Friday, 24 February 2012

International Rescue Committee (IRC) Jobs

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana and Garissa regions as well as in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH), HIV/AIDS prevention, response to gender based violence, disaster risk reduction (DRR), livelihoods and governance.

The IRC launched women’s protection and empowerment programs in Kenya in the immediate aftermath of the post-election crisis, and has initiated activities that support women and girls in Nairobi, Turkana County and the Dadaab refugee camps through a variety of activities including health and GBV prevention and response programming.

IRC is currently preparing to support the development of peace networks and platforms for women to be effectively involved in decision making and leadership. Applications are invited for the following positions:

1. Project Director, Nairobi

Reporting to the Country Director, the Project Director will be responsible for overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of project objectives including granting and procurement activities.

Additionally, the Project Director will be the overall lead for the project, ensuring programmatic quality and adherence to best practice throughout project implementation.

Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s Degree or higher in social work (MSW), public health (MPH), humanities, international affairs, other related field
  • Minimum of five-seven years of professional experience in a leadership role implementing and overseeing complex programs in a humanitarian or development context
  • Experience in conflict, leadership, and peace programming at the local and national level
  • Exceptional gender gender, GBV, leadership, and other sector-specific technical skills and knowledge
  • Experience working and coordinating with government bodies and local actors in a complex and changing environment
  • Experience managing US Government-funded projects is highly desired
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in complex program design and monitoring
  • Strong analytical and strategic planning and implementation skills
  • Ability and interest to work with a diverse and multicultural team in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, Swahili preferred.
Please apply on or before10th March 2012

2. Capacity Building / Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Nairobi

Reporting to the Program Director, the Capacity Building/Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for working with Kenya NGOs and CBOs on GBV and gender issues, providing on-site capacity building, mentoring, and training as needed and requested by partners

Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s Degree or higher in social work (MSW), public health (MPH), humanities, international affairs, other related field preferred.
  • Minimum of two-three years of professional experience in implementing and overseeing complex programs in a humanitarian or development context, specifically GBV programming or direct service provision to survivors of violence.
  • Experience in conflict, leadership, and peace programming at the local and national level in Kenya
  • Exceptional gender, GBV, leadership, and other sector-specific technical skills and knowledge from a Kenya perspective
  • Experience working, coordinating, and networking with a variety of actors at different levels in Kenya particularly implementing related project monitoring & evaluation plans
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in participatory methods of community development and mobilization with local actors
  • Strong background in monitoring and evaluation of project activities
  • Experience working with or in US Government-funded projects is strongly recommended
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring activities for national staff and local NGO or CBOs
  • Ability to travel upon request
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, Swahili preferred.
Please apply on or before10th March 2012

3. Program Coordinator, Nairobi

Reporting to the Project Director, Program Coordinator will provide regular on-site monitoring visits, and continuous remote support to the teams working throughout the country to ensure that all interventions are technically sound, take into account international best practices, and appropriate in meeting the needs of GBV survivors in relevant communities.

Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s Degree or higher in social work (MSW), public health (MPH), humanities, international affairs, other related field preferred.
  • Minimum of three-five years of professional experience in a management or coordination role implementing and overseeing complex programs in a humanitarian or development context, specifically GBV programming or direct service provision to survivors of violence.
  • Experience in conflict, leadership, and peace programming at the local and national level.
  • Exceptional gender, GBV, leadership, and other sector-specific technical skills and knowledge from a Kenya perspective.
  • Experience working, coordinating, and networking with a variety of actors at different levels in Kenya.
  • Experience working with or in US Government-funded projects is strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in program design, monitoring, and implementation.
  • Ability and interest to work with a multicultural team in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Ability to travel upon request.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, Swahili preferred.
Please apply on or before10th March 2012

4. Gender and Conflict Specialist, Nairobi

Reporting to the Program Director, the Gender and Conflict Specialist will advise Project and project related staff, including IRC country management, on issues related to gender and conflict ensuring that prevention and mitigation strategies are put in place at all levels of program implementation.

Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s Degree or higher in social work (MSW), public health (MPH), humanities, international affairs, other related field preferred.
  • Minimum of two-three years of professional experience in a humanitarian or development context, specifically GBV programming or direct service provision to survivors of violence.
  • Experience in emergency conflict, leadership, and peace programming in Kenya.
  • Strong background in local GBV, leadership, and in other sector-specific technical skills and issues.
  • Experience working with or in US Government-funded projects is recommended.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage a number of different initiatives at one time, with flexibility and creativity.
  • Ability and interest to work with a diverse and multicultural team in a collaborative, respectful and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working with international or local non-profit organizations.
  • Kenya experience, especially related to the post-election crisis.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, Swahili preferred.
Please apply on or before10th March 2012

5. Gender Based Violence Partnership Officer, Hagadera

The IRC Gender Based Violence program implements a holistic set of services to respond to the needs of women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence and works with all actors to minimize their vulnerability to ongoing violence.

To meet the needs of the incoming refugee population, the IRC GBV program is implementing an emergency GBV response program in Kambioos Camp.

The emergency program will reflect the overall program strategy of the IRC’s GBV emergency program model, the two key elements of which are advocacy and provision of, and access to, comprehensive GBV response services.

In the longer term, GBV programming will be devolved to a local partner. Initial support will be provided by a Partnership Officer to strengthen their organizational and programmatic capacity on GBV to support the transition of GBV programming in Kambioos over a 18-24 month period.

Reporting to the GBV Program Manager the Partnership Officer will be 100% dedicated to the GBV program to initiate and oversee all interactions and support to the local partner identified to work with in Kambioos.

He/ She will be responsible for the documentation and monitoring all aspects of the partnership as IRC transition services under the GBV program to the local partner.

Duties and Responsibilities

Partnership Process Management
  • Provide management oversight to all capacity assessment processes for the local partner identified, ensuring that a strong baseline for improvement is established.
  • Working in collaboration with GBV Manager to establish detailed capacity building plans for partner to strengthen organizational and technical capacity on GBV.
  • Monitor partners’ progress adapting the plans against targets and indicators that have been decided upon by the IRC and partner organization.
Partner Performance and Accountability Management
  • Work in collaboration with IRC Finance to verify, streamline, deploy and manage appropriate sub-grant agreements and Memorandum of Understanding with GBV program partner.
  • Provide structured corrective support to the partner while evolving capacity building plans to reflect where additional focus is required.
Coordination
  • Drafting of all appropriate partnership forms and contracts in conjunction with the Kenyan country program and input from the GBV Manager
  • Management of all the partnership plans including setting realistic partnership expectations with targets and indicators.
  • Creation of a master partnership plan to guide the transition of GBV programming in Kambioos with detailed timelines.
  • Coordination of all partnership activities and partnership development in line with the approved plan
  • Work closely with IRC GBV staff in Kambioos to ensure activities are complimentary and coordinated
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders including IRC health and GBV, community leaders and other implementing partners, represent the program in all stakeholders meetings and communicate outcomes with the rest of the program staffs and partner staff.
Training and capacity building
  • Provide ongoing supervision, leadership, training and technical support and guidance on GBV programming to partner ensuring engagement with clients adheres to best-practice principles when working with survivors.
  • Support trainings and mentoring for partner staff and
  • Hold regular meetings with partner and IRC GBV staff to discuss issues, problems, accomplishments, and assist in finding solutions to problems identified.
Monitoring and support
  • Ensure continuous monitoring and evaluation so that activities are appropriate and based on a clear understanding of the problems, causes, contributing factors, and issues in individual settings.
  • Monitor the timely submission of accurate financial and activity reporting where appropriate within sub-grantee agreements with IRC.
Reporting and payments
  • Conduct and oversee regular partner monitoring visits to ensure that partners operate in compliance with IRC and donor sub-grantee regulations.
  • Ensure partners provide timely reports
  • Prepare reports, and document lessons learned.
Requirements
  • BA/BSc in Social Work, Psychology, Development, or a related field preferred.
  • At least 3 years experience in direct service provision for survivors of gender-based violence.
  • Previous experience in project management in emergency setting.
  • Thorough understanding of gender-based violence response protocols and service provision.
  • Proven experience supervising GBV social work/case management and outreach staff.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, training and facilitation skills.
  • Experience in training, participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Able to coordinate multiple tasks while maintaining attention to quality and detail.
  • Strong knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word and Excel, GBV IMS Good coordination and networking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills and flexibility
  • Ability to live in a high security environment
  • Fluency in English, including writing clear and concise reports. Knowledge of and fluency in Somali is a requirement
  • Excellent organizational skills, independence, maturity, respect for others, and flexibility
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a refugee setting.
  • Experience working with a local partner on GBV programming
Please apply on or before10th March 2012

4. Human Resources Intern - Nairobi

Job Purpose / Objective

IRC Kenya is working to achieve optimal performance in terms of program quality strengthening human resources department by emerging tools, systems and retain, develop high quality staff to adhere IRC policies and procedures and donor compliance.

