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  • The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.

    Reporting Officer 4Mi (Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative)

     

    Required Qualifications/Skills

    Essential:

    • Master’s degree in relevant field, including but not limited to international relations, political science, sociology, psychology, social science, journalism, or international development.
    • Experience writing academic articles in the spheres of migration, aid, or international development sectors
    • Written and verbal fluency in English
    • Demonstrated ability to produce cogent analyses for a wide variety of audiences.
    • Previous experience as a research assistant, including drafting articles, summarizing and analyzing quantitative & qualitative data, editing written pieces, doing literature reviews.
    • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated command of working with large quantities of data in Microsoft Excel and being able to conduct trends analysis.
    • Understanding of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working effectively in a team and/or managing projects remotely.
    • High level of organizational skills and balancing multiple projects and deadlines.
    • Maintains confidentiality on programming operations.
    • Must work closely and collaboratively with RMMS and 4Mi staff in analyzing combined information sources.
    • Enthusiastic about learning and pushing technical limits and finding new solutions.
    • Strong verbal and written communication aptitude.

    Preferable:

    • Written and verbal fluency in at least one of French, Arabic, Amharic, Oromo, Somali, and Tigrinya
    • Experience in data visualizations
    • Experience in data collection systems
    • Understanding of survey methodology as it pertains its relevance to results
    • Experience with NGOs
    • Creative and able to think outside the box.
    • Capable of working under minimal supervision.

    Reporting

    The 4Mi Reporting Officer will report to the Project Manager – 4Mi.

    Conditions

    Availability: December 2016

    Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

    Contract: This is a nine months’ contract.

    National terms and conditions apply in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National staff.

    Commitments

    DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.

    DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

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    Deputy Regional Director

     

    Key responsibilities: 

     

    Strategy Programme Development   

     

    • Collaborate with RD to develop regional strategy and related processes, context analysis and Stratigic Programme Document and identify key regional strategic initiatives. Ensure DRC country programmes are guided by a consistent, updated regional strategic framework that promotes a right based approach to the displacement challenges in the region. 

     

     

    Policy coordination   

     

    • Play a key role in promoting DRC as a main actor within protection and migration issues in the region, through coordination of DRC activities and interaction with key players such as UNHCR, IOM, relevant NGOs, and government counterparts. 

     

     

    Donor, grant and relationship management   

     

    • Working with RD, CDs and others to ensure high quality donor and stakeholder relationships and compliance.  

     

     

    Programme Development & Quality Management 

     

    • Ensure that global policies, standards and approaches are met in all regional and country projects/programmes, Ensuring quality checks of Projects, proposals & reports against organisational and donor standards of operation,  
    • Ensure appropriate programme development, technical, communication and advisory support is available to country and regional programs, in line with organizational priorities 
    • Ensure standard approaches and learning across countries,  
    • Facilitate regional, cross-country learning, Ensure that support functions and effective and leveraged for maximum organizational impact,  
    • Ensure internal and external reporting is completed on-time and to organisational and donor standards 

     

     

    Staff Management  

     

    Direct managerial oversight of two secretariats, regional technical staff and occasionally consultants;   

     

    • Ensuring that the each has clear and realistic performance based management goals.  
    • That each promotes a right based approach to the displacement challenges in the region 

     

     

    Secretariat Management 

     

    Ensure programmatic development and relevance of the ReDSS and RMMS regionally and in relation to DRCs global priorities, as well as providing support to fundraising in collaboration with the secretariat managers. 

     

     

    Reporting arrangements 

     

    The position is supervised by the Regional Director.  The Deputy Regional Director directly supervises the following positions: 

     

    • Regional Communication and Advocacy Officer (a two-person unit) 
    • Technical coordinators  
    • Programme Managers for the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) and the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDDS) 

     

     

    External relations 

     

    The DRD maintains extensive contacts with local authorities and with regional representatives, as well as field representatives of UNHCR, ECHO, WFP, other donors and partners  

     

     

    About you  

     

    To be successful in this role, we expect you to be a positive, mature leader with a proven track record of developing effective initiatives, programmes, and impact.  You thrive in managing a wide range of responsibilities, and can effectively communicate and lead regional processes. You are an effective people manager and enjoy working with teams of committed staff to build collaboration and capacity within the regional team and in support of country operations. 

     

     

     

    In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:  

     

    • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the Regional team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverables.  
    • Collaborating: You lead regional initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.  
    • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
    • Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively 
    • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.  

