JOB CONTEXT :
HI is currently present in Kenya (since 1992), Uganda, Ethiopia (since 1986) and Somaliland (since 1992). In the coming months the 4 programmes will be regionalized and will become the Rift Valley Programme with the regional coordination settled in Kenya. The precise timeline still has to be defined but Uganda is already under the management of Kenya Programme, whereas Ethiopia and Somaliland will gradually be transferred.
The Kenya/Uganda Program is currently one of the most complex programs of HI, with 9 sites, covering 2 countries. Historically, the program has developed several innovative thematics (HIV & Disability, GBV, Armed violence reduction, Road Safety) and benefitted from a large range of competences & technical resources. In the refugee camps and settlement we work with persons with disabilities, including host community, the sectors of intervention are livelihoods, education, sexual reproductive health rights, mental health and physical rehabilitation. In Western Kenya we are involved in child protection and armed violence reduction.
In Ethiopia, HI has implemented projects in the area of physical rehabilitation, mine risk education, community based rehabilitation, food security, HIV and AIDS, capacity building of local associations of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), inclusive education, inclusive employment, Child protection, GBV prevention, protection/assistance to refugees/IDPs.
Finally, HI’s strategy in Somaliland has been since the beginning to advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and to engage development actors to promote inclusion and participation of PWDs at local and national level. In 2018, HI has carried out exploratory mission to extend the programme in South Central of Somalia. HI has recently opened its mission in Mogadishu.
Under the responsibility of the CESAN Geographic Director based in Lyon (France), you contribute within your geographical area to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. You ensure optimal quality and impact of the activities in the Regional Programme, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. You share with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the global organization.
Within a team of 236 nationals and 14 international staffs, you manage directly 5 to 10 people (to evolve, with the set-up of the regional team)
Your main responsibilities are:
YOUR PROFILE :
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION :
The position is based in Nairobi, but the program is currently covering two countries: Kenya and Uganda. Ethiopia and Somalia are expected to be integrated to the regional program in 2020.
Kenya is a large country with a good quality of life despite urban insecurity in Nairobi, as is common in a metropolis where the gap between the rich and the poor is both extreme and highly visible. This calls for specific security rules to be abided to. Nairobi provides access to many entertainment, education and health facilities. HI has a head office in the business district called Upper Hill.
The Regional Program Director is expected to travel to the various sites on a regular basis. Some sites are on a high security focus e.g Dadaab refugee camp (North Eastern Kenya).
Starting date : 1st of February
Length of the contract:** 3 years
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