The Human Resource intern is responsible for the overall delivery of quality services to IRC staff members as regards personnel administration, recruitment and employee relations in the IRC Nairobi Program

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist in tracking vaccinations for staff and ensuring payment is made
  • Assist in the recruitment i.e. contacting of candidates, preparation of recruitment files and filing of the recruitment documents
  • Arrange for orientation of new staff including scheduling appointments with heads of departments
  • Make follow ups with successful candidates on reference checks
  • Update the timesheet tracking tool and ensure timely submission of monthly timesheets
  • Assist in timely processing of payments from the HR Office.
  • Assist HR Assistant (Record keeping & arching) maintain an updated filing system in accordance with our HR policies (creating of new files, updating and archiving)
  • Track contract and probation expiry dates and inform the HR Officer
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.
Required Qualifications:
  • At least a Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good command of English
  • Good organizational skills, flexible and able to prioritize tasks
  • Able to work in a team
Please apply on or before 9th March 2012

5. Logistics Intern - Nairobi

Job Purpose / Objective

Reporting to Logistics Manager the key objective of the Logistics Manager is to record and maintain proper records of all IRC assets, to monitor their movement and issuing and assessing their status.

He will also be involved in preparation of shipments to Nairobi and photocopying all logistic/finance documents.

Key Responsibilities

Receive in coming goods/items against:

Assets:
  • To maintain and record all IRC Assets
  • Monitoring the movement of assets in Logistics (Assets returned to IRC)
  • Updating the assets records according to their movements (Issuing, returning or temporal use)
  • Assessing assets status and report accordingly ( Serviceable, damaged or unserviceable)
  • Periodical inventory of the assets
  • To be involved in preparation of shipments to field
  • To photocopy logistics/finance documents
  • Monthly report on the assets
  • Assisting in receiving items in Nairobi
  • To maintain and update assets register
  • To assist in preparation of all logistics reports
Procurement
  • Ensuring that procurement is carried out in accordance to IRC and donor-specific polices.
  • Coordination with Finance, Amin and Programs to ensure integrated internal controls, timely payment of vendors for urban program supplies.
  • Make sure all procured goods and services are delivered in time.
  • Ensuring that a transparent and responsive procurement process is implemented and maintained.
  • Routine communication, coordination and planning with the relevant requesting staff / programs regarding the order and delivery of supplies.
  • Provide on-time, standard monthly reports to direct supervisor and the Logistics Coordinator on Procurement
  • Provide a weekly plan and report to direct supervisor and logistics coordinator
  • Generate and / or maintain comprehensive price list for all different supplies and services used by IRC Programs
  • Circulate the comprehensive updated price list to all Heads of departments every month
  • Produce routine cash / payment projections and commitment details for Finance and Logistics Coordinator.
  • Produce routine purchase status reports and share with all heads of departments
  • Prepare quotations, bid analysis and POs
  • Prepare bid analysis
  • Prepare POs and contracts
  • File procurement documents from PRs until point of close per grant
  • Prepare payment requests to Finance.
  • Update the ProLog procurement model
Key Result Areas
  • Assets properly recorded and monitored
  • Proper inventory and correct number of assets which are serviceable, damaged or unserviceable)
  • Correct and Timely reporting.
Required Qualifications:
  • Degree & or diploma in Purchasing and Supplies from a recognized institution
  • Experience in management, supplies or related field
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good communication in English
Required Competencies:
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Kiswahili
  • Team player and Flexible
  • Honest and strong professional conduct
  • Well organized and able to multi-task
  • To be a self starter with minimum supervision
Please apply on or before 9th March 2012

How to apply

To apply please go to http://www.rescue.org/careers and search for NAME OF THE POSITION.

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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Public Alert: Disclaimer

Misuse of our Name for Fraudulent Activities

The Management of International Rescue Committee (IRC) Kenya, wishes to inform the general public that it has come to our notice, that some unauthorized groups and organized individuals posing as our staff have been extorting money from the general public for their personal gains promising to offer jobs within IRC.

The general public should please take note all vacant IRC jobs has are advertised either in the local print media or on our website www.rescue.org/careers. Interested candidates are NOT required to pay any recruitment/interview fee.

You are encouraged to report such individuals/groups to the nearest police station to investigate their conduct or to IRC at IRCKenya@rescue.org

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