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Locum Driver

Job Purpose/Objective:

  • IRC is seeking a Driver to provide all necessary safe driving and fleet management in support to the field project activities in Dadaab field office and operate with maximum efficiency while adhering to IRC’s Supply Chain Vehicle and Equipment requirements as per the Manual.

Key Responsibilities

IRC Drivers are responsible for:

  • Handling the safe transportation of IRC personnel.
  • The safe transportation of IRC materials.
  • The care and maintenance of IRC vehicles and their accessories.
  • Accurate filling and on vehicles onboard documentation.

Key Result Areas:

  • Adhering technically to the IRC’s vehicle policies and procedures, including the use of seatbelts by all passengers.
  • Daily and pre-long distance vehicle checks, accurate upkeep of the vehicle’s log sheet.
  • Keeping vehicles cleaned, fueled, and mechanically maintained.
  • Checking and maintaining all vehicle accessories and advising the Head driver of any defects or problems.

Qualifications

  • KCSE level of education.
  • The driver is encouraged to have a valid driving license always.
  • Communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of Basic Computer Packages.
  • Pass score on IRC driving test.

Required Experience & Proficiency:

Proven ability in the following competencies:

  • Two years’ work experience as a professional driver.
  • No road safety-related fines or convictions.
  • Detailed knowledge of road rules and regulations.
  • Skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Competent in spoken and written English.
  • Basic numeracy.
  • Knowledge (or ability to quickly learn) of HF, VHF, and satellite communications equipment.
  • Dedicated to teamwork and problem-solving abilities.
  • Able to carry out limited, un-supervised tasks.

Assets and Equipment Management

  • Make certain all IRC assets and equipment under you are well maintained.
  • Ensure all assets that are allocated to individuals subordinate to you are signed off on the equipment issue form provided by the supply chain officer in charge of asset management.
  • Ensure that all IRC premises under you are well maintained.
  • Guarantee the movement of IRC assets is supervised and advice Head driver in preparation for the vital documentation for sign off and approval when an asset changes its status within the transport department.

Safety and Security.

  • To ensure that staff operate in a safe and secure working environment.
  • To ensure that the IRC vehicle(s) assigned to you have all the safety requirements for movement.
  • Certify there are fully stocked First Aid Kits available in all IRC Vehicles
  • To ensure regular security checks with the field safety and security officer before authorizing any movement out of the field.

East Africa GEDI Regional Manager

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Job Overview/Summary: 

  • The Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Manager for the East Africa region will be responsible for supporting the GEDI Director to ensure that country teams and the region are making steady progress towards global and regional GEDI targets by providing ongoing administrative and technical support, with day-to-day activities and strategic projects. 

 
Major Responsibilities:

  • Convene meetings with regional GEDI focal points, Women@Work (W@W) and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to  foster a staff-led community of practice that builds a more equal, diverse and inclusive office culture and work environment. 
  • Support communication efforts (blogs, newsletters, emails, case studies etc.) to raise awareness on GEDI issues and to increase the visibility of GEDI work in the East Africa region. 
  • Maintain detailed, up-to-date records of all GEDI stakeholders within the region (W@W, GEDI focal points, female Safety and Security Focal points, ERG members), and track activities, including attendance in trainings, discussions, and forums.
  • Closely monitor and follow up with teams on the implementation of regional and country-level GEDI workplans, to identify areas of support and appropriate action steps. 
  • Help with the design and roll-out of contextually-adapted training tools, resources and “conversation starter” resources for GEDI focal points to lead discussion and raise awareness on GEDI in the workplace. 
  • Take the lead on internal research efforts involving tool development, data collection and cleaning and analysis.
  • Work with HR teams on disability inclusion efforts in staff recruitment and retention cycle–including staff training, adaptation of recruitment materials and approach, staff intake forms etc. 
  • Assist as needed with special initiatives -like team diversity analyses, female mentorship program, Inspiring Women Guest Speakers series, inclusive infrastructure minimum standards, and the establishment of staff ERGs. 

 
Required qualification and skill:

  • Bachelor’s degree in gender, women studies, disability studies, social sciences, law, psychology, history, humanities or a related discipline. 
  • 4 years professional experience in one or more of the following areas: gender mainstreaming, social justice research and activism, gender-based violence prevention and response, and protection.
  • Technical background in disability inclusion (minimum 3 years experience) within the humanitarian and development sectors
  • Familiarity with feminist principles, and their application within the humanitarian and development sectors. 
  • Exceptional organizational and administrative skills, with a proven ability to manage competing priorities.  
  • Exceptional attention to detail to identify and to address multifaceted business needs.
  • Ability to work independently and to deliver high quality work in a complex, face paced environment.
  • Ability to analyze GEDI-related data and advise on trends. 
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of organizational change processes.
  • Good communication, report writing and presentation skills essential –in English and another language in the East Africa region
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with local and remote team members in disperse geographic settings
  • Experience working collaboratively and advocating for the needs of marginalized staff and clients. 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive situations diplomatically and in a confidential manner. 
  • Ability to travel to IRC offices within the region to promote GEDI awareness through trainings and orientations. 
  • Computer skills are required – MS Office package and Internet.
  • Flexible, culturally sensitive, and open minded, with a desire to learn and evolve as a practitioner and person. 

