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Emergency / Post Emergency Programme Manager Job in Kenya

Location: Nairobi with extensive travel within Kenya and to other countries affected by the emergency

 6 months (renewable based on funding and needs)

Contract start:
 As soon as possible

General Objectives:
  1. To support Partner Organisations, the Regional and Country Coordination Office(s) to implement and monitor a coherent, inclusive and qualitative emergency response to the food crisis in Kenya and other affected parts of East Africa.

  2. To develop a financial strategy, implementation, reporting and monitoring plan.
  3. To develop contacts and foster relationships with in-country donor organisations to attract funding.
  4. To develop contacts and partnerships with relief organisations in Kenya and the region for mainstreaming disability into emergency and post emergency planning and implementation.
General Reporting Reports to: CBM East Africa Regional Programme Manager; coordinates with the Emergency Response Unit Senior Manager and relevant Country Coordinators

Job Profile:
  • Follow up and monitor existing emergency response projects, ensuring timely and quality reporting including the delivery of materials for communications and fundraising.
  • Coordinate with partners, Regional and Country Coordination Offices, Emergency Response Unit, Member Associations and International Office to ensure streamlined communication between all parties.
  • Develop a “designated funding” strategy, develop designated funding proposals, and ensure good financial coverage of emergency response.
  • Advocate to appropriate humanitarian organisations and emergency forums for the inclusion of persons with disabilities within the emergency and post emergency setting.
  • Ensure regular situation reporting to the CBM family of the emergency situation in the East Africa region.
  • Support the coordination and the organisation of programmes for visitors / teams travelling to the affected catchment areas.
Professional and Personal Profile:

  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent programme /project management skills
  • Knowledge of post emergency and development tools and principles (including quality standards)
  • Knowledge on disability and inclusive development desirable
  • Able to work under pressure and multi-task
  • Able to work independently and take decisions
  • Cultural sensitivity
Personal Attributes
  • Motivated by the CBM Vision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent team player.
  • Flexible and resilient
  • Able to motivate and enthuse people
Professional Experience
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in project/ programme management in a post emergency / reconstruction context
  • Experience of coordination in a complex environment involving diverse stakeholders
  • Extensive experience in developing projects for designated funding and managing sizable and complex designated grants
  • Working experience with local partners will be a strong advantage
Education and knowledge
  • High or continuous education in humanitarian / development sectors
  • Project cycle management
  • Fluent in English
  • Master in relevant fields desirable, e.g. humanitarian, disability, planning or equivalent
The future job holder adheres to CBM beliefs as well as values and commits to CBM’s Child Protection Policy.

CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position.

Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences are invited to submit, via e-mail (max 2MB), a cover letter, CV, copies of diplomas, professional references, salary expectations and availability to

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Application deadline:
 29th July 2011.

Please note that if a suitable candidate is identified prior to this date, the recruitment will stop.

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