Danish Refugee Council DDG Head of Programme Jobs in Kenya

Danish Refugee Council DDG Head of Programme Jobs in Kenya

About the job

The Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a Humanitarian Mine Action Unit in the Danish Refugee Council (DRC).

In Kenya, DDG works to improve safety, strengthen community resilience and build local capacity by taking a community-led approach to its work, involving local stakeholders and duty bearers, as well as national authorities and parties where this is appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • In co-ordination with the DDG Regional HoP and DDG technical coordinators on conflict management and security governance, lead the strategic development of DDG’s work in Kenya and cross border initiatives into neighbouring countries.
  • Support the Country Director in drafting, promoting, and rolling out of all DDG-relevant strategic planning documents in broad consultation with all staff.
  • These documents include the country strategic plan, as well as strategies for all program sectors.
  • Ensure proper understanding of these documents by relevant actors (e.g. staff members, partners, NGOs, government counterparts, and donors
    Develop and expand the DDG components of the DRC/DDG Kenya programme.
  • Be a driving force in terms of developing AVR projects within the DRC/DDG Kenya programme objectives.
  • Management, operational oversight, coordination and implementation of DDG projects within the DRC/DDG Kenya programme.
  • Ensure high quality project implementation for DDG and DRC/DDG joint projects in accordance with donor and DRC/DDG regulations as well as in line with agreed indicators, budgets, and work plans.
  • Support and supervision of DDG project staff.
  • This includes coaching, ensuring co-ordination between local managers, recruiting and development of staff.
  • Provide appropriate and timely feedback to DDG staff regarding their performance, including annual staff performance appraisals. Identify with staff their needs and opportunities for professional development.
  • Responsible for budget monitoring, financial management and expenses control including compliance with minimum DRC/DDG and donor requirements and ensuring that the necessary systems are in place.

    About you
  • To be successful in this role we expect you to take management responsibility for DDG’s work on Conflict Management and Security Governance in Kenya.
  • You will ensure the timely delivery of planned results to quality, within budget, ensure adherence to applicable policies, oversee the capacity building of DDG project staff, spearhead fundraising and programme development, safeguard staff
    and assets, represent DDG’s work in Kenya and on cross border initiatives towards internal and external stakeholders, including DDG donors, contribute to planning, coordination and learning within DRC/DDG Kenya and the organisation as a whole.

  • Advanced degree in Conflict Resolution, International Relations or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of seven years working experience with peacebuilding and conflict management, including at least two years' experience of community-level programming.
  • A minimum five years of experience working in Kenya, work in the North-eastern counties (Madera, Wajir, Turkana, West Pokot) will be considered an advantage.
  • A minimum of five years proven experience in conflict sensitive programming, conflict management, security governance and related fields in a management capacity.
  • Proven experience in project management, including budget expenditure, donor relations, reporting, proposal writing, staff management, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrable leadership and management skills, including team building and management by example.
    Demonstrable capacity to be articulate, imaginative and innovative.
  • The capacity to 'think outside of the box' is essential.
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills in English for project proposals, reports, and communications
  • Ability to communicate in Swahili and Somali would be considered an advantage

    How to Apply:
  • All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English here.
  • Applications sent by email will not be considered.
  • Closing date for applications:13th October 2019
  • The screening process for this position is on rolling basis, so early submission of applications is encouraged.
  • DRC remains a right to close the vacancy once a suitable candidate is identified.
  • For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Pauline.Kagai@drc.ngo.
  • For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Danish Refugee Council DDG Head of Programme Jobs in Kenya
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