IRC Training and Capacity Specialist, Humanitarian Action Jobs in Kenya

IRC Training and Capacity Specialist, Humanitarian Action Jobs in Kenya


  • Humanitarian crises are becoming longer and more complex, stretching humanitarian actors’ abilities to provide assistance and protection. The Humanitarian Action section of the Emergencies and Humanitarian Action Unit supports the IRC, country programs and emergency teams to reach people in need, understand complex crises and promote humanitarian principles.

  • This role will support the development and dissemination of IRC’s guidance and training for supporting humanitarian action, including humanitarian access, humanitarian negotiation, engaging armed actors and remote management, with a particular focus on training for practitioners. It will work closely with the section’s access, ethics and analysis teams as well as colleagues in EHAU and Safety and Security to strengthen and support the capacity of IRC and partners to provide humanitarian services.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Support development of the IRC’s guidance and tools for humanitarian action including humanitarian access, negotiation, engaging armed actors and remote management.

    • Support the collaborative roll out of guidance through systematic dissemination and socialization.

    • Lead on training and capacity strengthening of identified practitioners across the IRC and partners in the skills and knowledge needed to apply the guidance in practice.

    • Contribute to technical support and advice as requested to country programs, emergency teams and partners.

    • Contribute to the capture of learning and knowledge
    from operations and training to support and strengthen guidance and performance over time.

    • Maintain currency with methods, approaches and professional developments in humanitarian action in complex environments.

    Job Requirements

    Work Experience:

    • Practical experience in humanitarian access, humanitarian negotiation, civil-military coordination or related capabilities.

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

    • Expertise in humanitarian negotiation, humanitarian-military relations and/or engagement with armed groups.

    • Proven expertise in delivering collaborative and engaging training and coaching support to individuals, teams and/or partners.

    • Skilled in applying humanitarian principles in practice.

    • Excellent and dynamic communication, diplomatic and interpersonal skills.

    • Ability to summarize multifaceted topics and information clearly and succinctly.

  • Language Skills: Proficiency in English required. Proficiency in additional relevant language, such as French, Arabic or Spanish preferred.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Training and Capacity Specialist, Humanitarian Action Jobs in Kenya


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