Finance Director, Program Delivery

Job Description

  • The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 25 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home. 
  • The Crisis Response, Recovery and Development Department (CRRD) leads IRC’s work in 40 crisis affected countries around the world. With an annual budget of approximately $700M, and over 24,000 full-time and auxiliary employees, CRRD delivers high impact programming to improve outcomes for over 34 million people affected by humanitarian crises around the world. Working in partnership with other departments across the IRC, CRRD leads the delivery of our organizational mission of helping those whose lives have been shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control over their lives.
  • The CRRD Program Delivery (PD) Pillar is comprised of 6 regions and 32 country/response programs. At the Headquarters level, a small team of dedicated PD staff work together and across IRC HQ departments to support and empower country and regional teams to drive impact for clients and deliver on S100 ambitions. The PD Leaders team exists to ensure that country programs and frontline staff are supported, resourced, and empowered to deliver high quality programs which result in positive outcomes for clients, including in partnership. The team provides guidance and support on programmatic, operational, and strategic issues to country programs – but above all serves to strengthen and empower teams to drive impact for our clients and deliver on our global strategy. The PD leaders team supports regional and country teams to realize the global strategy, ensuring that their ambitions, priorities and plans are central to organizational planning and resources and calibrated to available organizational support and resources. The team strives to manage risks and ensure results in partnership with HQ departments. We amplify the priorities of our country programs and clients, using influence and advocating on behalf of the people we serve.

Job Overview

  • The Finance Director for Program Delivery is a member of the CRRD PD Leader team and collaborates closely with CRRD’s Senior Director Financial Planning & Performance, Regional Finance Directors and Global Finance colleagues. S/he drives and monitors effective financial management for the CRRD Program Delivery pillar. Individually and as a member of the PD Leaders team, s/he plays a critical role in ensuring that our resources are used to maximum effect to drive greater impact and scale for our clients, and to further our strategic goals. S/he ensures that effective routines are in place to analyse relevant allocations, budgets and spending, align resources to strategic priorities, and manage critical risks as they arise. The Finance Director will also work closely with the leaders of the finance practice areas – Program, Controllership, Treasury, FP&A and Finance Operations – to advocate for and maintain the resources and processes to support program quality and delivery.     
  • Additionally, the Finance Director will maintain ways of working with multiple stakeholders including CRRD leadership, Regional Vice Presidents, Country Directors, Regional Finance Directors, Deputy Directors of Finance, Ethics and Compliance, the Award Management Unit, External Relations, Supply Chain, and others to ensure close coordination and effective synergy across multiple management and operational lines.  

Key Responsibilities: 
Support financial planning & performance of PD HQ and Regional Units

  • Support VP (& RVPs/RFDs) to develop, manage, oversee regional budgets. 
  • Support development of PD-HQ/regional operating budgets and investment requests.
  • Coordinate with Finance and CRRD SD, Financial Planning & Performance (SD, FPP) to ensure baseline allocations are accurate and updated as needed.
  • Monitor PD-HQ BVAs and provide VP and SD, FPP with analysis/advice, including recommendations on corrective actions or reallocation of funds as needed.
  • Coordinate with other pillars/departments to ensure harmonious and effective cost coverage in respect of shared positions and initiatives.
  • Provide VP with strategic analysis of PD portfolio, including identification of potential risks and recommendations for appropriate mitigation strategies.
  • Conduct financial analysis for select multi-country/regional projects to help understand how resource allocation/investments overlay with key program/M&E/operational decisions and correlate to scale (or not) for multi-year projects; Participate in cross-functional learning conversations to bridge insights from finance to ops, M&E and programs ensuring a more holistic approach to strategizing and managing for scale

Support financial planning & performance of country programs

  • Support the development of annual operating budget guidance and support the development of timely and quality operating budgets and reforecasts as needed.
  • Support the analysis of spending and other data to identify major variances or risks, and the implementation of appropriate corrective actions.
  • Support the on-boarding, training and development of regional and country finance staff.

Steward CRRD/PD unrestricted and temporarily restricted funding

  • Support the VP and SD, FPP to allocate and monitor UR/TR funding in line with strategic priorities and operational needs.
  • Assure that UR/TR allocations are spent in a planful manner, in line with agreed objectives.
  • Consolidate reporting on UR/TR funding, including qualitative reporting to demonstrate the value of these funds.
  • Support the development of proposals for new UR/TR funding requests.
  • As agreed with VP, directly manage assigned UR/TR funds.
  • Support S100 Fund the Field Ambition, in particular ensuring that historical data and future projections are accurate, and supporting the development and tracking of KPIs.

Lead CRRD/PD’s partnership and coordination with Finance and finance-related teams

  • Ensure strong coordination with Finance-related functions in other pillars within the CRRD department: the SD, FPP, the Emergencies and Humanitarian Access Unit (EHAU), Technical Excellence (TechEx) and other relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Ensure appropriate PD engagement in Finance-led processes and change initiatives.
  • Provide financial review / approval for GPRFs and other processes as needed.

This position reports to Vice President CRRD Program Delivery operationally and supervises Budget Officer in partnership with CRRD Senior Director Financial Planning & Performance. 

Job Requirements 
Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance – Master’s Degree, CPA, or CA a plus.
  • Minimum 10 years of programmatic finance experience in the international non-profit sector including field finance experience.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with GAAP, IFRS and proven general knowledge of Fund Accounting.
  • Previous work experience with a major general ledger software package – experience with MS D365 preferred.
  • Proven knowledge of US Government and European Union regulations.
  • Confirmed experience supporting the generation of outcomes from teams, both where there is direct line management responsibility and through influencing. 
  • Previous work experience in a multi-cultural international environment is highly desirable. 

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment and diplomatically manage relationships. Strong written communication skills also important. 
  • Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Ability to recognize the need to elevate advanced support requests to the appropriate team members.
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment as well as independently and the ability to meet unexpected demands.
  • Experience in conducting training, orientation, and refresher sessions with diverse teams; experience conducting such sessions remotely will be a plus.
  • Fluency in English. Other non-English language skills, particularly in French, Spanish or Arabic, is an asset.
  • Strong computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, various accounting software, and email/cloud-based software.
  • The ability and willingness to travel as needed. 

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