World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working in almost 100 countries world-wide to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
National Coordinator – DRR & Disaster Management
- Job TypeFull Time
- QualificationBA/BSc/HND MBA/MSc/MA
- Experience5 years
- Location Nairobi
- Job Field NGO/Non-Profit
Purpose Of The Position
This position is responsible for coordinating and managing all Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management (DRR & DM) initiatives of World Vision Kenya by ensuring that the office promotes disaster risk reduction, builds community resilience, initiates early recovery and facilitates the entrenchment of disaster mitigation in WVK programming. The position ensures that policies and procedures are adhered to, in accordance with World Vision International DRR and DM protocols and standards as well as other internationally accepted humanitarian standards; the intended outcome being enhanced effectiveness in emergency response, early recovery and disaster mitigation.
Coordination of Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster management
- Lead the successful development, elaboration and roll out of DRR/DM elements in the National Office and ADP strategic and operational plans that focus specifically on community wellbeing;
- Coordinate disaster mitigation and early recovery as per the national strategy.
- Participate in strategic organization meetings, NO strategic planning and co-chair the Integrated Disaster management Committee ( IDMC) meetings
- Provide technical support to WVK staff (and community) in mainstreaming of DRR within development programmes
- Ensure accountability and institutionalization of DRR/M in WVK through the use of disaster risk management and resilience programming tools.
- Lead establishment of DRR/DM programming guidelines and business processes to ensure that program interventions in DRR and DM achieve or surpass relevant WV child well-being objectives;
- Lead the IDMC to develop and review the national disaster Preparedness plan
- As part of the context monitoring group (CMG), provide monthly updates to the SMT to inform programming decisions.
- Coordinate DRR & DM grants at National level.
- In collaboration with the Program Development and Grants Acquisition team, Contribute towards the development of highly competitive humanitarian-related grant acquisition concept notes and proposals.
- Provide technical support to the development of Private Non Sponsorship funded Concepts/Proposals and support staff to successfully meet or exceed established yearly resource acquisition targets
- Develop special project proposals focused on staff capacity building on disaster risk management and preparedness, working with other ministry lines on the integration of DRR and resilience in development programming.
Engagement/Coordination/Collaboration & Networking
- Conduct effective engagement especially with the humanitarian donor community, namely: United Nations ( UNICEF, WFP, UNHCR, OCHA, IOM, HABITAT, FAO) and with other main emergency donors (OFDA, AUSAID, DFID, ECHO and ensure that adequate agreements are made and adhered to between WVK and such partners
- Ensure high profile representation of WVK in National and International forums on DRR/DM.
- Establish and maintain effective networks with other NGOs, GoK and other authorities and partners
- Represent World Vision at various national humanitarian platforms such as UN agencies meetings, GoK, NGOs, Cluster working groups and among others;
- Successfully engage with key internal and external stakeholders, including WVK entities (Finance, Supply Chain), PAS (People and Culture, Administration and Security as well as Support Office, Global Centre, national and international research entities, church and other civil society representatives.
- Facilitate establishment of key partnership and MoUs for DRR & DM
DRR Programming, Preparedness & Early Actions
- Facilitate Area Programmes to develop quality DRR/M mitigation and response projects through conceptualization, innovation, development and planning of program goals and objectives;
- Conduct projects and programmes early action based on robust early warning systems.
- Coordinate planning & budgeting for disaster preparation costs as appropriate to the context (NFI, food, NEPRF levels) etc. stocks)
- Ensure projects and programmes include disaster risk assessments and actions based on their context.
- In conjunction with Regional Managers, ensure the successful implementation of DRR and DM projects across the country.
- Support the successful implementation of National Office Disaster Management Score card.
- Work with the NDMT (National Disaster Management Team) to ensure that staff re aware of core humanitarian standards (people in aid, sphere, WV standards etc.)
- Lead the process of updating the unit risk register.
- Work with security department / focal point to assure incidents are logged and timely managed.
- Ensure project and programme staff have relevant required training for their risk level context.
