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Head of Programme Management Unit
The Head of Programme Management Unit refers to and works in close collaboration with the Country Directors of each of the implementing agencies but will report directly to the Country Director of DRC Kenya? Specific responsibilities include:

·         Provide overall leadership and management, and general technical direction, for the design and implementation of project activities, in close coordination with consortium agency technical staff
·         Responsible for, delivery, and progress against agreed targets of the project across all implementing agencies
·         Responsible for managing the timely and quality completion of all programme technical administrative financial deliverables and reports in accordance with EU guidelines and DRC rules
·         Ensure a shared project vision and an adaptive ‘theory of change’ (based on continuous learning from the programme) amongst staff and across all implementing agencies
·         Serve as the principal liaison with and build effective working relationships with the EU, PACT, IGAD, FAO and government counterparts, local partners, communities and other relevant stakeholders
·         Oversee the establishment of effective project reporting, monitoring evaluation and learning, financial management, and personnel and procurement mechanisms
·         Integrate strong visibility for EUTF into programme outcomes
·         Develop partnerships in the humanitarian and development community and coordinate with authorities at Country and County/district Government levels.
·         Plan and lead quarterly consortium Project Steering Committee meetings and Technical Working Group meetings, and oversee implementation of corrective measure.
·         Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programmes, capacity building of key project staff, and strengthening community-based organizations and mechanisms
·         Manage a team of PMU staff, including participating in the hiring, professional development and evaluation process, ensuring achievement of project results by setting specific goals and providing continuous performance feedback.
·         Relevant university degree (Master or Post graduate), in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations, Law or other relevant field.
·         Minimum of 10 years’ of professional experience relevant for the successful implementation of cross-border programmes
·         Experience in managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple project partners
·         Proven experience in programme design and management, including budget expenditure, proposal writing, staff management, and monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
·         Proven experience in Livelihoods, Resilience, Natural Resource Management and/or related fields in a management capacity.
·         Demonstrated track record of strong donor relationships, specifically EU
·         Experience living and/or working in East Africa and/or in fragile environments preferred
·         Communication Skills: Excellent writing and verbal skills in English.
·         Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to manage a large workload and multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
·         Work style: Highly organized team player, pro-active and with demonstrated strong personal initiative and decision making ability. Proven solid analytical and problem solving skills.
·         Leadership skills, including ability to build and motivate a team and willingness to deal with challenges.
·         Political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures.
·         Striving for excellence: focus on reaching results in a fast paced environment
·         Collaborating: lead initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
·         Taking the lead: take ownership and initiative while setting high standards
·         Communicating: listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively
·         Demonstrating integrity: act in line with DRC’s vision and values.
·         Demonstrated successful experience working within a complex security environment is preferred.
How to Apply
Qualified Candidates to Apply here
Resilience Project Coordinator
To coordinate and provide technical oversight in implementation of Community Flood Resilience Project (CFRP) in Kakuma. The Project Coordinator will directly report to the DRC Area Manager in Kakuma and regularly provide updates to the Team Steering Unit (TSU).
·         Coordination of the COFREP Consortium comprising of two INGOs and one LNGO;
·         Spearhead and oversee the implementation of the Community Flood Resilience Project (CFRP) in Kakuma
·         Supervise and provide management, leadership and technical support to the CFRP partners in Kakuma
·         Represent CFRP in Kakuma and liaise with national and county government authorities as well as international and national NGOs in Kakuma
·         Ensure CFRP visibility in Kakuma through sharing of information on CFRP work with stakeholders, attend and participate in community meetings as needed
·         Strengthen communication channels and networking with local authorities and any other stakeholders; ensure good relations are maintained

·         Review project progress reports with work plans and budget spending and give early recommendations and updates to Team Steering Unit (TSU) on deadlines met and burn rates
·         Regularly monitor project implementation, related expenditure, and periodic reporting
·         Ensure proper understanding and compliance to donor grant policies by all CFRP partners through constant coaching and mentoring of staff
·         Oversee administrative, human resources, logistics, and fiscal management of project operations
·         Prepare and submit progress reports and other reporting material to the Area Manager, TSU and other senior staff; assist in preparation of quarterly and bi-annual reports
·         Prepare, monitor and review CFRP partner action plans
·         Build a united and cohesive team and facilitate staff development through identification of gaps in staff performance and identification of opportunities for staff development
·         Ensure, in consultation with finance and logistics assistants – that all local expenditure is accounted for and proper records are kept of all cash movements as per DRC finance and procurement procedures
·         Ensure universal standards (CHS, Sphere) are upheld and the project meets DRC accountability framework standards
·         Relevant Advanced or Bachelor degree level qualification e.g. Agriculture, Environment and Community Resilience, Agricultural Engineering, or other fields related
·         Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience;
·         At least 5 years of work experience in at management level with extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of Drought, Flood and Livelihoods Resilience programming;
·         Proven experience in management of consortia and partnerships;
·         Excellent proven leadership, team-building, and negotiation skills;
·         Proven experience in training using participatory adult learning methodologies in dry land farming and flood management systems
·         Excellent report writing and documentation skills in English
·         Self-motivated to remain updated with new flood trends and technology, willingness to learn latest resilience techniques
·         Ability to set up systems and procedures and to ensure effective implementation;
·         Demonstrated communication and presentation skills;
·         Previous work experience with refugees and in the ASAL areas of Kenya is an added advantage;
·         Striving for excellence: focus on reaching results in a fast paced environment
·         Collaborating: lead initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
·         Taking the lead: take ownership and initiative while setting high standards
·         Communicating: listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively
·         Demonstrating integrity: act in line with DRC’s vision and values.
How to Apply
Qualified Candidates to apply here
Human Resource
·         Ensure open, transparent and effective recruitment processes ensuring adherence to DRC policies;
·         Prepare advertisements for vacant positions and placement in relevant media;
·         Assist in shortlisting process of job applications;
·         Schedule, organise and participate in interviews;
·         Conduct reference checks for successful candidates;
·         Coordinate the settling of new staff through liaison with the Administration team;
·         Maintain full documentation of the recruitment process and update the recruitment tracking sheet on weekly basis.
·         Resourcing for international/regional roles and supporting countries in the recruitment process.
·         Support in recruitment and contracting of consultants.
·         Prepare staff contracts
·         Monitor staff contract’s expiry dates and liaise with relevant managers for action;
·         Monitor probation reviews; ensure probation objectives are set for new employees and probation reviews are completed on timely basis.
·         Maintain personnel files ensuring completeness and adherence to highest level of confidentiality;
·         Maintain the HR Staff list database of employee information and maintain quarterly API reports;
·         Maintain leave schedules, updating and computing leave balances on weekly basis;
·         Maintain timesheets, tracking and updating on monthly basis
·         Processing of work permits for international staff ensuring international staff has valid work documentation.
·         Provide assistance to staff and supervisors on HR issues.
·         Actively participate in departmental plans and activities;
·         Carry out any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time for smooth operation of the HR department;
·         Bachelor degree in Human Resource Management or Higher National Diploma in Human Resources.
·         Minimum four (4) years experience within HR environment in a similar role.
·         Previous work expereince with international NGO is an advantage.
·         Knowledge and understanding of Kenyan labour law and Immigration procedures.
·         Demonstrated ability to form effective working relationships with people at all levels of the organisation.
·         Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.
·         High level of integrity and able to maintain highest level of confidentiality
·         Competence in handling situations with tact and diplomacy
·         High proficiency in MS Office.
·         Must be registered with IHRM
How to Apply
Qualified Candidates to apply here

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