Design, coordinate and monitor emergency response and disaster risk reduction programs and needs in affected communities throughout East Africa; use early warning information for adequate preparedness and mobilization of resources including pre-positioning of items as anticipated.
Ensure proposed recovery interventions reflect the benefiting communities’ felt needs and are effectively integrated into ongoing, development activities in project areas
Identify and explore new funding opportunities to expand ER & DRR program/project activities in the East Africa Region
Facilitate rapid appraisal of disaster and emergency situations and provide concise reporting and recommendations for CWS leadership.
Work closely with the RDP Director and Finance Coordinator to track expenses against approved project budget, and develop monthly and quarterly expense projections.
Develop resource and training materials on DRR and Resilient Livelihoods, as requested or required by local partners.
Prepare written end-of-project report that reflects accomplishments and lessons learned.
Develop and maintain good relationships with all CWS Partners in the region.
Serve as the CWS Africa focal point for the Kenya ACT forum and assist the Regional Representative in managing and supporting the new ACT Alliance Regional Forum.
Participate in AACC and ecumenical meetings, consortiums, and working groups related to emergency and Disaster Risk Reduction planning and response as needed.
Bachelor’s degree or four (4) year of experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree is required
Master’s degree preferred.
Key areas of study include emergency management, disaster risk reduction, dryland studies, community development and international relations.
10 years of paid work experience is required.
5 years of direct supervisory experience is required.
5 years’ Experience in Emergency Response and Disaster Risk Reduction project implementation is required.
Proposal development skills is required.
Extensive knowledge of humanitarian charters and codes of conduct in emergency situations.
Proven ability to successfully work with ecumenical partners.
Knowledge/experience working with and/or managing public donor funds including USAID, OFDA, DFID, EU and UN advantageous.
How to apply
This position is exclusively open to national applicants who are former CWS Africa employees. Valid Certificate of Good Conduct issued within the past six (6) months is required before the start of employment.