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  • Posted: Dec 18, 2019
    Deadline: Dec 27, 2019
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  • Kenya Red Cross is one of the many International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement societies around the world. The Kenya organisation was established in 1965, The Kenya Red Cross supports and runs a number of projects whilst raising awareness to the Kenyan public about the current issues or problems which may affect them.
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    Disaster Risk Reduction Project Officer

    Reporting to: County Coordinator

    Job Location: Samburu(1 Position) and Baringo(1 position) County

    Overall Purpose

    Reporting to the County Coordinator, the Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR)Project Officer is responsible for assisting communities in planning, implementation and monitoring of key project activities in close coordination with different stakeholders and service providers. The incumbent will work closely with the project team in strengthening disaster risk reduction at county and community level through promoting a culture of disaster preparedness and strengthening systems for DRR.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • In liaison with the County Coordinator, oversee overall management, monitoring and coordination of DRR project activities at the county level.
    • Promote DRR mainstreaming within the county government through capacity building and on-going coaching and mentoring
    • Conduct DRR awareness and training sessions and conduct adapted disaster drills and simulations in target communities
    • Document pre and post-training assessments, and develop timely progress and final reports as required
    • Participate in DRR assessments and take oversight in the development of DRR preparedness and response plans and implementation based on findings and lessons learned, ensuring Community Based Structures remain active and functional
    • Research, compile, summarise and present information/ data on Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) conducted in the counties.
    • Support establishment of early warning early action plans for potential disasters;
    • Carrying out Monitoring and Evaluation of activities and purpose corrective action required during the course of implementation of the work plan
    • Assisting the Regional Programme Coordinator in preparing work plans and budgets for submission to the Regional Office and Headquarters for compilation
    • Develop strategies for strengthening collaborative partnerships and networks with stakeholders, and other players on the ground to ensure implementation of programmes that enhance effectiveness.
    • Ensure proper accounts in accordance to the KRCS regulations and donor requirements.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Disaster Management, Community development or other related field with in depth understanding of vulnerability issues in the ASALs in Kenya.
    • Demonstrated experience in DRR and resilience programming with a specific focus on community managed disaster risk reduction(CMDRR)
    • Demonstrated ability to work closely and effectively with administrative and community structures in development and emergency context;
    • Proficient and experienced in planning, monitoring and reporting of project activities in relevant field in multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations

    Key Competencies

    • Able to coordinate and network with partners to build synergies that enhance sustainability of the project outcomes.
    • Sensitive and responsive to gender, ethnicity, disability and other social issues
    • Participatory and team approach to work and behaviour
    • Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
    • Able to provide timely, well written and analytical reports to the project team as required.
    • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office and data analysis packages.
    • Self-motivated with a passion for the work and keen to learn as well as share knowledge and new ideas around livelihoods.

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    Legal Officer

    PURPOSE:

    The role is responsible for provision of legal advisory services and legal support to the organization and related entities.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Management of Legal risk

    • Review and provide legal advice on legal documents.
    • Review ongoing cases and advice management accordingly.
    • Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken.
    • Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management especially on contract management.
    • In collaboration with the internal audit, overseeing KRCS legal risk management programs for the entire system, including its non-profit and for-profit subsidiaries;
    • Recommending and assisting in the development policies, procedures and systems pertaining to risk management issues
    • Provide and interpret legal information, conduct training and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff.

    Policy development

    • Review and advice management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
    • Review and draft contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.

    Litigation management

    • Review progress of ongoing litigation cases, liaise with and manage external lawyers.
    • Advising the organization and related entities on the litigation risks of possible business decisions, providing preventive counselling with respect to the legal risks associated with business practices and developing strategy with both inside and outside counsel in response to civil litigation and regulatory inquiries.

    Regulatory compliance

    • Formulate compliance check-lists to be used for the purpose of ensuring that all information required is provided accordingly.
    • Continuously monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise senior management accordingly.
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports for the department for senior management meetings.

