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Risk Reduction Manager Job in Kenya

Background information
The  is an international development, research and training organization with over 80 years of grassroots experience working in peoplecentered and sustainable development programs in Africa and Asia. 

IIRR is well reputed for its knowledge management capacity through documentation of best development-oriented practices, and is seeking to strengthen Kenya program activities by appointing a Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction Manager. 

Job Summary

The Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction Manager will report to the Africa Regional Director, The post holder is expected to support the implementation of the Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) activities and to deliver on capacity building in CMDRR. 

He/She will also work with the Regional Applied Learning Manager to execute various transfer of learning activities when called upon.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
  • Facilitate the implementation of CMDRR Project of IIRR.
  • Monitor the CMDRR program implementation by partners
  • Building partner’s capacity in project/management and program strategy with focus on mentoring, coaching and training.
  • Developing collaborative relationships with strategic partners, donors, and key stakeholders to ensure the effectiveness of IIRR CMDRR strategy and sustainability of partners.
  • Manage advice, support and guide the existing portfolio of partners.
  • Review and validate the partners’ reporting on a regular basis to monitor the progress and verify the projects are implemented in accordance with IIRR’s requirements.
  • Together with the Finance Section, analyze the consistency of the financial and narrative reports of partners, and their consistency with the project progress on the field.
  • Improve quality and delivery with partners.
  • Make regular visits to the partners if relevant and if necessary.
  • Organize and facilitate workshop and training on CMDRR.
  • Prepare a training and workshop report including follow up plan.
  • A minimum of a Masters Degree in any of the social sciences.
Competencies / Attributes / Knowledge and Skills:
  • Proven knowledge and skills in implementing CMDRR Projects;
  • Analytical and innovative problem-solving ability;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex process and information integration issues;
  • Extensive theoretical background and practical experience in organization development, civil society engagement, communication, lobbying and NRM.
  • Ability to coordinate major capacity building needs assessment, planning, development and implementation of capacity building initiatives;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relations both as a team member and team leader;
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-interest, multiethnic environment.
  • Experience in training and facilitation of CMDRR.
  • Minimum of Seven (7) years of relevant work experience in coordination with NGOs and/or donor organizations.
  • Experience in building the capacity of organizations and community institutions like Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) communities in CMDRR.
  • Understanding of Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR)strategies
  • Experience and knowledge of proposal writing, program budgeting, M& E.
  • Ability to work independently, with limited supervision and in a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional maturity.
Special working conditions:
  • The incumbent may have to work odd and/or long hours at a time to complete special requests for projects.
  • Commitment to the realization of team goals, objectives and targets
Interested candidates are to apply by email with an up to date CV and cover letter including contacts of 3 referees and current remuneration package. 

Closing date for applications is 5th April, 2013 before 5pm to: 

Human Resources and Administration Officer,
International Institute for Rural Reconstruction, 
Africa Regional Center, 
P. O. Box 66873-00800, 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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