18 May 2017

IRC Emergency Coordinator Job in Kenya

The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries.

The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public
health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home. Since 1992, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has provided life-saving services to refugees and vulnerable local communities in Kenya.

Currently, the IRC works in two refugee camps, Dadaab and Kakuma, in northern Kenya. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana region and refugees in the Kakuma, Dadaab (Hagadera) camps and Nairobi. The IRC implements programs in the areas of integrated primary health care (including nutrition and HIV/AIDS); Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); Livelihoods; protection of rights; and, Women’s Protection and Empowerment.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director-Programs (DDP), the Emergency Response Coordinator will support the Country Program in implementing a Rapid Response Mechanism in the Emergency Project and elections preparedness contingency planning and implementation.

The Emergency Response Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination and management of the project while ensuring that interventions IRC are prompt, well planned, have the necessary resources and are accountable both to the donor and beneficiaries.

The Coordinator will be based in Nairobi but will spend at least 50% of their working time on the ground in Turkana, Garissa, Wajir and Mandera to monitor the emergency operations and the implementation of the program.

Job Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree, preferably in an appropriate field such as disaster management, conflict mitigation, development and international affairs, and Management studies.
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in the field, preferably in complex humanitarian situations and / or emergencies.
  • Experience working in coordination with international and national partner organizations.
  • Excellent program management skills, planning, budget management, organization, interpersonal and communication.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team.
  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments, insecure, unstable and / or rigorous.
  • Flexibility, ability to easily overcome the pressure, ability to improvise, flexibility and sensitivity to cultural diversity.

How to Apply
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Deadline for receiving applications is 26th May, 2017.

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