    Contract review and negotiation

    • Review all contracts or any other documentation where the organization and related entities are parties to and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the attention of the Senior Management.
    • Prepare, review and modify contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities.
    • Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business transactions and prepare and advise on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • LLB undergraduate degree;
    • Masters degree will be an added advantage;
    • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
    • At least three years legal experience ideally in a leading organization or law firm, with a proven track record in contract negotiation and drafting

    Technical Skills & Abilities:

    • Good knowledge of international humanitarian law.
    • Proven track record of providing accurate and effective legal counsel;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, laws dealing with government and/or commercial contract administration, particularly contract negotiation, preparation and administration;
    • Ability to provide independent advice (orally and in writing) to senior level management on highly technical matters;
    • Demonstrate success in managing and conducting a variety of litigation matters;
    • Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills necessary for interaction with the Government of Kenya, the Judicial system and negotiating parties and the senior management team of the society

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    Livelihoods Manager

    Supervision:

    • County based Project officers (technical oversight)
    • Regional Program Officers (technical oversight)

    PURPOSE:

    This role is responsible for providing technical leadership and strategic direction in the design, implementation and evaluation of high impact/quality programmes in; Food security and alternative livelihood, Value-chain and marketing strategies of small holder agricultural produce, Environmental management and restoration and coordination of DRM programmes special projects (PVE, Operational Research, Pilots, Road safety etc). In addition, responsible for regional and county programme mapping and developing capacities to resource mobilize, lobby and advocacy for livelihoods and environmental management and restoration programs that are aligned to the KRCS strategy and the government national and county development strategies. Other duties include development and coordination of programmatic strategies for tracking, monitoring and evaluation of projects/ programmes performance against set targets in order to improve the quality and delivery of programme activities to ensure high level impact.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Leadership:

    • Develop and implement strategic plans within the department and regions.
    • Provide oversight for the implementation of integrated community-based programme that are geared towards community resilience building and includes; food security, nutrition and food assistance in emergency response.
    • Coordinate implementation of community mobilization and capacity building strategies to promote livelihoods in a sustainable manner.
    • Develop strategies for strengthening collaborative partnerships and networks with stakeholders, government agencies, the private sector and other players to ensure implementation of livelihood programs that enhance organizational effectiveness.
    • Prepare periodic project status reports and oversee the documentation and reporting of programmes to ensure compliance with stipulated requirements, coordinate timely responses to donor queries as well as inform on constraints on livelihood programs delivery.
    • Coordinate monitoring and evaluation of programs in order to assess progress, ensure accountability, determine impact and report significant achievements to ensure organizational learning.
    • Oversee the dissemination of ideals and Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement, International Humanitarian Law (IHL), International Disaster Response Law (IDRL) with regards to livelihood programming.  
    • Represent the Society at meetings, conferences and workshops and other forums to promote program activities and articulate issues related to the sector.
    • Prepare concept papers, proposals, periodic and annual reports as well as provide justification for performance variances and recommending strategies for improvement.
    • Assign duties, train, supervise and appraise project staff within the livelihood sector.

    Planning & Budgeting:

    • Participate and/or coordinate the development and implementation of the annual DM and livelihood plans and budget under the direction of the HOD- DRM. 
    • Ensure effective resource mobilization strategies, prepare and submit funding proposals according to donor requirements to support livelihood programming. 
    • Consolidate programme implementation of work plans that capture all donor requirements as well as planned activity accomplishments, outputs, and verifiable indicators.
    • Coordination:
    • Coordinate implementation of disaster risk management programmes at the region level and counties to effectively respond to natural and manmade disasters with regards to food assistance and livelihoods.
    • Coordinate risk mapping and vulnerability capacity assessment activities to plan prepare, respond and mitigate disaster impacts.
    • Design capacity building programmes to effectively prepare communities to respond to disasters, restore family links as well as put in place systems for community reconstruction and environmental conservation. 

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and developments studies or the equivalent
    • Masters in disaster management and sustainable development will be desirable.
    • 5 Years’ experience in planning, implementing and evaluating community-based programs in livelihoods, Disaster risk management or emergency/ relief context.

     

    DESIRED COMPETENCIES

    Technical:

    • Succinct knowledge on project management, humanitarian relief issues, trends and goals aimed at sustainable livelihoods development.
    • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the society’s articulated vision for sustainable change.
    • Ability to initiate and manage change and align programs to the DRM strategic plan.
    • Demonstrated ability to influence and resolve differences and conflicts.

    Generic:

    • Business Administration: Knowledge of appropriate business practices and procedures.  Ability to allocate resources, plan procurement and oversee budgets and contracts to ensure fiscal stability of the organization.
    • Building Work Relationships:   Ability to work effectively with others, outside the line of formal authority.  Ability to accomplish organization goals and to identify and resolve problems
    • Change Management:  Ability to plan and implement change initiatives.   Ability to support innovation and creativity by encouraging staff to accept and resolve challenges.   Ability to remain flexible to meet constantly changing and sometimes opposing demands.
    • Understanding of the Organization's Business: The professional must understand Human Resource practices, the structure of the overall organization, finance principles, and computer information systems.
    • Building Accountability:  Designing and implementing standards of accountability for others in the organization that can be used to focus, guide and set high standards of performance for others in order to achieve business results.

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