Kenya Red Cross Society

Job Opportunities at Kenya Red Cross Society

Work with NGOs Starting Salary- Ksh 200k
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Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Kenya. Our mission is to timely, effectively and innovatively deliver humanitarian services with respect, in solidarity and accountability to our stakeholders, our communities and affected populations.

Research & Design Lead

Overall Purpose:

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, The Research and Design Lead, will provide technical leadership to formative research activities, refinement of the Theory of Change, and development of a locally adapted programmatic approach to reducing acute malnutrition. S/he will be responsible for ensuring the appropriateness and rigor of research methods, overseeing data collection and analysis, and ensuring research results are useful and applicable for making program design decisions

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical leadership to formative research activities, refinement of the ToC, and development of a locally adapted programmatic approach to reducing acute malnutrition
  • Responsible for ensuring the appropriateness and rigor of research methods, overseeing data collection and analysis, and ensuring research results are useful and applicable for making program design decisions, particularly to inform the Phase 2 transition plan
  • Ensure (1) that Phase 1 research and pilot findings are incorporated into sound programmatic design
  • Ensure that program quality standards and rigor are adhered to
  • Coordination and collaboration with research staff, the Technical Steering Committee, and other GoK and USAID stakeholders and partners
  • The Research and Design Lead will work closely with the CLA and M&E Leads to ensure intentional learning and knowledge application throughout all phases of this activity

DESIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Should have an in-depth understanding of applicable research methods and project design
  • Proven leadership skills managing projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries
  • Strong management and interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong mentoring and facilitation skills
  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience working in low resource environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in adaptive management and learning techniques is highly encouraged
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence and interface with senior members of the business/Society
  • Self-motivation and strong team spirit
  • Ability to effectively handle and manage interpersonal conflict.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A PHD or master’s degree in relevant field – nutrition, food security
  • Technical expertise in a relevant field and minimum of 5 years of field experience in research, design, and evaluation is desired

System Strengthening and Institutionalization Lead

Overall Purpose:

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the systems strengthening and institutionalization lead will coordinate and enhance effective and productive working relationship with government ministries, county-level organizations and officials, and local institutions in the country and provide technical leadership for all systems strengthening actions

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical leadership and management in the analyses, development, and execution of systems strengthening and capacity building efforts
  • Liaise with a wide range of government ministries, organizations, and local institutions
  • Ensure close consultation and incorporation of ongoing feedback from relevant officials over the life of the program

DESIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders including country-level institutions
  • Strong management and interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong mentoring and facilitation skills
  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders 
  • Experience working in low resource environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in adaptive management and learning techniques is highly encouraged
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence and interface with senior members of the business/Society
  • Self-motivation and strong team spirit
  • Ability to effectively handle and manage interpersonal conflict.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field in food security/ nutrition
  • Minimum 7 years relevant work experience in providing technical assistance to government ministries delivering capacity building initiatives required
  • Or a master’s degree and a minimum of five years relevant experience
  • Successful record of providing technical assistance to government ministries relevant to this program

Monitoring & Evaluation Lead

Overall Purpose:

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the M&E Lead, will provide leadership and coordinate generation and analysis of quality evidence and data through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations. S/he will lead design and development of monitoring systems, conduct data assurance and effectively promote evidence-based program management

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical leadership for M&E to the project team to ensure USAID and Food for Peace M&E requirements are met
  • Guide data collection, management of the data, and display of the results including reporting and dissemination
  • Capacity build the M&E and technical staff including from Local Implementing partners and ensuring compliance on donor requirements
  • Design and lead implementation of the efficient and accurate data collection system that includes efficient processes for collecting data and ensuring data quality
  • Provide oversight of the M&E database, using it to track progress and trends, generate reports, and conduct data quality checks.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the refinement of the Theory of Change, logical framework, and food security and nutrition indicators
  • Supervise M&E staff and oversee implementation of all M&E activities, including annual surveys, case studies, and stakeholder workshops to refine approaches
  • Build and/ or strengthen monitoring systems, quantitative and qualitative analysis, survey and sample design and effectively promoting evidence-based program management

DESIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large and complex program required
  • Experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Knowledge of Theory of Change, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators required
  • Demonstrated experience in data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into
  • M&E
  • In-depth understanding of food security programming
  • Strong management and interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong mentoring and facilitation skills
  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders  Experience working in low resource environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in adaptive management and learning techniques is highly encouraged
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence and interface with senior members of the business/Society
  • Self-motivation and strong team spirit
  • Ability to effectively handle and manage interpersonal conflict.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative field such as economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, biostatistics; nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology, or other relevant subjects
  • 8 years’ relevant work experience in a senior Monitoring and Evaluation Position
  • Significant training in quantitative methods required
  • or a PhD in any of the stated field of study above, with at least six years’ relevant work experience

Gender, Youth, and Social Dynamics Lead

Overall Purpose:

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, The Gender, Youth, and Social Dynamics Lead, will ensure that the social dimensions of malnutrition, food security, and community resilience are effectively addressed at all levels and across all active components of the project

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical leadership and management in the programming and implementation of gender and youth integration across food security interventions
  • Develop and deliver gender, youth, and social inclusion-focused training sessions to ensure they are appropriately addressed in all project activities.
  • In close collaboration with Strategic Learning Lead and M&E Lead ensure that gender, youth, and social dynamics components are reflected in the analysis, assessments, and adaptive management and learning strategies and processes.
  • Ensure that the social dimensions of malnutrition, food security, and community resilience are effectively addressed across all activity components, at all levels, throughout the entire award period

DESIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrated skills in participatory learning and action and facilitating collaborative problem solving
  • In-depth understanding of gender, age, and other locally significant socio-cultural factors in the context of food security programming and a demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience collaborating, networking and communicating with diverse stakeholders including country-level institutions
  • Ability to foster commitment and build capacity among activity staff and in-country actors to ensure gender and youth integration and empowerment;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong mentoring and facilitation skills
  • Experience working in low resource environments
  • Demonstrated experience in adaptive management and learning techniques is highly encouraged
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence and interface with senior members of the business/Society
  • Self-motivation, strong team spirit and ability to effectively manage interpersonal conflict
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to gender and youth issues in food security programming and possess cultural awareness and sensitivity

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline, gender studies or relevant field required; master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 7 years of field experience at the community level required

Chief Of Party

Overall Purpose:

Under the supervision of the Director of Programs, the Chief of Party is responsible for the overall management and representation of the project and must have prior experience effectively managing USAID development activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The COP will be the primary liaison with USAID and will manage project staff and implementing partners to ensure proper reporting, financial management, and compliance to USAID requirements
  • The COP is expected to coordinate with Nation and County governments and other stakeholders to ensure activities complement ongoing initiatives and adhere to both national priorities and global best practices.
  • Will build and maintain relationships with National and County governments, donors, other donor funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
  • Understands and demonstrate commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming and within staff and management of the project.

DESIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Proven leadership skills managing projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries and in low resource environments
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing and managing human, programmatic and financial resources
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to build and maintain relationships with government, donors, other donor-funded projects, stakeholders, local organizations and partners
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong mentoring and facilitation skills
  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in adaptive management and learning techniques is highly encouraged
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence and interface with senior members of the business/Society
  • Self-motivation and strong team spirit
  • Ability to effectively handle and manage interpersonal conflict.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to gender and youth issues in food security programming and possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health, business administration, or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects is required.

Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to careers@redcross.or.keor drop their applications addressed as below, so as to reach us not later than Friday, 3rd May 2019;

The Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 40712-00100,
Nairobi

NB: Applications shall be reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday 3rd May 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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