     

     

    Personal specifications 

     

    • Master’s degree in International Development or related field 
    • Proven ability with respect to the design, management, monitoring and evaluation of large scale country and/or regional programmes, preferably with a focus on protection and durable solutions for refugees and displaced people. 
    • A minimum of 7-10 years of management experience at senior level, preferably in complex humanitarian environments. 
    • Demonstrated success in fund raising, networking, advocacy and coordination highly desirable 
    • Demonstrated success and experience with donor liaison 
    • Strong analytical skills 
    • Experience with humanitarian accountability 
    • Fluency in written and spoken English  
    • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and adaptability 
    • Work related experience from the Horn of Africa region or similar complex displacement situations. 
    • Experience working in insecure environments and willingness to travel within the region 

     

     

    Preferable: 

     

    • French language skills are beneficial 

     

    Conditions 

     

    Contract:    Two year contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment at A3 for international staff or competitive salary and conditions as per national staff terms of employment, as relevant. 

     

     

    Availability:        1 January 2017 

     

     

    Duty station:    Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent travel within the region

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    Talent Development: Media Training

     

    PURPOSE 
    The purpose of the consultancy is to develop and nurture talents of selected urban refugees in visual arts, video and music production through mentorship by Kenyan artists and fine art specialists.     
     
    OBJECTIVES  
    To provide training to 15 refugees, including coaching and training in music and fine arts composition, film production (photography and video), packaging, marketing and distribution skills, to enhance positive living through art. 
    Offer mentorship to 15 refugees (Fine arts and music) 
    Promote the use of   art as a form of therapy for refugees to address protection concerns affecting them 
     
    SCOPE OF CONSULTANCY 
    The consultant/consultancy firm shall work with refugees from all over the urban and peri-urban areas where persons of concern to DRC i.e. refugees reside. These areas include but not limited to East Leigh, Kayole, Kangemi, Kawangware, Kasarani, Kikuyu, Kitengela, Ongata Rongai, Ruiru, Umoja and Uthiru.  
    The scope of work for this baseline includes the following: 
    • Shortlist potential beneficiaries to audition and select 15 candidates (Fine Arts and Music) 
    • Conduct music composition and production (audio and video), fine arts and photography trainings for 15 days  
    • Conduct packaging, marketing and distribution training for 5 days 
    • Develop and produce 1 music video from the top songs done by the refugee artistes. 
    • Link the artists to music and art mentors and exhibitions to showcase their products in galleries. 
    • Document through reports, video and photography the trainings, workshops and events in which the trainees participate in. 
    • Ensure adherence by team to Laws of Kenya, all DRC security protocols, DRC Code of Conduct and other Humanitarian codes of conduct applicable during the period of engagement. 
    • Provide progress updates to DRC in all phases of implementation in Nairobi  
    Joint Responsibilities for DRC and CONSULTANT: 
    • Hold progress review meetings to discuss key proposed changes, progress, challenges and work plans.  
    • Develop and review of detailed monthly work plans 
    • Participate in specific activities including auditions 
    METHODOLOGY 
    The consultancy shall be carried out through varied methodology because all the trainees come in at different levels of skill and exposure. The organization trainers shall use a variety of instruction tools from instruction, demonstrations, and workshops, one on one coaching and mentoring with visit to studios and live recording sessions as some of the approaches/methodologies.   
     
    KEY DELIVERABLES/OUTPUTS 
    • Activity reports within 14 days of completion  
    • Training of 15 selected refugee artists in Nairobi on music and fine arts composition, music production (audio and video) product development (packaging, marketing and distribution). 
    • Comprehensive hard and soft copy versions of the training Report in English 
    • Comprehensive video and audio documentation of training workshops 
    • Monthly progress reports of the activities 
    DRC RESPONSIBILITIES 
    DRC shall provide the following support towards this consultancy: 
    • Advertisement of the training opportunity and mobilization of participants 
    • Undertake logistics requirements such as venue, stationery and refreshments 
    • Mobilize participants for all training activities 
    • Facilitate transport  reimbursement to all trainees 
    • Payment to the  organization for all contractual fees in as stipulated in the contract  
    • Provide consolidated feedback/ guidance on draft reports 
    • Monitoring of the training activities and follow up of trainees after project conclusion 
    DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT 
    The consultancy shall run for a period of 20 days between the period:  30th January 2017 to 24th February 2017. The final report to DRC shall be expected by 15th March 2017. 
     
    REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS 
    The consultant will work under the oversight of the DRC Field Coordinator Urban Programmes. During the consultancy period, the focal point for coordination and liaison will be the Protection Officer and Protection Assistant in Nairobi.  
         
    EXPECTED PROFILE OF CONSULTANT 
    • Degree in fine arts/ music production or other relevant field.  
    • At least 5 years of progressive talent and experience in the music and art industry  
    • Working knowledge of both Kiswahili and English is a must   
    • Experience in working with youth and community based organizations  
    • Experience in training.  
    • Prior experience working with youth will be preferred.   
    • Experience working with local and national CBO, international NGO or in humanitarian work is strongly preferred.   
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, analytical skills and writing skills.   
    TERMS & CONDITIONS 
    • The consultant must abide by DRC security rules and directives 
    • The consultant must complete work within the stipulated time frame  
    • The consultant must operate within the budget allocated.  
    • The consultant must adhere to and sign DRC’s  Code of Conduct 

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    Administrative Assistant, 4Mi(Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative)

     

    Required Qualifications/Skills 

     

    Essential: 

     

    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, including but not limited to international relations, public administration, business administration, political science, sociology, psychology, human resources, communication, social science, journalism, or international development. 
    • Experience in the migration, aid, journalism or communication sectors. 
    • Written and verbal fluency in English 
    • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated command of working with large quantities of data in Microsoft Excel and being able to conduct trends analysis. 
    • Understanding of IT systems, including Microsoft Office Suite and android-based smart phone settings and applications. 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working effectively in a team and/or managing projects remotely. 
    • High level of organizational skills 
    • Demonstrated ability to produce cogent analyses for a wide variety of audiences 
    • Maintains confidentiality on programming operations. 
    • Must work closely and collaboratively with RMMS and 4Mi staff in analyzing combined information sources.  
    • Enthusiastic about learning and pushing technical limits and finding new solutions. 
    • Strong verbal and written communication aptitude.

     

    Preferable:  

     

    • Written and verbal fluency in at least one of French, Arabic, Amharic, Oromo, Somali, and Tigrinya 
    • Experience in data collection systems, such as an enumerator or data collection team leader 
    • Experience with NGO financial systems and contracting.  
    • Creative and able to think outside the box.  
    • Capable of working under minimal supervision.  

     

     

    Reporting  

     

    The 4Mi Administrative Assistant will report to the Project Manager – 4Mi. 

     

     

    Conditions 

     

    Availability:     December 2016 

     

     

    Duty Station:     Nairobi, Kenya 

     

     

    Contract:     Ten months’ contract with possibility of extension based on performance and funding. 

     

    National terms and conditions apply in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National staff.

     

    Commitments 

     

    DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards. 

     

     

    DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

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    IT Assistant

     

    Main responsibilities 
    • Updating the global address book in O365. 
    • Performing on-job training on advanced features of O365- One drive, Shared Calendar, Share point and Lync. 
    • Assist in performing software installations and support day-to-day systems operations. 
    • Configuration and setup of the LAN ensuring the right standard. 
    • Upgrading of hardware and software in the field locations. 
    • Tracking software licenses in operation  
    • Setup efficient local and offsite backup 
    • Setup centralized anti-virus server within the location and ensuring it’s automatically updated. 
    • Performing preventive maintenance service on the IT equipment on a scheduled basis. 
    • Perform general repairs on IT equipments and peripherals as instructed 
    • Support to maintain an inventory schedule of all IT equipment and software in use and in the store, through diagnosing their status and performance. 
    • Maintain a record of all equipment received for repairs and maintenance. Ensure that internet invoices are received on time and forwarded to finance for payment  
    • Provide help desk and technical support to the end users. 
    • Provide Simple guidelines training to the staff during service time. 
    • Roving to other field locations to ensure proper IT standards are maintained.  
    • Proactively advocate for field office IT needs 
    • Work with IT management to develop, document and implement procedures and standards for field office based software, hardware, and network infrastructure 
    Required Qualifications/Skills 
    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or other related field from a recognized institution  
    • At least 6 months experience working in an IT support environment preferably in an iNGO 
    • Demonstrable experience in Virtualization and cloud computing 
    • Strong, solid knowledge of network and communications technology, to include but, not limited to, server operating systems including both windows and Linux based OS, network architecture, IP based networks (voice and data), satellite communications, desktop solutions, email systems, etc.   
    • Knowledge of and competence in Microsoft operating systems and office suites  
    • High level of hardware/software trouble shooting experience  
    • Quick in learning new systems 
    • Able to work under harsh and extreme conditions, good judgment and problem solving skills 
    • Demonstrate a customer-focused, motivated and pro-active approach to your work 
    • Excellent communication skills, and fluent in spoken English and Kiswahili  
    • Strong planning, organization and problem solving skills with ability to work hands-on, independently, and within team in a difficult work environment  
    • Ability to work with and manage outside vendors (hardware, software, services, ISPs, Telecommunications, etc.) 
    Reporting  
    The IT Assistant reports to the Regional IT Manager. 
     
