Armed Forces Programme Adviser Jobs in Kenya

Armed Forces Programme Adviser Jobs in Kenya


Job Description

  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles. The ICRC's Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution's humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti.

    Overall Responsibility

  • The Armed and Security Forces (FAS) Programme Adviser assists the FAS Delegate in implementing the FAS programme, including planning, carrying out, assessing and following up FAS activities. The FAS Adviser maintains contact with authorities, mainly military or security bodies but not only, at various levels, and participates in meetings with different contacts, in a leading or supporting role.

    Tasks and responsibilities

  • Provide an analysis and mapping of the Armed Forces in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti in support of the annual planning and budgeting process;

  • Develop, build and maintain a network of interlocutors within the Armed Forces in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti;

  • Identify and prioritize needs for dissemination, training and potential for integration of IHL in the various curricula and advise the delegation accordingly;

  • Develop and maintain networks with regional Military and civil forces organizations e.g. IPSTC, EASF, EAC military attaches etc.;

  • In line with the planned activities, represent the ICRC at high level meetings with key and influential Armed Forces interlocutors to promote an understanding of the ICRC mandate and activities;

  • Plans, organizes and carries out
    basic courses and general operational disseminations for KDF/TPDF (at headquarters, Regional Commands and training schools) on international humanitarian law and other pertinent bodies of law;

  • Identify and explore potential areas of synergy whereby the Armed forces file can provide an added value to other delegation programmes e.g. sexual violence, detention activities;

  • Responsible for preparing and implementing budgets and reporting for the armed forces activities in the three countries;

  • Conduct continuous post training program evaluation to measure impact and relevance.

    Minimum Requirements and competencies

  • University degree in law, military science, international relations or any other relevant field; extensive military experience may be considered in lieu; Post Graduate or Master’s Degree is an asset;

  • Five (5) years relevant professional experience in practicing law or serving in the military;

  • Good knowledge of military structures in the three countries (Kenya, Tanzania & Djibouti);

  • Very good knowledge of international humanitarian law is a MUST;

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (Knowledge of French is an asset);

  • Certificate of good conduct.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Armed Forces Programme Adviser Jobs in Kenya


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