Secours Islamique France Jobs in Kenya

1. Secours Islamique France (SIF) Regional Program Development Coordinator Kenya / Somalia Job in Nairobi

Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organization of ¡international solidarity based in France.

Founded in 1991, SIF is a non -profit and non -political organization dedicated to help bring relief and protect lives of those threatened by natural disasters, armed conflicts or economic collapse.

SIF provides its help to the poorest of the poor irrespective of cultural diversity, ethnicity, religion or gender.

Regional Program Development Coordinator Kenya / Somalia

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract: 6 Months, Renewable

Job Summary: The Regional Program Development Coordinator (RPDC) reports to the Head at Mission, Kenya / Somalia and is responsible for ensuring that all SIF programs in Kenya and Somalia are implemented in accordance with the validated Project Proposal(s).

S/he is the line manager for the Field Coordinator in Somalia/Kismayo and the Project Technical Manager in Kenya/Nairobi.

In addition, s/he is responsible for the conceptualization and development of new programs and monitoring of program quality and budgets in liaison with the Head of Mission.

Mission and activities:
  • General analysis of the humanitarian and development context and issues: Provides technical recommendations based on field assessments and propose programmatic approaches through the development of initial Concept Notes and/or final Project Proposals in English.
  • Program management: Ensures the timely planning of projects and their implementation through cost-effective financial planning, preparation of work plans, identification of procurement plans, and utilization of appropriate methodologies according to established standards and Objectively Verifiable Indicators
  • Representation: Under the direction of the Head of Mission, participates in external coordination meetings and interaction with humanitarian development stakeholders and National Authorities, including participation in Cluster Meetings.
  • Internal coordination: Maintains a close liaison with the SIF support services (logistics, finance, human resources) to ensure that SIF policies and procedures are being followed at all times.
  • Management of program staff, Defines objectives, evaluates direct reports, and provides ongoing support and guidance with respect to the Program Management Cycle.

  • Relevant Master’s degree or equivalent in the development sector (Community Development, Food Security, WASH, Shelter, Youth/Women Empowerment, Protection etc.)
  • At least 8 years of relevant field experience in the humanitarian/development sector with a UN and/or Non-Governmental Organization with at least 4 years in a senior Program Coordinator or equivalent managerial role,
  • Proven successful experience in programming related to Food Security, Livelihoods, Cash transfer, Wash, Shelter, Disaster Risk Reduction, Youth / Women Empowerment etc.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding in effective program implementation relating to the Somalia and Kenya contexts.
  • Proven experience in proposal writing and donor reporting in English. Written and verbal fluency in French would be a distinct asset
  • Knowledge of security, especially in unstable contexts such as Somalia would be valuable.
  • Ability to work in challenging environments and achieve deadlines with quality work
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and a passion for mentoring and developing staff.

    Submission of Applications:
    The position title (RPÐC-KE) should be indicated on the subject line.

    Please submit your application (CV. cover letter. 3 references) to the attention of (Please use excel, word or PDF format) not later than Thursday, Dec 15. 2016.

    SIF is an equal opportunity employer, females are encouraged to apply.

    2. Secours Islamique France Social Worker Job in Nairobi, Kenya

    Location: Nairobi Kenya

    Duration of contract: 6 Months with strong possibility of extension

    Anticipated start date: January, 2017

    Organization Profile: Secours Islamique France (SIF) is an International Non-Governmental Organization that is based in France.

    Founded in 1991, SIF is a non-profit and non-political organization dedicated to alleviate the suffering of the poorest population around the world.

    SIF intervenes wherever humanitarian and social needs require mobilization of emergency relief and/or implementation of development programs.

    Today, SIF operates in around 20 countries and has been providing assistance to the most vulnerable for 20 years without discrimination as to culture, ethnicity, religion or sex.

    Job Description: SIF will be implementing a multi-faceted project in the slums of Nairobi through its local implementing partner, Inter Faith Council, that will involve youth/community empowerment related to activities associated with the education/prevention of: Gender based Violence, HIV/AIDS, Drug/Alcohol abuse, Crime/Violence, Radicalisation and Peace/Reconciliation (thematic areas of intervention).

    Under the supervision of the Technical Project Manager, the SIF Social Worker will be in charge of all the social components of this important project by providing social guidance and support to the implementing partner and their Youth Advocacy Officers working in the slums while maintaining full compliance with SIF established policies and procedures.

    Duties will include:
  • Taking the lead in the guidance/mentorship of Youth Advocacy Officers in delivering their mandates that includes, but is not limited to, mobilizing local CBOs, conducting a professional outreach/referral service to the youth working for the program and/or affected by any of the thematic areas of intervention.
  • Mapping of institutions that provide guidance/counselling support to those affected by any of the thematic areas of intervention and ensuring individual cases identified by the Youth Advocacy Officers are linked to the support institutions.
  • Creates a data base and monitors and reports on those served by the project.
  • Visits the sub county and county social departments and all relevant government departments to inform them on the project and potential for referrals in consultation with our implementing partner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Technical Project Manager and/or Head of Mission.

    Academic Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and/or Community Development

    Professional Attributes / Qualifications
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience as a Social Worker with an INGO/NGO/CBO in at least two of the thematic areas of intervention that are covered by this project.
  • Certified courses and/or other specialized training such as the Project Planning Cycle, the Principles of Management, and Monitoring/Evaluation Techniques would be considered a definite asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in working successfully in the slums of Nairobi.

    Personal Attributes
  • Self-driven, motivated and results oriented with proven leadership skills.
  • Analytical, accurate and ability to multi-task.
  • Passionate about humanitarian work and serving the poorest of the poor.
  • Ability to produce quality work and decisions under pressure and adhere to deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Power point, spread sheets etc.
  • Demonstrated competence in clear written and spoken English.
  • Acceptance of diverse cultures and religions

    How to Apply

    Please submit your application (cover letter, CV and 3 references) to the attention of: not later than 22 December, 2016

    SIF is an equal opportunity employer.

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