    Conditions 
    Availability:      January 2017
     
    Duty Station:    Nairobi  
     
    Contract:         This is a six months’ contract. National terms and conditions apply in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National staff.  
     
    Commitments 
    DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards. 
     
    DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

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    Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) Officer

     

    Key responsibilities 
    • Strong developing skills. Incumbent must be comfortable working with different programming languages such as D3.js, Java, Java Script, PHP, SQL. 
    • Conduct complex analytics and produce useful reports through technical software including Excel, STATA, R, Tableau or SPSS. 
    • Proficiency in data analysis. Able to manage, analyze, and organize data and be adept at analysis and interpretation of large quantities big data. 
    •  Able to design relevant infographics that make data easy to consume on demand. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.  
    • Comfortable with Geographic Information Systems. QGIS, ARCGIS, CartoDB. Candidate must be able to map relevant coordinates, digitize maps and relevant routes. Collaborate with external GIS team in relevant geospatial work and in particular data collection, data cleaning/verification, analysis, rationalization and updating of the GIS database. Experience working with CartoDB will be helpful. 
    • Support in the development of 4mi strategy for its external database and its GIS platform. 
    • Able to manage multiple interactive social media platforms (for both RMMS and 4mi) and stay up to date with relevant news updates. 
    • Any additional work tasks in support of the RMMS/4Mi management. 
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications. 
    • Liaise with technical staff at other agencies concerned with migration, under the supervision of the 4Mi Project Manager.  
    Expected Results: 
    • Close collaboration with 4Mi Project Manager on data analysis.  
    • Liaison with established refugee/migrant-focused agencies who may need to access relevant data, including IOM. 
    • Consistent and verified analysis of information about movements resulting in trends analysis. 
    • Quantitative and triangulated data and statistics on mixed migration flows disseminated on a constant basis to 4Mi team. 
    • Qualitative and quantitative information made available on constant basis concerning conditions en route, violations, number of deaths and disappearances, protection risks, economy of smuggling and trafficking, migrant intentions and aspirations etc.  
    Required Qualifications/Skills 
    Essential: 
    • Degree in computer science or any relevant IT degree.  
    • At least two year’s work experience in a relevant role.  
    • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated command of working with large quantities of data in Microsoft Excel and being able to conduct trends analysis. 
    • Understanding of advanced IT systems, including SPSS, Excel, GIS Mapping, CartoDB, Tableau, and android-based smart phone settings and applications. 
    • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working effectively in a team and/or managing projects remotely. 
    • Maintains confidentiality on programming operations. 
    • Must work closely and collaboratively with RMMS and 4Mi staff in analyzing combined information sources.  
    • Enthusiastic about learning and pushing technical limits and finding new solutions. 
    • Strong verbal and written communication aptitude. 
    Preferable:  
    • Written and verbal fluency in English. 
    • Creative and able to think outside the box.  
    • A Master’s degree in relevant field will be an added advantage. 
    • Useful IT certificates will also be an added advantage. 
    • Capable of working under minimal supervision.  
    Reporting  
    The ICT4D Officer will report to the Project Manager – 4Mi. 
     
    Conditions 
    Availability:     December 2016 
     
    Duty Station:     Nairobi, Kenya 
     
    Contract:     This is a nine months’ contract. 
    National terms and conditions apply in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National staff.
     
    Commitments 
    DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards. 
     
    DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

    Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV, cover letter and two writing samples (no more than 500 words each)

    The CV, cover letter and writing samples should be combined into one PDF or Word file.

    We only accept applications sent via our online-application form

    Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application no later than 14 December 2016.

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