- Work with security to ensure policies and guidelines are in place and used to manage security risks in different locations.
- Work with Regional Managers to ensure that projects and programmes budget effectively for core security requirements.
Emergency Response, Recovery & Rehabilitation
- Monitor the country’s humanitarian landscape and ensure emerging risks are analyzed and developing crises are promptly declared leading to timely life-saving and livelihoods protection responses.
- Following confirmation of early warning alerts, work with the IDMC to develop appropriate disaster preparedness plans.
- Support ADPs to use EW information and implement timely early actions especially for slow onset emergencies.
- Ensure WVK development and emergency recovery interventions are designed and developed in alignment with a fully integrated three track ministry approach and also in compliance with WV, GOK, Donor and Partnership Standards, including monitoring and evaluation plans;
- Ensure quality, focus and feasibility in the development, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WVK interventions in integrated community resilience and disaster mitigation and management – through interpretation and utilization of assessment , baselines and evaluations, including facilitation of log frames development
- Ensure baseline data are in Project Designs and referenced when reporting by contributing to plans, developing measuring tools, assisting in recruitment of consultants, data analysis and interpretation, and utilization of findings;
- Develop /review of DRR, DM and Environmental and Climate Change related policy documents
- Project and programme level crisis management teams are trained and aware of their roles
- Contribute to crisis management teams for identified incidents (political disturbance, social unrest etc.)
- Contribute to policy reviews and their orientation to staff working in challenging contexts
- Assist the NO Livelihood and Resilience Team to be in the forefront of new themes and thinking as regards Disaster Risk Management practices and strategies
- Facilitate capacity Assessment for staff in regard to DRR and DM
- Ensure that Community Vulnerability and Capacity assessment and corresponding Community Disaster Management Plans are effectively implemented
- Lead on capacity development for staff and community on identified gaps on DRR & DM
- Train ADPs through ROs to effectively contribute to Early Warning & Early Action processes and in institutionalizing EWS in WVK and the Partnership
- Develop and manage plans that support staff capacity building in management of relief operations
- Conduct staff trainings on international and WV humanitarian standards including accountability, Sphere, Humanitarian protection and disaster management standards.
Documentation, Monitoring & Reporting
- Develop/review and disseminate standardized DRR/M monitoring tools for use by ADPs, analyzing and synthesizing s information, providing feedback to field staff and using the monitoring data for decision making at the National level;
- Facilitate the design, management and implementation of research and development projects on DR Mitigation, Preparedness, Adaptation and response
- Support the consolidation of a learning culture – based upon evidence based best practices and industry standards – to enable program staff to achieve and/or surpass established targets and standards;
- Document and share best practices and models of DRR and DM
- Monitor and strengthen adherence to both internal and international Disaster Management Standards during emergency responses
- Ensure timely reporting for all disaster management operations
- Support humanitarian learning/ reflection events and monitor and support the implementation of resultant plans of action.
- Support the identification, documentation and dissemination of promising humanitarian practices within the organization
- Support the implementation of regional Disaster Management initiatives as per the HEA LC
- Support mechanisms for gathering, analyzing and communicating lessons-learned and ongoing documentation of best practice and innovation to NO and the Partnership.
- Gather data, develop and share on-time quality NO level DRR/M reports (MMR, Semi-Annual, Annual and CWB Annual Reports);
- Continuous review of DRR/DM Programming for informing strategic decisions
- Work closely with the Communication Department in the production of high quality and professional DRR updates for submission to donors and for marketing purposes
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, however a Master’s degree will be an added advantage
- Requires at least 5 years work experience in implementing disaster risk reduction & resilience and disaster management programming and hands on operations.
- Experience in dealing with government of Kenya, donor and UN agencies is essential.
- Must be conversant with internationally accepted humanitarian relief standards, disaster management cycle and concept.
- Working knowledge of humanitarian codes, standards, principals, and ability to mainstream leading cross-cutting themes.
- Empirical knowledge of emergency response and DM&E processes and methodologies, including database development and management.
- Proven track record for multi-sector program design and implementation in large and complex emergencies.
