The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.
The ICRC defines Economic Security (Ecosec) as the status of an individual, household or community that is able to cover its life and livelihoods obligatory expenditures in a viable manner, consistent with its environment, culture and customs. Within its global Economic Security approach in conflict affected countries, the ICRC implements Relief, Livelihood and Rehabilitation Programs in order to improve, restore or maintain food and economic security at household level. To achieve this objective, the Economic Security unity uses a combination of different interventions and modalities, such as cash and voucher programs, microeconomic initiatives, agricultural and livestock programs, and relief items distributions
The EcoSec Coordinator is responsible for the overall planning, management and supervision of the EcoSec programme in Kenya (1 million CHF of direct costs). S/he will be responsible to closely coordinate with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS - main partner) to ensure a joint planning and implementation of the programme and build a smooth working relationship with KRCS. The integrated approach will require from the EcoSec coordinator a close coordination with other ICRC departments (Prevention/Communication/Protection/Cooperation/Water and Habitat) and liaise with external interlocutors at local, regional and national levels. The position requires frequent travels to the Coast (main areas of operations are Lamu and Garissa counties).
This position requires frequent travels to Lamu and Garissa counties.
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