DRC NGO Armed Violence Reduction Manager Kenya Jobs

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict. Programmes include protection, livelihoods, food and NFI distribution, water and sanitation, and advocacy amongst others.

There are 4 main programme offices in Somali region, one in Yemen, one in Kenya and one regional office in Nairobi. There are also non-operational region wide initiatives, focusing on advocacy and capacity building, which are supported from the Nairobi regional office. Currently there is over 150 DRC staff in the region.

During 2014, DRC in Dadaab will continue to provide both emergency life-saving assistance and long term development support to existing refugees, new arrivals and the host community through funding from UNHCR, Danida, ECHO and DRC's own funds.

The Armed Violence Reduction Manager is a senior staff member within the DDG Kenya program. He/She is responsible for ensuring that all projects within the DDG Kenya programme are implemented to the highest technical standard.


Program Management

  • Ensure high quality project implementation in accordance with donor and DDG/DRC regulations, as well as agreed objectives, indicators, budgets, and work-plans.
  • Ensure that the program activities draw on good and innovative practice from the field of community security and peacebuilding.
  • Ensure positive synergies and collaboration among programs and offices, strengthening the exchange of information, staff, skills and learning.
  • In collaboration with the Finance team and budget holders, ensure that project activities and expenses are regularly monitored.
  • Ensure team cohesion and organize regular team building activities, as well as providing regular monitoring and support visits to the field offices.
  • Representation/coordination with external actors
  • Represent DDG in meetings with relevant partners in the field, including national and local government officials, donors, and other non-governmental partners.
  • Ensure DDG’s mandate is known and correctly understood by all stakeholders.
  • Pro-actively liaise and build good rapport with local authority officials, community representatives and any other relevant stakeholders.


  • Support the Country Manager in developing and implementing DDG Kenya’s strategy. Ensure proper understanding of these documents by relevant actors (e.g., staff members, partners, government counterparts, and donors).
  • With the Country Manager, ensure regular and critical review of the country strategic plan.
  • Donor Relations / Funding
  • Provide technical assistance for the development of high quality, integrated, and needs-based proposals.
  • In coordination with the Country Manager, work with relevant staff to design and implement fundraising strategies so that all program sectors are adequately financed.

    Finances, Human Resources, and Logistics

  • Manage and support relevant program staff, including providing appropriate and timely feedback to staff regarding their performance and supporting their professional development.
  • Assist in developing job descriptions and in the recruitment of program staff.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Reporting
  • Ensure that all projects have an M&E plan and supervise the implementation,
    including ensuring key lessons learnt are incorporated in new project proposals.
  • Jointly with the Country Manager and with the support of M&E staff, review the M&E structure and ensure that it is according to M&E best practices.
  • Ensure reporting deadlines to donors are met and that reports are of a high standard.

    About You

  • Minimum a university degree in peace studies, political science or related field; Master’s degree preferable.
  • At least 5 years management experience working on conflict analysis, community security and/or peacebuilding.
  • In-depth knowledge of Kenya’s social, political and economic context and strong understanding of how local dynamics lead to armed violence, ideally in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a diverse team.
  • Experience in proposal development and report writing.
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills in English for project proposals, reports, and communications; knowledge of Somali, Turkana or Pokot an added advantage
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to work effectively and efficiently.
  • Able to exercise a large degree of common sense and personal discipline
  • Experience of working in insecure environments and of security management

    DRC Core Competencies

    In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

    Application Process

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV.

    Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager.

    Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.

    We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 22nd June, 2018.

    If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

    Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.

    For more information and job application details, see; DRC NGO Armed Violence Reduction Manager Kenya Jobs

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