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Regional Adviser Safe and Inclusive Programming – EA&Y / MERO Regions(Re – Adverisement)

General Responsibilities

  1. Safe and Inclusive Programming roll-out. Facilitate and coordinate the dissemination, roll-out and institutionalization of Safe and Inclusive Programming in the Regional and Country Offices, in line with NRC’s global Safe and Inclusive Programming Strategic Initiative.  This includes building systems, capacities and tools for applying and implementation of the Minimum Standards and humanitarian principles across NRC’s response.
  2. Capacity Development. Provide training (including Training of Trainers), capacity building and mentoring of Country Office and Regional Office staff on Safe and Inclusive Programming. This includes both the technical standards as well as the NRC routines for design, implementation and compliance checks.
  3. Institutionalization of SIP into NRC’s Ways of Working. Support the integration of Safe and Inclusive Programming into NRC’s Ways of Working across relevant departments, particularly the CO and RO programme teams.  Collaborate also closely with colleagues working on Monitoring and Evaluation, HR, Finance, Logistics, and Risk and Compliance, on common issues, ensuring SIP integration within their systems and processes.
  4. Programme Quality. Provide ad hoc technical advice and support to the Regional Programme Unit and Country Office project teams Field Teams throughout the programme-cycle. This is to ensure adherence to the safe programming standards (especially on the minimum standards) during planning, implementation and monitoring of NRC’s programming.
  5. Grant Processes. Review and provide safe and inclusive programming feedback to project/grant processes, including: concept notes, proposals, grant agreements and reports, in close collaboration with the other Regional Advisers (CC and Programme).
  6. Reporting. Contribute to reports, including: updates on the Safe and Inclusive Programming roll-out situation reports (sitreps), assessments, background/briefing papers, talking points, information memos, and other relevant documents relating to safe programming as required by the Regional Program Director.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Support the implementation of the Country Offices Action Plans on Safe and Inclusive Programming in the regions of EAY and MERO. This may include capacity-building, contextualization/development of tools, and ad hoc support and mentoring.
  2. Support the development of Country Office Action Plans (including facilitating self-assessment and Action Plan workshops) for those Country Offices who have yet to develop an Action Plan (likely 1-2 maximum)
  3. Coordinate/develop and roll-out in-person and online trainings to facilitate the roll-out of the SIP Minimum Standards.
  4. Provide capacity building (Training of Trainers) and mentoring of Country Office focal points related to Safe and Inclusive Programming and the application of the Minimum Standards
  5. Capacity-building of relevant Regional Advisers (CC, thematic and programme advisers) on SIP, with a view to cascade learning across their departments in the region
  6. Coordinate, analyse, monitor and report on the country office SIP action plans and integration into country office strategies for the EAY and MERO region
  7. Support and find avenues for the integration of SIP into NRC’s programming, systems, documents and routines

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Professional Competencies:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience within the area of protection (mainstreaming). This also includes working in the area of gender, age, diversity mainstreaming, disability inclusion, child protection mainstreaming, gender based violence risk mitigation, and community engagement.
  • Strong knowledge of global protection mainstreaming standards and relevant bodies of international law (international human rights law, international humanitarian law and refugee law).
  • Master’s degree in related field (desirable).
  • Knowledge of working with NRC’s programmes and systems is an advantage.
  • Experience in developing and delivering high quality protection-related training and tools to support practical implementation of protection standards
  • Strong communication skills and ability to build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.
  • Skills related to and/or experience from driving organisational change processes
  • Ability to think strategically and constructively and to apply these skills in developing policy frameworks and guidelines to support institutionalization of protection mainstreaming.
  • Experience in working with partners and supporting development of their organisational and programmatic protection capacities.

