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NGO Jobs in 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 Somalia Delegation in Nairobi implements the institution’s humanitarian activities in Somalia.
 
Risk Management Unit Secretary (Part-Time)
 
Under the guidance of the Senior RMU Officer the RMU secretary provides substantial administrative support to the running of the unit and facilitates the flow of information between the RMU and the other departments.


Main Responsibilities:
  • Prepares the paper work required for contracts for consultants and files all necessary document to ensure fees are paid in timely manner;
  • Maintains the unit’s consultant roster; and
  • Travel Request Forms (TRFs): Fills TRFs for RMU staff and consultants.
  • Ensures necessary administrative work is implemented on time;
  • Knows, applies and complies with all the administrative procedures linked to her/his work (time reporting, settlement of working advances, etc.);
  • Proactively seeks opportunities for personal development; and
  • Prepares venues for meetings and training sessions;
  • Develops and maintains a pleasant working relationship with colleagues and superiors.
  • Participates actively in internal meetings.
  • Takes minutes of departmental meetings and circulates these.
  • Translates documents from English to Somali language and vice versa as required.
  • Performs various office works which require good computer knowledge and secretarial skills (e.g. as typing of standard correspondence, filing, mail preparation and distribution, photocopies, updating of lists).
Minimum Requirements:
  • Diploma in office management,
  • Good command of Somali and English, written and spoken ,
  • Basic computer skills and good knowledge of Word and Excel,
  • 2-4 years professional experience in same or similar field of activity,
  • Basic leadership and management skills,
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Flexible, motivated self-starter personality, sense of responsibility and organization,
  • Precise and with very high level of honesty, integrity and confidentiality,
  • Ability to work independently and in a team & ability to adhere to strict deadlines.

Health Assistant

The Health assistant will support the Health Department operations and its evolution, and to ensure implementation and follow up of Administrative and Logistics processes for Somalia Health Department.


Main Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate general day-to-day office administration and provide administrative support to all SOK Health department staff to ensure that office activities are maintained effectively and efficiently
  • Advise and assist other staff in the areas of office management which includes filing and maintaining office and stationery stock
  • Carry out administrative and HR procedures to assist field staff, consultants and visitors [arrange flights with Air Operations, process Travel Request Forms (TRFs) and liaise with Administration staff to arrange accommodation and visa applications]
  • Channel all relevant information for the department
  • Brief interlocutors and newcomers on ICRC activities in general and administrative procedures for SOK Health in particular
  • Report regularly to the Senior Health Administrator about changes, problems and suggestions
  • Participate to internal meetings, draft letters, takes minutes of meetings, arranges meetings and assists visitors
  • Generate Requisition Orders (ROs) under the guidance of the Health Program Managers
  • Follow-up on ROs with the field, liaise with SOK Logistics Department ensuring good communication flow to ensure medical consignments are tracked from point of order to delivery.
  • Track/follow up the dispatch of Health/Nutrition supplies and equipment and ensure that packing lists are communicated promptly to the receiver
  • Work closely and communicate with the Health Field Officers (HFOs) team in their respective regions and programs to ensure consignments are delivered and accounted for
  • Provide Logistic reports /summaries as required on ROs status, dispatches and pending orders
  • Ensure all Logistics files are maintained properly in respect to the given procedures and deadlines
Minimum Requirements:
  • High Education (University or Institute)
  • 3 year experience in Administrative and Logistics
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Very good computer literacy. Proficient in Excel, Word, Powerpoint,
  • Good understanding of Health stock management and logistics follow-up
  • Strong office and organizational skills
  • Good analytical skills, attention to detail and with proven ability to follow up on operational matters
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good working knowledge of Field Supply System (FSS) or other Logistics programs

Economic Security Field Veterinarian Officers
Garowe & Mogadishu 
2 Positions
 
The Field Veterinary Officer implements the Animal Health Program in Somalia in line with the delegation’s strategy as outlined in the planning for results and according to the framework established by his superiors. 


His/her main role is to carry out assessment, select project beneficiaries, monitor and follow up, report and guide the delegation on livestock sector issues. 

He also supports the other Economic Security programmes as required.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Carries out assessment, in relation to Livestock programs in the area of responsibility in close consultation with Livestock Specialist,
  • Produces assessment reports for the institutional consumption and recommends way forward,
  • Implements the livestock activities in the area of responsibility,
  • Conduct post implementation monitoring using standard checklists and assessment forms as per the guidelines of livestock specialist,
  • Prepare regular monthly progress reports on the programmes under his responsibility as well as ad hoc reports such as assessment and monitoring reports, project review/evaluation reports etc. and contribute to the weekly operational reports,
  • Regularly conducts surveillance on animal diseases, migration patters and routes, and climatic conditions and reports any events to the livestock specialist,
  • Collects information on the programs of other organisations that are working in the livestock sector,
  • Maintains the record and manages the veterinary products in various locations, ensures quality storage and hand over to relevant bodies (CAHWs, Associations, Ministries etc).
Minimum required knowledge & experience:
  • University degree in Veterinary science,
  • Good knowledge of the socio-political environment of the Somalia, pastoralist system and livelihoods of Somali communities,
  • Readiness to spend more than 75% of the time in the field,
  • Fluent in English and Somali,
  • Stress resistant and ready to work in adverse environment,
  • Ability to write project proposals, monitoring and assessment reports,
  • Good computer skills,
  • Additional vocational training in a humanitarian area and socio-economic development,
  • Minimum 4 years’ work experience in a similar field,
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resource Department of Somalia Delegation on the below mentioned address, before 22nd May 2015.

Indicate the position title on the subject line.

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

E-mail address: sok_hrrec_services@icrc.org

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


Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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