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  • Posted: Mar 27, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
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    MANDATE In Kenya, Handicap International works to improve the living conditions of people with disabilities and advance their rights with a special focus on refugee-related issues. Working in Kenya since 1992, Handicap International currently employs 80 local staff and three expatriates. BACKGROUND Despite the post-electoral violence of 2007-2008, ...
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    Country Director


    • Under the responsibility of the HI’s Emergency Manager, the Country Director contributes within his/her geographical area to the implementation of the mandate and the Strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the activities in the Program, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. He/she shares with all HI managers the responsibility of sound management and successful functioning of the global organization.
    • In line with the current project objectives, the Country Director will lead the successful program management from Nairobi with regular travels to Sudan when possible. S/he will ensure sound monitoring of the project in line with the expected outcomes of the project. With a strong link with the national partner, s/he will act as the partnership focal point with the implementing partner in Sudan, making sure that the partnership agreements are applied, and the collaboration is smooth between HI team and the partner.

    Through Management, Strategy and Steering, Operational Implementation and Representation, Influence and Leadership :

    • The Country Director- Sudan is the legal representative of the overall HI’s Sudan response internally and externally and promotes a high reputation and positive image of HI’s Sudan Program.
    • The Country Director deploys HI’s full mandate and Strategy in her/his geographical area, with operational partners, institutions and/or donors.
    • In his/her geographical area, s/he ensures compliance with his/her budget framework (including unrestricted funds) and HI policies and frameworks (safeguarding, commitment thresholds, security, human resources, risk management, etc.)
    • In his/her geographical area, actively monitors and analyses context developments, to identify risks and opportunities.


    • Humanity & Inclusion (HI) and a national NGO has started a project in Sudan. Due to the administrative constraints to obtain visas in Sudan and pending registration approval the HI team are based in Nairobi, providing remote support to the national partners. Depending on VISA approval, HI team will travel to Sudan for field and monitoring visits. The project includes physical and functional rehabilitation, MHPSS, Protection and Inclusive Humanitarian Action activities.


    Educational background and experience:

    • At least 5 years’ experience at key management positions within international organizations
    • Management experience in humanitarian, security, and emergency programs
    • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills.
    • Ability to work under high pressure and without constant supervision.
    • Motivated by constant program adaptation to an evolving context and set up of partnerships with local and international partners.
    • Excellent organisational skills, coordination, and transfer of knowledge.
    • Excellent communication skills and commitment to teamwork.
    • Ability to travel and work in a tense and volatile context with strict security measures.
    • Proven experience in negotiations with institutional donors, project writing and reporting.
    • Shows accountability, leadership, diplomacy and pragmatism.
    • English mandatory (oral and written)

    Skills required:
    Global Management of Programs:

    • Organizational management
    • Change management.
    • Operational strategy
    • Major risks management
    • Context & stakeholders’ analysis
    • Representation, partnerships management

    Other professional skills

    • Financial and budget management
    • Donor contract negotiation and grant management
    • HR: Staff administration (except pay) and organization design
    • Information security management
    • Partnership management and development

    Method of Application

    If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV by email to :- The email subject line should be marked: “ Information Management Officer – Kakuma, Kenya ”. Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.

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