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  • Posted: Sep 28, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    Project Manager – Child Protection Dadaab / Kakuma ( Nationals only)


    Under the supervision of the Area Manager, the Project Manager – Child Protection is responsible for development and the implementation of the *“Enhancing the protection of vulnerable refugee and host communities in Kakuma, Dadaab, and Nairobi”* inclusive child protection project, which is part of the HI Kenya sector’s programme strategy. Responsible for strengthening the management and directing the project including capacity assessment and development planning and monitoring. Providing technical guidance and ensuring quality of the implementation of activities as per HI’s standards. Contributing towards the capitalization of experience gained from the project. Coordinating activities with various project partners and interfacing with National and County government authorities, as well as UNHCR and the protection partners in the camps. Promoting the expertise of HI in inclusive child protection, rehabilitation, disability mainstreaming and inclusion among the community/local/national authorities, partners and donors. Ensuring compliance by all people involved in the project with HI policies on Safeguarding.

    S/he will be responsible for

    1. Overall operational management and technical quality of the project:

    1.1 Implementation of the activities

    1.1.1 Be in charge of the implementation of the project respecting all the requirements detailed in the project proposal(s) agreed with the donor(s) (logical framework, workplan, monitoring plan etc.) as well as HI technical specificities.

    1.1.2 Responsible for the implementation of the project through the various stages of project cycle in close collaboration with UNHCR and partners, local authorities and the relevant ministries.

    2.1 Technical support of the project / capacity building and training:

    2.1.2 Participates in the development, implementation and technical monitoring of various project activities.

    2.1.3 Lead the project in a qualitative approach of activities

    3.1 Data collection, monitoring and evaluation

    3.1.1 In charge of the implementation and the respect of HI Monitoring and Evaluation policy which includes:

    • A planning and monitoring tool
    • A quality appraisal tool
    • A monthly progress report
    • The organization of 3 quarterly progress review and one full annual review

    4.1 Reporting

    4.1.1 In charge of the writing and making timely submission of the reports requested by the donor(s) taking into account the time required by the different validation steps mission level, technical advisors, HQ, National agencies.

    5.1 Development

    5.1.1 Liaising with Technical advisors and Area manager in the development of the project strategies, interventions and approaches

    6.1 Visibility

    6.1.1 Ensure that the visibility policy defined by the donor and HI is respected and implemented (stickers, banners, logos, etc.)

    2. Child Protection Policy

    • He/she commits him/herself to comply with the risk management policies of Handicap International, including: the policy on the protection of beneficiaries against exploitation and sexual abuse, the child protection policy. **

    3.Supervision of financial, logistic and material resources of the project implementation

    • Developing and managing the annual budget plan and monitoring the project related expenses.
    • Preparing the project activity related cash flow forecast/requests for submission to the Field Administrator/ Finance team

    4. Management and supervision of staff under his/her line management

    5. Establishing and maintaining linkages with partners

    • Developing partnerships/collaborations with different organizations and facilitating the creation of a network
    • Ensuring a smooth and efficient communication with all the partners and stakeholders to the project.

    6. Contribute towards the capitalization of experience

    • Identifying issues or subjects for capitalization in collaboration with the technical advisors and coordinators

    7. Respect of HI identity, rules and policies

    Qualifications and skills required:

    Education :

    At least a Bachelor Degree in psychology, social sciences, community development, law or a related area of study.· At least 3 years of practical project management experience within INGO working in the field of child protection, sexual gender based violence and / or disability.

    Previous experience in working in supporting vulnerable children (particularly children with disabilities) is essential.

    Experience in technical support to team / partners in the field of child protection, gender-based violence, and/or disability is essential. (Training, evaluation)

    Technical Competencies:

    • Strong project management skills: leadership, human qualities, conflict management, etc.
    • Proficiency in the knowledge of key concepts of child protection the protection and / or sexual gender-based violence.
    • Strong skills in training and capacity building, skills in monitoring and evaluation in a participatory manner.
    • Experience in the elaboration and implementation of training programs.
    • Excellent report writing in English or Kiswahili.
    • Experience working with partners to develop their organizational systems and structures.
    • Strong skills in report writing.
    • Ability to represent Handicap International and maintain good relationship with local authorities and partner NGOs / advocacy experience.
    • Working knowledge of human resources policies to protect against all forms of abuse and sexual exploitation. (Including child protection policy).

    Behavioural competencies :

    • Relational capabilities, enjoy working with children, including children with disabilities.
    • Maturity , able to identify challenges, report them and propose solutions, critical thinking / analytical skills.
    • Pro-activity, constructive / research oriented solution.
    • Humility, good communication, welcome constructive criticism, transparency
    • Spirit of initiative / creativity, power of persuasion, listening capabilities, adaptation skills, confidentiality

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    Area Manager (Dadaab)

    Under the responsibility of the Country Manager , the Area Manager contributes within the area where he/she is based to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the area, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. He/she shares with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm changes.