Context/ Specific skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of risk, compliance and accountability mechanism
  • Knowledge of  donor requirements linked to safe and inclusive programming (protection mainstreaming)
  • Willingness to travel, including in insecure environments

Livelihood and Food Security Coordinator Kenya Dadaab

Specific responsibilities

  • Responsible for the implementation of Graduation projects, responsible for internal/external coordination, for planning, monitoring; to consult/request for adequate technical support, capacity building, …
  • Support the consideration and inclusion of market-based programming and use this in response analysis.
  • Responsible for the implementation of projects supporting economic and financial inclusion for refugees and host communities, including supporting the creation and/or growth of local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), savings groups/schemes, cooperatives or other relevant structures and systems.
  • Gather and analyze food security and livelihoods-related data from target or proposed target populations, as part of integrated or joint assessments, and use this in response analysis.
  • Review current SOPs for Self Help group formation for TVET leaners and SOPs for cash grant processes and develop others deemed necessary
  • Properly plan and manage cash grant processes for MSMEs and TVET and ensure timely cash grant disbursements to the TVET graduates/MSMEs
  • Coordinate market linkages/connections with external stakeholders and markets
  • Responsible for the implementation of projects focusing on livelihood protection and promotion through environmentally sensitive and commercially viable skill-building and market linkages for refugees and host communities.
  • Active participation in LFS technical coordination, with a focus on Emergency, Food Security responses and Livelihoods protection and promotion support in hard-to-reach areas.
  • Closely coordinate with all the other sectors and cross-thematic areas (including digital approach, gender, environmental and nutrition sensitive considerations) to maximize on integrated programming and promote durable solutions.
  • Responsible for the implementation of the safe programming principles embedded in all LFS activities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Preferably in the following: Developmental studies, Business Management/ Economics or Social sciences.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing and implementing livelihoods and food security
  • Experience in Economics inclusion/graduation and TVET projects in INGOs will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge and skills in cash-based interventions, and market-based programmes
  • Experience in external and internal coordination
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
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Context related skills, knowledge and experience

  •  Knowledge of the humanitarian context in Kenya
  •  Experience working in Humanitarian INGOs in Kenya

Safe and Inclusive Programming Coordinator Kenya Nairobi

RESPONSIBILITIES

Ensure and oversee the overall institutionalization of NRC’s Minimum Standards for Safe and Inclusive Programming at country and area level, in line with NRC’s country and global Safe and Inclusive Programming Strategic Initiative. 

Train NRC’s programme and support staff on the NRC’s SIP-related policies and tools related to SIP and the application of the Minimum Standards.

Provide technical advice and support to the area office field teams throughout the programme-cycle. This is to ensure adherence to the SIP standards (especially on the minimum standards) during planning, implementation and monitoring of NRC’s programming.

Review and analyze project data to identify protection trends, reporting, referrals (as appropriate), and response. Prepare and present monthly situation updates to inform the Country and Area Management.

Contribute to the implementation of NRC Kenya’s accountability framework.

Review NRC’s data management systems to ensure that confidentiality and privacy of sensitive information is assured.

Promote enhanced understanding of protection issues among all stakeholders and the observance of international protection and humanitarian law standards. Collaborate also closely with colleagues working on Monitoring and Evaluation, HR, Finance, Logistics, and Risk and Compliance, on common issues, ensuring SIP integration within their systems and processes.

Support the implementation of the Country Office Action Plan on SIP (including facilitating self-assessment and Action Plan workshops).

Accompany field staff on beneficiary visits at all stages of the project to apply protection principles, identify any additional protection risks and any unforeseen negative consequences.

Promote protection risk assessments, do no harm, and effective referral systems in close collaboration with other protection actors at area level.

Coordinate, follow up, and carry out regular training/awareness raising sessions for staff and communities on all modules of the Basic SIP Training Package with a view to cascade learning across their departments in the area.

Support program staff at area level on how to identify critical protection cases and ensure appropriate response is provided.

Lead on the technical development of NRC Kenya Community Engagement approach.

Focal point for community engagement for the Integrated Refugee Information System (IRISE) pilot.

QUALIFICATIONS

5 years of experience in a similar/related field.

Experience from working as a protection staff in a humanitarian/recovery context.

Extensive experience in training, coordination and knowledge transfer.

Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.

Knowledge of the refugee context in Kenya.

Fluent English, both written and spoken

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

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