- Work environment: Office based with frequent travel to the field
- Travel Required: Up to 40% domestic and International travel
- On call: As required
Associate Director – Health Technical Programme
- Job TypeFull Time
- QualificationBA/BSc/HND MBA/MSc/MA
- Experience10 years
- Location Nairobi
- Job Field NGO/Non-Profit
Purpose Of The Position
Provide overall Health and Nutrition technical leadership for the National Office in collaboration with other Technical team leads for enhanced child well-being. This is through leading National Office health Technical Approach and Technical Programme development; ensuring alignment with regional and global Health and Nutrition (HN) strategies to include Advocacy, M&E and integration with other sectors and functional areas. Provide guidance to field staff for quality Health and Nutrition programming implementation. Determine National Office Health and Nutrition capacity gaps and develop capacity building plan with Regional assistance. Seek opportunities for Health and Nutrition implementation research, and communicates learning from programming. Maps donors and understands their technical expectations, pre-positions the National Office for grants bids and leads the design and development of proposals. Maintains situation awareness of potential public health emergencies and ensures readiness for sector response.
The position Holder must be able live out and communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.
Technical Leadership, Program Management and Reporting (25%)
- Provide leadership in the development of the Technical Approach and Technical program to be implemented in the National office.
- Responsible for setting the technical standards to be adhered to by all implementing staff and partners.
- Approve the technical Area Plans / detailed implementation plans.
- Provide leadership and management in the implementation of the technical program in the National Office.
- Review and approve all the technical reports prepared from the field.
- Prepare and produce technical program reports for dissemination to various stakeholders.
- Develop practical tools in monitoring and evaluation of the technical program.
- Develop operating business plan for the technical area in collaboration with the other technical leads and departments.
- Ensure that advocacy is integrated in the technical program.
- Work closely with the DME team to ensure that the child wellbeing report is done to meet the standards.
- Contribute to overall National Office (NO) strategy; ensure health priorities reflected in national strategy.
- Develop systems and processes to support programs to have common health approaches.
- Ensure ongoing improvements to health Technical Approach(TA)/Technical Programme(TP) design to ensure it remains relevant to context, incorporates innovation, by receiving and analyzing field-level information.
- Remain up to date with public health and nutrition research, policy, guidance and initiatives and ensure dissemination to sub-national staff.
- Develop and/or contextualize models, methodologies and tools for health programming implementation.
- Provide leadership, support and technical guidance to field staff in implementation of health programming.
- Conduct field visits to ensure health staff are adequately informed, trained and provided with necessary work tools. May divide this responsibility with sub-national staff
Program Development and Grants acquisition (20%)
- Develop and execute in collaboration with grants team, a strategy to increase funding portfolio for technical program.
- In coordination with PDGA Department develop annual growth plans for the relevant technical programme area in line with the country strategy.
- Actively support the roll out of WVK’s Resource Mobilization and Grants Acquisition plan.
- Actively engage in funding negotiations with support offices and coordination with PDGA Department and in alignment with Regional Grants Acquisition & Management Strategy & the Regional Working Group Decisions.
- Provide advice on donor management (government/private donors and support offices) ensuring proper resolutions.
- Provide support to PDGA including in responding to appropriate request for applications for bilateral and multilateral sources in coordination with relevant SOs and management of grant funded program.
- Participate in proposal development processes for Pre-proposal, Proposal development, Post-submission.
- Research new proposals in close coordination with PDGA in order to ensure high quality proposals that meet the requirements of the donors.
- Actively participate in the “Go / No-go” decision making process and ensure that all risks are addressed consistently.
- Research and draft resources in preparation for grant bidding activities, such as capability statements, project summaries, partner profiles, etc.;
- Provide support in funding negotiations with Support Offices in coordination with PDGA and in alignment with Regional Grants Acquisition & Management Strategy & the Regional Working Group Decisions.
Accountability, learning, Evidence Base Development, Dissemination and Knowledge Management (20%)
- Ensure quality programming, innovative designs, monitoring, evaluation, reflection, learning and reporting of all projects in the Technical program that leads to sustainable livelihood for children and their communities.
