World Vision Regional Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Director - East Africa - Jobs in Kenya

World Vision Regional Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Director - East Africa - Jobs in Kenya

This position will provide strategic, innovative and operational leadership for the implementation of World Vision’s (WVs) disaster management (early warning, mitigation, response and recovery) in East Africa, to contribute to “Our Promise” and the National Office strategies.

This position will provide advisory support to the Regional Office and National Offices in the implementation of Humanitarian emergency response in East Africa Region (EAR).

Key Responsibilities:

Strategy and Leadership:

  • Position World Visions as a competent, innovative and effective humanitarian agency by ensuring that the East Africa region responds professionally to all categories of emergencies, under takes effective disaster management.
  • Develop EAR HEA contribution to the EAR strategic direction and the Partnerships vision for Disaster Management2020 (DM2020), using innovative and cutting edge programming and processes.
  • Work across sectors and functions to support strategy and ensure effective disaster management in all areas of WV’s work.

    Operational Support:

  • Ensure National offices have the technical and managerial capacity to respond to Cat 2 and 3 responses, by using response registers or by provide short term leadership of emergencies.
  • Monitor all East Africa HEA projects on a regular basis, noting policy implications, and offering appropriate support to ensure projects are managed according to World Vision International (WVI) and international standards.

    Technical Support/Capacity Building:

  • Support capacity building of HEA units at NO level, including technical staff and Learning Centers to build understanding and engagement in disaster management to support ensuring clear goals and accountabilities are established and achieved.
  • Lead the East Africa Region HEA team in ensuring that national offices have the knowledge, skills, resources tools and capacity to maximise mitigation, preparedness, response and transition at a community level.
  • Ensure individuals’ performance and development needs are met, and employees are high performing and engaged.
  • Engage in NO HEA staff hiring processes.
  • Assure that National Offices have a functioning National Emergency Prepardness Response Fund (NEPRF) in place as per the NEPRG policy guidelines.
  • Ensure that Regional Rapid Response Team capacity is recruited, built and developed.

    Collaborations and Learning:

  • At a strategic and policy level, represent WV with Government agencies, UN, INGO and Church bodies, in collaboration with National Offices (if present), dealing with macro and local issues regarding humanitarian principles including advocating on key issues which affect the most vulnerable.
  • Enhance constructive collaboration with Global Centre (GC), EAR departments, Support Offices (SOs), Global capitals, NO’s, regional networks, institutional donors and organizations at regional and country level to ensure effective and efficient disaster management.
  • Promote continuous learning in the field of HEA at regional level and ensuring that NOs take up good practices. Share learning, innovations and better practices across the region and HEA Community of Practice (CoP).
  • Ensure HEA is contributing to Child Well Being (CWB) reporting and breaking silos between development and relief.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Masters-level degree in management or similar.
  • A Minimum of 10 years in operational humanitarian experience with minimum of five years in a leadership role, preferably in Africa.
  • Strong empirical knowledge of the humanitarian sector including humanitarian charters, laws and standards.
  • Strong commitment to WV’s vision, mission and core values.
  • Strong ability and commitment in critical networking, relationship building, and partnerships, especially those outside of WV itself.
  • Understanding of management and integration in a cross functional management matrix model.
  • Strong skills in strategy development, prioritization and implementation.
  • Understanding of and comfort with providing leadership in an increasingly globalized organization in an increasingly complex industry environment.
  • Proven ability to manage large numbers of staff, efficiently and effectively, whether in a live or virtual environment.
  • Demonstrates Christ-centered life and work.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High degree of negotiation and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to travel internationally as needed.
  • Ability to work with a reasonably level of comfort in high tension and high security risk situations.
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardships.
  • Strong written and verbal skills in English and with another language.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 3rd June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; World Vision Regional Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Director - East Africa - Jobs in Kenya

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