World Vision Project Officer - Nutrition Jobs in Mandera Kenya

World Vision Project Officer - Nutrition Jobs in Mandera Kenya


Purpose of Position:

The position of Regional Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs (HEA) Advisor will provide support to National Offices (NOs) to assist, in emergency preparedness planning, response management, humanitarian preparedness and response capacity assessments, compliance to both internal and international standards, facilitate humanitarian learning across the region, and provide leadership to the region’s humanitarian knowledge management.

This position will focus on countries within the Horn of Africa

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely information, early warning data and situation report is gathered, analyzed and reported by National Offices on a monthly basis at a minimum.
  • As needed and required, Disaster Preparedness Plans are developed, implemented and managed by National Offices (NOs).
  • Facilitate integrated programming models within the organization at the National Office level, most importantly within the framework of Capacity Building in Disaster Risk Management.
  • Facilitate the proper functional capacity of the National and Regional Disaster Management (DM) Teams (identification, reporting, training, growth).
  • All NOs supported in capacity assessment and performance reviews (to complete annual disaster management scorecard, child wellbeing reports etc.).
  • Facilitate the evaluation and/or documentation of best practices and approaches of HEA programming in 50% of implemented projects for external consumption.
  • Be actively involved and/or ensure NO involvement in major consortiums/WGs/ groups directly involved with humanitarian response as needed and as appropriate.
  • Assist in raising awareness within WVI (NO Level) and the Government of the various standards, DM tools, services and mechanisms available for emergency response and response preparedness.
  • Actively participate in project and program development at the NO level and coordinate resource mobilization activities with appropriate internal departments, and external entities/partners.
  • Deploy as necessary to national, regional and global responses.
  • Any other duties as required.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Minimum of a master’s degree in a related field of study, or a Bachelor’s degree with 8
    years direct experience equivalent (experience in the Horn of Africa a distinct advantage).
  • Requires at least 6 years work experience in emergency response programming and hands on operations.
  • Strong experience in project design and proposal writing.
  • Strong empirical knowledge of the humanitarian sector including humanitarian charters, laws, standards principals, and ability to mainstream leading cross-cutting themes.
  • Empirical knowledge of emergency response DM&E processes.
  • Proven track record for multi-sector program design and implementation in large and complex emergencies.
  • Requires cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity.
  • Strong ability to facilitate appropriate information flow and coordination amongst a complex range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must have a clear understanding of major donors’ perspectives, requirements and standards and the ability to represent WV to major donors and other external stakeholders in a highly professional m manner.
  • Strong commitment to WV’s vision, mission and core values.
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Participate in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
  • Perform other duties as required.

    Working Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field.
  • Travel: Should be ready to travel 40% of the time, both domestic/international.
  • On call: Must maintain readiness to travel at very short notice (within 24 hours).

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 17th February 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; World Vision Project Officer - Nutrition Jobs in Mandera Kenya

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