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Head of Construction and M&E Officer Jobs in Dadaab Kenya

The Danish Refugee Council has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa region since 1997. The DRC Kenya Program seeks to fill the following positions to be based in Dadaab Refugee Camp. 

1. Head of Construction 

To coordinate and ensure the successful implementation of all building and construction works and any other related activities being implemented by DRC.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To supervise and provide technical inputs to all aspects of construction works in project sites
  • Provide leadership and capacity building for the technical team
  • Maintain and ensure good working relations with all stakeholders
  • Ensure proper civil engineering, contracting and construction guidelines are followed by all stakeholders
  • Must possess a degree in Civil Engineering or Building and Construction or other relevant field from a recognized university. 
  • Minimum 7 years experience with regard to designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development works in building and construction.
  • Possess wide experience in construction and contracts management with minimum 3 years experience as a manager in a senior leadership position. 
  • Ability to handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands. 
  • Proven public relations and negotiation skills. 
  • Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD will be an added advantage
2. Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer 

The M&E is responsible for strengthening DRC Kenya’s capacity and profile in the area of documentation, monitoring and evaluation by providing M&E technical support and training to staff.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Report writing to various donors in liaison with the Regional Grants Manager and Country Director
  • Focal point in proposal development, documentation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Undertake field visits to project sites to ensure activities are in accordance to work plans
  • Training staff on M&E principles and practices
  • Training communities on community-based monitoring and evaluation methodologies
  • Must possess a degree in Development Studies or other related field with a strong background in statistics. 
  • Minimum three years experience in a senior programmatic position in monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian programs. 
  • Knowledge and experience in participatory approaches and tools for program design, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
Please note that the above positions are on a 1-year contract with possibility of extension. 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their qualifications and an updated CV with contact details of three professional referees to:

Kindly indicate the position applied for as the subject heading.

Deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday,September 14th 2011.

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