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Cordaid Drought Emergency Response Project Manager Job in Marsabit Kenya

Cordaid combines more than 90 years’ experience and expertise in emergency aid and structural poverty eradication.

We are one of the biggest international development organisations with a network of almost a thousand partner organisations in 36 countries in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America.

In Kenya, Marsabit, Cordaid is looking for a Drought Emergency Response Project Manager.

Vacancy number: 10/11


Cordaid supports Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction in pastoralist areas in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

For the current and unfolding drought situation, Cordaid and partners will implement drought emergency response activities with funding from ECHO.

Cordaid will appoint a project management team to supervise and monitor the response activities, implemented by 5 of its partner organizations.

  • Overall management and supervision of the Drought Emergency Response Project.
  • Monitoring of the implementation and progress of the Drought Emergency Response activities, implemented by 5 partner organizations.
  • Supervision of the Cordaid Drought Emergency Response team, including project management, human resources management, financial& administrative management.
  • Reporting on progress of the project to Cordaid and ECHO.
  • Networking and linking with external stakeholders and actors to support coordination of the humanitarian aid related to the drought situation.
  • Masters degree in development studies, social sciences, natural resource management, or other subject related to international development cooperation, food security and humanitarian aid.
Knowledge, skills and experience in:
  • Management and supervision of humanitarian aid activities in a context similar to Kenya and its arid lands.
  • Supervision of partner organisations in implementing humanitarian aid activities.
  • Knowledge of and experience with logical framework methodology and result indicators.
  • Regulations and reporting requirements of ECHO.
  • Drought Cycle Management and Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction approach.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English language.
Specifics of station: Marsabit, Kenya with frequent travel to project sites in Marsabit, Samburu, Moyale, Mandera and Isiolo.

This is a non-accompanied posting.

Contract information:

The contract period is for 7 months starting middle of May 2011. We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution and a holiday allowance.

Further information & how to apply:

For additional information, please contact Mrs Josée van der Beek, HR Officer. Phone: +31 70 3136300.

Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded before 15 April 2011 under reference of the vacancy number.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this position, that applications will be reviewed on a regular basis in the meantime and that given the necessity to fill this position as soon as possible, we may offer this post before the closing date.

An assessment will be part of the procedure.

How to apply
Please note that we accept applications through our website (>English>Vacancies).

Closing date: 15 Apr 2011

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