Norwegian Refugee Council Opportunities in Nairobi, Kenya

Job description

  • Develop strategies for the Livelihood Consortium project on national level
  • Monitor the Consortium project and ensure high technical quality and synergies
  • Identify trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities and assess better ways to assist
  • Training and development of staff
  • Ensure adherence to the CC tools and handbooks and other NRC policies
  • Develop partnerships in the humanitarian community and coordinate with authorities at provincial and ministry level
  • Overall leadership of the consortium management unit (CMU);
  • Coordinate consortium partners and monitor programme activities
  • Strategy development, planning and programme design
  • Donor compliance and reporting
  • Financial management and reporting
  • Strategic direction for Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Representation and Advocacy
  • Consortium Management Unit team recruitment
  • Develop analysis and situational report for internal use
  • Strategic relation and representation to DFID (donor) and other key stakeholders
  • Development of related multi-sectorial proposal

  • Minimum 7 years experience from working as a senior Programme Manager in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Proven experience in strategic development and program design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated technical skills in one of the consortium sector: food security and livelihood, education, protection and disability;
  • Experience with multipurpose cash and vouchers program modalities
  • Experience with a range of donors, with specific experience and knowledge of DFID;
  • Demonstrated experience in logistics, procurement, HR and finance management, including grant compliance;
  • Experience in managing and leading projects within partner networks and / or consortia;
  • Experience working with national NGOs partners and local/government authorities;
  • Strong M&E experience, including in complex programmes with high-profile evaluations;
  • Experience in organizational representation, coordination and liaison;
  • Experience of implementing integrated livelihoods programming and of enabling the development and strengthening of livelihoods strategies
  • Experience of livelihoods assessments and data analysis in humanitarian and recovery settings

    Education field
  • Social science
    Education level
  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Understanding of Protection Principles
  • Previous experience in managing consortia work


    We offer
    Duty station: Nairobi
    Contract period is for 12 months with possibility of extension.
    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions. The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nairobi
    Miscellaneous info

    Travel: Some travelling must be expected

    How to apply:
    For more information and job application details, see; Norwegian Refugee Council Consortium Manager

    5. Information Counselling and Legal Assistance - Project Coordinator
    (Kenyan Nationals Only)

    Ref. nr.: 3227877328

    Full time

    The Project Coordinator is responsible for coordination of ICLA Project in dadaab operation.

    The project Coordinator report to the Deputy Area Manager in dadaab.

    Job Description
  • Coordinate and implement the ICLA project according to strategy, proposals and plans
  • Develop in writing the project proposals
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Develop annual activity and work plans
  • Training and development of CC staff
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  • Cooperate with relevant partners and local authorities
  • Organize trainings for the CC team, relevant partners and beneficiaries
  • Monthly activity/project reports and other reporting as required
  • Ensure proper filing of all project documents

  • University graduate in Law or Social Work with 5 years ICLA project implementation experience
  • Knowledgeable in communicating in Somalia language is an added advantage.
  • Experience from working within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

    Core competency expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge and experience in serving refugees in harsh and insecure environment.
  • Experience in durable solution activities for IDPs and refugees.

    Education field: Law

    Education level: College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environments

    We offer
  • Contract period upto December 2017 with possibility of extension. Salary/Benefits according to NRC general directions.
  • The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for NRC Office Dadaab Kenya.

    Duty Station: Dadaab

    Search criteria:
    Location: Kenya
    Industry: Emergency Relief
    Special field: Information, Counselling & Legal Assistance
    Role: Middle / line manager

    How to Apply
    Candidates should apply on line by going through

    Email and paper applications will not be considered.
    Deadline for application: 21/10/2016

    6. Finance Officer - (Kenyan Nationals Only)

    The Finance Officer- Risk and Compliance provides support in ensuring that NRC Kenya Mission consistently complies with all the legal regulations, financial requirements and humanitarian standards set by NRC and its donor partners, while ensuring that the Country Office has effective governance, risk management and control system are in place.

    The Finance Officer will report to the Country Director.

    Job description
  • Implement NRC’s systems and procedures at area level
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements
  • Prepare and submit reports and analysis
  • Support line managers in procedures and require support team trainings
  • Ensure that the accounting, monitoring and reporting are according to procedures
  • Support project staff in financial matters
  • Ensure development and implementation of administrative systems and procedures
  • Review organizational risk management strategies to assure the management that risk is adequately managed

    Quality Assurance and Audit
  • Design and deliver the training action plans informed by audit reports and financial reviews.
  • Undertake regular systems review and conduct follow up on the job training for NRC offices
  • Review all NRC Kenya monthly financial vouchers and provide a report for completeness and compliance with the NRC Kenya mission policies, plans and procedures.
  • Ascertain the extent of compliance with the NRC Kenya mission policies, plans and procedures.
  • Provide internal review reports, which highlight internal controls weaknesses and include recommendations for appropriate action.
  • Assist management in updating operations manual to ensure adequate internal controls and internal checks.
  • Identify any areas of risk exposure to the mission, discuss with Finance Manager and Country Director and address the risks identified.
  • Act as the focal point for external audits, provide necessary documents required and responding to management letters.
  • Monitor progress on the implementation of the recommended actions in internal and external reviews reports

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