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Country Programmes Assistant

Job Summary:

To provide support to the DRC Country Manager in overseeing  the timely and quality implementation of DRC supported projects through a close liaison and collaboration with the relevant KRCS project staff and other relevant partners.

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  • Provide support to the DRC country  manager in overseeing the management of the country portfolio ensuring  alignment to the DRC country strategy.
  • Provide support to the DRC Country Manager liaison  and engagement efforts with partners, donors, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Support DRC Country Manager  with generation of relevant  communication materials from DRC supported field activities  in collaboration with the KRCS Communications and PR.
  • Provide support to the DRC Country Manager in resource mobilization efforts including scouting for, identifying, and reviewing funding opportunities as well as proposal development.
  • Focal person within the DRC Country office in ensuring a regular monitoring of DRC funded projects in collaboration with KRCS Programme Managers.
  • Focal person within the DRC Country Office in facilitating and overseeing partnership administrative tasks including  development, review and amendment of project descriptions and agreements in collaboration with relevant KRCS teams.
  • Focal person within the DRC country office in proactively monitoring  and managing change and programme risks in collaboration with relevant KRCS teams and in  close consultation with the DRC country manager.
  • Focal person within the DRC country office responsible for preparation of periodic quarterly progress and annual reports to DRC and her back donors.
  • Liaise and collaborate with the DRC Country Finance Officer  to monitor country programme expenditures and ensure programme budgets well managed and  strictly adhered to.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or related field
  • Relevant professional qualification.
  • Minimum two (2) years working experience at field level with recognized Organization with expertise in youth programs, community resilience building and health programs or emergencies responses.
  • Experience in implementation of projects in multi stakeholders environment.
  • Sound knowledge and skills in project planning and management.
  • Proven ability to work across the project cycle management.

Key Competencies 

  •    Analytical Skills
  • Data analysis and reporting skills
  • Public speaking and presentation
  • Budgeting and budgetary control
  • Networking, alliance building and stakeholder management.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Team building and management

Application Procedure

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Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply strictly through to reach us not later than 9th November 2021.

Driver – Fire Truck/Engine (4)

Job Summary

Reporting to the Logistics Officer, the Fire Truck driver will be responsible for driving the fire truck to and from the site of a fire safely, ensuring all crew and equipment make it to the scene, performing safety and mechanical checks on the engine and attached equipment every morning, they will also drive heavy trucks, vehicles with designated locations as may be advised from time to time.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Driving and operating the fire and rescue apparatus to the emergency scene Safely and efficiently at all times
  • Undertake routine and preventive maintenance of truck and or any allocated vehicle  by checking and topping-up the level of petrol, oil, water, battery electrodes and tyre pressure before operating the vehicle.
  • Making routine daily checks and inspection of the fire engine to ensure it is in sound mechanical condition and  is ready to use at all times
  • Ensuring general routine maintenance of the fire engine and equipment in line with the manufacturer’s manual / specifications.
  • Reporting any malfunctioning of the vehicle/fire engine systems
  • Driving/operating the fire engine as authorized.
  • Ensuring security and safety of the fire engine on and off the road
  • Responding to fire and emergency calls in order to prevent and/or minimize loss of life, property or injury.
  • Operating the fire engine pumps and other fire/rescue apparatus safely and efficiently
  • Regularly clean and polish the truck, change tyres as well as make minor repairs or adjustments.
  • Drive motor vehicle (car and van) to transport staff, partners, clients and others to designated locations as required and approved.
  • Load and offload, goods and other material supplies with due regard to the safety of other people, as well ties rope around items to secure cargo for transport.
  • Maintain radio or telephone contact with base or supervisor to receive instructions or be dispatched to new location.
  • Observe traffic and safety precautions, motor vehicle accident and traffic violations. In addition, undertakes first aid in case of accidents
  • Requisition for petrol, lubricants and spare parts and maintaining a record accounting for the same.
  • Maintain records of motor vehicle’s daily activity showing journey, mileage, consumables and signature of authorizing officer
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Key Competencies

  • Ability to follow detailed oral and written instructions as well as interpret and follow operating manuals and maintenance manuals.
  • Must demonstrate 20/40 vision in each eye and hearing capability without the use of hearing aid.
  • Knowledge of the country’s road network including motorised routes in both urban and rural areas as well as Ability to interpret road maps and rough hand drawn sketches
  • Demonstrated knowledge of first-aid applications including ability to carry patients on stretchers, and load stretchers into ambulances
  • Ability to interpret and comply with safety codes, traffic rules, regulations, and safe operating practices.
  • Ability to perform safety inspections, recognize and report mechanical problems, perform preventive maintenance check (oil, and all fluid levels, tire pressure) etc.
  • Ability to operate vehicles in severe weather conditions, in mountainous areas or on rough steep terrain and loose surfaces such as sand, gravel or mud.
  • Ability to report facts concerning accidents or emergencies to hospital personnel or law enforcement officials
  • Ability to load/offload heavy goods, interpret all vouchers, bill of laden, invoices to ensure proper handling and distribution of supplies and materials transported.
  • Ability to meet time schedules and deadlines and complete tasks without jeopardizing safety or integrity of work.
  • Ability to operate vehicles at night and at times in reduced visibility from heavy and blowing rain.
  • Ability to manoeuvre vehicle in tight spaces, judging distance in congested and confined positions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (“O” Level) with a pass in English and Kiswahili Languages
  • Motor-Vehicle Trade Test Certificate plus valid Driving Licence Class B, C, E
  • Over five (5) years relevant experience driving heavy commercial and articulated vehicles with trailers
  • Must have handle special cargo vehicle for at least three years.
  • Three years’ experience of operating a Fire Truck/Engine.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply strictly through so as to reach us not later than 12th November 2021;

