British High Commission Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya CT Programme Officer - Vacancies

British High Commission Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya CT Programme Officer - Vacancies


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    Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
    Main Purpose of Job


  • The successful candidate will work within the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

  • S/he will be responsible for managing the CT Programme Support Team in delivery, logistics and administration of the FCDO’s counter terrorism programmes in Kenya.

  • This role provides an opportunity to support a high profile foreign policy priority by helping tackle terrorism in line with international human rights standards.

  • The successful candidate will be able to use their programme management skills to deliver in a fast-paced environment, responding flexibly to programme demands.

  • He/she will manage a team of two officers to develop, drive and deliver timely and high quality counter-terrorism programmes through liaising with a wide range of colleagues across the security and justice sector within the British High Commission in Nairobi, UK Government Departments, external implementers and the Kenyan security and justice sector.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the CT Programme Support Team in the planning and implementation of new projects and evolve existing projects in close consultation with the Kenya CT Lead and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

  • Monitor, actively engage stakeholders and intervene as necessary to ensure projects deliver the expected results.

  • The role’s priority responsibility will be, by mid to late 2021, to have ensured the completion of a police station with a CT detention wing attached.

  • Lead and implement processes to ensure project documentation is in compliance with FCDO procedures including risk identification, management, monitoring and evaluation strategies.

  • Monitor and manage commercial procurement processes, in line with FCDO guidance, and manage commercial contractors.

  • Contribute and influence programme and project design in-line with policy, strategies and environmental and country specific requirements.

  • Provide input to funding bids, project documentation, assessments, briefings and official correspondence.

  • Provide project support to SMEs, including but not limited to, monitoring schedules, drafting correspondence, due diligence assessments, knowledge management, budgets, procurement, contracts, logistics, travel bookings, progress reports and liaison with key stakeholders including law enforcement and judicial agencies, non-government organisations and the international donor community.

  • Programme manage the Kenya Detentions work
    stream including project management of specific projects, on-boarding and working with the project management team, with guidance from FCDO Commercial Group and UK Detention Cadre. Manage the relationship with implementing partners.

  • Monitor, manage and report on overall programme finances including ensuring accurate budgeting and forecasting, value for money assessment, resourcing and processing and receipting invoices. Take proactive steps to create transparent and sustainable project management processes and procedures to safeguard against non-compliance.

  • Build and maintain relationships with colleagues across the CT and security and justice sector within the mission.
    Manage and deliver programme and expenditure reporting at monthly, quarterly and yearly intervals for to the Programme Team in London and Counter Terrorism Extremism Network.

  • Line management of 1 x A2 CT Programme Support Officer and 1 x B3 CT Programme Manager. Administrative line management of 1 x B3 Programme Manager.

  • Active team member within the wider CT community, taking on additional responsibilities as required (including policy support).

  • Be an active member of the wider BHC, taking on wider corporate responsibilities.
    Resources Managed (Staff and Expenditure)

  • The job holder will be responsible for the effective financial administration of CT programmes worth c. £900K.

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Ability to plan ahead, prioritise effectively and use initiative to solve problems;

  • Ability to produce clear and accurate work with attention to detail;

  • Strong communication skills and proven stakeholder skills;

  • Ability to project manage and use sound judgement;

  • Proven team working skills with supervisory management experience;

  • Ability to write and speak fluently in English;

  • Management of budgets including monitoring of spend;

  • Confidence and judgement to challenge and redesign as appropriate;

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment; and

  • Flexible and proactive approach to working.

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Previous experience in project management

  • Previous experience working in the security/justice sector

    Required competencies

  • Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya CT Programme Officer - Vacancies

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