    He/she will be responsible for :-

    Missions 1. Management

    1.1: Be the manager (direct report) of the Project managers’ team in the area of assignment

    1.2: Steer organization transformation, in particular through managerial and work practice change and continuous improvement of working processes.

    2. Contribution to the Programme’s Operational strategy and HI frameworks & regulations

    2.1: Contribute to the development of the Programme’s Operational Strategy, and to its implementation and annual monitoring

    • [At the drafting stage] With assessment of ongoing projects, contribution to context and sectorial analysis, contribution to fundraising strategy, to resource sizing, to M&E tool…
    • [At least once a year] Contribute, with his/her portfolio of projects and donors’ data, to the annual monitoring of the StratOp and to next year’s Programme planning (namely support missions and evaluations).

    2.2 : Implement the project part of the Programme’s Operational Strategy:

    • When relevant, develop regular contacts with current and potential donors at field level and liaise with line Manager to check coherence with overall Programming and fundraising strategy.
    • Within the operational framework defined in the StratOp, identify and transform funding opportunities in the area of assignment, conduct the design and writing of new projects (country perimeter) and contribute to the design, writing and fundraising of major multicountry projects (under the responsibility of the TUM).

    2.3: Ensure the deployment of and compliance with HI global frameworks, institutional policies and standards.

    These include: the mandatory reference frameworks (such as HI Mission & Values or HI Theory of Change: Access to services), all HI’s institutional policies (Security / Code of Conduct and Safeguarding / Bribery prevention / PME and Project Quality Framework / Age-Gender-Disability), all institutional directives and processes; delegation thresholds; security levels…

    2.4: Ensure sound management and monitoring of projects under his/her responsibility:

    • Ensure compliance with project donors’ rules and regulations, including visibility
    • Facilitate internal audits (operational, financial and organizational), and ensure the implementation of their recommendations on his/her responsibility area

    2.5: With both operational opportunities and risks in mind, contribute to the monitoring and analysis made by the line Manager, and propose mitigation measures when relevant

    2.6: Support the Country Manager in monitoring the security of the area and ensure adequate resources for employees according to the context

    3. Influence

    3.1: Develop external influence of HI (forums, operational & strategic alliances, etc.) and the external representation of the organization (events, media) on his/her responsibilities area

    • Can represent HI vis-à-vis local, national, traditional, political, military and diplomatic authorities and bodies; and international organizations and coordination mechanisms & system.

    Job specifications


    • University Degree in Social Sciences or management discipline or its equivalent


    • At least 5 years practical experience project/programme management .
    • Knowledge of the disability sector is an added advantage


    • HI’s vision, mandate, values and strategy
    • Humanitarian principles , Institutional frameworks (policies, directives, standards)
    • Theory and practice of the implementation of emergency, development and armed violence reduction actions
    • HI service sectors, mandatory cross-cutting approaches and technical frames of reference
    • Donor rules, Planning and management, Risk management (safeguarding of beneficiaries, security, finance, donors, etc.)
    • Objectives and contents of the transformation projects (simplification, leading change, Manager 2.0, …)
    • Reinforced security management ( if the country is classified red/orange)

    Know-how (practices)

    • Written and oral communication in French and English
    • Management and leadership of multi-cultural and multi-sector teams, on-site and remotely
    • Managerial and continuous improvement practices
    • Leading Change, Analysis (geopolitics, environment, relations) and ethical positioning
    • Negotiation (internally and externally), Ability to anticipate

    Interpersonal skills (attitudes)

    • Ethical values and a constructively critical mindset
    • Leadership: inspires confidence, motivates, sets the example, takes and assumes decisions
    • Benevolent (shows trust / acknowledges achievements)
    • Practices and promoted autonomy (delegates and motivates)
    • Cooperative /collaborative (asks for feedback / listens to the organisation)
    • Accountable (internally/externally/to governance), Diplomacy,· Audacious (shows initiative/entrepreneurial)
    • Resilience to stress and uncertainty, Capable of self- criticism (listens and seeks to improve)
    • Pragmatism, capacity to adapt with agility

    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(including 3 referees current and/or past line managers and their current official contacts mandatory) by email to :- [email protected] The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Project Manager- Child Protection – Dadaab or Kakuma Position” or “Application for Area Manager – Dadaab Position”. or . Please specify the field station you are applying for.

    Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage. Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

    HI staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined the Code of Conduct. In accordance with these values, HI operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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