Program Officers : – Wajir and Baringo Counties

Kenya Red Cross Society is a leading humanitarian organization sustainably promoting the wellbeing, health and resilience of communities in Kenya. The Society is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following positions:

Position Title:             2 Program Officers (Wajir and Baringo Counties)Indicate location of preference on application
Reporting to:              Regional Managers 


As Program Officer, you will be responsible for the effective and efficient project management of the COVID 19 vaccination project. Under the guidance of the Programme Manager you will work closely with other departments and project teams to enable the projects to be carried out on time and to budget and within KRCS’ quality standards of delivery

The program officer will support in implementing, monitoring and evaluating the activities necessary for scaling up COVID-19 vaccination to at least 60 per cent coverage of their populations with safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. The job will also entail one to determine the bottlenecks to effective implementation of COVID 19 vaccination project in the community. This will involve finding solutions to problems encountered in Vaccination hesitance, community engagement, stakeholder ownership, vaccine management and reporting


  • Provide technical support for project activities, monitoring, reporting, evaluation, and documentation in a timely manner.
  • Work with all relevant stakeholders to address training, on COVID 19 vaccination and capacity-building needs and deliver relevant interventions to the beneficiaries in the project areas.
  • Advocate and liaise closely with stakeholder and partners in the county as a champion for increasing community-wide engagement prioritizing on the vulnerable population on COVID-19 vaccination and overall response.
  • Coordinate & oversee the day-to-day project implementation against project milestones and activities, against scheduled work plans and overall project objectives
  • Liaise with the project teams and partners to ensure the successful implementation of project activities, including creating work plans, budgeting, reconciliation of finances, and reporting
  • Work closely with other team members to ensure a flexible and coherent approach to implementation; and to develop and implement tools to evaluate the outcomes of activities, and share learning internally and externally
  • Ensure all the project team fully comply with all the project and organizational policies and standards by constant sensitization and guidance
  • Maintain necessary communication both internally and externally to facilitate effective coordination for project delivery
  • Ensure that project volunteers and staff have necessary tools and capacity for implementation of the planned activities at the field level.
  • Develop a project risk plan and proactively manage change and project risks at field level to continuously improve project implementation process, in accordance with timelines and budgets.
  • Ensure adequate data quality is maintained in the projects by ensuring accurate, complete and submission of reliable datasets and reports.
  • Support programmatic documentation of best practices, promising practices, case studies and lessons learnt for purposes of knowledge sharing and retention.
  • Prepare periodic progress and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variance and areas of improvement.
  • Manage the project budget for COVID 19 vaccination by ensuring utilization and monitoring in accordance with KRCS internal controls and donor regulations
  • Monitor project expenditures and ensure budget is strictly adhered to, financial procedures are observed

Minimum Qualifications and Experience 

  • Essential: University degree in public health or similar areas from a recognized university.
  • Desirable: Advanced university degree (master’s degree or higher) in public health from a recognized university.
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience in planning, managing and implementing public health programmes, including experience in Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and new COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Working experience at field level with recognized Organization with expertise in health and emergencies response.
  • Experience in implementation of projects in multi-stakeholders’ environment.
  • Sound knowledge and skills in database collection and management.
  • Proven ability to multi-task across various planning and implementation processes.

Key competences

  • Ability to establish harmonious working relationships as part of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, and maintain a high standard of personal conduct
  • Has good understanding of the principles of results-based management and has the ability to develop plans, organize resources and take actions to ensure objectives are achieved within realistic timelines
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in strategic management, project planning and budgeting, resource management, implementation ability as well as programme monitoring and evaluation 
  • Ability to provide technical and practical guidance and support to a team across geographically disbursed locations
  • Strong partnership brokering skills with a proven ability to build and manage high-level strategic relationships
  • Excellent problem solving skill-sets, able to navigate ambiguous and complex structures – gained through experience in managing complex cross-organizational projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Possess strong analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports. A high level of written and spoken English
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary for interactions with all stakeholders.
  • Sound IT knowledge including and not limited to Ms Word, Ms Excel, PowerPoint

Application Procedure

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply strictly through so as to reach us not later than 12th November 2021;

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