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NGO Job in Nairobi Kenya - ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. 

It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti. It also runs regional specialist units that provide support and expertise to the ICRC’s delegations in Africa.

The Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking for an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the position mentioned below, who will be based in Nairobi.

Cooperation Officer

The ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking for an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the above-mentioned position.

  • Supports the implementation the partnership objectives/activities with the Kenya Red Cross (KRCS), Tanzania Red Cross (TRCS) and Djibouti Red Crescent (DRCS);
  • Under the guidance of the Cooperation Assistant, contributes to the capacity building and relationship development of all three national societies;
  • Conducts joint field monitoring visits with the national societies.
  • Represents the Cooperation Department in the event that both the Cooperation Coordinator and the Cooperation Assistant are not available;
  • Ensures programmatic secretarial support to the Nairobi Regional Cooperation Department;
  • Serves as the Department’s Unit Records Manager;
  • Supports the participation of representatives of the NS in institutional international and Movement related fora;
  • Manages national society funds and medals;
  • Contributes information to the drafting of various departmental reports, including operational and quarterly reports;
  • Writes/drafts mission reports and minutes of meetings as required.
Minimum Requirements
  • Diploma or University degree in Social Sciences;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar function;
  • Very good command of written and spoken English; knowledge in French would be added advantage;
  • Computer literate.
Other Requirements:
  • Good organizational, interpersonal, communication and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Flexibility to work under pressure.

Database Administrator

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Innovations Manager. 

He/she will maintain and regularly update the Economic Security implementation database tables and extract summary pivot table as required and analyze the extracted data.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of the innovations manager, test the data collection tools and conduct statistical analysis
  • Train other Economic Security / Generalist field officers in the field on using of mobile data collection devices in the filed for collecting the data,
  • Supervise and support the field data entry teams and remotely monitor the surveys and clean and validate the datasets as they are streamed from the field,
  • Work closely with the survey teams to provide real time communication support between field officers and the delegation during survey exercises,
  • Conduct visualizations and analysis of data, using both print and web technologies and extract key insights for use by programme managers,
  • Participate in field surveys in Somalia, particularly when dealing with the women headed households,
  • Assist other departments (Risk Management Unit, Health, and Water and Habitat) in the delegation for performing their data analysis,
  • Replace the Economic Security Assistant/programme officer in his/her absence.
Minimum Requirements:
  • University degree in Informational Technology, economics, statistics, mathematics, economics, computer science or a related field,
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data,
  • Past experience using online dashboards for data analysis and prior experience working with technology for humanitarian organizations is desirable,
  • Good understanding and knowledge of humanitarian issues and current events in Somalia,
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary for engaging with field teams, via telephone and other media and in person,
  • Ability to travel and work in remote and sometimes insecure locations in Somalia,
  • Good command of English and Somali languages.

Economic Security Field Officers – Gedo & Garowe
(2) Positions

The field officer is responsible for the management of the Economic Security activities and resources in the areas of assignment.
S/he conducts assessments, plans interventions as necessary in consultation with the Economic Security team in Nairobi and implements the activities according to department objectives and agreed plan of action. S/he reports on the progress and achievements of the programme as required.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Maintain up to date information on the economic security situation in her/his area of assignment and identifies and compiles data on the context: historical, environmental, and political; agro-ecology, livelihoods, markets, nutrition, health, water and sanitation, housing.
  • With the guidance of the Economic Security Coordinator, design a primary data collection exercise adapted to context and resources.
  • Contribute to the set-up and application of assessment and monitoring systems and to evaluations including: Identification of SMART indicators, draft data collection tools and sampling approaches for quantitative/qualitative surveys, advice on teams composition and logistic and resources arrangements, participate directly in the collection of the data, contribute to data analysis, use a participatory approach in field visits and interactions with communities and other stakeholders (authorities, public and technical services, other agencies etc.), debrief supervisor and enumerator teams and compile their feedback on the data collection exercise.
  • Contribute to the response analysis of different Economic Security interventions: Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats (SWOT) analysis, appropriateness and feasibility.
  • Provide inputs to the drafting of the ICRC Planning for Results (PfR), including Economic Security objectives.
  • Contribute to the design of a project or programme: description of inputs, activities, timeframe, outputs and outcomes, identification of SMART indicators, identification of risks and actions to mitigate the risks.
  • Manage the logistics, targeting and implementation of distribution/delivery activities of inputs and services.
  • Coach and motivate the ICRC assistants and SRCS volunteers under her/his supervision and ensures that a good atmosphere is maintained within the Economic Security department and with the other ICRC departments through adequate communication.
Experience Required
  • University degree in Agriculture, Economics, Development Studies, Sociology, Animal Production, Veterinary Science or related fields,
  • 6 years’ work experience in a similar field,
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Somali,
  • Team leadership skills,
  • Very good analytical skills,
  • Good communication skills,
  • Good knowledge of geographically assigned environment.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Consultant
The ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking for an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the above-mentioned position.
Job Profile: The MHPSS consultant will carry out an assessment concerning the scope, impact and consequences of sexual violence in Mathare, Korogocho, Dandora and Huruma (Nairobi). 

This assessment will provide practical recommendations on possible orientations for future programming and activities.

  • Mapping of key actors and institutions that are involved in the response of sexual violence within the community in the targeted area;
  • Examine the methods and effectiveness of existing formal and informal services and structures as perceived by the community, including health and psychosocial services;
  • Identify informal networks and systems that deal with sexual violence;
  • Identify community resources and obstacles to meet the needs of victims of sexual violence, including self-protection mechanisms and also access barriers;
  • Provide more qualitative data and evidence on sexual violence and the level/quality of the available response in both informal and formal structures;
  • Identify attitudes and practices of key actors within the health, psychosocial, security, human rights/protection, and justice sectors/domains and within the community;
  • Identify current needs, concerns, strengths, specific risk factors, vulnerable groups and their needs.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Psychologist or counsellor background with psychosocial experience;
  • Experience working with survivors of violence including sexual violence in developing countries;
  • Experience in humanitarian work and research;
  • Ability to synthesize complex information in a systematic manner;
  • Excellent English and Kiswahili writing and oral skills;
  • Excellent communication and group facilitation skills.
Other Requirements:
  • Good organizational and analytical skills;
  • Good interpersonal and reporting skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Experience working in different cultures and contexts is an asset.
Interested and qualified persons, with the required experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resources on the below address, before 13th February, 2015. (Indicate the position title on the subject line).

Please include; Detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copies of Certificates, Current and Expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

International Committee of the Red Cross,
Nairobi Regional Delegation, Denis Pritt Road,
P.O.Box 73226, Nairobi, 00200, 


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