- Ensure that findings and recommendations from various accountability mechanisms such as Peer Review, Operational and Finance Audits, Program evaluations, Program Capability Review, are acted upon in a timely and effective manner.
- In close collaboration with P&C, ensure right program staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development. Ensure that the Program staffs based in remote locations receive care and support.
- Identify and implement opportunities for research to enhance learning and build the evidence base/generate evidence, ideally with academic partners.
- Spearhead research, documentation and reflection exercises for learning.
- Collect, document and disseminate field best practices, case studies and success stories.
- Develop conference abstracts and/or publications based on learning and best practice.
Networking, Partnering, External Participation and Advocacy (20%)
- Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with Support Office partners, including visits by donors.
- In coordination with Operations Director and Support Offices, develop and maintain pro-active relationships with bilateral and multilateral representatives in country.
- In coordination with the Operations Director, develop and maintain good relationships with national government ministries, other NGOs and the development sector in general.
- In coordination with the Senior Management team work closely with regional office directors in relation to implementation of Partnership initiatives, capacity building of national office staff and knowledge sharing within the region.
- In coordination with the Operations Director, and program staff, participate in national level coalitions on specific advocacy issues.
- In the spirit of twin citizenship, contribute to knowledge sharing and collaborative learning through internal avenues such as the Livelihood and Resilience community of practice.
- Represent WV at external workshops, technical forums, e.t.c, engaging with MoH, donors and other health partners. Ensure WV prominent actor at all levels; networking.
- With MoH, contribute to national strategy or national plans (e.g. the CHW plan, the malaria strategy, the HIV strategy)
- Partnership agreements with government institutions, NGOs and international bodies.
- Develop strategic partnerships with private sector with guidance of partnership and innovation team at Global Center. More intentional engagements with private sector/corporates.
- Compile updated fact sheets on health programming to support the partnering specialists.
- Incorporate local-to-national Health and Nutrition advocacy and campaigning in Health and Nutrition Technical Approach and programming, with assistance of advocacy specialist staff.
- Accompany advocacy and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) members to meetings with health departments.
- Provide technical input into policy briefings/ensure quality of advocacy product content.
- Obtain evidence from health programs and data from Citizens Voice and Action (CVA) to inform policy at sub-national and national level and to be used in government relations.
- Engage where appropriate in advocacy-related coalitions.
Capacity Development (10%)
- Assessment of National Office Health and Nutrition staff capacities/competencies.
- Communicate capacity building needs to regional Health and Nutrition staff, develop sector staff capacity building plans with People and Culture Department.
- Participate in selection of SMEs to assist with capacity needs.
- Facilitate capacity building of staff on health technical modules, public health topics, through trainings, workshops, technical backstopping etc.
- May conduct trainings at ToT level in select MCH&N project models.
- Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time
- Participate and contribute in committees and task forces e.g. Senior Management Committee
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the job training;
- The position holder should have a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and/or a Masters in Public Health OR Degree in Nursing with Masters in Public Health or related course with extensive programming experience OR a Master Degree in Public Health, Nutrition or related field.
- Must have some experience on policies and regulations in the field of Health and Nutrition.
- Minimum of 10 years’experience with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization especially in development and Relief Projects. 5 years should have been at a managerial level.
- Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred.
- The position holder must be results oriented and team a player.
- Knowledge of WVI working systems, policies and standards will be an advantage
- Training or certification in Portfolio and/or Program Management with accredited institutions.
- Ability to engage at a strategic level with senior government, UN and INGO officials.
- Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with an empowering and outcome oriented approach.
- Strong budgetary and financial management skills.
- Proficiency in written and spoken English.
- The person must be results oriented, able to handle public relations, able to satisfy donors and a team player.
- Good interpersonal, organizational and management skills.
- Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts,and physical hardship conditions.
- Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
- Computer literate.
Working Environment / Conditions
- Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
- Travel 10% Domestic/international travel is required
- On call:As required
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