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Emergency / Post Emergency Project Officer Job in Kenya

Job Designation: Emergency / Post Emergency Project Officer

Job Category: Category C2

 CBM Regional Office, East Africa, Nairobi

Contract Period: The position is for 6 months, with a possible extension into the position of Emergency/Post Emergency Programme Manager for 1 year based on need, available funding and performance.

Job Requirement:
 The job requires extensive travel within Kenya and to other countries in East Africa affected by the food crisis emergency.


To support the Emergency/Post Emergency Programme Manager, partner organisations, the Regional and Country Coordination Offices to develop, implement and monitor a coherent, inclusive and quality emergency response to the current food crisis

Structure of Authority

The incumbent will report to the Emergency / Post Emergency Programme Manager. The incumbent will coordinate with relevant Country Coordinators and the Emergency Response Unit.

Mandated Aims

Working at the CBM East Africa Regional Office, the incumbent will be responsible for:

Supporting the development of project plans and follow up on implementation of undesignated and designated funding projects (including the development of appropriate monitoring and reporting structures).

Core Responsibilities
  • Write project concepts and proposals
  • Support the implementation and monitoring of existing emergency response projects, ensuring timely and quality reporting, including materials for communication and fund raising
  • Support the development of an emergency (designated) funding strategy in line with the implementation plan, and ensure good financial coverage of emergency/ post emergency response
  • Ensure transparent communication with partners
  • Draft regular emergency situation reports for the East Africa region
  • Support the coordination and the organisation of programmes for visitors / teams travelling to the affected catchment areas.
  • High or continuous education in humanitarian / development sectors
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in project/programme management, preferably in a post emergency/reconstruction context
  • Experience in proposal writing
  • Experience in complex designated funding programme monitoring and reporting
  • Knowledge of project cycle management
  • Knowledge of post emergency and development tools and principles (including quality standards)
  • Knowledge on disability and inclusive development desirable
Competencies and Skills
  • Experience in having worked closely with local partners
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Good monitoring and reporting knowledge
  • Fluent in English, and any local languages desirable
Personal Attributes
  • Motivated by the CBM Vision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Able to work under pressure, independently and to multi-task
  • Flexible
  • Able to motivate and enthuse people
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.

CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world.

CBM works with partner organisations to support persons with disabilities in the developing world to access affordable and comprehensive health care and rehabilitation programmes, quality education programs and livelihood opportunities.

CBM's vision is of an inclusive world in which all persons with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit, a cover letter, CV with three professional references to

Application deadline: 29th July, 2011

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