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Disaster Program Manager Job in Dadaab Kenya

World Concern Development Organization wishes to recruit a Disaster Program Manager to be based in Dadaab.

Primary Responsibilities

Under the direction and guidance of the DRM, Manage the disaster response operations and activities in Dadaab - Garissa County and Dhobley in South Somalia, covering the key tasks and responsibilities set out below.

The Project manager will also work in a wide range of response preparedness activities, support the strengthening and coordination of the Disaster response team capacity with the specific aim of minimizing the vulnerability of the affected population.

He /she will maintain relationships with local partners and organizations working in the area and report to and maintain contacts specifically with the disaster response team.

Essential Functions
  • Confirm needs in different sites/villages from the proposals
  • In collaboration with the DRM design plan of activities with project officers for different villages/sites
  • Establish coordination and networking relationships and seek collaborative work and partnerships with other humanitarian/development agencies involved in disaster response
  • Write and submit required project and progress reports, both narrative and financial, to the DRM and donors, including the weekly, bi-weekly and monthly reports.
  • Support disaster response projects in field locations, including travel to current/proposed project areas to perform rapid assessments, project formulation and inception, training and capacity-building, collaborating with the Disaster Response team.
  • Supervise project activities and ensure that timeliness, deadlines and quality control is met.
  • Find and assign appropriate resources including the human resource and materials needed for efficient implementation of project activities. And ensure that replacements are in place when the PO is on R&R.
  • Facilitate requests made by project officers of equipment and supplies needed in the field
  • Attend coordination and technical meetings in Dadaab in collaboration with Emergency Coordinator.
  • Maintain Protocol relationships with respective government officers and community leaders
  • Connect logistics with program activities – proactively according to plans
  • Coordinate the DR activities in close collaboration with DRM, Security Officer and Emergency oordinator.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • At least three years field experience in community development.
  • Ability to manage national and multi ethnic staff
  • Previous experience within the field of project management
  • Excellent English written and verbal language skills as well as numeric skills.
  • Ability to function independently and take initiative as required in a constantly changing environment.
  • Good interpersonal skills in relationship development.
  • Tolerance for stress related to working and living in a cross-cultural, sometimes unstable, environment.
  • Above average ability using MS Office package
  • Fluent in Oral and Written English
Working Conditions/Environment
  • Based in Dadaab with Periodic travel to more remote field locations.
  • Multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment
  • Periods of unsocial working hours requiring flexibility
  • Basic office environment with periodic disruption of power, water, internet etc.
  • Living arrangements are in a team house or guest house with basic accommodations.
  • Working and living in a cross-cultural, sometimes unstable or insecure environment.
  • Apolitical, gender sensitive office setting.
  • Health and hygiene standards are often poor.
  • Drug free environment including alcohol and tobacco
Interested candidates should submit their applications, updated CV detailing their experience for the post, current email and phone contacts and three referees to worldconcernhr@wcdro.org by 23rd November, 2011. 

Those who will not have heard from us by 20th December, 2011 should consider themselves unsuccessful.


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