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  • Posted: May 20, 2020
    Deadline: May 29, 2020
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  • Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest Non-Governmental aid agencies in Germany providing long term development assistance projects. Welthungerhilfe has supported Kenyan development organizations since its establishment in 1962. It has had an office in Nairobi since its registration as an NGO operating in Kenya since 1993. Geographically, Welthungerhilfe's i...
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    Project Coordinator & Early Action Protocols Expert

    Rationale
    This ToR refer to the Welthungerhilfe project on “Development of Forecast-based Action mechanism addressing drought induced food insecurity in Kenya”, briefly called Forecast-based Action (FbA) Project hereunder.
    To anchor the mind set for anticipatory humanitarian assistance, including Early Warning Early Action in-country, and build capacities on the job with national stakeholders, there is need for the FbA Country Teams to engage in learning, knowledge management, dissemination and advocacy activities. This is to support and contribute to the paradigm shift of the national humanitarian systems in Kenya towards early warning and early action.
    Further, for the FbA Project to meet the institutional donor obligations towards the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO), FbA Country Teams are established within each of the Welthungerhilfe country offices in Kenya. For a smooth implementation of the FbA country operations, it is essential to equip the FbA Country Teams with both, special FbA expertise but also with the necessary competencies and experiences regarding project, financial, and operational support from the Welthungerhilfe Country Office.

    Objective

    Through the FbA Country Team the full GFFO donor compliance for the FbA Project country activities implementation, reporting, finances, and MEAL is assured. Further the FbA Country Team guarantees a high level of in-country coordination with international, national and local engaging actors / stakeholders (e.g. communities, government and private institutions, organisations, academia, networks etc.). The FbA Country Team makes contributions and ensures that Welthungerhilfe benefits from learning, knowledge management, dissemination and advocacy activities regarding anticipatory humanitarian assistance, in particular Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) in the humanitarian sector.

    Mandate and Composition

    The FbA Country Team is mandated to assure the full GFFO donor compliance for the FbA Project country activities implementation, reporting, finances, and MEAL. This includes to identify, establish and sustain working relationships with international, national and local engaging actors / stakeholders (e.g. communities, government and private institutions, organisations, academia, networks etc.). The FbA Country Team is responsible and accountable for handling the Early Action Protocols (EAP) development process in-country. This is with contractual support by Scientific and Technical Support Facilities.

    Specific duties

    • Assures the overall in-country project coordination
    • Develops the project set-up and outline
    • Builds relationships and coordinates with project stakeholder (including local authorities and communities in the EAP regions)
    • Oversees project steps and cooperation with external contractors and partners.
    • Leads the entire in-country EAP development process with respective stakeholders and EAP Custodians (including EAP quality assurance)
    • Supports EAP custodian organizations in EAP development.
    • Assures data generation, data management, and data protection within the EAP process.

    Job requirements

    Knowledge/ Qualifications

    Professional/ formal qualification

    • The job holder must have at least a Degree in Disaster Management, Development Studies or any other discipline in social sciences. A master’s degree will be an added advantage

    Job-related professional experience

    • Demonstrable technical capacity in disaster risk management, resilience, climate change adaptation, and rural development,
    • Preferably experience in leading and managing multi-county DRR program
    • Strong cross-cultural skills and a demonstrated ability to influence change without direct authority, and to work successfully with community manage disaster risk reduction (CMDRR).

    Required

    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in designing and supporting the implementation of DRR and resilience building through livelihoods programs and the development of emergency preparedness planning.

    Desired

    • Technical knowledge in livelihoods, agriculture, or food security

    Method of Application

    Interested, qualified applicants are encouraged to submit by email:

    1. One-page motivation letter indicating expected salary and availability,
    2. Detailed CV including 3 referees, 2 of which MUST be from previous employment. Submit applications to:

    co.ken.recruitment@welthungerhilfe.de cc kelvin.shingles@welthungerhilfe.de not later than 29th May 2020 addressed to:

    The HR Manager,
    Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.,
    P.O. Box 38829-00623
    Nairobi

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Welthungerhilfe is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices neither does it charge any fee for recruitment.

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