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The Lutheran World Federation

Department for World Service / Kenya - Djibouti Programme

The LWF Humanitarian Emergency Team East & Central Africa

The LWF Humanitarian Emergency Team is based in Nairobi and responsible for implementation of the LWF emergency response strategy in Eastern and Central Africa.

The team will have core competences in regards to emergency response and scaling up of ongoing response, emergency preparedness, risk reduction and rapid assessment of emergencies.

The team will initially consist of 3 – 4 members of staff, all based in Nairobi with frequent travels in Eastern and Central Africa. It is envisaged that more than 50% of the time will be spent outside Kenya.

The team shall have the capacity to assess/respond to emergencies in countries were the LWF already have a presences (scale up/start up under the oversight of the respective Country Representative), as well as capacity to assess/respond to emergencies in other countries in the region.

The team will also be involved in training of staff on emergency preparedness and response, contingency planning and rapid assessments

The positions in the regional emergency team, East & Central Africa include:

1. Operations / Program Officer

The incumbent will, under the Team Leader, be responsible to plan, implement and scale up emergency response operations.

Liaise with partners, coordinate the LWF response with other actors and ensure that implementation is coordinated with the LWF country program in respective country (when applicable).

He/She is expected to play a leading role in the practical aspects of emergency response operations.

2. Finance Officer

The incumbent will, under the Team Leader, be responsible to set up or scale up financial procedures that ensure integrity, accountability and proper documentation.

He/She will also be responsible to ensure that budgets are realistic and correct, according to required templates.

He/she will also set up/scale up systems for cash and bank payments, payroll routines and related work.

He/she will from time to time do these duties him/herself and then train someone and hand over, he/she will also be engaged in training of finance staff with focus on accountability and minimizing risks in emergencies.

3. Logistics / Security Officer

The incumbent will, under the Team Leader, be responsible for setting up/scaling up logistics systems in emergencies, to assess logistical challenges and find solutions.

He/she will also assess security environment of the operation, and suggest security measures both in programmatic/operational terms (how to operate) and in terms of physical security (fencing, houses, etcetera).

Professional Qualifications

For all positions: A University degree in relevant field from a recognized university.

Relevant experience and competencies

  • Several years of experience in related work.
  • Proven, documented practical field experience from more than one country in East and Central Africa will be an important aspect.
  • All persons must be able to travel, frequently, with very short notice and be able and willing to stay out of the home base for several weeks or even months at a time.
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. 

Female candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment. 

They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 2 March, 2012:

C/o Office Administrator, 
P.O. Box 40870, GPO-00100, 
Nairobi, Kenya

Or e-mail to:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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