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Field Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

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 East Africa, the Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa.
 
The Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the below-mentioned position:
 
ECOSEC Field Officer
 
The Responsibilities:
  • Assist the EcoSec Program Manager in all aspects of the planning and implementation of Micro Economic Initiatives-MEI programme, Relief or Agro distributions in Kenya (together with Kenya Red Cross Society-KRCS);
  • Economic data collection, monitoring and analysis, general economic security assessments, post-distribution monitoring (Agro & Relief/ad hoc) and food basket analysis;
  • Collect information on the socio-economic and humanitarian situation from all available primary and secondary sources;
  • Contributes to program planning in consultation with KRCS at field level;
  • Executes administrative and office work related to projects;
  • Maintains a smooth working relationship with KRCS at field level and spends at least 75% of the time in field;
  • Conducts Monthly Market survey as per the guidelines provided by EcoSec Program Manager;
  • Assist the EcoSec delegate in establishing and extending contacts with relevant Government authorities (e.g. Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Agriculture, Head of Statistics Committee etc) at regional, district and village administrations;
  • Assist the EcoSec Program Manager and other colleagues in all aspects of field work as required;
  • Preparation & planning of field trips, carrying out requested tasks in the field, monitoring, reporting and analysis of information collected;
  • Contribute to weekly/monthly/quarterly, reporting activities, and ad hoc reports (field trips, minutes of meetings, analytical docs, monitoring etc);
  • Contributes to the analysis of the; security, socio-economic, cultural and political environment relevant to the ICRC and share relevant information with colleagues;
  • Advises on; culture, politics, general situation and share relevant information related to the context.
The requirements:
  • University degree either in Agriculture / Economics / Development Studies  / Sociology / Animal Production / Veterinary Science;
  • 4 years’ work experience in a similar field;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, Excellent computer skills and Good communication skills;
  • Team leadership skills and very good analytical skills;
  • Good knowledge of geographically assigned environment;
  • Flexible and able to travel within the region;
  • Good driving skills and license required.
Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their applications to:

The Head of Human Resources on the below mentioned address on or before 25th December 2015.

(Indicate the position title on the subject line).Please include detailed curriculum vitae, 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, 
Kenya


E-mail: nai_hrrec_services@icrc.org

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