NRC Regional Resilience Advisor Jobs in Kenya

NRC Regional Resilience Advisor Jobs in Kenya

The Norwegian Refugee Council in the East Africa & Yemen Region prides itself on being a leader in the service of refugees, internally displaced people and displacement communities.

We strive to be a rapid responder and a pioneer in Hard to Reach areas. We unlock durable solutions and make deliberate efforts towards a more sustainable impact in our programming.

We aim to deliver the best possible service through commitment to our regional hallmarks: evidence based programming; advocating for change; cash and markets-based programming; driving innovation; collaborating with other actors for greater impact; integrating our programmes to achieve synergy and maximum efficiency; and valuing staff diversity.

NRC in the East Africa & Yemen region is looking for a Regional Resilience Adviser to provide overall technical and strategic support to consortiums that are working in the East Africa region on resilience, with a strong focus on strengthening existing consortia, such as the Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCiS) Consortium.

The role will help to ensure that NRC as the lead agency for BRCiS, meets its resilience-building objectives, provides key learnings externally, and maintains a strong reputation for quality programming.

The position is based in the East Africa & Yemen Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya, with 50% travel to Somalia. The role reports into the EA&Y Regional Programme Director, and works closely with the Chief of Party for BRCiS.

Application deadline:17/02/2020

Employer:Norwegian Refugee Council


Title:Regional Resilience Advisor


Webcruiter ID:4188273475

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide strategic advice and technical support to CMUs on relevant resilience, adaptation and learning
  • Support the development of resilience consortia core competence strategies and implementation plans
  • Support and monitor resilience programme compliance with the Programme Policy and respective quality assurances
  • Contribute to the development of policies, strategies, tools and new approaches, with a focus on innovation and piloting in a way that ensures the consortia challenge themselves and finds ever greater return on investment
  • Ensure that best practices are identified, documented and disseminated both within country, region and beyond
  • Build and develop the capacity of NRC staff who are working on resilience
  • Identify and develop regional advocacy issues related to the core competence and relevant cross cutting issues
  • Contribute to programme development projects
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders at a strategic level and represent NRC in policy and coordination fora at regional and global level and engage in fundraising
  • Networking and representation, Support the consortium with representation at high level events on resilience with government and donors.

    *A Job Description with full details of the role is attached below*


  • Minimum first level university degree/Bachelor’s degree in international development,
    business, economics or related field.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in technical support on resilience in complex and/or insecure environments, with experience in East/Horn of Africa, especially in dryland areas.
  • Excellent technical writing skills in English language, including the ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals
  • Experience in interpreting data, strong analysis on resilience and writing reports to a rigorous technical standard.
  • Excellent English language communication and interpersonal skills – negotiation, networking, influencing, public speaking and facilitating workshops at different levels.
  • Experience in various staff training and resilience approaches
  • Strong analytical skills, sound judgement and the capacity to think and plan strategically, including the ability to produce high quality policy materials and advice for resilience implementation.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Experience in community participation in development projects.
  • Knowledge of the context of Somalia and the wider Horn of Africa.
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, multi-country disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming.
  • Experience with consortium coordination
  • Experience in resource mobilisation and working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies
  • Experience in advocacy work
  • Able to present and represent an organisation

    Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Strategic thinking, result oriented and diplomatic
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Initiating action, culturally sensitive and coping with change
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision
  • Flexible and creative, confident in taking initiatives and exploring new opportunities
  • Commitment to continuous learning and willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the disaster management field
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

    We can offer

    Job Description

  • Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Travel: 50% travel to Somalia
  • Contract Period: 24 months
  • Salary/Benefits: Competitive compensation and benefits package

    An approved health clearance will be required before commencement of the contract.
    NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and employees to check they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

    Females are highly encouraged to apply

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