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Area Coordinator Job in Kenya - NGO

Area Coordinator
ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is a non-political and non-confessional International NGO founded in 1993 with its headquarters in Paris, France. The organization’s vocation is to save lives, assist vulnerable populations and bring hope to those in need for better future
ACTED launched its Kenya mission in January of 2008 with an emergency assistance program for residents in Nairobi slums affected by the post-election violence. Since 2009, Nairobi has also been the home base of ACTED’s relief operation in South-Central Somalia.
In 2015, ACTED has been delivering emergency as well as long term development programming across the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands and is focused on Early Warning, Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience interventions. Main activities have included strengthening its Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) and improving and integrating community and County Early Warning Systems (EWS). A special emphasis has been placed on its work with the County Governments and the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) in order to improve coordination, financing, information sharing, dissemination and learning on emergency preparedness and response.
In 2015, ACTED’s operations in Somalia are focused on Food Security, Livelihood, WASH, and Multi-sector Resilience programming. ACTED has the capacity to deliver immediate emergency programming and longer term development, incorporating Social Safety Net and Disaster Risk Reduction components. ACTED is a leading player in the delivery of cash transfers programming.
ACTED’s interventions aim to support those districts which are underserved, difficult to access, and display high levels of vulnerability. ACTED is operational in Bay, Gedo and Lower Juba Regions. In some of these areas, ACTED is the only INGO present and therefore high security risks are experienced because of Al Shabab presence.


·         Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations or Development
·         Extensive project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in emergency and/or development programmes
·         At least five years of previous work experience in a high management position
·         Proven capabilities in leadership and management required
·         Excellent skills in written and spoken English; and fluent in Somali language will be an added advantage
·         Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
·         Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience an asset
·         Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
·         Ability and willingness to travel to Southern and Central Somalia and other regions where ACTED is operating.
How to Apply
Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications with the subject line; APPLICATION FOR AREA COORDINATOR- SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL SOMALIA accompanied by an updated curriculum vitae detailing three professional referees, day time contacts to and received on or before 5.00PM on 2nd August 2017.
Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.
ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.
ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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