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Emergency Programme Officer, EA Job in Kenya

Emergency Programme Officer, EA.

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 19 August 2011

Job reference:EAP/044/JG

With 140 partners working on Emergency response, secure livelihoods, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate change adaptation, in 40 countries, we are brilliantly placed to tackle the broad ranging impacts of disasters on livelihoods.

We are a vibrant team, carrying out highly innovative work on emergency response, secure livelihoods, Disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation.

For you, that means the chance to build on your existing knowledge on Emergency Response, DRR, Secure livelihoods and linkage of emergency response to development and other poverty related issues.

About the Role

You will manage the East Africa Emergency Appeal and DEC Appeal funded programmes in Kenya and Somalia in line with the agreed country programme strategy.

You will primarily focus on the delivery of the DEC and Christian Aid Appeal funded programmes but will also play a key role working with the secure livelihoods, climate change and emergency program officer and the Resilience projects officer in the implementation of high quality emergency response, DRR and resilience programmes across the two countries.

You will maintain project financial records and financial and narrative report to DEC and Christian Aid, keep partners and country colleagues informed about contract and compliance procedures, provide support to partners based on frameworks agreed with country team, present case studies of work undertaken to a variety of audiences, represents Christian Aid externally with partners, donors other NGOs, and other agencies.

You will appraise, monitor and review programmes in line with CA and external requirements, develop new initiatives and recommend actions to be taken to further emergency response work in country.

Liaise with relevant stake holders to improve accountability, participation in decision making, information sharing.

You will actively seek back donor funding to build on the work funded by the two appeals.

About You

You will have a good understanding of emergency relief, preparedness and humanitarian aid and their link to development work, experience of disaster risk reduction work.

You will have a good understanding of program cycle management approaches and tools – including Participatory Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment, and Planning.

You will be familiar with issues of governance, power and rights, financial controls and procedures.

Able to work independently, you will have a good knowledge of approaches to livelihoods and resilience, direct experience of programme appraisal, monitoring and evaluation and of developing partners’ capacity, understanding of advocacy, campaigning and lobbying, experience of facilitation and training and project reporting to major institutional donors preferably on a large scale.

You will also need skills in network and alliance building, understanding of partnership approach to international development, gender and exclusion. You will have a good working knowledge of institutional donors, particularly DFID, EU, ECHO policies and funding modalities and rules.

This role requires a university degree in development studies, social work/ sociology or similar; experience in emergency response, DRR, monitoring & Evaluation, understanding of financial controls and procedures.

About Christian Aid

More than half the world lives in poverty. We aim to put a stop to that. So we campaign against the structures and rules that keep people poor.

And we work with local organizations to give people strength to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion.

If you are as determined as we are to end poverty and injustice across the world, work with us to make change happen.

About the Rewards

We value the input of everyone who works for us. That’s why you can expect a wide range of rewards that helps you enjoy a good work/life balance.

To apply for this position you need to access the full advertisement on Christian Aid website on and follow the links to download the international application form and role profile.

Please email your completed application forms to:; (quoting the reference number)

You will require current and valid permission to work in Kenya.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted and that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce.

We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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