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Kenya Red Cross Society Jobs - Disaster Response Manager and Internal Auditor Vacancies

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Kenya. Its vision is to be the most effective, trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organisation in Kenya.

The Society is looking for a qualified person to fill the following positions:

Position Title:
 Disaster Response Manager
Reporting to:
 Head of Disaster Management
Job Location:

Overall Purpose

Responsible to the Head of Disaster Management for the effective design, development, implementation and evaluation of disaster response programmes aimed at enhancing capacity for communities to respond to emergencies, hazards and natural disasters such as drought, famine, flood, landslides, explosions, fire, major accidents and other calamities capable of interrupting the development process and wiping out major assets, in addition to causing loss of life, injury and great human suffering.

  • Coordinate with Branches, Regions and other stakeholders to develop community based disaster response action strategies and budgets aimed at preventing and alleviating human suffering.
  • Coordinate assessment of needs followed by emergency assessment through multi-agency teams to establish critical needs.
  • Establish and strengthen disaster response teams at the community, Branch, Regional levels to effectively deal with emerging disasters.
  • Coordinate the distribution of relief supplies and food supplements to support communities affected by disasters and large-scale emergencies.
  • Contribute in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of a national training curriculum and capacity building programmes aimed at equipping and strengthening staff, volunteers and communities with capacity to prepare for disasters and large-scale emergencies.
  • Develop and implement lobby and advocacy programmes with a view to reform laws and policies that hamper the implementation of effective disaster management to ensure that KRCS is recognised as the leading player in the provision of humanitarian relief services.
  • Prepare inception reports, concept papers, periodic progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variances and areas of improvement.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications such as MSc in Disaster Management or other relevant equivalent qualifications.
  • Over five (5) years experience in planning, implementing and evaluating Disaster Management programmes in emergency/relief context.
Key Competencies
  • Knowledge of humanitarian relief issues, trends and goals at national, regional and international levels, aimed at preventing and alleviating human suffering.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili, including ability to develop reports and prepare relevant publications.
  • Demonstrated competence in resource mobilisation including implementation of effective fundraising strategies to increase resource through grant proposals.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, data-base, email and utilisation of the internet.
Position Title: Internal Auditor (2 positions)
Reporting to:
 Internal Audit Manager
Job Location:

Overall Purpose

Responsible to the Internal Audit Manager for conducting internal audit checks to assess effectiveness of controls, accuracy of financial transactions and efficiency of operations. In addition, implement and enforce cost control measures by examining and analysing accounting records to determine financial status of the Society.

Other responsibilities include identifying risk factors, preparing audit reports and developing recommendations for improving service delivery systems.

  • Elaxamine records of various departments and projects to ensure proper recording of financial transactions.
  • Monitor procurement and supply transactions including staff appointments to ensure that all transactions conform to approved procurement procedures.
  • Analyse deficiencies in management controls, duplication of effort, extravagance, fraud or irregularities against approved management policies.
  • Conduct special audits to discover fraudulent methods and techniques and to develop controls for fraud prevention.
  • Gather and analyse large quantities of data, which includes calculating statistics such as percentiles, variances, & correlations and creation of charts and tables, including comparative analysis of expected results.
  • Assemble materials for and assist external audit and law enforcement agencies in conducting audits, substantiate compilation and analytical review with supporting work papers for auditors.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or equivalent qualifications such as CPA and CISA as well as membership to a relevant professional body.
  • Over three (3) years relevant professional experience in the areas of accounting and audit gained in a large organisation with a branch network countrywide.
Key Competencies
  • Broad knowledge of approved principles, procedures, and best practices involving accounting and financial record keeping including donor accounting procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of audit procedures, including planning, audit techniques, testing and sampling methods typically involved in conducting audits.
  • Broad knowledge and solid understanding of the fundamentals of internal control systems and the ability to properly execute audits designed to test these controls.
  • Proficiency in spreadsheets, databases, word-processing, and presentation applications, including computerised finance, accounting, auditing, and record keeping systems and experience working with large and complex data sets.
Applications must contain: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates, address and contacts of two referees.

All applications should be sent to:

The Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P. O. Box 40712-00100

So as to reach him not later than Friday, 10th December 2010.

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